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Old 09-13-2018, 09:49 PM   #1
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Bluebird for sale, can;t decode VIN

Hi,


Found a shorty for sale. I have a photo (attached) that shows the VIN (as well as all other details). None of the VIN decoders (including on the forum here for Bluebird busses) seem to decode this.


Can somebody help explain how to read it.


It says a 6.0 engine, but I don't really know what engine that translates to for further googling


Anything that be said on the desirability of this bus based on that plate?


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Bas
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Old 09-13-2018, 11:11 PM   #2
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Seems pretty easy to read the tag and understand what you have. 2 things stand out to me, the least desirable transmission, and bad mileage rap of the 6.0.
Here's a previous thread on that motor.
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f27/6-...bad-21683.html
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Old 09-13-2018, 11:16 PM   #3
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Bus has a 6 liter gas engine, AT545 trans, 22.5 inch wheels, 30 gallon gas tank, Spicer 150 rear axle, hydraulic brakes
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Old 09-13-2018, 11:50 PM   #4
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Seems pretty easy to read the tag and understand what you have. 2 things stand out to me, the least desirable transmission, and bad mileage rap of the 6.0.
Here's a previous thread on that motor.
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f27/6-...bad-21683.html

Not if you have no clue what to look for!



For example, I had not clue it was not a diesel!!!!


Passing on that one for sure


TX!
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Old 09-13-2018, 11:52 PM   #5
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Bus has a 6 liter gas engine, AT545 trans, 22.5 inch wheels, 30 gallon gas tank, Spicer 150 rear axle, hydraulic brakes

I'll go back to the plate and try to match that.


Had no clue it was a gas engine. I can just see myself fill that thing up in Vancouver. Over two refuels I'll have spend as much as the bus is worth


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Old 09-13-2018, 11:58 PM   #6
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Not if you have no clue what to look for!



For example, I had not clue it was not a diesel!!!!


Passing on that one for sure


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5th line says "engine gas 8cyl 6.0L"
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Old 09-14-2018, 12:21 AM   #7
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Seems pretty easy to read the tag and understand what you have. 2 things stand out to me, the least desirable transmission, and bad mileage rap of the 6.0.
Here's a previous thread on that motor.
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f27/6-...bad-21683.html

the engine referenced in the thread is not even close to what this bus has... this bus here has a Tall Deck 366 big block.. yes what the later 6.0 was based on.. the earlier engine here is a solid last-forever runner but inefficient.. its carbed (not even TBI) I dont believe...


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