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Old 06-17-2019, 08:56 PM   #1
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Mileage?

Alright, so I’ve got to ask: what’s your odometer say? Or, what’s the highest you’ve seen? Say what you’ve done to get it there, what type of bus, etc.
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Old 06-18-2019, 03:15 PM   #2
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My Eagle had a bit over 946k miles on it when I sold it. Still running great.

I have seen a fair number of skoolies with close to 300k miles.
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Old 06-24-2019, 02:55 AM   #3
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Mine has 140,000 miles and Cummins ISC engine. When looking to buy I don’t think I saw many over 300,000
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Old 06-24-2019, 08:50 AM   #4
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Mileage?

I am at 340,000+ miles on my 2000 International t444e - and going strong. It seems to be driving better now than when I picked it up over two years ago.

I have had a few parts replaced - but I change the oil / filter every 5,000 - 6,000 miles and the fuel filter when needed - I use fuel additives (diesel 911 - or Howe’s) regularly and that seems to keep engine strong.

I also talk to the engine a lot.

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Old 06-24-2019, 09:53 AM   #5
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When talking about the engine, hours are a better indicator of use/wear rather than miles. Mine has around 9200 hours which I think is fairly high.
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Old 06-24-2019, 10:30 AM   #6
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My engine is just over 14,000 hours.
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Old 06-24-2019, 10:41 AM   #7
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Old 06-24-2019, 02:08 PM   #8
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My engine is just over 14,000 hours.
That's a lot. I had one with 16k though.
You gettin any large amounts of blowby from the tube?
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Mine also has the T444E 7.3L V8 diesel engine and an Allison AT545 automatic. It had 173,000 miles on the odometer when I bought it. The bus now has 186,000 miles on it and it has taken me cross country and back with no issues. I get 10 MPG and top speed is 65 MPH but I run at 60 for best economy.

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That's a lot. I had one with 16k though.

You gettin any large amounts of blowby from the tube?


Very little, if any.
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