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ladybird_bus 02-14-2019 09:50 AM

Hi from Oregon!
 
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Hi There,

Susanna and Russ here in Portland.
The BF and I just picked up our first bus from the state yesterday. It's a 2007 International CE with 33 seats and a wheelchair lift. And glitter (it still has glitter on the seats from the last passengers ;)

We're so excited to get started and hope to have a beautiful, modern, scandi-inspired conversion finished by May.

But this weekend we're just going to throw a mattress in the back and head out to the coast, just because we can :)

Johnny Mullet 02-14-2019 09:55 AM

Welcome aboard! What engine in that bus?

ladybird_bus 02-14-2019 10:12 AM

Thanks! Really happy to be here. :smile:

It's a 6.0L V8 OHV 32V TURBO DIESEL
I know we're not going to get much fuel efficiency out of it but we're hoping to at least smooth things out a bit - it's running a bit rough at the moment but it's been sitting for a while and the last logged maintenance was 2017.
Any advice welcome!
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Originally Posted by Johnny Mullet (Post 310413)
Welcome aboard! What engine in that bus?


Johnny Mullet 02-14-2019 10:19 AM

The 6.0L is deemed to be an unreliable engine, but in my experience they will last a long time with regular maint and don't beat on it! Might want to figure out why it's running rough first.

Bearded_Steed 02-14-2019 10:56 AM

Hello, from across this great country. Im new here as well and I'm way up in NY. Cant wait to see this build

ladybird_bus 02-14-2019 11:11 AM

*waves from Portland*
hello! I shall be posting an annoying number of pictures and questions, no doubt ;)

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Originally Posted by Bearded_Steed (Post 310425)
Hello, from across this great country. Im new here as well and I'm way up in NY. Cant wait to see this build


Pizote 02-14-2019 05:37 PM

I have the same bus but with the DT466. I even had tons of glitter too. I'm sure I will be getting glitter out for years to come. Mine came from NOLA.

ladybird_bus 02-14-2019 06:24 PM

Cool!
I used to know someone who always said that glitter was the herpes of crafting; you can never get rid of it ;)


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Originally Posted by Pizote (Post 310478)
I have the same bus but with the DT466. I even had tons of glitter too. I'm sure I will be getting glitter out for years to come. Mine came from NOLA.


Johnny Mullet 02-14-2019 06:48 PM

10 MPG is actually pretty good. My bus gets 10 MPG and very happy with it. Most motorhomes get 4-8 MPG on average.

ladybird_bus 02-14-2019 06:59 PM

Yikes! My car in the UK gets 46-48 and it's not even very special. Bit of a culture shock there. Thanks for the reality check though! :)

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Originally Posted by Johnny Mullet (Post 310492)
10 MPG is actually pretty good. My bus gets 10 MPG and very happy with it. Most motorhomes get 4-8 MPG on average.


Rovobay 02-14-2019 07:40 PM

Is that an 8 window? We might have twins.... 2004 IC different engine, but similar... where did you get it from? I got mine almost a year ago in Albany SD. Hi from Damascus, OR!!!

EastCoastCB 02-14-2019 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by ladybird_bus (Post 310415)
Thanks! Really happy to be here. :smile:

It's a 6.0L V8 OHV 32V TURBO DIESEL
I know we're not going to get much fuel efficiency out of it but we're hoping to at least smooth things out a bit - it's running a bit rough at the moment but it's been sitting for a while and the last logged maintenance was 2017.
Any advice welcome!
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If your 6.0 is running rough you should stop doing any other work till you get it running 100% perfect and maybe look into bulletproofing it. The techs at the local service center told me they're up to their ears in VT365 repairs.

EastCoastCB 02-14-2019 08:03 PM

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Originally Posted by ladybird_bus (Post 310493)
Yikes! My car in the UK gets 46-48 and it's not even very special. Bit of a culture shock there. Thanks for the reality check though! :)

How much does a caravan, lorry, or mobile houme get over there? Your car isn't a very good comparison! :wink1:

Polarweasel 02-23-2019 03:38 PM

Plus, remember that UK and US gallons are not the same. I forget which is bigger, though.

TheatricalKate 02-23-2019 04:09 PM

Hi neighbor! I'm in Portland too. :-)

Kate.

ladybird_bus 02-23-2019 05:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Rovobay (Post 310499)
Is that an 8 window? We might have twins.... 2004 IC different engine, but similar... where did you get it from? I got mine almost a year ago in Albany SD. Hi from Damascus, OR!!!

Ours is from the Albany district too! We got it on the Gov auction site. It's got 6 windows plus the wheelchair access door at the back, so it may we be a sibling for yours!

ladybird_bus 02-23-2019 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by TheatricalKate (Post 311773)
Hi neighbor! I'm in Portland too. :-)

Kate.

Hi Kate!
*waves*

ladybird_bus 02-23-2019 05:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Polarweasel (Post 311766)
Plus, remember that UK and US gallons are not the same. I forget which is bigger, though.

Indeed. But I'm afraid it makes it even worse than if it were the same. (It's .83 UK to 1 US) My diesel Yeti averages 57 US mpg, and while I know they're vastly different vehicles, I don't think I was prepared for the disparity and THREE mpg on the hills gives me a conniption ;)

mlbarrow 02-23-2019 08:18 PM

Howdy from a neighbor just South of you in Eugene. I don't have a "skoolie" but my Matilda used to live in Portland. I got her summer before last and am slowly working on her. But, like you, didn't let that stop me from taking a few trips to the coast!

Welcome aboard!

ThePimentals 02-24-2019 08:39 AM

We are all looking forward to your Instagram build and affiliate links.


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