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Old 06-08-2006, 07:10 PM   #1
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Much easier to buy a diesel-powered bus. A gas--->diesel repower is a gargantuan job.

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Old 06-11-2006, 05:03 PM   #2
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i agree might be cheaper to find a diesel all depends how much miles u put on if it's only a couple thousand u really have to do the math to se if it's worth it .....
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Old 06-11-2006, 05:31 PM   #3
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Re: Changing Engines

Originally Posted by voxecho
i am seriously regretting getting a gas engine

Don't regret it, just make the best of what you've got. Those kids of yours aren't going to have any less fun because the bus doesn't have a deisel engine. I would have preferred a deisel also, but my gas bus just came along at the right time for the right price. It's part of the family now, like a red-headed stepchild, we accept it for what it is!
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Old 06-11-2006, 11:52 PM   #4
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There are disadvantages to diesels too like the $70 oil changes (doing your own labor), the fuel filters, the need to waste fuel doing things like high idling for oil pressure or letting it idle before shutdown to cool the turbo, etc.

I would have been equally happy with a gasser I think, but my diesel came along at the right time for the right price. Thank your lucky stars that you'll never have to use that stupid primer on the injecter pump to prime it like I did the other night after it sucked some air. I spent an our doing the prime-bleed-prime-bleed-prime-bleed thing until I found the air leak. According to the manual if you get air in the system, best case scenario is that you "only" have to pump it 90 times. Go ahead and chew on that one for a while
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Old 06-12-2006, 05:29 PM   #5
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that was just a figure of speech, I hope I didn't offend you, I apologize if I did.
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