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Old 03-02-2020, 10:45 AM   #1
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Identifying parts

Hello yall
My question is if there is a website I can go to, to put in the VIN of a bus to see what it has.

I have a 2007 Thomas 310TS. I know it has a Mercedes-Benz engine but that is all I know. Before I get the "you bought something without knowing about it ". I didn't. It was given to me as a sponsorship deal.

A few things dont work correctly and I don't know what the transmission is, or any of the specs on it.

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Old 03-02-2020, 12:24 PM   #2
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Hello yall
My question is if there is a website I can go to, to put in the VIN of a bus to see what it has.

I have a 2007 Thomas 310TS. I know it has a Mercedes-Benz engine but that is all I know. Before I get the "you bought something without knowing about it ". I didn't. It was given to me as a sponsorship deal.

A few things dont work correctly and I don't know what the transmission is, or any of the specs on it.

Thank you in advance
One of the things I like about Thomas is that this information is usually displayed on the bus itself. Below is one of my bus's data plates which tells me about the engine, transmission, and model numbers for the axles.


Engine information reads as Engine Rear CAT 3126B 210 horsepower and the engine serial number (needed for ordering parts from the dealer) is 8YL94688.



What's not working on your bus?
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Old 03-02-2020, 12:44 PM   #3
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All I know right now that isnt working is the door for the passengers. It also seems the the 40 minutes I drive it home, it never got over 170-180. I also don't know what some of the switches do to turn on the heat for the back
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Old 03-02-2020, 12:56 PM   #4
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If it's a 2007 MY bus its going to have an Allison 2000 or 3060. Either way you're getting a modern transmission with a lockup torque converter and at least 5 speeds (6 speeds with the MD3060 and some variants of the 2000).

If your service door isn't working, check the bulkhead inside over the top of the door. There's a latch there that engages the door open/close mechanism (assuming you don't have a manual door on this bus).

Post pics. Not sure what the 310 model number means.
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Old 03-02-2020, 01:12 PM   #5
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Sometimes it works and others it doesnt. The model was what I got off the title. When I get home I can take pictures
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Old 03-02-2020, 01:31 PM   #6
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Yes some pictures of what you have will help greatly. Pictures of the switch panels, and the door area (especially near the top) would be most helpful.
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I don't think there are any that will give you all the info you want. A quick call to the bus dealership with the VIN will get you all you need to know.
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Old 03-02-2020, 05:32 PM   #8
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Here are some pictures
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Ah so it is a C2, I've been interested in acquiring one myself and making into a flatbed/carhauler.

Well let's start with some basics, have you played with any of the switches? The red switch above the door is the emergency air release, it seems to have been activated. The heater controls are on the bottom row of switches. It looks like second from the left is mirror heaters, the middle 2 for the fans mounted at the top of the windshield, and the two on the far right appear to be for the inside heaters.

Play with the switches, do you hear anything? Low setting may not be audible from the driver's seat.
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If it's a Mercedes engine, its probably a mbe926
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