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Old 11-24-2021, 03:40 PM   #1
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Is this a good buy?

Hey awesome Skoolie community. After lurking here for a long long time, I’m thinking of jumping in! I’m a total noob here looking to buy my first Skoolie. I looked at a school bus today and am wondering if you all think I should buy it?

It is a:

- 2010 international DT466
- Allison 2000 series
-220k miles
- 7 window school bus
- no rust
- in bus service until a few months ago.
- tires have 50 percent life in them
- engine looks good according to my friend who knows Diesel engines who came with
- $9900

What do you think?



Thank you!
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Old 11-24-2021, 06:08 PM   #2
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Looks clean. Okay trans. The 466 ci on 2010 & newer added more heartbreak to the already problematic DPF & EGR components of the MaxxForker466 by adding common rail injection & cheap dual turbos.

There are several informative threads on the subject, here at skoolie.net. Carefully read CadilacKid's comments in the threads below. He knows the MF specifics well & is diligent in explaining the details.

https://www.skoolie.net/forums/f9/sh...bus-33571.html

https://www.skoolie.net/forums/f33/d...-dt-33871.html

https://www.skoolie.net/forums/f37/d...ces-36146.html

If you find his knowledge helpful, click the [Thanks] button under his comments. It's nice of him to repeat himself to help us all. Good luck, whatever you decide.
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Old 11-24-2021, 08:27 PM   #3
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Hey awesome Skoolie community. After lurking here for a long long time, Im thinking of jumping in! Im a total noob here looking to buy my first Skoolie. I looked at a school bus today and am wondering if you all think I should buy it?

It is a:

- 2010 international DT466
- Allison 2000 series
-220k miles
- 7 window school bus
- no rust
- in bus service until a few months ago.
- tires have 50 percent life in them
- engine looks good according to my friend who knows Diesel engines who came with
- $9900

What do you think?

Thank you!
I paid half that for a 2008 bus twice the size with 90,000 less miles. Shop around. And "looks good" is not a basis for a purchase decision, the service records are.
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Old 11-25-2021, 08:34 AM   #4
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Thank you! This was so helpful and I will not be buying this bus. Thank you lots.
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Old 11-25-2021, 09:34 AM   #5
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Thank you! This was so helpful and I will not be buying this bus. Thank you lots.
You're welcome. Good luck finding the right bus for you.
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