Originally Posted by o1marc
You're in the right place. The suggestion was so you could sell it without the issue so it would sell better. Engine issues will drastically bring the price down. $13k is a high ask for a bus with engine issues.
A very fair point. I was more stating what I have in it than asking for the $13K. At this point, I don't have the luxury of time to try and find a better diesel mechanic than the 3 I've already had look at it.
Since I have seen inside the engine when it was torn down, the cylinders are clean, and it doesn't have compression issues, it fires right up, and drives super great under all but one condition, I am certain there is nothing significantly wrong with the engine; I just haven't found the guy yet that can point to the exact broken bit.
I am leaving town in a month to go on the road for a year, so if this doesn't sell for SOMETHING before then, it is being driven to the scrap yard, which feels like a travesty.
This is a rare beast with all the components and features it has, it took me a year to find it, and I overpaid for it then because it ticked all the boxes. The driveline retarder alone is worth thousands and works FANTASTICALLY.
I have a video (which I believe I posted on here some time back) of the behavior of the engine when it freaks out. I'll try and dig it up.
I am convinced this is a steal at the right price for someone that can just fix that tricky bit; but she's off to the scrap yard if not, so make me ANY kind of offer and just part her out. FWIW, I do believe it would be worth every penny of that $13K if I could figure out the stupid sensor or whatever that is nagging the engine.