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Old 10-26-2021, 06:12 PM   #1
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Searching for a Blue Bird TC2000 28ft'er

Hi Everyone,

If anyone knows of a 28ft Blue Bird TC2000 for sell, please lead me to the link, person, auction or car lot that may have one. It can be between 1990 up to 2004 as long as it's a flat nose and Front Engine.

Thank you all,
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Old 10-26-2021, 06:15 PM   #2
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There is currently a 29ft flat nose on Govdeals, I think its a TC2000 but I cant remember. 9 WIndows.
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Old 10-26-2021, 06:16 PM   #3
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Looks like it was Thomas actually


https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...7&acctid=14033
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Old 10-26-2021, 06:34 PM   #4
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Thank you DZL,

I guess the only thing stopping me from going after this bus is that it has a Cat C7 engine and I've heard many horror stories about that particular engine. Thank you again though for how fast you found a bus on my behalf. I truly appreciate your help and time.
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Old 10-26-2021, 11:29 PM   #5
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Thank you DZL,

I guess the only thing stopping me from going after this bus is that it has a Cat C7 engine and I've heard many horror stories about that particular engine. Thank you again though for how fast you found a bus on my behalf. I truly appreciate your help and time.

Itís a cat 3126 engine. I just turned 190,000 miles on my 2001- 3126 engine. The last 10,000 were driven by me. Iím a fan!

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Old 10-27-2021, 07:30 AM   #6
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Itís a cat 3126 engine. I just turned 190,000 miles on my 2001- 3126 engine. The last 10,000 were driven by me. Iím a fan!

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Hey Dave,

Mechanically, is there anything that would give you pause or concern with the engine? For example, if I bought that bus as is, had a mechanic look at the engine for parts, service, etc, would it end up costing me more if the last driver/owner didn't do such a good job taking care of this particular engine? I'm more familiar with Cummings 5.9s than the Cats, which is why I ask. I'd hate to assume or draw conclusions on what I don't know.
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Old 10-27-2021, 10:02 AM   #7
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Hey Dave,

Mechanically, is there anything that would give you pause or concern with the engine? For example, if I bought that bus as is, had a mechanic look at the engine for parts, service, etc, would it end up costing me more if the last driver/owner didn't do such a good job taking care of this particular engine? I'm more familiar with Cummings 5.9s than the Cats, which is why I ask. I'd hate to assume or draw conclusions on what I don't know.

First of all, the 3126 came before the C7 and thatís a good thing. The C7s are loaded with environmental restrictions 2005 and up.

The 3126 is not as desirable as a Cummins 8.3 or a mechanical 466. I was told it was a good engine by someone here who I respect. That got me over my search for the holy grail motors listed above.

Mine is the 210hp variant, and it pushes my 31.5 ft. bus just fine.
There are lots of opinions about motors around here but I havenít heard bad things about the 3126 from anybody who has one.

My bus this am
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Old 10-27-2021, 11:01 AM   #8
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If taken care of the 3126 is as good as any other engine of its type.
I used to turn my nose up at them but then I bought one to flip and fell in love with it.
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First of all, the 3126 came before the C7 and thatís a good thing. The C7s are loaded with environmental restrictions 2005 and up.

The 3126 is not as desirable as a Cummins 8.3 or a mechanical 466. I was told it was a good engine by someone here who I respect. That got me over my search for the holy grail motors listed above.

Mine is the 210hp variant, and it pushes my 31.5 ft. bus just fine.
There are lots of opinions about motors around here but I havenít heard bad things about the 3126 from anybody who has one.

My bus this am
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If taken care of the 3126 is as good as any other engine of its type.
I used to turn my nose up at them but then I bought one to flip and fell in love with it.
Thank you for the correction and information, Dave.
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Old 11-01-2021, 08:37 PM   #10
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Got one, but

I got one that I was half way pass on the build, but the engine went bad, so I'm gonna sell it.

Got rebuild on get a new engine

1989 Bluebird tc2000 28ft
5.9 diesel cummins
545 Alisson Trans

Bunch of stuff done and replaced...if interested? Make me an offer
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