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Old 07-09-2020, 09:26 AM   #1
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1988 International DT466 Engine

I am looking at a 1988 International DT466 5 window school bus and wanted to hear any feedback or reviews for a bus like this? It has 30,608 miles, which concerns me a little bit for a vehicle this age but doesn't sound like the engine has been replaced. It is sold for $2K and comes with new tires. Thoughts? Would I have issues getting something like this worked on in the future? From what I see the DT466 is listed as one of the better engines, so that seems positive but am wondering if the age will be a huge issue.

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Old 07-09-2020, 10:11 AM   #2
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sounds like a great deal to me. a new set of tires costs about what the bus is selling for.
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Old 07-09-2020, 01:00 PM   #3
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Year: 1988
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I have an '88 DT466 with 230K miles, (maybe), and it runs like a top. I am thinking maybe there is a communication breakdown somewhere on the milage. And I hope the actual miles driven is more than 30K. There are things that suffer more from just sitting than going down the road. Good score, don't let that one get away.
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long as it aint a rust bucket I'd be on that. A mechanical DT if taken care of is a very fine medium duty diesel engine. One the best you can get.
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