Me and the family have finally decided to start our Skoolie build and are looking for a good bus. Could not be more excited!(Me at least
) Local to us we have access to 4 40ft rear engine Thomas buses. all the same price. All have great tires, all have almost zero rust. All 4 start and run and where maintained and let go by a recent local school system and driven to the current location. All have the MBE906 Engine and Allison 3060 Transmission. All have dual cabin AC inside that seem to work.
I have read various articles here on the forum and elsewhere debating around the engine. Seems that most people are happy with the quietness, efficiency and the only knock being when they finally break parts and service can be more expensive and more complicated. This sound about right? My questions for you Pro's below:
Any difference in the 2004 vs 2006 model from an EGR or emissions standpoint? Anyway to check if they are governed other than going down the road? I dont wanna be only traveling at 55, 65 would be optimal and safe IMO. If so can I get the limiter taken off with software and tuner? Mileage on the 2004's are 171k, 159k, Mileage on the 2006's is 97k and 54k. Any reason to not just go for lowest Mileage? Anything else I should be wary about or simple things to check engine wise?
Thanks so much and sorry for being a noob. Looking forward to being part of this community!!