New bus, what to look for/do
Howdy everyone, we just bought out first bus and are beginning the conversion process. It's a 1990 Chevy with the 8.2L Detroit Diesel (I know, I know but its seemingly in good condition and with very low miles and brand new tires) .
We want to keep the cost of our conversion low and a tech took a look over the bus, replaced the fuel and air filter, before we bought it. However, I am debating taking it to a shop to have the oil changed/coolant flushed along with a general look over considering these engines need to be babied.
Are there certain things I can look for myself if I end up doing the work myself? How much could I expect to pay for these services?
Also, is it problematic if the automatic gear shifter is really tight and hard to use or does it just need some lube?