Originally Posted by ddmskeeter1
2007 IC bus,29 passenger
When I type in the VIN it tells me it has a 7.6L, what's your opinion on that engine? It has 168,000 miles and they want $4500.
I'm doing my first Skoolie. Despite people telling me not to, I went with a 2008 IC CE with the MaxxForce DT and 116,000 miles for $4,000 back in August. It had brand new Continental tires (which is about a $4500 value) and no body rust. As I'm pulling up the wood floor, still no body rust. What sealed the deal for me what that I was able to get the full maintenance history and the bus had the EGR Cooler and PCV Valve replaced about a year ago. I'm hoping that since that costly repair was already taken care of that I'll be good for a while.
As I compare this to older buses which cost twice the price, have old tires, have 250,000 miles and are full of rust, it became hard to pass up the deal. I'll see if I regret my decision down the road.
The other good thing with my bus is that they replaced the oil every 3000 miles, which is quicker than it really needed to be (from what my research has told me). I plan to continue doing that in hopes that it well help avoid issues with the emissions equipment. I already did my first oil change for $277.