My boyfriend and I have just purchased a partially converted 2000 International 3800 Dt466e, and are so excited to join the skoolie community! Already experiencing several issues with our bus, but the happiness is making the stressors worth it. Tried to drive it home yesterday, but it kept being unable to accelerate after it was stopped. This was happening directly after we had two diesel mechanics look it over, give it an oil change/ oil filter change/ fuel fulter change. Ended up having to drive it back to the shop after being stalled at an intersection in rush hour traffic for about 40 mins
Waiting to hear back from them now. As we were leaving the shop we realized there was anti-freeze leaking on the interior of the bus, from by the driver's seat. All we could do was put some towels by the leak and leave our poor bus, as the mechanic's shop was closing. Anyone else experience pitfalls in the beginning? How did you deal with them, both financially and emotionally? Can't wait to read all about everyone's buses and lives and experiences!