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Old 03-02-2015, 10:00 PM   #1
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Year: 1994
Engine: DT466
Hello Skoolie,

My name is Brian. My wife Katie and I are full time touring musicians/artists. In 2012 we converted a 1989 International DT360 into our full time veggie bus. We ran in on WVO and solar panels.

We did 3 tours (which was about 57,000 miles). Our number 6 piston started going out and after looking inside I knew I was looking at an engine overhaul.

We decided to scrap the bus (long story) but have been touring out here in New Zealand for the last few months.

We just put our down payment on a 1994 Thomas Vista DT466 school bus. We go and pick it up on April 2nd and will start working on the veggie conversion and renovations then.

I converted our last one (DT360) to veggie oil as well, so if you have any experience with the 466 let me know. I'll keep an eye on the forum and check out all the great info. Thanks again.

Brian & Katie Ernst

Brian & Katie
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Old 03-03-2015, 07:28 AM   #2
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Location: Eustis FLORIDA
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Chassis: Freighliner FS65
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How is NZ? Are you Kiwi?
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Old 03-03-2015, 09:39 AM   #3
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Welcome, I'd love to hear about your solar! Very similar engines from what I've read, you'll enjoy the extra power.
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