6.0 with over 200k? if it hasn't been worked over and "bulletproofed" it probably doesnt have much time left. add the thru rust to the mix and I'd offer 800 bucks... wouldnt pay a cent over 900. That A/C plug is for a block heater that is very important in cold climates.
The golden age of diesel buses in the US ended in 2004.
That particular engine has an awful reputation. THere is a process called "bulletproofing" that can turn them into reliable motors but that's a big extra expense and effort that I personally wouldn't consider on a rusty Type A bus with 200k on it even if I got the bus for free.
Haha, OK OK I will. I apologize for posting about this monstrosity. This was the first one I looked at in person.
So from what I gather, look for no rust and around 100K miles would make more sense for that price point?
Getting a bus from 04 or earlier with 100k miles are few and far between. If you do find one, likely its had its speedo changed and has many more miles than the speedo shows. The issue here is the particular motor. My DT466E had 250k on it when I bought it and has many 1000 miles more left in it. Don't apologize for posting, it has been a learning experience for you. Had you not posted it here and then bought it, I can only imagine your disappointment when you tear into it and find the floor is gone from rust. Divide the country into quarters, don't look in the upper right corner for a bus. What you pay in travel expense to go out west will be saved in money and labor doing repairs before you even get started building.
like others mention the 6.0 can be built-up and its a 350k motor then.. if the 6.0 is in perfect running order now.. then bulletproofing is a couple grand in parts and accessories.. no idea how much a shop charges to do it.. but you srtill have a 200k motor unless you work the heads at the same time.. then you have a freshened enginethat would go for a good long time... the bottom-ends on the 6.0 were damn solid from the factory.. it was just the EGR cooler, oil cooler, radiator, and head bolts that were its main issues.. alkong with injectors which on any HEUI engine could become nightmares..
but the engine isnt what u would worry about... that RUST!!! is pretty severe in my book. thats the visible rust.. what about all of it you cant see..