buying first bus, question on 2005 dt466 and allison combo
hi yall, new here and first post. hopefully this is the right thread for this.
been doing a bunch of research and found a bus im really into. 2005 ic re300 from down south. its the shortest rear engine ive ever seen at 33ft. dt466e and allison 3060 combo. tall celing and the icing on the cake is that its already been gutted and registered in my state as a rv.
now for the questions/hesitation
theres 200k on the engine and trans, its due for filters and fluids ran a bit rough but seemed to open up after it got warm. from what ive found 2004 seemed to be the last year of the long run of high mileage dependability the 466 was known for. is this 05 going to give me issues or will i need to rebuild it right off the bat?
the allison 3000 series? when does that give out?
the bus is limited to 55, in theory this can be removed. but it means its geared for the low end. the 3060 has a 6th gear thats unlockable. if both could be removed it would be an unstoppable combo. but ive heard allison wont budge with unlocking ic busses