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ChiliChzPoopTart 03-30-2016 08:55 AM

Hello and question
What's up folks I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on a bus and was wondering what ya'll think of the Genesis chassis, Right now there is one in a local auction current bid is $1250 it's a 1995 82 passenger with a dt466 that has a "rough idle" and 165k miles on it, any thoughts on how much would be too much for this bus?


cowlitzcoach 03-30-2016 01:47 PM

You haven't given enough information to be able to give an informed opinion.

Generally speaking a rough idle could be caused by one of any number of issues with most of them fuel related.

Some fuel related issues can be ironed out by running a several tanks of fuel with new filters and some fuel additives that can clean injectors.

It could mean you would need a new set of fuel injectors (don't just change one at a time because you will end up changing all of them one at a time sooner or later and then have to redo the first ones once again).

It could also mean a weak cylinder due to a bad/broken rings, leaking head gasket, etc--repairs of which could run in excess of $10K depending upon what needs to be fixed.

Regardless, at auction it isn't worth much more than scrap prices and certainly not much more than $2K.

ChiliChzPoopTart 03-31-2016 09:06 AM

Interesting info, is there a "dummies guide to bus buying" Somewhere? There is a constant stream of school district auctions near me and buses go pretty cheap, I have an idea of what motor/trans I would prefer and know your standard vehicle what to look for, just not bus specific things, currently there are 49 on the block ranging from 1981 waynes to 1996 thomas'


dan-fox 03-31-2016 11:09 AM

Please post info on where you're looking, esp. stuff not listed on PublicSurplus or GovDeals. TIA

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