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Motobus 11-03-2011 02:18 PM

dt360 vs 444e or other
In my area finding clean buses with 444e's around 100k, even less miles for $2-$2500 is pretty easy. Full size short buses are hard to come by, but I located a 5 window International with a dt360 and 200k for $2200. I know diesel guys like the dt360 an other inline 6s better, but how do people feel about low mileage 444s vs higher mile inline 6's?

bus-bro 11-03-2011 02:53 PM

Re: dt360 vs 444e or other
My perfrence is for an in-line 6 cyl, though it has been pointed out here by others that if you get a low mile, good engine bus you have a good chance of never having to do any major engine work, regardless of engine type.

gbstewart 11-03-2011 05:58 PM

Re: dt360 vs 444e or other
I have 1999 t444e it has almost 200,000kms on it , I like it just fine , I put 9700kms this summer on it , used less then a half a liter of oil, got a average 10.5 mpg(full size blue bird), it was well maintained. most people like the 466,\360 and I do to, but its like anything else you can get a bad one, doesnt matter what size it is. one thing about the 444, its eazy as pie to get parts, if you had to you can go to a ford dealer, that could be a big plus if your in some small town up in the middle of the boonies. my buddy has a 466 in his bus, its quieter then mine, and seems to have more poop. but he has a over heat problem, hes thinking its a leaky o ring in the cly head(common problem). I have to say Im really happy with the my 444, it starts and runs great, and I know ill get 500kms if I look after it, that will be 15 years or so., Its up to you, just make sure what everone you get make sure it was reg, mainted.

just my 2 cents

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