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bluebirdvision
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Posted - 10/29/2013 :  2:57:09 PM  Show Profile  Click to see bluebirdvision's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I am going to look at a Blue Bird CV200 with Caterpillar 3126 motor and 545 transmission. Bus has 174,000 miles and looks well maintained. I wondered what everyone's personal opinion is of this engine.

Also, what are some things I should be looking at drivetrain wise when i go to look at the bus?

C.HARDY
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Posted - 10/29/2013 :  4:35:54 PM  Show Profile  Click to see C.HARDY's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I have seen several around here with engine failure around 175-200k but on the other hand heard they are great until you have to work on them. They take special tools to perform certain maintenance like injectors I am told also. Good luck I have always liked that combo and it was a good fit, but now GM parts are almost impossible to find anymore.

"Hardybusman"
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bluebirdvision
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Posted - 10/29/2013 :  4:56:14 PM  Show Profile  Click to see bluebirdvision's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I guess I'll pass then. I DO NOT want an International. I'm sure that's what I'll end up with tho

Shane Kirley
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Edited by - bluebirdvision on 10/29/2013 4:57:24 PM
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C.HARDY
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Posted - 10/30/2013 :  6:42:28 PM  Show Profile  Click to see C.HARDY's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Oh really? The older 3800s are the way to go man

"Hardybusman"
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bluebirdvision
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Posted - 10/30/2013 :  7:44:54 PM  Show Profile  Click to see bluebirdvision's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I know it is. I'm opting one with a T-444-E so I can get the parts easier.

Shane Kirley
New York Bus Sales Delivery Driver. (I know its not much, but its a start)


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