[Vwdiesel] bus engines
ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 3 14:06:24 EST 2007
Does anybody know what the newer school buses carry? They seem to have NO
trouble on hills and I've never seen them break down.
On 3/3/07, David Cook <vwdieselbunny at yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- James Hansen <jhsg at sasktel.net> wrote:
> > some point in stock trim. The 466dt can pull it's
> > guts out all day and
> > not melt that I know.
> > -james
> The bus I drove the last three years had that engine.
> Compared to some of the newer busses, it was dead
> The only problem was the trans was geared for more
> city use than anything else, it would outrun all but
> the newest of busses (mine was 12 years old) up till
> it redlined at about 55-60.
> However, I had to take it on long highway trips
> occasionally. I'd just pull the manual throttle out
> all the way and go. The engine would go full bore for
> well over an hour with nary a complaint. If it had a
> newer 5 or 6 speed auto, it would have been just
> I was really chagrined to see old 45 parked in the
> back as a spare bus this year though. :-( They
> bought a whole bunch of new busses.
> All that to say that the 466dt is a heck of an engine.
> David Cook
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