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  1. I'll do it! I may consider joining the dark side now that big rona has devastated my industry.
  2. Wiki is out of date, they have many buses newer than 2009. MC9s likely are almost all gone if not gone already.
  3. As somebody who does have experience with the Volvo D13, specifically in Prevost applications, as well as factory training, I can tell you you're wrong. While the D13 is quite reliable as far as engines go, the cooling system can be a weak link. Water pumps going bad often and coolant hoses bursting being the biggest issues. The owner of the vehicle and set preferences in the ECM telling the engine what to do in certain situation, eg. low coolant, oil pressure, overheating, and so on. Shut down protection can be disabled if so desired. Coolant is vital to every engine and functions exactly t
  4. The initial purchase price is not what is going to be expensive, it's the upkeep. What do you plan on doing with it? People have tried and failed when it comes to preserving a bus on their own. Not trying to be discouraging, just realistic.
  5. Great to hear more people are getting into the trade! Welcome aboard.
  6. Go for a 1999-2002 Prevost H3-45. It'll fit your needs. The Series 60 in those will go on forever, Allsion B500 will also not be an issue... Tons of storage space and parts are cheap and available.
  7. Based on their milege when OC Transpo traded them in, 90,000km-100,000km annually per bus.
  8. That sounds right, I haven't seen a S50 EGR in a while so I wasn't sure. Maybe it had something to do with the manufacturer or type of turbo that they were using. The set up on the S60 EGR has the turbo running with quite a bit of boost at idle and I've never seen one fail early or suffer lots of wear and tear from that.
  9. Haha, really. Personally I'd only trust info like that directly from the mechanics, not what somebody heard. I wouldn't know any of them though..............
  10. Where have you heard this?!?! There was nothing wrong with the D60LFs that warranted the retirement. Yes because a bus in Canada, the frame holds up longer simply because it is in Canada... Drivers drive buses hard EVERYWHERE. Why? Because they don't care. Its not their vehicle. 'Drive it like you stole it' Sidelined for mechanical issues? More like waiting for them to get back from Harper's for every little thing. You'd think that the mechanics were swamped or something and couldn't do any work... You can't simply 'configure' a traditional turbo to provide boost at idle, maybe if
  11. Heard from who? edit: Never mind, my head has already imploded from reading these last few pages.
  12. Maybe you should create a new topic for this.
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