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Re: diesel vs gasoline school buses by Mark O.
Post New Message Hello,

For all of the discussion, you have to kind in mind what exactly you are going to be doing with your bus.

If you are never going to go on the highway, if you are never going to go very far, if you never have to go up any steep hills, and if you never get into an accident that punctures the fuel tank, the gas engine has the diesel engine beat in every catagory.

On the other hand, if you ever expect to go cross country and go over the mountains and you want to cruise in excess of 50 MPH, the only way you are going to be able to do so is if you have lots of HP and torque. No matter what you do to a gas engine none of the gas engines on the market today can keep up with a good diesel engine (by good I am not talking about the GM 6.2/6.5/8.2 family of engines, the Cummins 555, the IHC 9.0 and other boat anchors).

In school service the real possiblity of an accident causing the fuel tank to rupture puts the diesel at the head of the line and the gas at the end.

Again, it all depends upon what you plan to do. If you are staying local and you don't care how long it takes to get there then the only answer is the gas engine. But if you are going to be going any long distances and you have the need for speed the only answer is the diesel engine.

Mark O.
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