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Old 03-12-2005, 02:34 AM   #1
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huge H/P or not?

Does anyone know how much a school bus wieghts, its H/P and T/Q. Odd question, but i was interested to see.
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Old 03-12-2005, 04:46 AM   #2
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a lot, a lot, a hell of a lot
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Old 03-12-2005, 05:30 AM   #3
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The new line of school buses from International use 3 different diesel engines, ranging from 175 horsepower/460 lb-ft. to 255 horsepower/660 lb-ft. I can't tell you how much they weigh though...
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Old 03-12-2005, 05:31 AM   #4
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460 ft-lbs..................................

My 3rd grade school bus puts out more torque than an enzo...................
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460 ft-lbs..................................

My 3rd grade school bus puts out more torque than an enzo...................

That's not hard to do.. diesels make a lot of torque...
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Old 03-12-2005, 05:50 AM   #6
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its amazing school buses run hard and run forever... have any of you ever stoped and looked to see how many miles some of those bad boys are pushing its impressive.
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Old 03-12-2005, 06:05 AM   #7
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its amazing school buses run hard and run forever... have any of you ever stoped and looked to see how many miles some of those bad boys are pushing its impressive.

Once again, diesel.
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Old 03-12-2005, 07:04 PM   #8
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its amazing school buses run hard and run forever... have any of you ever stoped and looked to see how many miles some of those bad boys are pushing its impressive.
How many miles do they have like 200,000+
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its amazing school buses run hard and run forever... have any of you ever stoped and looked to see how many miles some of those bad boys are pushing its impressive.

How do diesels last longer than fuel engines? Diesels compress air like hell so the cylinders are always under hella pressure.. why are diesels last longer and have more torque than fuel?
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How do diesels last longer than fuel engines? Diesels compress air like hell so the cylinders are always under hella pressure.. why are diesels last longer and have more torque than fuel?

Diesels are built way stronger than gas engines, and they run had half the RPMs.

Diesels have a longer stroke than gas engines so, longer strokes mean more torque, and the compression it makes contributes to torque too.
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a school bus at my high school caught fire last year...
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a school bus at my high school caught fire last year...

Did it have anything to do with the passangers?
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Old 03-16-2005, 08:06 PM   #13
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an average bus probably weighs around 15000 pounds. As far as hp and torque goes you can get 460 ft. lbs. of torque out of a gas engine fairly easily you just have to use a motor a little larger than you guys are used to. You would probably have to use a 400ci or larger motor to keep it decently priced. And as far as diesels go you guys make me wonder if you actualy know anything about them.
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Did it have anything to do with the passangers?

no man the engine caught fire and burned through some of the back seats (it was just the driver in it at the time)
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Old 03-17-2005, 08:11 AM   #15
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That's not hard to do.. diesels make a lot of torque...


So do cars. You might be suprised to find that with the same capacity engine the petrol one might actually have a higher torque rating than the diesel.

For instance, just a googling a random car ..... the Peugeot 504 1968 model:

Diesel 2112cc 48.5kW @ 4500, 124 N-m @2000
Petrol 1971cc 77.6kW @ 5200, 178 N-m @3000
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