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paul102a3
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« on: August 27, 2012, 04:51:03 AM »

I am going to look at 2 different Prevosts over the next two weeks. Both are low mileage (100,000 miles) 2001 XL models. Not sure if they were built in 2000 and marketed as 2001 or if they are really 2001 units.

Anything specific things I need to pay attention to with these 2 model years? Any real issues with the ISS suspension or were they pretty sorted out by 2000? Any known DD series 60 issues?

Thanks,

Paul

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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2012, 10:46:00 PM »

pull the codes/history out of the DDec with something, or learn the blink-y-code thing
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2012, 01:12:23 AM »

Close to 2000 the XL had the panels glued to the stainless framework.   Some XL's had issues with delamination>> panels seperating from the framework.

2)  It is very important to make sure that the Prevost have ALL the factory recommended warranty updates.   You would think that is easy.    But if you call Prevost with the vin, they will tell you what was done.   

3)  Always check the air bellows that apply tension to the fan drive.  If the Goodyear air bellows are cracking have them replaced (2 are needed).   Look and inspect the fan clutch,  also inspect the bottom of the radiator for weeping coolant.

4)  Make sure the drivers air works!   I had to rebuild mine.   It's nice to have the cold air up front.

5)  Pull the inlet boot to the turbocharger and check for blade tip erosion.   I have seen alot of it lately on Series 60's..   

6)  FYI, there is a Jake Brake update kit for our engines manufactured around 2000-2002
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2012, 08:02:56 PM »

Thanks for the info. It is much appreciated. We looked at the FL bus and it is immaculate. Every update has been done including the panels. All the warranty paperwork and general maintenance work is all detailed in binders.

When I get back to FL, I will check on the jake update and see if it was done.

It is 90% certain that we will be buying the bus and we are excited.

Thanks again for the help.

Paul
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2012, 10:02:41 PM »



4)  Make sure the drivers air works!   I had to rebuild mine.   It's nice to have the cold air up front.

5)  Pull the inlet boot to the turbocharger and check for blade tip erosion.   I have seen alot of it lately on Series 60's..   


Dittos on both of these, good advice.  #4 especially as that control head is crazy expensive.
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