Cummins B Series Operation and Maintenance Manual

The 12 valve, mechanical Cummins 5.9 engine is very popular in school buses between the late 1980s and the late 1990s. Originally introduced in 1984 for agricultural uses, it earned a solid reputation for reliability and longevity. This engine was also very popular in...

Allison AT545 Transmission Service Manual

The AT545 is the most popular transmission in school buses in the 1980s and 1990s and is generally a very reliable unit if you accept its limitations. Nearly every bus equipped with the Cummins 5.9 or Navistar T444E in a front engine configuration will be using the...

Adjusting The Air Brakes On Your School Bus

The majority of Skoolie owners don’t have any experience with big truck technology. One of those strange things is air brakes. While some buses have hydraulic brakes just like you would find in any normal car or truck, most are air powered. This comes with a...

The Harbor Freight 103 Piece Grommet Kit

Our last video got so many great comments on Youtube! A bunch of folks said I was too mean to Harbor Freight when I said a lot of their tools are one job use tools. A different bunch of folks said I was way too kind and that I should have spent more money on some...

Things To Look For When Buying A Bus

“What should I be looking at when inspecting a bus?” This is a common question I hear. Someone found a bus online and wants to go check it out, but isn’t sure how to judge the condition and value. To be fair much of the answer is going to depend on...

1996 TC2000 Wiring Diagram

This is very helpful for the mid-90s era with mechanical 5.9 Cummins engines. It’s a simple diagram because it’s a simple wiring plan!...