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Old 05-20-2017, 08:58 PM   #11
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Short Bus

It's a 1992 Thomas International Navistar Engine DT/DTA -360 /466
Was able to jump start
Still looking for manual
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Old 05-20-2017, 09:43 PM   #12
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Nice looking shorty.

Personally, the forward WC lifts are a PITA.
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Old 05-22-2017, 10:52 PM   #13
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Question Short bus

I'm having no luck with finding a manual. I called local school bus garage...no manuals....
Engine is 1992 DT/DTA 360 /466 Model C170F
THOMAS Hadicap short bus
Anyone know of a place or someone I can get a manual from
Thanks
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Old 05-23-2017, 04:44 AM   #14
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I'm having no luck with finding a manual. I called local school bus garage...no manuals....
Engine is 1992 DT/DTA 360 /466 Model C170F
THOMAS Hadicap short bus
Anyone know of a place or someone I can get a manual from
Thanks
Is it a 360 or a 466?
Either way, your manuals are on Ebay. I haven't found them in digital form yet.
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Old 05-23-2017, 06:05 AM   #15
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you need to look for 'navistar' or 'international 3800' manuals.. thomas mad the Body on your bus, navistar / international made the chassis (engine, suspension, etc). EC is right you can search Ebay for them and they will be printed.. the pics look like your ewngine is a DTA-360, though somewhere it will be tagged. you can also Call Nasvistar dealer with your VIN if you need parts and they can look about any CHASSIS part up..

chassis being the engine , trans, steering, FRONT DASH, etc.. anything thats part of the "bus" is considered body.. like the floors, seats, windows, windshield, heaters, air-conditioners, the left side switch panel, all that is Body (thomas) parts... and will not be included in a chassis manual...

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Old 09-30-2017, 03:32 PM   #16
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For your battery drain, here's how techs do it. First either connect an inline or use an inductive ammeter to determine the size of the drain. Milliamps are usually radio memory and won't run it down for several weeks. If it is larger then disconnect either side of the batteries also any on board memory wires radios tv's etc make sure all electric devices are off then put a test light between the battery post and the cable end. If it lights there's a drain. To find it disconnect leads from components till light goes out. If you know where fuuses are start there. Also make sure to check the alternator too bad diode can cause a drain . or bring here and I can solve it for you LoL

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Old 09-30-2017, 07:39 PM   #17
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For all replied : a drain that will kill three batteries is more than 1/3 amp most of these cranking batteries are at least 125 amp/hr each do the math most likely it's alternator or a lamp or fan motor. Could be the relay for a buzzer like safety door warning. My i2 batteries stay up for a month or more and I have a red led on the dash on all the time. Of course I have 2 of those huge 8D batteries but still do the math


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On a vehicle this size I'd probably fit a battery isolator if I was planning on being parked any length of time.

That's not to say you shouldn't track down, and deal with parasitic drains, but it does provide cheap insurance for the life of the battery.
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