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Old 06-02-2016, 01:33 PM   #21
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Well I talked to my teachers at school and the most likely problem is either a blown oil cooler, bad seals on my cylinder liners, or excessive pitting on the cylinder liners from too much idling.

I hope its the oil cooler and I can get it back up and running soon, although there will probably be some damage from overheating. If it was the seals or liners, I'm looking at doing a complete engine rebuild. If a rebuild is necessary I will be lifting the body off the bus, taking the engine out of the frame, and doing an insane amount of rust repair on the whole thing. Some of you may think that's crazy and I should just get a new bus or engine, but like I said before, I'm in school to be a diesel mechanic and this could be the best learning experience possible. I know I've been promising pictures and I will deliver, especially if I get into a rebuild and pulling the body.

I'll let you all know whats up as soon as I know.
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Old 06-02-2016, 04:20 PM   #22
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Gotta love living in surburbia... just got the boot today due to city ordinances. Not sure where I'm going to put it now, but on a positive note this forced me to plate it with the plate "BUSHAUS"

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Yeah, god forbid there'd be a bus parked on Detroit streets. Last time I was there the whole place looked like berlin in 1944... Not too sure but in most places in Detroit a bus parked on the curb should actually increase the property value...
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Old 06-02-2016, 04:22 PM   #23
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Yeah, god forbid there'd be a bus parked on Detroit streets. Last time I was there the whole place looked like berlin in 1944... Not too sure but in most places in Detroit a bus parked on the curb should actually increase the property value...
Yeah I'd be on cinder blocks in a matter of minutes if I was in detoit haha. I live a little further out in white suburbia where there are more city ordinances than there are people

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Old 06-02-2016, 04:24 PM   #24
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that makes more sense then...
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Old 06-02-2016, 04:56 PM   #25
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Pssst! Buy a second bus, swap engines, shelve the trans and rear end. Scrap the frame.

Now take the blown DT-466e, put a 530 crank and 570 sleeves/pistons/inframe kit in it, get an ECM out of a IH4000 series truck for the same year, and you've got 300 hp with enough torque to warp your floorboards.

Sorry. I'm pretty caffinated.
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Old 06-02-2016, 05:21 PM   #26
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Pssst! Buy a second bus, swap engines, shelve the trans and rear end. Scrap the frame.

Now take the blown DT-466e, put a 530 crank and 570 sleeves/pistons/inframe kit in it, get an ECM out of a IH4000 series truck for the same year, and you've got 300 hp with enough torque to warp your floorboards.

Sorry. I'm pretty caffinated.
I'm in no hurry, I can skip the second bus and just do the upgraded rebuild on the blown. Will I need my block bored to accept the 530 and 570 components?

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Old 02-15-2017, 04:28 PM   #27
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I've been absent from the site for a while, but while I've been gone I've gotten some things figured out. Common problem with dt466 is the cylinder liner o-ring failing due to poor coolant maintenance. My #2 cylinder o-ring gave out and the engine overheated. I've got the engine torn apart and just got the call from my local shop telling me the head rebuild is done. I will be buying an in frame rebuild kit in the next few weeks and doing the rebuild in the lovely michigan cold. Does anyone have any interest in seeing pictures of any internal components of the engine? Luckily I'm in school to be a heavy duty diesel mechanic and can save thousands in labor on the rebuild.

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Old 02-15-2017, 04:46 PM   #28
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I've been absent from the site for a while, but while I've been gone I've gotten some things figured out. Common problem with dt466 is the cylinder liner o-ring failing due to poor coolant maintenance. My #2 cylinder o-ring gave out and the engine overheated. I've got the engine torn apart and just got the call from my local shop telling me the head rebuild is done. I will be buying an in frame rebuild kit in the next few weeks and doing the rebuild in the lovely michigan cold. Does anyone have any interest in seeing pictures of any internal components of the engine? Luckily I'm in school to be a heavy duty diesel mechanic and can save thousands in labor on the rebuild.

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Yeah post us some pics man.
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Old 02-15-2017, 05:01 PM   #29
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Yeah post us some pics man.
The head was interesting to remove with limited tools and space. I did almost all the work at night.

















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