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Old 01-12-2018, 06:32 AM   #61
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Navistar's prices are ridiculous. I'm sure someone else makes one for a few hundred bucks.
I got a 1"2" piece of bar stock steel that was just longer than the diameter of the liner. Put a floor jack below and a 1x3 of wood to bridge the gap. Even out in the mud I was able to pop it. Total cost: about $7 for the steel, everything else I had laying around.

Now that I know it works, I plan to make the steel a perfect fit with a lip so I don't damage the crankcase when the liner shoots out of the block

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Old 01-12-2018, 07:00 AM   #62
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I got a 1"2" piece of bar stock steel that was just longer than the diameter of the liner. Put a floor jack below and a 1x3 of wood to bridge the gap. Even out in the mud I was able to pop it. Total cost: about $7 for the steel, everything else I had laying around.

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On the engine you're rebuilding- I'd pop for new front cover seals. Would be much easier to do out of the bus and would be peace of mind.
My 04 466E has a leaking front timing cover. PITA to fix.
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Old 02-18-2018, 10:10 PM   #63
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Hmmm I was looking at MacAlister wish there was more info on them in the forums though. The prices are pretty good on some of the buses. I am no mechanic though and would need to drive mine 1500 miles back to Utah. Sounds like you had quite a bit of trouble with yours and now I am questioning if the price is worth it.
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:12 AM   #64
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Hmmm I was looking at MacAlister wish there was more info on them in the forums though. The prices are pretty good on some of the buses. I am no mechanic though and would need to drive mine 1500 miles back to Utah. Sounds like you had quite a bit of trouble with yours and now I am questioning if the price is worth it.
He could have bought it for $5,500-6,500 and ended up with the same exact thing happening. You are buying a used vehicle, no one will take care of their vehicle like you would unfortunately... especially since most are school buses, where you have drivers with "eh, who cares about cold start ups, long idles, etc. the school will fix/replace it" attitudes -- If you don't want "hiccups" out the gate - buy a NEW bus.
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:41 AM   #65
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He could have bought it for $5,500-6,500 and ended up with the same exact thing happening. You are buying a used vehicle, no one will take care of their vehicle like you would unfortunately... especially since most are school buses, where you have drivers with "eh, who cares about cold start ups, long idles, etc. the school will fix/replace it" attitudes -- If you don't want "hiccups" out the gate - buy a NEW bus.
Yes very true. Unless you plan to do oil analysis and test coolant PH and SCA levels it's gonna be a crap shoot. When I drove off the lot everything was fine and dandy. My initial engine failure from the liner o ring was probably months in the making but didn't show up until later.

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Yes very true. Unless you plan to do oil analysis and test coolant PH and SCA levels it's gonna be a crap shoot. When I drove off the lot everything was fine and dandy. My initial engine failure from the liner o ring was probably months in the making but didn't show up until later.

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I mean I guess everyones "End game" is different, the person who is driving it only far enough to park it on some lot and never really drive it isn't going to care or worry about certain things compared to the people living in theirs and traveling criss crossing the country and on the road all year long. But even at $2500... even if you have to dump $5000 in to it right off the bat, it's going to likely be better than any $7500 motor home youll find, and once you've dumped money in to it, MOST of us, will NEVER have to worry about those things again. You buy new tires, it will likely be the last set of shoes she ever wears, you rebuild the engine, its the last time it will need any major service work etc.

My bus project is going to be a road warrior, traveling about 3,000 miles round trip every other weekend... can't wait to get started!
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Good to hear you are still working on it. I drive by and see it sitting there hoping you're still working on it.

You are. Keep at it!
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Old 02-20-2018, 02:51 PM   #68
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Good to hear you are still working on it. I drive by and see it sitting there hoping you're still working on it.

You are. Keep at it!
You drive by????

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Old 02-20-2018, 07:51 PM   #69
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Stopped by with the kids on our bikes after you first got it. Frequently drive by.
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