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Old 02-18-2012, 08:16 AM   #11
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Re: New Guy Skoolie questions - 1999 BlueBird - 3800 T444E

Originally Posted by JohnDeWarr
Thank you everyone for your responses! Any answers on the manuals?
Chassis: any International dealer should be able to get you a manual. I also HIGHLY recommend the engine troubleshooting flowchart...that bus should have a diagnostic button on the dash, which lets you pull computer codes from the driver's seat. That can save you some money if you ever need engine-related repairs. (The mechanic gets the same hourly labor rate to pull codes as he does to do repairs...)

For the bus part...all I can suggest is, maybe ask at the local school bus shop? They might have an extra one for an older bus they no longer have. (IIRC, the IH 3800-T444E ran 1995-2001 essentially unchanged.)

(Edit because I misread the body manufacturer as Thomas.)
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