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Old 12-01-2016, 08:12 PM   #21
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What would you recommend if we're storing the bus through the winter and we changed the oil just before a 6,000mi trip? Should we change it when we open it up in the Spring before any short trips? We won't be taking any long trips for a while, so I'm wondering if the condensation build up would be a good reason to change it now or later?

My opinion? Fill the diesel tank fully, trickle charge the battery and make sure you're coolant is properly mixed. Then leave it alone until you plan on properly using it.

Starting and idling the engine, even on fast idle, will produce more condensation than just sitting there for the winter. You won't get condensation unless you have temperature differences and the ambient temperature is above freezing. Unless you're actually taking it for a drive I'd say not to worry about it.

When it's time to go for a drive do a full circle check and take it for a good drive.
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Old 04-19-2018, 10:58 AM   #22
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2 oil filters?!

My 'New' 1990 International 3800 DT444 (I'm assuming), surprised me when I looked under the hood. It has TWO giant Baldwin BF588 oil filters!


This will be its first oil change since I've had it. Anyone else have 2 oil filters? Thats a LOT of filtering and oil!!

What do you all recommend?
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Old 04-19-2018, 03:43 PM   #23
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My 'New' 1990 International 3800 DT444 (I'm assuming), surprised me when I looked under the hood. It has TWO giant Baldwin BF588 oil filters!


This will be its first oil change since I've had it. Anyone else have 2 oil filters? Thats a LOT of filtering and oil!!

What do you all recommend?
I just googled BF588 and baldwin says those are secondary spin on fuel filters.
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Old 04-19-2018, 04:01 PM   #24
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You are absolutely right about that BF588, thanks!!

I checked the other one and it’s a BT261. They aren’t the same.

I’m glad you brought it to my attention ����


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Old 04-19-2018, 04:53 PM   #25
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the DT mechanicals dio have 2 oil filters.. some people used coarser filters for fuel to alleviate air being sucked in since the fuel system on a mechanical DT is negative pressure and not positive...

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