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Old 09-29-2016, 08:56 AM   #91
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Does it make a difference. Slow vs fast speed. Stop and stop vs continue driving

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Yeooow!! where are you at? be sure you have a couple fire extuinigishers with you... transmission fluid can and will burn if it gets into the right conditions... not likely, but can.. so be safe!!!

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Old 09-29-2016, 10:33 AM   #92
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when my bus gets to 56/2200rpm it "lugs" and you can feel the guts drop out of it.

Glad you made it.
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Old 09-29-2016, 10:56 AM   #93
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Yeooow!! where are you at? be sure you have a couple fire extuinigishers with you... transmission fluid can and will burn if it gets into the right conditions... not likely, but can.. so be safe!!!

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Hey Christopher,

The seal went off in NC. I was 500 miles away from home.
It leaked bad. I started with 1 quart every 20,30,40 mins. But the I realized it would dump a lot of trans fluid when ever I stopped. Therefore, some was staying in there while I was driving. Soooo
I increased the time to 1 quart every hour.
I drove all night.
I MADE IT HOME to central Florida.

500 miles with leaking bad trans fluid.
I think that buss has BIG FUKING BALLZ !!!!

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Old 09-29-2016, 11:44 AM   #94
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when my bus gets to 56/2200rpm it "lugs" and you can feel the guts drop out of it.

Glad you made it.

does your tach drop when you hit 56? watch it close... run it up to full speed.. and watch as soon as you hit 56 if the tech drops a couple hundred rpm and then bumps back up a bit... and if you go down a hill foot to the floor does the tach drop off as you go over 56.. if thats the case, its a simple speed limiter.. the dealer or anyone with an IHC tuner can turn that off... you should be good to about 2600-2800 RPM on a T444E..

ford ran the 7.3's up to 3400...

P.S. i shou;d note.. dont turn off the REV limiter, just the speed limiter... and if your cruise only works on throttle setting and not cruise, they can enable that too... then you pull the cap off of the light above the controls.. and you have cruise control on the highway..
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Old 09-29-2016, 11:53 AM   #95
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Hey Christopher,

The seal went off in NC. I was 500 miles away from home.
It leaked bad. I started with 1 quart every 20,30,40 mins. But the I realized it would dump a lot of trans fluid when ever I stopped. Therefore, some was staying in there while I was driving. Soooo
I increased the time to 1 quart every hour.
I drove all night.
I MADE IT HOME to central Florida.

500 miles with leaking bad trans fluid.
I think that buss has BIG FUKING BALLZ !!!!

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you may want to drain the fluid and then make sure the leak is really that bad... automatic transmissions often have a vent on them... if you overfill them they will belch fluid out of the vent... if you totally overfill it, then it will spill lots of fluid oput of the dip stick when it gets hot and you stop...

too much fluid can also cause the front pump to over-pressurize and blow fluid out the seals...

alot of these old busses will have a few drops of fluid or oil on the ground after you stop.. always check the levels with the stick before dumping a bunch in..

the auto trans you should check while the engine is on and the bus is warmed up.. after you get the fluid to its proper level.. park the bus overnight... then start it up in the AM and watch to see at what rate the dripping is from underneath.. to lose a quart every hour it will be dripping pretty good..

it may be coming from a cooler line or such too and not necessarily the front seal.. you wont know till you can really clean up the mess underneath and then start fresh and watch where the leak is from..

im glad you and your bus made it back here to sunny florida!!
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Old 09-29-2016, 01:02 PM   #96
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Glad you both got your buses home safely!
Lets have a BBQ real soon!! I'll buy.
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Old 09-29-2016, 01:08 PM   #97
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Glad you both got your buses home safely!
Lets have a BBQ real soon!! I'll buy.

do it!! i can make up a big ole pot of mac N cheese!!

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Old 09-29-2016, 02:11 PM   #98
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does your tach drop when you hit 56? watch it close... run it up to full speed.. and watch as soon as you hit 56 if the tech drops a couple hundred rpm and then bumps back up a bit... and if you go down a hill foot to the floor does the tach drop off as you go over 56.. if thats the case, its a simple speed limiter.. the dealer or anyone with an IHC tuner can turn that off... you should be good to about 2600-2800 RPM on a T444E..

ford ran the 7.3's up to 3400...

P.S. i shou;d note.. dont turn off the REV limiter, just the speed limiter... and if your cruise only works on throttle setting and not cruise, they can enable that too... then you pull the cap off of the light above the controls.. and you have cruise control on the highway..
-Christopher

Now that i think about it, thats what it feels like it does, but i dont remember the tach dropping, might not have noticed though. As for the hill test, that could prove tricky around here.
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Old 09-29-2016, 03:02 PM   #99
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you may want to drain the fluid and then make sure the leak is really that bad... automatic transmissions often have a vent on them... if you overfill them they will belch fluid out of the vent... if you totally overfill it, then it will spill lots of fluid oput of the dip stick when it gets hot and you stop...

too much fluid can also cause the front pump to over-pressurize and blow fluid out the seals...

alot of these old busses will have a few drops of fluid or oil on the ground after you stop.. always check the levels with the stick before dumping a bunch in..

the auto trans you should check while the engine is on and the bus is warmed up.. after you get the fluid to its proper level.. park the bus overnight... then start it up in the AM and watch to see at what rate the dripping is from underneath.. to lose a quart every hour it will be dripping pretty good..

it may be coming from a cooler line or such too and not necessarily the front seal.. you wont know till you can really clean up the mess underneath and then start fresh and watch where the leak is from..

im glad you and your bus made it back here to sunny florida!!
-Christopher
Hey Christopher,
Thank you for all the info man. When I first noticed the leaking, it was only drops. Since I don't know much about cars, I always ask someone else to be another set of eyes. I had truck drivers, autozone people, and mechanics look at it when it began.

Initially, when we checked, it was bone dry in there. The mechanic did mention other options where it could be leaking from.

At this point, I'm weighting my options to weather the bus is worth dumping any more money into.

Apparently everyone (mechanic, drivers, etc) said: "you have a nice engine here".

Thanks dude,
I was glad to read your posts, and damn, you know about all these stuffs!!!

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Old 10-01-2016, 06:37 AM   #100
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Why you know so much Chris? running it up on flat, got to ~2600 then drops to ~2100 at 56, creeps back to ~2250 and stays there.
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