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Old 10-16-2016, 11:51 AM   #121
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FINALLY! A pic!
Beautiful bus, Christopher! I NEED one like that!
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Old 10-16-2016, 12:09 PM   #122
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the tires are small.. 225/70R19.5s , the computer is programmed for a bus with 3.56 rears. and my speedo is accurate .. so it was ordered this way... i was told it was for elementary kids... the door step is lower for short little legs. alot of the seats are built in child seats so that makes sense...

it will run at 70 redlined.. I ran it at 65.. the tires are 32" tall, 35" tires are an easy upgrade with no issues which would allow me to drop some RPM;s off my 65 MPH speed if i feel the need...

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Old 10-17-2016, 10:32 PM   #123
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Since it seems to be going well, I take full credit for looking at it, may Ohio enjoy some Texas spiders.

Also, don't most people LEAVE Ohio for the winter?
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Old 10-17-2016, 11:50 PM   #124
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Sounds like a very successful shakedown Cadillac. Congrats on the run.
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Old 10-18-2016, 08:03 AM   #125
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Since it seems to be going well, I take full credit for looking at it, may Ohio enjoy some Texas spiders.

Also, don't most people LEAVE Ohio for the winter?

and i give you full credit for braving the spiders abnd the searing texas heat to go look at those busses.

yeah most people are headed south.. I picked a week where its unseasonably warm.. (80s) and came here.. but as that cold front blows throug hthis weekend.. I'll be heading back to st pete!.

the bus will stay here to get painted... i have to be back mid november for a business meeting, and I'll drive it back then..

it *IS* nice to be back where I have all my tools and supplies to work on stuff though..

supposed to rain all day thursday.. that will be a good time to fix the dash.. I got the tranny temp sensor for it and a fuel pressure regulator update that has a decent shot at fixing the #8 injector cackle..
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Old 10-18-2016, 02:55 PM   #126
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Old 10-22-2016, 02:47 PM   #127
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I stuck a new Fuel Pressure regulator in the Bird this morning... it was part of a TSI from international to help with Injector cackle.. but I also noted that said regulator raised the pressure from 47 PSI to 72 PSI.. and was made factory standard early in the next model year..

so I put it on... it aseems to habve made the engine quieter and also seems to me more responsive off the line than it was.. the T-444E seemed to already have decent power in a short bus once the revs are up.. now i actually have some power off the line... its pretty chilly here today so I dont know if the engine has gotten hot enough where it wouldve had the injector knock or not.. but I believe it would have.. and I havent noticed the injector knock it previously had..

im still not convinced the T-stat is working right.. I get quite a bit of heat into the radiator even way before the bus should be warmed up.. so i have 2 Tstats.. a 180 and a 190.. im not sure which one im going to stuff in there... probably the 180 just because I like the idea of my diesel running below 200..

alas I was all over on finding the color for it... I knew I wanted a shade of red.. I went to the paint shop to ask for help.. when I noticed a Prevost in there which is in the process of being painted.. Oh My!! exactly one of the colors i had marked as moist likely candidates... I took that as a sign!..

I know you all will call me crazy for going with that color.. but hey!!

below is a sample from a coach they are in the process of painting..


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Old 10-22-2016, 02:59 PM   #128
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I stuck a new Fuel Pressure regulator in the Bird this morning... it was part of a TSI from international to help with Injector cackle.. but I also noted that said regulator raised the pressure from 47 PSI to 72 PSI.. and was made factory standard early in the next model year..
Is that on the side of the filter housing? Do you have the model # for that fuel pressure regulator? I may do the same fix..
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Old 10-22-2016, 03:50 PM   #129
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Is that on the side of the filter housing? Do you have the model # for that fuel pressure regulator? I may do the same fix..
yes and its easy to replace... it is a brass nut on the side.. my bus has a return line plumbed off of this.. im not sure if this is stock on the IHC? i know on the ford 7.3 it is not...

this design is also for the later Model ECM's.. I dont know if it affects the earlier pre-97 engines or not.. the TSI didnt say.

the IHC part number is 1830915C91. I ordered it from my local IHC dealer.. (rush truck center in COlumbus ohio).. it took a couple days to get it..

I separated all of the parts as I took them out because i needed to clear my Air-Conditioner hose.

before you buy the part, make sure you need it... put a fuel pressure gauge on the test port and make sure you are running in that 45-50 PSI range at idle... your gauge may appear to puilse..

if you have 65-70 then you dont need the new spring kit.. supposedly you can tell by looking the nut.. if the nuit is notched then its already updated.. if its smooth its not (supposedly)..

the higher pressure regulator was made factory equipment at some point...

NOTE -I only know of this for the T-444E, I dont know if it applies to the DT-466E but I think not...

its main purpose is to quiet the 'tap....tap.tap....tap-tap-tap " you hear at idle after the engine warms up... I just felt that anything which was made factory original and altered fuel pressure would be a nice update to make..

I was told by the guy at the dealer that I could bring the bus in at some point and have the ECM updated (for a shop charge).. as he said likely itsn ever been done.. and some worthy software changes were made..

Service-maxx is not meant for upgrading the firmware.. the dealer has more access to the engine software than we have with Servicemaxx

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Old 10-22-2016, 06:17 PM   #130
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I think it's a great color Christopher. It's your bus, do what makes you happy .
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