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Old 02-10-2015, 07:04 PM   #11
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Crazycal and serpent, I was told it was an engine which Ford produced for International. I was looking for more general information about dealing with an oil leak, which people immediately gave (thanks!!)

As I said, I'm not experienced with these types of vehicles. I don't even know how to go about finding out the engine model. Figuring it out as I go along and learning something new every minute. Looks like the leak is not serious and I can wait till I make it to New Orleans and steam clean out the engine so I can find the source of the leak. Thanks again for responding so quickly everyone.
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Old 02-10-2015, 07:28 PM   #12
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Is the engine blue?

There is always a tag somewhere on the engine that identifies it. Try the right hand side.

If you can figure out what the engine is we can provide you with specific places to look for the oil leak as well as how to fix it, how difficult/expensive it would be to fix, or if it's even worth fixing. Different engines have different weaknesses (and leaky points).
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Old 02-10-2015, 10:57 PM   #13
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Crazycal and serpent, I was told it was an engine which Ford produced for International. I was looking for more general information about dealing with an oil leak, which people immediately gave (thanks!!)

As I said, I'm not experienced with these types of vehicles. I don't even know how to go about finding out the engine model. Figuring it out as I go along and learning something new every minute. Looks like the leak is not serious and I can wait till I make it to New Orleans and steam clean out the engine so I can find the source of the leak. Thanks again for responding so quickly everyone.

Start by posting some pictures of the engine. Also, newbies are welcome here but don't tell anyone else that Ford built engines for International. You will quickly find yourself in a straight jacket and maybe a free stay in a padded room. The faster you learn about your bus, the sooner you won't get screwed when getting stuff fixed.
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Old 02-11-2015, 12:17 AM   #14
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I'm suspecting the gaskets on the pan that comes out to let you change the oil.
I hope you don't take off the whole pan to change the oil! There is a drain plug for that!! You're going to learn a lot of stuff really fast, so read a lot, remember what you can, and don't be afraid to ask questions!

You HAVE to find out what your engine is. Just take some pictures and post it. Most of us on here could tell you from just a pic or two of each side.

What year is your bus? Make sure you're using appropriate 15W-40 motor oil in your bus! Diesels need the heavier duty oil.

Good luck out there amigo
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Old 02-11-2015, 12:59 AM   #15
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...my guess is that you have either a Navistar/International VT365 or Maxxforce 7 motor (also known as a PowerStroke (6.0/6.4L) and previously used by Ford); and crazycal is right unless you like straight jackets. *grin*

Take some pics of the motor. Find the ID tag.

There's definitely someone here that can help. ...and each engine does tend to leak on their own accord. ;)
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The engine says 2003 model T444F engine family. I've been trying to upload photos but I'm on a mobile device and so far hasn't worked. Would that be the ID tag I'm looking for? It's right on the engine which is, indeed, blue.
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* sorry it says T444E not T444F.
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Navistar T444E
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Manufacturer Navistar International
Also called Ford PowerStroke diesel
Production 1994-2003

So would that be the engine model I guess?
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Navistar T444E
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Manufacturer Navistar International
Also called Ford PowerStroke diesel
Production 1994-2003

So would that be the engine model I guess?

Yes. If ever asked what engine when asked by parts dept, say 444E.
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That engine tag should also give the HP rating.
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