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Old 09-15-2016, 09:51 AM   #51
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I like the 466 but I have a t444e and really like it , I get it that the 466 is a million mile motor and the t444e is maybe 1/2 million, so I have about 246kms on mine which is about 153kmiles, so if I drive 10,000miles a year, my t444e should last another 35 years before it craps out, I wont live that long.
The moral of the story, if you get a good bus with a t444e don't be scared to buy, parts and support are easy to find.
just my 2 cents worth
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the T444 has a B50 rating of 350k(meaning expected major overhaul/failure rate is about 50% of that engine line at that miliage). Not a biggie in itself......its a good motor. But if there is major failure or overhaul needs the engine is going to most likely need to be yanked as its not an in frame overhaul design.
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Old 09-15-2016, 10:40 AM   #52
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where can i find B10 and B50 charts for vasrious engines?

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Old 09-15-2016, 01:16 PM   #53
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I did a quick google search and found this Chris. Basically I just typed in B50 and whatever engine I was considering. This one happened to have a couple in a chart.

http://www.todaystrucking.com/images/HinoB50life_06.pdf
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Old 09-15-2016, 01:27 PM   #54
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too funny because I found that chart.. I guess i should think my DT-360 is similar to the DT-466 though I havent found info on my engine..

whats interesting is the VT-365... I guess busted injectors, failed EGR, etc isnt considered "major".... I dont think the VT-365 suffered the head-stud issues that the ford version did but maybe... still interesting they consider it a long life engine..

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Old 09-15-2016, 02:20 PM   #55
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the T444 has a B50 rating of 350k(meaning expected major overhaul/failure rate is about 50% of that engine line at that miliage). Not a biggie in itself......its a good motor. But if there is major failure or overhaul needs the engine is going to most likely need to be yanked as its not an in frame overhaul design.
so true, taking that motor out is no big deal, so much room on the dog nose bus, if mine puked I would just buy another bus either swap the motor or build a new skoolie, be almost cheaper and faster then rebuilding the engine.
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Old 09-15-2016, 02:23 PM   #56
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too funny because I found that chart.. I guess i should think my DT-360 is similar to the DT-466 though I havent found info on my engine..

whats interesting is the VT-365... I guess busted injectors, failed EGR, etc isnt considered "major".... I dont think the VT-365 suffered the head-stud issues that the ford version did but maybe... still interesting they consider it a long life engine..

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The DT360 is the same exact engine design/family. Its just a smaller version of the 466. B50 of 500k wet sleeve design.
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Old 09-15-2016, 04:16 PM   #57
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I am curious about experience with the 5.9 cummins in combo with the allison 2000 transmission?

It is not mechanically aspirated which by my best guess means that their are more parts that *could* go wrong. However, on the upside the tran has an overdrive gear and cruises at 70 (governor'ed) at 2100 rpm - that means I can cruise more fuel efficient... What does the crew think?
Wouldn't that depend on what year of 5.9 it is?
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Old 09-15-2016, 04:30 PM   #58
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I read you can get a kit to up grade the D466 to a 530. the tractor pullers say you can by a set of pistons that are use for tractor pulling and it will be bullet proof and the pistons cost a grand.

I read that a set of injectors for the old 466 will cost a grand and each injector for the 466E are $1200.00 each.

Find you a tractor puller that uses the 466 and thy will educate you and maybe a great source of parts.
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