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Old 07-15-2014, 11:37 PM   #1
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International Problems? Ask me!

Hey yall been a long time lurker on this site and I love all of the projects on this site. I thought I would offer my help to people. I am a mechanic at International/Navistar shop. Only been working a year but if yall have questions about internationals I would try to answer them as best I could.
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Old 08-19-2014, 10:47 PM   #2
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Re: International Problems? Ask me!

I have a question for you. Do you think you could get a list of parts needed to do a trans swap from an AT545 to a MT643.
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Old 08-22-2014, 04:10 PM   #3
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Hi! We have an 1984 international harvester s1723 and we are having terrible problems with the clutch or transmission. Essentially the bus wont move and it seems as though the clutch plates are slipping. The clutch was replaced with one designed for a scout, and we now think that we have pushed it too hard and possibly ruined the springs. We also replaced the engine with a v8 international 345 engine from 1981. We mostly just need someone to chat with on the phone if you have the time or desire. My number is 226-929-8955 and my email is selizabeth.cordes@gmail.com. Any help is great!
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Old 11-09-2014, 01:14 PM   #4
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I would like to reprogram the ECM on my 2002 Navistar DT466e to allow the bus to go above the US 55mph limit (the bus is now in the UK with no International dealers). Even allowing it to go to 60mph or 65mph would be an improvement! Is there any way to program it without taking it to an International shop?
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Old 11-10-2014, 09:48 AM   #5
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Couldn't tell you about internationals, we run all cummins here. If I remember right from school, you can change the governed road speed using the servicemaxx software without the need for any passwords from the manufacturer. The problem is, you being from the uk, I doubt anybody would have that software available. One thing you could try is shipping your computer across the pond to someone with the software and see if they could do it. Other than that, I think you're SOL aside from buying the software, licensing, and components yourself (read big $$$).
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Old 11-10-2014, 07:10 PM   #6
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Bus ECM reprogram ???

It could be a much easier task to just buy a different ECM from Statesside salvage place. A ECM from a bus or truck could be all ya need. Usually road speed is created because of the rear axle gears. Frank
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Old 11-11-2014, 04:51 PM   #7
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I suppose I could buy a second hand ECM from US and ship it to an International dealer in US to reprogram and get them to ship it back to UK - I would then have a spare ECM that I know works. Just need to find a friendly International dealer.... any recommendations?
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Old 11-11-2014, 05:59 PM   #8
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Husky Trucks in Seattle say they can do this. Plan is to buy one to ship to them and pick up when I am next at SeaTac airport....I just need to provide VIN mileage and hours from existing ECM
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Old 11-14-2014, 04:33 PM   #9
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It could be a much easier task to just buy a different ECM from Statesside salvage place. A ECM from a bus or truck could be all ya need. Usually road speed is created because of the rear axle gears. Frank
That'd all depend on how well the two vehicles match. In order for the ecm to limit road speed, a lot of different inputs are added to the computer such as rear gear ratio, transmission type, and tire size. In turn, the computer will calculate the speed vs engine rpm correlation based off of that data. Aside from power ratings, the vin number, and engine mileage/hours, You also will have other different options programed into the computer like cruise control, cooling fan, high idle, etc. I don't know what a used ecm would cost. But I know firsthand it wouldn't take long at all to eliminate the speed limit control off the old ecm, but what someone would charge to do that is hard to tell.
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It could be a much easier task to just buy a different ECM from Statesside salvage place. A ECM from a bus or truck could be all ya need. Usually road speed is created because of the rear axle gears. Frank
That'd all depend on how well the two vehicles match. In order for the ecm to limit road speed, a lot of different inputs are added to the computer such as rear gear ratio, transmission type, and tire size. In turn, the computer will calculate the speed vs engine rpm correlation based off of that data. Aside from power ratings, the vin number, and engine mileage/hours, You also will have other different options programed into the computer like cruise control, cooling fan, high idle, etc. I don't know what a used ecm would cost. But I know firsthand it wouldn't take long at all to eliminate the speed limit control off the old ecm, but what someone would charge to do that is hard to tell.
I agree that I need to read the settings off the existing ECM so the US dealer can enter all the existing data and then just remove the limit. My problem is where to get the connector to go from my DT466 to my PC so ServiceMaxx Lite and read existing settings....
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