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Old 03-28-2015, 04:09 PM   #51
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The engine is worth the price of a core in it's current condition.

Rebuild it your self. Not hard, there are video's on you tube.

Rebuild kits start at $1000. Then you would be good for life.

If I was your nabor, I would trade you a working 5.9 Cummins for the DT 466.

You have a great engine, just rebuild it.

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Old 03-28-2015, 04:28 PM   #52
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The engine is worth the price of a core in it's current condition.

Rebuild it your self. Not hard, there are video's on you tube.

Rebuild kits start at $1000. Then you would be good for life.

If I was your nabor, I would trade you a working 5.9 Cummins for the DT 466.

You have a great engine, just rebuild it.

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I think he wants a 466. What he has now is a 360.
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Old 03-28-2015, 04:31 PM   #53
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I think he wants a 466. What he has now is a 360.
Opps, My bad

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Old 03-28-2015, 07:43 PM   #54
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The 360 is no harder to rebuild. Its the same basic stuff, just smaller. Am I missing something here? Some 466 parts can be used and all parts are available. I hear tell, a 360 with the right parts can be a 407 or is it 409. All that is swapping parts, no machining, just rods, sleeves, rings. Its what I think of when I think someday mine will have to go down that road.
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Old 03-28-2015, 08:46 PM   #55
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Old 03-28-2015, 09:43 PM   #56
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Good news, I think. We drained the oil and did another pressure test today after tightening the radiator hose. No loss of pressure. Also the oil looked fine, no sludge, and only about a teaspoon or so of water droplets came out of the very bottom as soon as we started draining it. Saw no coolant at all in there. Did another pressure test after it was drained and left the oil pan plug out. Nothing came out and no loss of pressure! Should I take this as "we don't need to fix anything" news? Tomorrow I'm gonna run a diesel oil mix for a while to clean it out, then drain and test while it's hot in case heat expansion shows any more leaks.
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Old 03-29-2015, 08:04 AM   #57
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Sounds like you are on the right track. Congratulations if it is not too soon to say so. Once you completed the mentioned steps, I'd empty the oil filters as best as you can and refill them with oil. Then fill the oil and keep your fingers crossed. Put in some time on the engine while watching the gauges and then check it again for signs of contamination from coolant. If all goes well, celebrate!
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Old 03-29-2015, 10:50 AM   #58
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I'll just go ahead and change the filters when I change the oil after doing the diesel/oil flush. Once this is sorted out and I determine what's up with the alternator, if anything, I'll be starting a veggie conversion.
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Old 03-29-2015, 12:10 PM   #59
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I wouldn't write it all off as fixed yet. A cooling system pressure test doesn't always find a leak. Seeing as how the last 2 oil analysis showed antifreeze present in the oil I'd say you still have a problem. Vibrations and heat from an engine running can cause leaks that can't be found with it not running or warm.
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Today we put a gallon of the old oil back in with some engine flush and ran it for five minutes. Drained it off from the oil pan.... No sign of anything in the oil. Then changed the oil filters and put a gallon of fresh oil in, ran the engine for half an hour up to 170/180 degrees with the pressure test on. No change of pressure. Let the oil cool and settle and drained it off. No sign of anything in it!!!! Filled her up, and we're just gonna say that's that and keep a good eye on it. No sign of anymore gunk on the dipstick either.

In celebration, I took out all of the bus seats! 1 hr per seat by hand, or 1 hr per 20 seats with air wrench. Lesson learned; the pneumatic wrench is my best friend.
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