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Old 12-18-2016, 07:29 AM   #11
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Heavy duty shorties (built on medium duty chassis) and full-size buses use the J1708 protocol. Scan gauge does make one for this protocol, though.
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Old 12-18-2016, 07:54 AM   #12
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Does a 1999 international t444e have a obd 2 hook up? I'm looking buy the bus and it would be nice to hook a scan gauge up to it. And is $2500 a good deal on this bus it's a bluebird with 85,000 on it?
are you looking at full timing or a weekender? that bus will have the 545 for a tranny. not a good over the road combo
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Old 12-18-2016, 09:06 AM   #13
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It has the 643 in it. Just a weekender for now. And maybe to live out of later. There won't be a lot of miles put on it.
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Old 12-18-2016, 09:28 AM   #14
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What are some things to look at and listen for with 643 transmission and the t444e engine? It's been cold here in montana below zero should be a good time to see how it starts.

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Old 12-18-2016, 11:17 AM   #15
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The t444e has a J1708 connector on it, scangauge does make a J1708 version.

As far as the deal , often a bus of that age has had its dashboard replaced so mileage may not be accurate .. though it could be..

Other things factor in.. rust , tires, transmission, etc..

Others can comment on some of the other pieces. One of my busses is a t444e and thus far I'm really happy with it.
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Old 12-18-2016, 11:33 AM   #16
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Okay thank you. No rust that I could find and I gave it a good look over. Tires are fair to good. And the transmission is mt643 4 speed.

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Old 12-18-2016, 12:56 PM   #17
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With the 643 it sounds like a pretty good deal if the mileage is accurate and everything else checks out.....
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Old 12-18-2016, 01:09 PM   #18
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soubds like a kickass bus!! unusual to find a 444 with a 643 in it.. that would make a nice roadtrip bus assuming the gears are decent in the rear end and not designed for 45 MPH!.. id want to ask the VIN and find out the rear gears or drive it to be sure it can run the freeways.
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Old 12-18-2016, 01:22 PM   #19
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Thanks for the input guys I appreciate it. I'm going to go look at it more in depth tomorrow and drive and see how she does. I'm new to the hole forum stuff and it's nice to see there are nice people out there with great knolage.

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Old 12-18-2016, 01:38 PM   #20
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Definitely get the ScanGauge-D! Saved my bacon big-time when the fan clutch started a slow failure. You can see stuff on the display that the stock gauge cluster completely miss.

The biggest complaint I had with the ScanGauge was the ability to only display four parameters at one time. So I bought a second one and daisy-chained them. Works flawlessly and now I can see everything important at a glance. The only parameter of interest not displayed is brake pressure.

If the existing stock gauge cluster dies, its coming out and I'll use the ScanGauge displays exclusively as a poor-mans glass cockpit.
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