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Old 09-13-2016, 06:43 PM   #21
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the A/C is pretty simple on those.. usually just a good cleaning of the coils all over inside and out, some new O-rings, evacuate and charge and be nice N cold... ive repaired a bunch of them over the years.. occasionally had to replace the ford compressor because they love to drop a vaslve plate and only pump on half the stroke...

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I'll dig up information on the internet and try to figure it out myself. If not, I can always pay the local shop, but it will probably be 3x more expensive.
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Old 09-13-2016, 07:09 PM   #22
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google > Split Systems-TransArctic. should be the first link to click on. I'm not sure how to attach pdf to here.
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Old 09-13-2016, 08:11 PM   #23
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It's definitely a Ford. See here: Automotive Belts & Hose Vin Decoder | Gates Corporation

Your particular VIN (1FDWE45F9YHB5542 ) decodes as follows:

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Make Ford
Model Year
2000
Model Econoline (Super Duty)
Engine Series
V-8 7.3L
Engine Capacity V8, 7.3L - Turbo
Fuel Type Diesel
Vehicle Type Van
Country United States

So unless I'm milking without a bucket, that's basically a T444E, aka a 7.3 liter, which was a very reliable motor in the smaller busses and big pickup trucks. It's a workhorse. It's Ford's rebranding of an International design. And the mileage is basically nothing... just getting broken-in.

If they maintained this bus, kept it fed with clean oil, and there is no rust, that could be a very good deal.
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Old 09-13-2016, 08:41 PM   #24
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google > Split Systems-TransArctic. should be the first link to click on. I'm not sure how to attach pdf to here.
Thank you for the heads up brother.

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Old 09-13-2016, 08:46 PM   #25
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It's definitely a Ford. See here: Automotive Belts & Hose Vin Decoder | Gates Corporation

Your particular VIN (1FDWE45F9YHB5542 ) decodes as follows:

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Make Ford
Model Year
2000
Model Econoline (Super Duty)
Engine Series
V-8 7.3L
Engine Capacity V8, 7.3L - Turbo
Fuel Type Diesel
Vehicle Type Van
Country United States

So unless I'm milking without a bucket, that's basically a T444E, aka a 7.3 liter, which was a very reliable motor in the smaller busses and big pickup trucks. It's a workhorse. It's Ford's rebranding of an International design. And the mileage is basically nothing... just getting broken-in.

If they maintained this bus, kept it fed with clean oil, and there is no rust, that could be a very good deal.
Thank you for the info

I had researched the VIN# as well and verified that it was indeed a ford.
People in this forum have mentioned that the 7.3 is a good engine.
I spoke with a local diesel mechanic and he also mentioned the "not even broken yet" in reference to the mileage.
Let's just pray to the God of RUST to spare this one. Lol

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