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Old 11-16-2016, 10:48 AM   #1
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Hello I just registered today and I am now a bus owner. I have a 1991 international dta360 bus and was just curious on if it has a block heater plug and where it might be located at. I have not really looked for one yet.
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Old 11-16-2016, 10:52 AM   #2
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Welcome! I'm very new myself. Just starting demo of my 1990 3800 Carpenter with dta360. My bus has a heater receptacle at the rear of the passenger side.
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Old 11-16-2016, 10:56 AM   #3
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Thanks I will have to take a look and see if my bus has one back there too. I plan on doing a swap with this motor because I have heard many good things about them.
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Old 11-16-2016, 12:13 PM   #4
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mine is under the hood in my 1991 DTA360

what bus bodies do you guys have?
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Old 11-16-2016, 12:16 PM   #5
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Thanks I will have to take a look and see if my bus has one back there too. I plan on doing a swap with this motor because I have heard many good things about them.

you are going to take out your 360? I think the DT360 is a great motor, just not near as much power as a DT466 but they have a great reliability reputation.. plus, like a DT466 theu can be rebuilt in the truck.. the DT360 is all mechanical so no electronics to deal with... fuel-air-compression and it'll run

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Old 11-16-2016, 02:57 PM   #6
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Yes I plan on taking the motor out but not to put another motor in that bus. The motor is going to go into an older international bus. I have read up on these motors and I also think they are one of the best motors produced. I just want to gather as much information as possible on these motors.

The body I have is the 1991 international 3800 body, long bus like 60 some passenger I think.
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Old 11-16-2016, 06:42 PM   #7
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thats your chassis... the body is usually a separate company... like amtran, carpenter, bluebird, wayne, ward, thomas, etc...

for instance I have 2 IHC 3800's.. one is a carpemter body the other is a bluebird body..

11 windows would likely be a 66 passenger bus...

the bus I have a DTA360 in is a shorter bus.. (7 windows).. {just drove 100 miles in that bus today}...

the DTA360 works great in a shorter bus... I do slow down on the hills having an AT545 transmission.. if I had an MT-643 I probably wouldnt... but im not worried about it.. that bus runs great..
-Christopher
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Old 11-16-2016, 07:05 PM   #8
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Ours is a 1990 IHC 3800 Carpenter with 11 windows, 65 passengers and a trash can. We have the DTA360 but haven't figured out the transmission yet.
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Old 11-16-2016, 07:16 PM   #9
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if its an automatic its probably an AT545..

if it sounds similar to this one.. with the whine and the RPM's vary easily with pedal pressure its a 545...

here's an experimental (crappy) video , you can skip forward in it to hear the transmission



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Old 11-16-2016, 09:06 PM   #10
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Not quite sure what the body is but I do know that it has 11 windows and that it has the Allison at545. From your experience is this a good transmission to have?
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