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Old 05-08-2019, 04:07 PM   #1
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Thoughts on a 2005 International DT466

I've read some forums that say a 2005 International is one to steer away from (the comments were related to a VT365). Well, I'm ready to buy my bus, but very leery about making a bad purchase.

Should I stay away from all 2005 Internationals?

I welcome your comments on this bus:
2005 International CE300, DT466, with 2000 Allison transmission.

Here's the link to the bus (auction $800)
https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/al...ew?auc=2336805
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Old 05-08-2019, 04:28 PM   #2
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The biggest concern you will hear about is the fact that after 04 they started implementing a bunch EGR and Emission equipment which is poone to have issues that are hard to diagnose and expensive to repair. For those reason we generally stay 04 and before. The reason you see newer buses out there before their time is because the school started having issues and dumped it.
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Old 05-08-2019, 04:51 PM   #3
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Date of manufacture is 5/04. Could possibly be pre emission?

Found the engine tag. 2004 with EGR.
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Old 05-08-2019, 05:06 PM   #4
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I see where you found the '04, but where do you see the EGR?
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Old 05-08-2019, 05:11 PM   #5
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Date of manufacture is 5/04. Could possibly be pre emission?

Found the engine tag. 2004 with EGR.
Some of the stuff started being added in 04.
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Old 05-08-2019, 05:30 PM   #6
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Kathy, if you look for the blue engine tag that says 2004, then look middle right for small print line of letter codes including EGR
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Old 05-08-2019, 05:38 PM   #7
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the one in the picture has the newer ECM.. which is the EGR capable ECM so likely that bus is EGR equipped
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Old 05-08-2019, 05:55 PM   #8
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Date of manufacture is 5/04. Could possibly be pre emission?

Found the engine tag. 2004 with EGR.
I've been warned to avoid these. Warned by the service manager for the local Navistar fleet center.
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Some of the stuff started being added in 04.
Yes egr was starting in 2004.
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Old 05-08-2019, 06:43 PM   #10
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Just curious (on account of my bus being named "Rusty" for reasons), I have the 2003 version of this bus. How much would a truck mechanic charge to take the pre-EGR DT466 out of my current bus and put it into the 2005? My engine had an in-frame rebuild at 120K and is currently at 150K and my mechanic said it's in great shape, so it might presumably be worth plopping into a bus that's in better shape body-wise.
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