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Old 12-11-2017, 09:26 AM   #341
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Ok, what are the plans for the interior?

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Old 12-11-2017, 09:27 AM   #342
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5'11 with shoes on.
you mean 5'11 with Birks on!
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wow! you made short work of those seats!! im with john interested to know what you are going to do in the interior.

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Old 12-11-2017, 09:29 AM   #344
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Ok, what are the plans for the interior?

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A dinette, a crapper, and a murphy bed. A few seats of some sort.
I only ever formulate loose plans when it comes to interior.
But getting the gross seats and flooring out are imperative no matter what we do with it.
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Old 12-11-2017, 09:30 AM   #345
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wow! you made short work of those seats!! im with john interested to know what you are going to do in the interior.

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Yeah, the more I work on buses the faster the work goes.
This was a first for me- Removed ALL the seats without ever even touching my angle grinder. They all came out with an impact and end wrench.
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Make mine a Lazy-Boy CB!
Any running water onboard?
Woodstove?

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Make mine a Lazy-Boy CB!
Any running water onboard?
Woodstove?

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Nah, no woodstove. Not in a FL shorty!

This will be a grocery getter, freeway flier, and with weekend camping capability.
Somewhere to sleep and poop while traveling.
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Old 12-12-2017, 04:36 AM   #348
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Drained the pan and changed the spin on filter today.
About two gallons came out.


The color was still red, but turning nasty. GLAD I'm proactive with maintenance!
Gonna drive it around a bit and do a more thorough change and drop the pan this weekend.

The lil chunks of grit aren't from the transmission, I just grabbed this dusty paint cup to get a sample to take a pic.

And- NO MAGNET on the spin on filter!
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Old 12-12-2017, 04:38 AM   #349
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Biggest issues with this bus are the crappy, broken dashboard, the broken drivers seat, and rattly WC lift that's not even properly bolted down.

I gotta say, I'm not impressed with how Cleveland TX ISD treats their buses or the folks who buy them.

Next weekend I'll change the fluid in the rear diff.
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Old 12-12-2017, 04:54 AM   #350
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you mean 5'11 with Birks on!
Those are shoes, sorta.
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Old 12-12-2017, 07:21 AM   #351
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Got my second two gallons of tes 295 from Oreilly this am. Two gallons of Transynd are on their way, too.
Gona order a pan gasket, internal filter, and another spin on with magnet today.

Will be heading to the tag office in a bit to get it titled and registered.
After that I'm off to remove the decals and reflective tape from the driver side of the bus.
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Old 12-12-2017, 08:37 AM   #352
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that fluid looks pretty yucky.. good thing you are changing it. the worst usually comes out of the bottom of the pan and out of the spin-on filter. as long as it doesnt smell burnt then you still likely have lots of trans life left.
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that fluid looks pretty yucky.. good thing you are changing it. the worst usually comes out of the bottom of the pan and out of the spin-on filter. as long as it doesnt smell burnt then you still likely have lots of trans life left.
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Didn't smell burnt.
I'll pour and dump a couple times till its brand new fluid throughout. Its worth the few hundred bucks in fluids and filters to do this right, imo.
The oil that came out was ugly too.
Its purring nicely with Rotella and some HotShot's diesel oil additive stuff.


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Chris- if I wanted to buy the stuff to be able to access the computer like you have, what do I need to buy?
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Old 12-12-2017, 10:05 AM   #354
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Didn't smell burnt.
I'll pour and dump a couple times till its brand new fluid throughout. Its worth the few hundred bucks in fluids and filters to do this right, imo.
The oil that came out was ugly too.
Its purring nicely with Rotella and some HotShot's diesel oil additive stuff.


GOT MY TAG AND TITLE!!!!!

I'm legal now!

Chris- if I wanted to buy the stuff to be able to access the computer like you have, what do I need to buy?
Navistar gives away the Service-Maxx J1708 software. you can downlooad it here.

https://www.navistarservicesoftware....p/servicemaxx/


im using a Nexiq USB-Link 2. interface tool.. there are supposedly cheaper knockoffs that will work just as good.. im thinking someone here has tried one and it worked..

the software runs on any windows machine. ive run it on XP, 7, and 10. without issues.

you should get one that has both the 6 pin and 9 pin round connectors.. (the real nexiq comes that way).. my bus has the 6 pin, I plugged into a newer 466E that has the 6 pin, Kubla's 444E (same as mine) has the 9 pin, haz. matt's 444E (older than mine) has the 9 pin.. so its a hodge podge of what navistar put on.. the 9 pin is supposedly the newer connector...

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Will this work?
Diagnostic Superstore - Nexiq 6- And 9-Pin Deutsch "Y" Adapter (1 Meter)
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Old 12-12-2017, 11:19 AM   #356
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Not on its own. You still need the NexiQ unit at around $700. The Chinese copies are about $200 on eBay
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well darn it, that sure is a bit pricey. I'll see what I can find.

Ordered another spin on filter for the allison, with the magnet as mine was missing.
And also a spare oil filter. The thing is MASSIVE. Looks like it holds at least a half a gallon!
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Old 12-12-2017, 01:33 PM   #358
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my DT-360 has 2 oil filters.. the spin on filter for my allison is small.
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my DT-360 has 2 oil filters.. the spin on filter for my allison is small.
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I've seen the 466's several ways, iirc. One slim long filter, two slim long filters, and this one with one huge jug-like filter. Bigger is better!
The filter Napa gave me was for an older 466 like RYO, so I just used the part number off the one on the bus and ordered it.
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Just ordered a genuine Allison pan filter and gasket, an extra spin on filter, the Merchant Automotive filter lock, and more Transynd. If this tranny ever dies it won't be due to lack of maintenance by ME!

Trying to bide my time with fluids, maintenance, and body prep until someone who is good at electricity can give me a hand!
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