Originally Posted by John22
I have 1997 International 3800 bus that I bought recently. When starting it, the temperature gauge went straight to hot. So clearly the temp Guage is bad. It had some blow by. I drove it about two and a half hours before it blew a head gasket. My question is, is it worth fixing this motor.
Are they reliable? It has 121k miles on it.
Yes its worth fixing it.
My DT466 needs about ten grand thrown at it, and its STILL worth it.
One of the most reliable out there. But anything can and will fail eventually with any engine.
Coolant condition needs to be monitored, and they can last a good 300k-500k.