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Old 10-12-2020, 12:30 PM   #1
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Location: Pinckney, MI
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Year: 2010
Coachwork: International
Chassis: CE
Engine: MaxxForce DT
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Just bought my first bus

I just bought an International CE 77 passenger bus from the local auction house. My plan is to convert it to a RV and use it to tow a car trailer to the track. It has the MaxxForce DT engine.

Of course, when I got it home I found several issues, including a missing TCM. I'm starting to work through those issues, and happy to find this site. I'm in the metro Detroit area.


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Old 10-12-2020, 02:19 PM   #2
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Sorry to say, your other problem is the MaxxForce DT engine. These things are widely regarded as junk, many requiring rebuilds within 6-8 years of new delivery, and they are being dumped left and right. Emissions control issues are common on 04-07-up diesels as well, particularly DPF/DEF systems. MaxxForce in general are a problem, but especially the DT, all of which is commonly discussed here. However, these are painted black, the DT466E, sometimes confused with the MaxxForce DT, is painted blue. Hopefully yours is a DT466E , or will buck the trend...
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Old 10-12-2020, 06:10 PM   #3
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Location: Mesa, AZ
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Yeah, even one of the major bus dealers out here told me to stay away from the Maxxforce DT when I was looking. I was tempted at the price of $9500 for a 2012 unit that still gleamed of newness. I don't think that bus even had any evidence of throwup in it yet! I appreciated their honesty. So that was a wakeup call for me to do more research and ended up with the power train I wanted despite my bus not having the underbelly storage or cruise control.
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Old 10-12-2020, 07:15 PM   #4
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Is "Rated Cap" in your profile details supposed to be weight or number of passengers?
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