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Old 06-17-2024, 03:55 PM   #1
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Oil change 93í Blue Bird TC 2000 5.9

I need to do an oil change on a 1993 blue bird tc 2000, is there anyone that can get me info on oil type and brand along with a filter? Also, Iím looking the coolant type and brand. Video links would be awesome as well!

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Old 06-17-2024, 04:25 PM   #2
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Start at https://quickserve.cummins.com/. But they don't have any cartoons there.
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Old 06-17-2024, 04:31 PM   #3
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i use rotella t4 15w-40. I like synthetics, but they might clean too much sludge and cause a leak i dont have.


Coolant should be safe with Final Charge Global by old world industries.
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Old 06-17-2024, 08:16 PM   #4
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I don’t like synthetic oil in older mechanical engines, but thanks anyway.
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Old 06-17-2024, 08:57 PM   #5
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I donít like synthetic oil in older mechanical engines, but thanks anyway.

Sounds like you know what you want. T4 is dino oil btw.
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Old 06-18-2024, 03:45 PM   #6
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I donít like synthetic oil in older mechanical engines, but thanks anyway.
Rotella T4 15w-40 is what I use and it's non synthetic. I usually get my Cummins filters from a place in Oklahoma City called Fleet Pride. Not sure if they're nationwide or not. I believe the name of the filters is Fleet Guard. My CAT filters I use CAT brand and get them off of Amazon.
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Old 06-20-2024, 03:09 AM   #7
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TC 2000 filters are pretty thin right now so you can look for info on Amazon. Manufacturers will be releasing co-branded Blue Bird products. It's been a while since production so it will probably be hard and there is also a T4 replacement fuel.
You actually get the filter the engine model not the bus model right? I mean, a TC2000 could one of the Cummins engines, Mercedes or CAT to the best of my knowledge. If it's a CAT engine, I'd get the CAT branded filter. Not sure how picky Mercedes is, but the Cummins seem do fine with the good aftermarket brands like Fleet Guard or Baldwin.
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for my 93 tc2000 -
fuel filter - 3358
fuel filter rail - 3630
oil filter - 1607
trans filter - 1268
air filter - 6500

oil - 17qts
trans - 20qts
coolant - 24.6 qts

i use mobil delvac and green prestone
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for my 93 tc2000 -
fuel filter - 3358
fuel filter rail - 3630
oil filter - 1607
trans filter - 1268
air filter - 6500

oil - 17qts
trans - 20qts
coolant - 24.6 qts

i use mobil delvac and green prestone
Mobil Delvac is fine oil too. The only other I'd consider past the Rotella T4. But the green antifreeze, you need to flush that all out and put in something more suitable. Final Charge is usually recommended. There's some other Red stuff too I'd imagine is compatible with Final Charge. Not sure what it is, we get it in a 55 gallon drum.
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im pretty sure the green was the factory spec when my bus was built.
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