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Forum: Conversion General Discussions 01-11-2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By skoontz
LED headlights

This is what I installed in my 2005 International bus:
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Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 12-04-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 59,815
Posted By skoontz
What year were the busses? I didn't have any luck...

What year were the busses? I didn't have any luck getting IC to provide the approval, but it's an 05
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 11-21-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By skoontz
When I spoke with him, I don't remember him...

When I spoke with him, I don't remember him asking about a roof raise. He did ask about wood stoves and roof deck s. I also had to send photos of the bus. Best bet is to reach out and ask
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 11-20-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By skoontz
I'm in Huntsville, up north. Congrats and good...

I'm in Huntsville, up north. Congrats and good luck with the new bus
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 11-20-2021, 02:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By skoontz
DRL module

Not sure if this helps, but here is a picture of the module in my bus. It was mounted on the back of my steering column. I unplugged it, and my headlights worked fine.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 11-17-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By skoontz
I had the same problem when I upgraded the...

I had the same problem when I upgraded the headlights on my 2005 IC RE-300. The headlights are also used as Daytime Running Lights (DRL). I think the DRL signal was incompatible with LED headlights,...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 10-03-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,300
Posted By skoontz
I purchased a 2005 dt466e bus with the MD3060...

I purchased a 2005 dt466e bus with the MD3060 that I purchased in VA. Mine does 55 at 2100 rpm. It is electronically limited to 55, so as others have mentioned, I could have the governor setting...
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 09-21-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By skoontz
Smile Pre-conversion insurance options in 22 states

I know insurance is a big deal with bus conversions, and wanted to share some info that may help others. I was able to obtain RV insurance for my unfinished conversion. It came to about $360 for the...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 08-03-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By skoontz
Engine hump

I have the same hump in my bus with a dt466. The head of the engine is slightly in that hump. The dt444 may not have that problem.
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 06-01-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By skoontz
Ha! Legally too slow

I just got my MD registration card, and noticed something I found humorous. Apparently in MD ''A person may not drive a vehicle on a highway if the maximum speed capability of the vehicle does not...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 05-15-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By skoontz
Im not an expert in this, but 200 does not sound...

Im not an expert in this, but 200 does not sound abnormal. I looked online, and it appears that the mbe900 operating temp is 180 to 220. I know my international dt466 runs 190 to 210. Are there any...
Forum: International | Navistar Drivetrain 05-09-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,304
Posted By skoontz
Those are good points. I should add that, prior...

Those are good points. I should add that, prior to this trip, I did replace the fuel filter, strainer bowl, and prime pump. I replaced the strainer bowl because I screwed up, and mistakenly...
Forum: International | Navistar Drivetrain 05-09-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,304
Posted By skoontz
Help with 2005 DT466e fuel system troubleshooting

Hello all,
I am looking for a how to on how to troubleshoot my bus's fuel system. The short story is my bus died, and the mobile mechanic tells me that I need a new fuel pump. Thing is, I just...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 04-29-2021, 11:10 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 85,113
Posted By skoontz
I'd also like the Allison guru's contact info as...

I'd also like the Allison guru's contact info as well. Could someone who has it PM me?
Thanks!
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 04-08-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,160
Posted By skoontz
It was Loudoun County bus 109.

It was Loudoun County bus 109.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 04-07-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,245
Posted By skoontz
Rolling paint

I painted my bus using Rustoleum enamel paint and hardener. I have more details in post 6 of my build thread:

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Forum: Conversion General Discussions 04-07-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By skoontz
Rustoleum and hardener

I am one of those who used the hardener with my Rustoleum paint job. The paint could resist at least my fingernail after 2 days, although it may have still be setting up afterwards. This is what I...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 04-05-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 925
Posted By skoontz
Good points all. In this case, I am within the...

Good points all. In this case, I am within the mechanical limits of the bus, and of the vehicle I plan to tow. The International does have the frame go all the way to the back. My problem is all of...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 04-04-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 925
Posted By skoontz
Anybody put a hitch on a rear engine international?

I've been looking to put a hitch on my 2005 international RE300 rear engine bus. Could anybody share pictures or advise on how they put a hitch on a similar bus?
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 02-15-2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By skoontz
On mine, one orange light indicates that an...

On mine, one orange light indicates that an engine bay door is open. I'm not sure, but I imagine the other orange light is that the yellow flashing lights are active and the red light is for the red...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 01-31-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By skoontz
Sorry to drift the thread further, -Capt, could...

Sorry to drift the thread further, -Capt, could you post pics of the bunk bed that converts to a couch for seating? I'd like to build something similar in my build, and haven't seen too many like...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 01-26-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 85,113
Posted By skoontz
Help finding the golden ticket CIN

I attempted to obtain an authorization letter to unlock 6th gear from International, and was told that my 2005 bus is too old. Apparently International only has records back to 2007. I called up...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 01-04-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,091
Posted By skoontz
It's an ex Loudon County Public Schools bus. ...

It's an ex Loudon County Public Schools bus. 6.17 gears sounds right. At one point I did the math, and it looks like unlocking 6th would allow for 63mph at the same rpm. When I went to the salvage...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 01-04-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,091
Posted By skoontz
I haven't really had mine on large long hills...

I haven't really had mine on large long hills yet. The engine is currently rated at 210 hp, which I hope to be able to bump up a little. I do have an 8% grade near my house. From a dead stop at...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 01-04-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,091
Posted By skoontz
Short RE busses

IC made some short RE busses. I have a 2005 RE300 that is 33' bumper to bumper, high roof, DT 466, MD 3060. I bought it at M&M Service and Salvage Yard in Ruckersville, VA, and they may have some...
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