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RidgeLine
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Posted - 07/12/2014 :  03:50:04 AM  Show Profile  Visit RidgeLine's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I have searched on here and can't find what I am looking for. I just moved jobs from one school system to another. We now have a bunch of 06 CE 300 internationals with vt 365's
The problem we are having is a hard start no start when hot. We have no diagnostic equipment and in the past they sent these out for repairs. What I have on the net is that this is a common problem with the 6 liter power stroke and replacing the stand pipes and dummy plugs. For all those with the experience does that sound about right? I found a kit from the dealer for $140. International wants $770 for each rail, no kit.

I'm not new to this forum either. I had to create a new account because I forgot my password. I use to be Farmridge.
Thanks in advance

mastertech
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Posted - 07/12/2014 :  8:33:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit mastertech's Homepage  Reply with Quote
First off do an air leak test to find the actual cause of the leak. That condition is usually caused by a blown oring on the STC fitting . Are you sure your dealing with vt365, CE200 busses would have a vt in them CE300 would have a inline engine.
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RidgeLine
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Posted - 07/14/2014 :  04:39:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit RidgeLine's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes it is a CE 200, been working with 300's for long time. I believe we found the leak after checking out some Ford forums and YouTube. It appears to be the stand tubes.
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RidgeLine
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Posted - 07/15/2014 :  09:30:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit RidgeLine's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I did the stand tubes and that didn't fix it, on to the STC fitting.
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BJ Henderson
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USA
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Posted - 07/16/2014 :  1:46:24 PM  Show Profile  Send BJ Henderson an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Check for codes from the IP cluster.

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RidgeLine
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Posted - 07/17/2014 :  09:12:41 AM  Show Profile  Visit RidgeLine's Homepage  Reply with Quote
BJ, I guess you missed the part that I don't have any diagnostic equipment. I have used the cruise switches and nada.
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BJ Henderson
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USA
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Posted - 07/17/2014 :  10:32:45 AM  Show Profile  Send BJ Henderson an AOL message  Reply with Quote
An air test might help you locate the problem with the valve cover off. Can you pull the file from
ISIS on it? Or was it done somewhere besides the dealer?

Other than that, check primary fuel pressure, and the water trap filter, also look for metal in the bottom of the filter housing.


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RidgeLine
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Posted - 07/18/2014 :  09:35:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit RidgeLine's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I will do the air test as soon as we get a vendor account to purchase the IPR block off. As of right now this shop doesn't have ISIS, I'm working on that.
This is a two person shop with 58 buses and I have only been here 18 days now, it's like stepping back into the stone age.
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BJ Henderson
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USA
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Posted - 07/18/2014 :  10:37:18 AM  Show Profile  Send BJ Henderson an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Bless your heart. Well, as I always say, if this work was easy, anybody could do it!

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mastertech
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Posted - 07/18/2014 :  8:42:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit mastertech's Homepage  Reply with Quote
To do an air pressure test All you need is a pigtail to run 12 volts and ground to the ipr . Then install a fitting in the Injection pressure sensor and give it full shop air. If you have a leak you will hear the hissing right away.
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genescammell
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USA
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Posted - 07/22/2014 :  1:07:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I had 2 ce200 units both with vt365 engine and I went round and round with the engine the last thing I did was take the idm from my last running bus and install it on the 2 nonrunning buses and we test drove the unit when they were hot and you shut them down they would not restart or they would quit after an hour or so the idm on both units had failed I have had no problems since I changed them switch idm see what happens
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dsalinas1939
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Posted - 07/23/2014 :  12:55:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit dsalinas1939's Homepage  Reply with Quote
i believe there is a TSI on the idm there is an update i had a problem with one of my vt365 but it also set check engine light long story short when i called international they said there was an update module i put itin and its been fine ever since
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RidgeLine
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Posted - 07/25/2014 :  1:12:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit RidgeLine's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Update: I received the test adapter and hose today and hooked it up. I left it pressurized on a cold engine for over an hour, no air leaks heard, then I thought. If the problem is happening after the engine gets hot I would need to test it on a hot motor. So I put the ICP regulator back in and ran the bus until the engine fan came on. I shut the bus of and wouldn't know it didn't start. I then put the test adapter back on and pressurized the system and after about 2 minutes air could be heard leaking from the oil filler tube on the left valve cover. I am going to go ahead a rebuild both oil rails and the injector o rings since I have it all and am going to be in there anyway.
Also I got ISIS now in the shop and I check the calibration card and the ECU is update. I will let you all know when it is fixed. Thanks for all the help.
We do have a second bus that cranks and won't start, VT 365, 2006. DTC code 124 icp out of range low and 626, unexpected reset fault. I was able to borrow the lap top from my old school system to pull the codes. Now the work begins.
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BJ Henderson
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USA
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Posted - 07/29/2014 :  03:19:57 AM  Show Profile  Send BJ Henderson an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Ridgeline, these engines and buses have pattern failures just like any fleet. I do know you need some more manpower though. Keep us posted.

Hey, RidgeLine is kind of a catchy name!

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RidgeLine
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Posted - 07/29/2014 :  09:35:03 AM  Show Profile  Visit RidgeLine's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks BJ, RidgeLine is my Pickup, Honda Ridgeline.

Yesterday I rebuild the rails with a kit from Accuart diesel and pressure tested the system and found air leaks around 6 of the ball sockets. I removed the rails and torqued them 10 lbs tigheter and still had air leaks. I went ahead and put the engine back together, primed it, started it and drove it. It runs like a champ. I will not restart after it is hot. I had a laptop on it and it won't build will cranking. I suspect it is still leaking from the ball sockets but have not retested it. I have not done the STC fitting yet.
We are wondering if we should by remanufacture rails and go from there or just put new motors in. We have 4 buses doing the same thing.
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