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Old 11-29-2014, 10:51 AM   #15
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Have a 466 and just started blowing smoke from tube going down by motor. Gauges show all good. Oil pressure 60. Do you know what it could be

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I would say you have worn valve guides. ...I never saw that IH engine in a Magna, any year...interesting. That motor was considered a vocational engine, used mostly in vehicles serving specific jobs, most of them local and short haul duty......100,000 is considered fairly high miles if used in over the road continuous operation at max power range . The 6.3 - 7.3 V8 used in Ford P /u trucks was considered worn out at 100,000 if rode hard,and not properly cared for. Good friend of mine as I recall was on the design team for that series, I remember lots of discussions about the design/ cost / profit battle and the rewards He got for developing it.Big sale / profit to Ford for many years and many revisions....I owned several, not so reliable for me, but we drove them very hard, .
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Old 11-29-2014, 11:04 AM   #16
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One could call Gillig to learn about the chassis and drive train parts. They have been helpful to some RV owners.

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I would say you have worn valve guides. ...I never saw that IH engine in a Magna, any year...interesting. That motor was considered a vocational engine, used mostly in vehicles serving specific jobs, most of them local and short haul duty......100,000 is considered fairly high miles if used in over the road continuous operation at max power range . The 6.3 - 7.3 V8 used in Ford P /u trucks was considered worn out at 100,000 if rode hard,and not properly cared for. Good friend of mine as I recall was on the design team for that series, I remember lots of discussions about the design/ cost / profit battle and the rewards He got for developing it.Big sale / profit to Ford for many years and many revisions....I owned several, not so reliable for me, but we drove them very hard, .
I have a 7.3 in my 02 pickup almost 100k that I ordered new in 01 never needed one repair. It has a ton of high preformance stuff on it that voided the warranty from day one. This truck is beat on regularly and turning 35 inch tires.
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I have a 7.3 in my 02 pickup almost 100k that I ordered new in 01 never needed one repair. It has a ton of high preformance stuff on it that voided the warranty from day one. This truck is beat on regularly and turning 35 inch tires.
We all have our experiences that can color the outcome on anything. For me , I pit the turbo package on my F350, I liked the big improvement in power, especially at high altitudes. I pulled a 30ft enclosed car trailer that grossed out a little over 10,000. .......yet , one trip over the Rockies, I costed down hill into Grand Junction with destroyed heads, so . That's how I saw the problem.
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I had a very good experience with a Gillig Chassis under my 40 foot Rockwood Classic Motorhome. It had a 3208 300HP V8 and a 4 speed Allison 643 Transmission. Drove it from 1988 to 2010 no problems. Sanford
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