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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-11-2007, 03:25 AM Thread Starter
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Sleeves or not

I have a 1995 IH bus with a T444, which I was told was a 7.3 Power Stroke and was wondering if it had sleeves or not.
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nope T444/powerstokes are throw away blocks, no sleeves
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you can bore it out and get oversized pistons.
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The 6.9L/7.3L IDI and the T444E/7.3L PSD engines are ALL non-sleeved.

This is no problem for the T444E as I have never seen one "worn out" and I have been working on them since they first were introduced in 1994, that's a LOT of T444E engines I have laid my hands on too.

All of the above engines CAN, and are repaired by overboring and inserting a "dry-fit" sleeve if required. This is particularly common with the IDI engines on the RH side.

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