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Need some help concerning VT365 6.0L International
I'm having some problems with my work truck and hope you guys can help.
2004 International 4200 VT365 6.0L 6 Speed Manual 24' Box Truck.
Thursday evening, February 24, I was delivering a load of parts from Oklahoma City to Amarillo. The engine light came on, and it started progressively losing power. I hit the next exit, pushed in the clutch and it died. I let the clutch back out and it fired back up. I pulled into a station parking lot and it seemed to idle fine. I did not try to drive it any further. I shut it off and tried to restart. It would crank over, but would not start back up. I quickly rented a Uhaul and got my delivery to Amarillo made (I got lucky as it was after midnight).
Returned back to the truck around 8am. Put the key in and she fired right up. I let it idle for about 15 minutes, and it seemed to be fine. I was apprehensive about driving it (and I still had the Uhaul to deal with), so I shut it off. It wouldn't restart.
Called an emergency diesel service to get it towed, diagnosed and repaired, as I need the truck to work. He got it to their shop and tried cranking it several times with no luck. He sprayed starter fluid into the breather and it fired right up. He did this two separate times. Both times it fired right up, but would not fire without the starter fluid.
After getting the engine up to operating temp, he shut it down and ran his diagnostic software. After several cranking tests, he found the HPOP was only pumping 265 psi. From what he said, it needs to have at least 500 psi to start.
After an hour of futzing around, he comes out with an estimate a little over $3,200. HPOP, ICP, IPR and related supplies. I give him the go ahead, parts will be there on Tuesday, they can reassemble and I can pick the truck up Wednesday. I do have parts to haul, so I leased a truck to get me by for the week. Since I am working and didn't really have the time to go get it anyway, I let it slide until Thursday, March 3rd. I called him to see how it was going and he tells me the parts had just arrived and they were working on it.
He would call by the end of the day to give me an update.........no call.
He calls me Friday, March 4 and tells me good news and bad news. He said he installed the parts and it fired right up. Got it to operating temps and when he went to test drive it, it died. He said he did some looking and a hose under the driver side valve cover had developed a leak. He ordered and replaced it, and it was running fine.
I picked the truck up Monday, March 7 and drove my parts route all week. It ran great until Friday on my way back from Tulsa. Not long after I got on the toll road, the engine light comes on and it starts doing the same thing over again (thinking back to Friday, I seem to remember it was taking a little longer cranking over before it would start. Not a huge amount, but definitely longer every time I went to start it). All week, I was thinking I should also replace the hose under the passenger side valve cover just to be safe. I called the International parts house in Oklahoma City and had my brother pick up the hose and bring it to me. Turned out to be the wrong hose, but I did get the correct one on Saturday. Still wouldn't start.
I had it towed to a shop here in OKC, and they will be looking at it tomorrow morning. With the almost $4,000, plus leasing a truck while this one was down, I really don't have a lot of $$$$ to drop into this at the moment.
So, what do you guys think could be the problem?
BTW, it doesn't throw any codes?????
Last edited by nitronick; 03-14-2011 at 07:37 AM.