Looking For Maxxforce 7 Diesel Engine Feedback

This topic contains 2 replies and was last updated by john-whelan-2 7 years 7 months ago
September 17th, 2013 12:27am
Hey Guys, this is my first post in the forum since the new mechanics hub was launched. I

'm really stoked how great it looks and love the layout .

I just wanted to get some feedback from anyone running MaxxForce 7 diesels in their equipment. We purchased 8 International buses with this engine and didn't realize how weak the engine exhaust brake is. The transmission was set to 3rd when the exhaust brake is activated and didn't make much of a difference. I'm wondering if any of you have similar results? As you probably know these are 6.4 liter one up from the notorious 6.0 Liter models running in the Ford trucks. Also the viscous fan sounds like a jet liner coming in for a landing. (should have ordered the fan clutch design) We have a 2008 MaxxForce 7 that ran for years without any problems which never had an exhaust brake because it was a hybrid but engine wise very few breakdowns. Your future comments are appreciated.
September 17th, 2013 10:33am
Thanks John :) By the way... We LOVE your blog posts under School Bus Mechanic...very informative and looking forward to more!
September 19th, 2013 6:59pm
Thanks for the comment ToolChick! There will be more coming :)

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