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Old 11-27-2007, 07:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A lazy T444E

Hey Guys - Hoping some of you can give me some insight to power problems I am having with an Int. 4700 with a T444e and an Allison auto tranny. Here goes:

Pulling a 42 foot goosneck horse trailer, I am seeing a severe loss in power on grades. For comparison, pulling the same trailer with the same load on the same grade, my 1 ton dually (brand omitted for my safety,lol) pulls the grade at 60 mph with very little rise in temps. My International drops to a screaming 21 mph, foot on the floor, with Exh gas rising to 1100 or so. The local Int. dealer took 102 of my dollars and then told me in was low turbo boost pressure due to engine wear. The truck is a 95 model but only 120k miles, I would hope the 7.3 is good for more than that. According to the dealers computer, boost pressure was .9 psi at idle out of gear, with a max pressure of 13.8 climbing a slight grade at 65mph foot on floor. I want to know if these pressures are indeed low and if so what are my options for correction. Any feedback you can give me will be appreciated. I like the truck and want to keep it but, when people waive at me on the interstate, I prefer they use all five fingers.
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Re: A lazy T444E

Check and see if you have any boost leaks, either from your up-pipes and after the turbo (and intercooler if applicable). Also, it could be a bad map sensor. Oh, and Welcome to TDS!!

P.S. this will probably get moved to another forum.
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Re: A lazy T444E

my 2 cents
gearing?
has it alyways done this? if so gearing if not turbo
any other changes in it?
a 4700 with a 42"gn should be no problem at all is the tranny shifting right?
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Guys,
I have only had the truck since July but has been this way since I got it (it came with the trailer,long story)
Tranny seems fine and gearing I believe is ok - 60 mph at 2200 rpm, maxs out at 72 mph and 2700. From what I have read elsewere, I agree with boost leaks as a possible, I am in the process of checking the system for such leaks, but I would like to know what the actual boost pressure is suppose to be, the dealer is saying its down some 40 percent.

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Stock on our trucks, not sure about the T444E specs, boost pressure is right around 15.5 psi. Of course, wear has an effect on this, but I would suspect boost leaks.
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John -
I have been researching this for several hours today and around 15 at WOT is what I have found. My truck showed 13.8 max, I can see where 1 to 2 psi could be leaks and normal wear but, the dealer was trying to tell me 22 or so was normal. I'm just trying to decide if the truck is worth keeping. I like having the extra GVW for this trailer but, the lack of power is driving me nuts!

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Re: A lazy T444E

Another thing to check for while you're in there is exhaust leaks around the turbo feed pipes and turbo housing. I've seen school bus type applications where this caused a noticable drop in power.
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Re: A lazy T444E

i think its leaks too but... idk much about the turbos
anything do the tank leak test
spray bottle soapy water on it and watch it bubble
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Re: A lazy T444E

You are in the wrong forum for that engine, it is a powerstroke. Repost your question here: Power Strokes 1994 - 1997
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Re: A lazy T444E

I beg your pardon but, it is not a PSD. If you read above it is a 7.3 in an International 4700 truck. They put PSD's only in Ford vehicles as far as I know.

Given that this forum title reads:
"Technical discussion of topics related to <u>vehicles</u> powered by the 7.3 Liter In-Direct Injection Navistar engines"
This seemed to be the most likely place to ask my question.

If this thread is in the wrong forum, I am sure one the mods will be more than willing to move it.
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Re: A lazy T444E

From what I understand, Sign_man is correct, a T444E is basically an un-branded Power Stroke. The "T" is for turbo, "444" is for cubic inch, and "E" is for electronic, or at least that is what I always understood.
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Re: A lazy T444E

You have been misinformed. In T444E the "E" is for electronic. IDI's ceased production in 1994 being replaced by the powerstroke aka T444E in both Ford and International trucks. Yours is a 1995, well into powerstroke production. There are some minor differences based on the application such as the starter, oil pan, and fuel filter mount, but it is a wholly different animal than the 7.3 Indirect injection engine.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Navistar T444E
Manufacturer Navistar
Also called: Power Stroke
Production: 19942003
Successor: Navistar VT365

The T444E is a Diesel V8 engine manufactured by Navistar International Corporation. It was used by Ford Motor Company, branded the Ford Power Stroke engine, from 1994 through 2003, replacing an earlier 7.3 L indirect-injection V8 from Navistar. It was replaced in 2003.5 (After December 31st 2002) by the 6.0 L T365.

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Turbo boost levels for a T444E are much higher than the IDI's referenced here.

With so few miles, the only thing I can think of is a dusted engine. If the air filter isn't seated properly and doesn't seal, dust and debris erodes the blades in the turbo pretty quickly. Usually the rings are gone by the time performance suffers. It's easy enough to check for, just remove the air filter and see if the intake tract is dusty looking.

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Re: A lazy T444E

Back to the OP's question. Check your fuel filter and possibly replace, also, (going on PSD knowledge here,) check to see if you Fuel Pressure Regulator Screen is clean and not clogged. lack of Fuel will cause a lack of boost! Good luck!
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John - The fuel filter has less than a 1000 miles on it and I put a new screen in it yesterday. I did find one exhaust leak at the turbo but it will be this weekend before I can put enough load on the engine to see if it makes a difference. Thanks for your help.

Now for Sign_man : All PSD engines start life on the Navistar assembly line set up just for Ford in Schamburg, Ill. All International Truck engines are manufactured on a completely seperate line under a different set of specs, this is a contractual requirement with Ford. International truck engines have never have been and I doubt ever will be labeled a PSD.
My engine is no more an unbranded Power Stroke, than an Isuzu is an unbranded Duramax or a Cummins is an........well they still call them Cummins.
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Hmmm...Does the motor run smooth on the flats? Could possibly be injector issues? Under Valve Cover Harnesses for example, but, If the truck starts fine and runs smooth, then that probably isn't it. Also, check your fuel pressure, If there are no boost leaks, then the fuel pump might be getting weak on you. If your truck is the same as mine, then you have a schrader valve fitting on the side of the FPR where you can check pressure. You might try and rig up a temporary remote mount gauge with some hydraulic hose and fittings. IIRC, fuel pressure at WOT should be around 65-75psi. Good luck and let us know how it goes! We'll get it figured out! TDS hasn't let me down yet!
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