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M380 (Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your M380 model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it.....list your M380 Parts here too.

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Default 04 M380 - Exciting oil change

Went to drain oil today and the plug would not budge, then it did, but the "male nut" fitting into the plastic oil pan (!!!) - which had been cross-threaded previously - decided it would walk out and not tighten back up.

Good thing I was in the bus barn and not in the back yard (or somewhere else like a Sp**dco or other bad word) as the rear cradle came out briefly to allow the pan to come off, engine crane was in use et.c. Hopefully we come up with a good solution to this tomorrow to avoid recurrence. Earlier, TJ noticed a slight oil pan gasket leak which I sort of looked at as a non-issue.

Silver lining moment - the hydraulic hoses at the Sauer Danfoss switch for the cooling fan are a LOT easier to get on and off with the bumper removed. $66 at the hose shop, about 10 minutes later, new hoses.
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Makes oil changes less exciting -

Femco Oil drain plug set 90° Standard 6910014-1 M18x1.5-SB-T9 (15 inch hose) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MS3SD3K..._ZDGWDb7AGASRR
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Makes oil changes less exciting -

Femco Oil drain plug set 90° Standard 6910014-1 M18x1.5-SB-T9 (15 inch hose) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MS3SD3K..._ZDGWDb7AGASRR
Nice Van, how far out of the pan does that stick out ? Looks like much less than other oil drain valves.
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Plastic pan?
Pan leaks are sometimes fixed with new Isolators p/n 3974808..8 were bad on my pan..
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Isolators are fine. I need the inner and outer nut that the drain plug goes into, or a new pan. Cummins have discontinued the fiberglass/plastic pan along with the hardware for the drain plug as separate available parts in favour of a steel pan that requires at the very least a different pickup. Hope it clears the rear crossmember. Anyone have any other ideas?
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I recently went thru the change over from a Composite Pan to Steel.
Cummins made the the change years ago as there is issues with the composite pan. The Steel Pan capacity is 2 Quarts less. It requires ALL new Fasteners, Gaskets, Braces, Suction Tube Etc. I happen to have Extra parts if needed. I have the Parts list from Cummins for the change. Problem is I’m not sure how to post list to the forum.
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Hi Shawn, will you email it to me? Chip@collectorsco.com - thanks
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Sent part numbers private email
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Thank you. I'll start another thread on this topic
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Is this an ISM? I had a leaking bolt when I bought it. Dealer 'tightened it up'! My Lx is an 03 so now I am concerned. Something to look at this winter.
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