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Old 11-11-2014, 08:03 PM   #21
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We have two 1989 6BT5.9Ms, 3300 hrs. They have a turbo but no after coolers. Very simple and basic engine that anyone can figure out. We have owned for five seasons and put 700 hours on the engines. The only issue I have had is stop solenoids that leak and had to be replaced. The engines are spotless and don't leak after 25 years. I have no experience with other engines but I have had good luck with these.
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Old 11-11-2014, 08:23 PM   #22
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reality is that a Lehman is so simple just about any decent diesel mech will tackle a Lehman...especially with decent manual available.
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Old 11-12-2014, 10:48 AM   #23
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I agree with the camp that says both are rather equal in durable design for this application. Now the Ford camp has very good support, my only concern would be what happens if that one place decides it doesn't want to do this anymore, Cummins is world wide and very large infrastructure for support, just something to think of.
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Old 11-13-2014, 09:41 PM   #24
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Many thanks for everyones two cents......probably should have included thai I intend to be within US waters all the time.Mute question however the 135's went into contact the day after me posing the question!
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Was that "contract"?
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If so, happy cruising!
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Old 11-14-2014, 10:36 PM   #27
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Yup...was into contract.....unfortuately I was not part of it!
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