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Old 10-11-2016, 06:16 PM   #41
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..my detroit looks much better with an overhaul...
By keeping the same engine you avoid all the changes accommodating and fitting a different one, from mounts to instrumentation and everything in between.
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Old 10-14-2016, 06:52 PM   #42
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Overhaul my detroit is a good business if I do for myself.. I become lazy with the years... a re manufactured one cost me 17K plus all the time and hassle to remove old one, send it for core replacement and reinstall new one..
I'm going for a Cummins Recon 6CTA for 25K without tranny... I prefer install new one, difference on technology and quality is good for the equation investment/prestation.
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I would be running the 6-71 for at least a while. The payback on all the "Fuel Savings" would be years away and probably not under your ownership if you consider the repower cost. 6-71's are loud, dirty and not so fuel miserly. If its run at 1400 RPMS it is not so noisey, not so loud and very fuel efffcient. Detroit engine longevity is legendary.
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I would be running the 6-71 for at least a while. The payback on all the "Fuel Savings" would be years away and probably not under your ownership if you consider the repower cost. 6-71's are loud, dirty and not so fuel miserly. If its run at 1400 RPMS it is not so noisey, not so loud and very fuel efffcient. Detroit engine longevity is legendary.
and you an buy parts all over the world
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