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Old 10-19-2019, 05:53 PM   #4
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I've run and rebuilt 2 cycle DDs all my life, but stayed away from that engine. I know people that bought them based on the reliability of the 2 cycles. But they're not reliable or long lasting. Because the engine was no where near the popularity of previous DD engines, there aren't other companies making aftermarket parts. So parts have to come from Detroit if they are even available. This engine is probably why Detroit Diesel is now owned by Daimler.
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