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Old 08-12-2015, 01:53 PM   #1
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We bought it in Kentucky and immediately drove it the 14+ hour journey to New York. No problems. Wish us luck with the dangerous 8.2L Detroit.
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Old 08-12-2015, 01:56 PM   #2
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Welcome, why is the 8.2 dangerous?

illegal capacity?



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Old 08-12-2015, 02:02 PM   #3
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Old 08-12-2015, 02:32 PM   #4
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Old 08-12-2015, 03:52 PM   #5
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Welcome, why is the 8.2 dangerous?

illegal capacity?



Haha! No no. I've just read and spoken to a lot of diesel heads that describe the Detroit Diesels as a ticking time bomb. Most notable to me is the four bolts in each head instead of 6 or 8 or 10.
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Old 08-12-2015, 04:59 PM   #6
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Nice! I bought mine in Elkton Ky and drove 800+ miles home.
Ky buses are pretty good!
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Old 08-12-2015, 06:43 PM   #7
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also known as the throw-away engine, pain in the ass to rebuild
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Old 08-12-2015, 06:49 PM   #8
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How's the top cruising speed? What plans do you have for it? weekend camper or digging deep for full-time living?
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Old 08-12-2015, 09:28 PM   #9
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How's the top cruising speed? What plans do you have for it? weekend camper or digging deep for full-time living?
Haha, top cruising speed is set at around 60mph by some kind of governor. I haven't done much digging but I'm rather sure its a rev-limiter. West Virginia had some hill climbs that I was down to 30mph in the slow lane.

Myself and 5 friends went in on the purchase together and have plans to convert it into one third couches, bookshelf, and bar. One third sleeping quarters, and one third mobile shop for bikes and cars.

This at least for the near future is just a weekend project that we can have fun with, drink some beers and make some exciting journeys in the pursuit of "free stuff" on craigslist.
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Mine is similar. 5-speed manual, though (I'm assuming you have an automatic w/o OD). Sounds like your set-up will suite you fine. I'm in the same boat. It would be nice to go faster, but long road trips aren't in my immediate plans.

Best of luck on the clubhouse/workshop! Sounds like fun.
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