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Old 09-13-2016, 01:02 AM   #51
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I love the 5.9 even though I'll end up with the bigger Cummins because I want a pusher. But I'll still get a 5.9 if the deal is right.

I work on a boat and our generators are 5.9 6BT engines. We put 60-70 thousand hours on them before they do a top end on them. And we run them usually 72 hours straight before swapping to the other one.

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I love the 5.9 even though I'll end up with the bigger Cummins because I want a pusher. But I'll still get a 5.9 if the deal is right.

I work on a boat and our generators are 5.9 6BT engines. We put 60-70 thousand hours on them before they do a top end on them. And we run them usually 72 hours straight before swapping to the other one.

plenty of RE buses are setup with 5.9's.
70 thousand hours?
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Hi, from what I have found out by checking out the more recent Ford vans the 6.0l diesel is to be avoided. I'm assuming this is the same motor you are refering to. Regards.
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Hi, from what I have found out by checking out the more recent Ford vans the 6.0l diesel is to be avoided. I'm assuming this is the same motor you are refering to. Regards.
the 5.9 Cummins is a different enging altogether and is good.

the 6.0 diesel was used in a lot of the ford cutaway style shortie school busses.. and its also known as the VT-365 when used in an International chassis... thats the one no one likes.

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