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Old 05-22-2016, 05:56 PM   #11
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Yes, and far less weight than the heavy duty so easier on fuel!
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Old 06-02-2016, 11:22 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Brad_SwiftFur View Post
Well, that explains a lot. I learned to drive in an old Pete with a so-called 318 Detroit (the 8V92, I think it was) and they liked to rev, too. And as someone who recently picked up an '87 IH with a 9 liter in it, these engines don't work well in heavy applications (and was IH's competitor to the 8.2, the Cat 3208, etc). In the day, it was the "poor man's diesel", for those who did not want to spend the extra on something like a DT466, I suspect the 8.2 was much the same.
You are thinking of the 8v71TA commonly referred to as the "318" Detroit as 318hp was a common configuration in OTR trucks.

That line of motors, ranging from the 2-71 to the 16v92 are two stroke motors as opposed to the 8.2 DD which is a four stroke. Very different motors.
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