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Old 05-15-2017, 06:38 PM   #2311
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High roof, mechanical 8.3, and an MD3060...
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Old 05-15-2017, 06:45 PM   #2312
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That's a nice bus, and carb compliant.

I thought '97 was the last mechanical year?
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Old 05-15-2017, 06:49 PM   #2313
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High roof, mechanical 8.3, and an MD3060...
I didn't think a mechanical engine could talk to a 3060

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Old 05-15-2017, 06:57 PM   #2314
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That's a nice bus, and carb compliant.

I thought '97 was the last mechanical year?

I'm not sure when production of the mechanical 8.3 stopped, but the mechanical 5.9 was built until 98.
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Old 05-15-2017, 06:58 PM   #2315
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No, they put the 3060 behind plenty of mechanical engines. All they had to do was add a throttle position sensor.
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Old 05-15-2017, 06:59 PM   #2316
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No, they put the 3060 behind plenty of mechanical engines. All they had to do was add a throttle position sensor.
Ahhh. Didn't know that. Thanks.

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I've always thought this bus deserved an 8.3.
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:23 PM   #2318
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I've always thought this bus deserved an 8.3.
Do the swap. That would be a pretty unique bus. The TC1000 was never offered with the 8.3.

You would need faster gearing though. The 8.3 doesn't turn as many rpm as the 5.9 does.
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Good to know. That would have been a letdown to have done all that work for lower rpm's.

I've noticed different hp ratings in the 5.9. Is that mostly injectors?
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Good to know. That would have been a letdown to have done all that work for lower rpm's.

I've noticed different hp ratings in the 5.9. Is that mostly injectors?
Injectors, pump settings, turbo setup, there're a lot of variables that factor into it.
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