Re: Best Engine for WVO??
i don't have any experience with one, but have read multiple times that the cummings "tirple nickle" (555) is nothing but a boat anchor. If you already have a bus with that motor in it, i'd keep the engine in it. Not really worth the money or effort to re-power a bus in most cases.
i have also read that DD 2 stroke diesels are very happy running wvo with one significant advantage over other engines.....each injector has it's own built in injector pump. If one or more injectors fail the engine will continue to run. And DD are prob the cheapest engines to buy parts for. All the engines in each series use exactly the same parts. So a 6v71 uses the same injectors, pistons, rings, heads, etc as the 6v71, 8v71, 12v71,and 16v71.
i know that cummins 5.9, international dt series, and brazilian made ford 6.6 and 7.8 liter engines are very happy with wvo. All of these engines have inline bosch injector pumps.
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