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Old 07-24-2019, 08:48 PM   #1
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1987 international with 6.9 diesel. Thoughts?

Hey all! Currently looking at a 1987 international shorty. Owner says it was owned by a school district, and then church....it has a 6.9 Diesel, which from the forums on here, I think appears to be a pretty good engine. It's an Allison 4speed Automatic transmission. 149k miles. Seems all around pretty good. My only slight worry, is that there are a few rust spots on the exterior, so the chassis might be rusted as well. I'm asking for pictures of it now, but in the meantime, general thoughts on this engine/transmission combo? Thanks!
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Old 07-24-2019, 09:15 PM   #2
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I have had good experiences with the 6.9and 7.3 idi.

They are simple, reliable and SLOW.

They are known for glow plug issues but that is fairly simple to fix.

The only reason that I would not buy one is that they are undrepowered compared to other options.
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Old 07-24-2019, 09:38 PM   #3
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Welp...it just got SOLD! haha that was fast. Thanks for the input!
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Old 07-24-2019, 09:38 PM   #4
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Good, solid engine, but it won't win any races. Might be ok in a shorter bus chassis. You might want to test drive before buying.
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