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Old 11-14-2019, 05:50 PM   #1
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8.3 or 5.9 from a grainy photo?

Can anyone tell from a grainy photo of this is an 8.3 or 5.9?

Vin says 8.3TA, but I don’t see a turbocharger.

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Old 11-14-2019, 06:14 PM   #2
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Looks like a 6C 8.3. The 6B 5.9 has 6 individual valve covers. Turbo would be just out of frame at the bottom right of the photo.
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Old 11-14-2019, 08:28 PM   #3
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Thank you. I didnt know that the 5.9’s had the individual valve covers. Do any 8.3’s also have the individual valve covers?
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Old 11-14-2019, 11:01 PM   #4
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24 valve 5.9's have one valve cover but it says 24 valve on it, what year is the bus?
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Old 11-16-2019, 08:47 PM   #5
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This one was on a ‘97

The mechanic said “it looked a lot smaller than his 8.1”, which really made me nervous.

Ended up backing out of the purchase because I realized that the point where he said he “would trust the bus driving to florida”, was before he got the bus started.

But that is good to know. Do any of the 24 valve 8.3’s say “24 valve” on the valve cover
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Pretty darn sure that's an 8.3 in the pic.
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