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Old 12-28-2018, 04:50 PM   #1
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Rust on Engine?

We have found a bus and are hesitant about the engine photos. I would like opinions on if the rust.
Is it a big deal or I does it look concerning 85741E69-0ABE-470A-9697-065E12D2A26C.jpeg

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Old 12-28-2018, 05:00 PM   #2
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Be more concerned that that engine is a CAT C7 then the rust.

Do your due diligence in this case.


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Old 12-28-2018, 05:26 PM   #3
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I have a cat 3126. This rust doesnít look too bad to me...

Look up adept ape channel on YouTube for a good breakdown of CAT motors. There are some things that make the 3126 more desirable than the C7, but there are people out there getting good service from them.
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Old 12-28-2018, 05:55 PM   #4
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That rust is nothing to worry about.
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Old 12-28-2018, 06:01 PM   #5
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Worst rust is on the exhaust manifold and nothing to worry about, they are a cast iron and have no coating due to the high temps they see. Nothing else I see is a concern either.
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Old 12-28-2018, 06:43 PM   #6
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Thank you guys for being so helpful!
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