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Old 02-21-2013, 05:13 PM   #11
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Re: What Motor

Originally Posted by Elliot Naess
"E", as in 3406E, means electronic injection control
Exactly, they were horrible. Disliked everything about them.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:32 PM   #12
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Re: What Motor

I have a CAT 1160 which is the precursor to the 3208. It is 40 years old and working well. I have to go on a 500 mile trip soon. Wish me luck. I have a MT 640 tranny. The bus will go 72 MPH pedal to the metal. I do not have a tach. I have not blown it up yet.

I did fall into a ditch a few days ago. I almost tipped it over.

Go to page 30 of my thread to see the dumbass (me) and my bus mishap.

The link to my thread is below.
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Old 10-27-2014, 01:37 PM   #13
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Re: What Motor

How about for a mid sized bus? Say 28 feet or shorter -- i have been thinking 7.3 (t444) or cummins, really a 12v cummins (with pin fixed) though 24v is more available and of course with newer body. any real problems with the 24v.... MPG diference between 7.3 and 5.9 in a smaller bus driven easy? looks like ive been seeing people say at least 2 better with the 12v cummins.
i know the 7.3 is real reliable, and 12v (with pin fix), not so sure on 24v,
big question is mpg 7.3, 5.9, also dt466, maybe dt360, or any other....
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