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Old 02-10-2016, 11:33 AM   #11
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I blame frank-id :P
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Old 02-10-2016, 11:36 AM   #12
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haha.. well, to be fair to Frank, it looks like Kwang-Yi was the one who most recently resurrected this thread from the dead.
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Old 02-10-2016, 11:46 AM   #13
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Oh jesus, I didn't even look at it before I posted . Bumping old threads is one of my biggest pet peeves. I vote we blame frank as well
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Old 02-10-2016, 11:47 AM   #14
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Oh yeah. It's not 2015 any more. That's what I get for hiding out in a shop space for 10 months.
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Old 03-02-2016, 11:36 AM   #15
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Cats are spendy, finicky, and don't seem to have a long life, much less 9 lives.
I am throwing the flag on the field on this one...

My 3126 B had almost 900,000 miles on it before I replaced it. ECM said it had over 2,000,000 idle hours alone.

Rebuild versus buying a good used motor is tit for tat. If you do 1 cylinder, you may as well do all while you have it apart. (Do you change brakes on one side of your vehicle at a time??? ;) )

Buy a rebuild kit for your injectors while you have them pulled too.

I had a #3 cylinder malfunction, scratched the sleeve due to no fuel being injected, replaced the motor with a 300 HP 3126B, originally it was a 250 HP. To replace a sleeve was about 2/3 the cost of a new motor, and now I have the old one to rebuild for a spare. (You can always sell it later for a profit!)

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And I was replying to a post of the post of the post!
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Old 03-05-2016, 03:43 PM   #16
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I am throwing the flag on the field on this one...

My 3126 B had almost 900,000 miles on it before I replaced it. ECM said it had over 2,000,000 idle hours alone.

Rebuild versus buying a good used motor is tit for tat. If you do 1 cylinder, you may as well do all while you have it apart. (Do you change brakes on one side of your vehicle at a time??? ;) )

Buy a rebuild kit for your injectors while you have them pulled too.

I had a #3 cylinder malfunction, scratched the sleeve due to no fuel being injected, replaced the motor with a 300 HP 3126B, originally it was a 250 HP. To replace a sleeve was about 2/3 the cost of a new motor, and now I have the old one to rebuild for a spare. (You can always sell it later for a profit!)

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And I was replying to a post of the post of the post!
OOPS... just reread this, not 900,000 lol dumb fat fingers, closer to 400,000 miles!
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Well, you were close.
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Old 03-05-2016, 06:05 PM   #18
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Awww, I was really hoping you meant 900k.
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I'm sure it would have went further, however, the #3 injector quit working due to the wiring getting brittle.

No fuel means it scarred the sleeve and allowed a large amount of blow by. The mechanic said cheaper for me to replace the motor than just rebuild 1. So now I have 2 motors. I am picking up my hog next weekend and finally getting back to work on it!
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