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Old 11-25-2015, 12:53 AM   #31
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Heck I'd LOVE a 60 if someone else were paying for the fuel!

I'd not turn my nose up at a DT 360 either. I've heard they last forever!

One Detroit that really is best avoided is the 8.2, they just don't have many fans on here.
The old 8.2? That non-turbo wasn't completely bad. Just like any other non turbo, it lacked in the power department, but exceeded in fuel economy. Aside from head gasket problems, always leaking oil, and other issues, I didn't think that it was too terrible. Throw a turbo on it, and you'll surely blow the head gaskets. Kind of like a N/A 6.2 Detroit.

I haven't seen one in anything in a while though, mostly 80's medium duty truck IIDRC.

I can't say that I recall playing with a DT360, is there another name that it went by?
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Old 11-25-2015, 02:07 AM   #32
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I can't say that I recall playing with a DT360, is there another name that it went by?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navistar_DT_engine



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Old 11-25-2015, 02:30 AM   #33
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That didn't explain much, but I did go to that page, and I scrolled farther down to "applications," and it showed the 360 in Am-Tran. So smaller city bus things... I forgot the name for them. I think they're called trollies if I'm not mistaken.

I just did some more research, seems they were put in some buses, but I guess it's just a fluke that I've never come across one.
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Old 11-25-2015, 04:00 AM   #34
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I just did some more research, seems they were put in some buses, but I guess it's just a fluke that I've never come across one.
Glad you continued the search with the beginnings I provided.

Chances are you have driven or seen one. However you likely thought it was a DT466 because they look so similar.

I have seen them in all sorts of MD trucks. Everything from cube delivery trucks to tow trucks.

Full size dog nose buses also had them as a engine option. We still have around 30 of them still on route. All are geared low and used for the slow speed in town routes.

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Old 11-25-2015, 09:24 AM   #35
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Glad you continued the search with the beginnings I provided.

Chances are you have driven or seen one. However you likely thought it was a DT466 because they look so similar.

I have seen them in all sorts of MD trucks. Everything from cube delivery trucks to tow trucks.

Full size dog nose buses also had them as a engine option. We still have around 30 of them still on route. All are geared low and used for the slow speed in town routes.

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It is possible I can imagine, but lets not forget that you're over 2,000 miles away, and an entire country away. Some of the buses you have over there, I've likely never seen before.
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Old 11-25-2015, 03:14 PM   #36
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The old truck would have 2500/3500 lbs on it at most, and the poor 366 just did not have the oompf to be comfortable on the highway, escpecially going up the little mnts here in the east, typical 3500' transitions in 6 or 8 miles of road average of 8% hills
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Old 11-25-2015, 03:51 PM   #37
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The old truck would have 2500/3500 lbs on it at most, and the poor 366 just did not have the oompf to be comfortable on the highway, escpecially going up the little mnts here in the east, typical 3500' transitions in 6 or 8 miles of road average of 8% hills
Thankfully, I live along the Coastal Bend of Texas, and about the toughest hills I have to face are the overpasses. Easy cruising, it'll make a crappy motor seem like it's pulling okay. You guys up in the hills and such have to be very considerate when picking a motor compared to people like me down along the flat lands.
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Old 11-25-2015, 05:37 PM   #38
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We have a 454 powered, 5 speed, 3 ton tree spade truck that has tons of torque and power right from idle to 80 mph.

However, it makes 2.5 miles to the gallon.

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