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Old 09-17-2008, 09:51 AM   #1
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cummins 5.9b

How reliable is this motor in a converted bus pulling a SUV. Compared to a DT466.

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Old 09-17-2008, 01:42 PM   #2
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Re: cummins 5.9b

Originally Posted by dieselman69
How reliable is this motor in a converted bus pulling a SUV. Compared to a DT466.
It's every bit as reliable, it just wont last as long under heavy loads. Keep it under about 250hp if you want it to live through all that. Dont get me wrong, it'll do fine, just wont get up hills very well but it'll get there. Dont rule out a DT360 either. They can take more punishment than the Cummins B. Personally, I would take a DT360 over the Cummins. Performance parts are out there, they're just harder to find. Realistically, the 360 would live longest at 250hp or less also.

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Old 09-17-2008, 04:06 PM   #3
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Re: cummins 5.9b

I would think any full size bus will pull an suv with little sweat. They're designed to haul around 10,000 lbs of kids, you're far under the weight limit.. even pulling an SUV

I don't know what the HP ratings are but I can tell ya that my 5.9 cummins out pulled a DT360, and it got better fuel mileage... With fuel prices what they are I'd get the one with the best mileage, any of em will pull a SUV with no problem.
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