The DT- series engines were some of the best medium duty engines ever built. It and the Cummins 8.3 were what were called premium engines. They cost more to buy but they had wet liners and were in frame rebuildable. All the rest of the medium duty engines were called throw aways. Detroit 8.2, Caterpillar’s 3208, 3116, 3126, Cummins B series, IHC v-8 6.9, 7.3 and the Brazilian Ford 6.6 and 7.8. That does not mean you can’t rebuild them you can, it just costs a lot more. Pay me now or pay me later. They have parent bore blocks and must be bored and oversize pistons installed. That being said wet liner engines are a lot more sensitive to coolant maintenance. Use test strips and additive. Not hard to do at all. Kinda of like a pregnancy test strips. If it shows up the wrong color your screwed. Just kidding. It means you must balance the coolant nitrite levels. Keep clean oil and filters and drive it right and it will out live you. And no computers.
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