Originally Posted by o1marc
And neither engine is on anyones want list. The C7 was the new Cat motor when the EPA stuff came out, haven't heard good reviews on it. Some have argued the only worse engine than a 5.9 is the 444.
I have to agree, the C7 does not have a very good reputation. IIRC: that was one of CAT's last entries into the road going engine market.
I have to disagree regarding the 5.9 and the T444e. Both are great motors in the appropriate application.
I love my 5.9's but would never have one in a 40' bus. Similar situation with the T444e. It has a great reputation in small to mid sized rigs but under powered in a full size bus.