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Old 08-10-2008, 04:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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so which engine is better in terms of fuel economy and durability?
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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12.7 Detroit......... But between the two, pick the cummins. There is nothing good about the cat since the electronic motor. They are even gonna quit making OTR engines in 2010 I believe. ISX has its problems too but much cheaper to fix and less of them
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Old 08-13-2008, 04:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I agree have tried them all and still like the 60 series the best.
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Old 08-13-2008, 09:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
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what detroit epa02,epa07 or older ones?i have heard they
blown head gascket very often
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Interesting on the head gaskets, haven't heard that one around here. My 12.7, 500 h.p. was getting aroung 6 almost 7 mpg, until we put a pup behind it then it dropped 1.5 to 2 mpg. Had a bad driver for a few days in harvest 2 years ago, now engine oil is blowing out the blow-by tube, a new development. Hopefully just a ring or two. Anyone with similar experience? Back to your topic, I've never drove a cat, but a few ISX's. The jake is unreal beats cat or detroit hands down, that is a big factor for me.
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Old 01-15-2010, 05:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It amazes me how many people have never driven a cat yet are experts on them. How can you compare jake brakes when you have never driven a cat? I drive a c12 and I tell you something for nothing I'd give my left nut to drive a c15 Just my 2 cents worth. The transport company I work for has detroits,cummins and 2 cats and a heap of isuzus All the american engines are running rings around the jappas for mpg The reason they buy isuzu is cheap and they don't break down much
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Old 01-15-2010, 06:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yes cat is quitting over the road truck engines but cat and international are colaborating on a new engine based on a c15 block. should be interesting
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have driven mostly cat .. Have had ALOT of problems with them. The newer ones have a d**n good jake. But so do the cummins. I think the fuel economy are about the same on both. With my experience the cummins has less mechanical problems..

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Old 01-15-2010, 10:11 PM   #9 (permalink)
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i have c-15 and c-16 cats in 2 of my trucks and they have given me very good service also have 2 cummins trucks too,,, detroits just see tail lights , for a while .... 13 and 18 spds with 3.55 and 3.36 rears ,,,, if jakes are set right the cats work as well as cummins
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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The detroits may see tail lights...until it passes a cat that is fueling up or stopped for repairs.
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