[Vwdiesel] MB engine swap
jhsg at sasktel.net
Fri Mar 27 23:29:31 PDT 2009
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> From: vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com [mailto:vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com]
> On Behalf Of LBaird119 at aol.com
> Sent: Friday, March 27, 2009 9:34 AM
> To: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
> Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] MB engine swap
> I take it you mean the 5.9? Hard to chip tune the 6.9
> (International) since it was a mechanical pump.
> In a message dated 3/26/2009 9:03:47 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> jhsg at sasktel.net writes:
> > Just to add to that, there's something about the Cummins 24v motors
> that I
> > found out recently. Buddy with the Bosch shop bought a dozen 6.9's
> > salvage, figuring he was going to make some cash peeling off the
> > parts for himself, and selling the block and head to the rebuilders.
> > teardown, all but 2 had screwed heads on #5 hole, which they traced
> back to
> > either tuningbox or other chiptuning. Apparently, overeager
> > kills #5 cylinder as the coolant flow is deficient in this area
> > modifications. So much for making cash, at least he broke even on
> > deal...
> > So, buying a used CTD 6.9 can be a bit dicey if it's spent much of
> it's life
> > tuned, and done some trailer work.
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