[Vwdiesel] MB engine swap
jhsg at sasktel.net
Fri Mar 27 23:36:57 PDT 2009
Well, The ones that get blowed up seem to be owned by kids with too much
money to start with, that take a truck designed to work, and transform it
into a lifted chromed powdercoated big tired magazine advert. I guess
chipping their 24v Cummins 5.9 just helps them out by making it easier when
it comes time to count their money.
I know one assclown that swears that his edge chipped chev Max gets better
mileage set to extreme all the time, and proves it by smoldering tires at
every opportunity. He seems convinced of this....
> -----Original Message-----
> From: vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com [mailto:vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com]
> On Behalf Of brian gochnauer
> Sent: Friday, March 27, 2009 6:41 AM
> To: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
> Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] MB engine swap
> so.... the 24v engines are for city folk, that just want a pretty truck
> pretend like they do real work...
> LOL just kidding.
> On 3/26/09, James Hansen <jhsg at sasktel.net> wrote:
> > 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
> > life
> > tuned, and done some trailer work.
> > -james
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com [mailto:vwdiesel-
> bounces at vwfans.com]
> > > On Behalf Of Kurt Nolte
> > > Speaking of Cummins, reliability takes a crap when you go from the
> > > to the 24v designs, alongside durability. The 24 valve 6bt engines
> > > just too many sensors and too many fragile electronics to be draft-
> > > horse
> > > reliable anymore, and the valve trains are a bit more complex
> > > (understatement!) and more prone to rapid wear.
> > >
> > > -Kurt
> > >
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