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Author Topic: 8V92T reman  (Read 981 times)
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« on: July 29, 2013, 12:24:54 PM »

I'm seeking opinions of diesel engine remanufacturing companies.  Already know of the Reliabilt Detroit Diesel outfit, but there must be others.

I have an 8v92T with almost 350 thousand on it.  Has undergone one inframe about 60 thousand back.  Now I'm seeing signs of generous slobber tube droppings, smoke coming from right front area (can't see exactly where), and a clatter different than the usual 2 stroke sound.

Anyway I need some recommendations on a good reman company.  I'll hire out the engine swap work because I'm getting too old to lift out an engine by hand. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2013, 01:22:07 PM »

Two that come to mind are :

Diesel Exchange, Springfield, MO
Perkins Pacific, Ridgefield, WA

These are REMAN, not REBUILT
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2013, 01:52:45 PM »

If time is not a factor you are just as well off doing your engine the cost of installing all the components off your engine to reman engine gets expensive a 12 or 15 grand reman engine will cost you 20 grand out the door 


Is your bus the gray Prevost that was here in the valley this past winter ? I looked at a DDEC 8v92 that had the click when it was cold
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2013, 04:23:25 PM »

Leid Diesel in Newville, Pa. Great guys and reasonable rates.
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2013, 04:33:17 PM »

If time is not a factor you are just as well off doing your engine the cost of installing all the components off your engine to reman engine gets expensive a 12 or 15 grand reman engine will cost you 20 grand out the door 


Is your bus the gray Prevost that was here in the valley this past winter ? I looked at a DDEC 8v92 that had the click when it was cold
We wintered some in Yuma, then over to a Corps park in central Texas.  That Prevost you saw probably was not us.  Although the cold engine "click" is the same.
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2013, 04:36:11 PM »

My vote would be Central Truck in East Bethel, MN. 763-434-4260 Curt is very thorough, careful, and specializes in Detroit Diesel. I doubt you can beat his price either. Depending on where you are located, it might be worth the trip.

Good luck, Sam
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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2013, 05:09:47 PM »

I can fix it, and it will be right...

Unless you keep saying "slobber tubes"-- in which case forget it.

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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2013, 05:27:22 PM »

With those miles and a past in-frame with a short life span I would go for a re manufactured engine also,Perkins does a good reman they cost a little more than others but their warranty is the best 1 year 0 limit on miles or hours 

JMO a rebuild I think would be a waste of your money
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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2013, 07:49:20 PM »

Heard a lot of good here: http://www.americanfleetinc.com/
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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2013, 09:00:22 PM »

Thanks for the info, fellows.  Now I have to make the decision. By the way, I'm in central Ohio.
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