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8V92TA Running Hot

Discussion in 'Trucks' started by Huffa, Sep 21, 2022.

  1. Coaldust

    Coaldust Senior Member

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    I’ve really enjoyed this conversation, gentlemen. A trip down memory lane. I wonder if the OP made any progress?
     
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    The Alaska Railroad Pullman Standard passenger cars that carry the tourists around during the summer, still have sideways 6-71’s to power the generators. They have tried unsuccessfully (marginal success with Deutz) to re-power them.
     
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  3. Truck Shop

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    That's not alpine green, that's forest green-----------Has anyone considered the reason the redesigned 92
    was painted SILVER. Detroit was applying the {All new Silver 92 {Is New and Improved} marketing tactic.
    Trying desperately to get rid of the stink from early days and recoup lost business.

    Detroit beat that dead alpine green horse long enough.
     
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    I doubt it.
     
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    What color are the 60 series or the DD15s?
     
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  6. 1693TA

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    I'll bet you're correct in that assumption. Let's drill down a bit with this:

    My 12V-71T is gray in color as supplied by the original vendor to the FAA where I maintained it over 25 years. Very good engine over it's time in service. Now removed from it's original 400kw generator and converted to truck usage including a D.W.L.S. governor, SAE #1 flywheel housing, and 15" flywheel/clutch setup.

    The 8V-71 is red and was removed from an IH grain truck when rust put that one down. Another very good engine although a bit underpowered w/N-65 injectors and std. timing.

    The 6-71 is blue in color and I removed this one from a 1969 Diamond Reo C-609 truck/tractor that the cab would no longer stay on it's mounts being busted up so bad. Come to think of it, this truck had "Velvet Ride" suspension too. What a "pooch" this one was with "N-55" injectors originally.

    The V6-71 in my large air compressor is cream color as supplied by Ingersoll-Rand back in 1982. No history on this one but it starts and performs well.

    The 3-53 in my backhoe loader is construction yellow and it too runs very well.

    A 4-53T engine I'm attempting to acquire to repower my smaller portable air compressor is black, and original to the branch chipper.

    Think I'll follow your lead and avoid the "Alpine Green" paint as these really are very good engines and I'd hate to do anything to compromise that claim.
     
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  7. Truck Shop

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    Like I said before what ever powers your boat.

    This isn't BMT don't go down that lane again.
     
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  8. Truck Shop

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    Series 60 has it's own color of dull gray green, DD series is gray block aluminum head.
     
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  9. 1693TA

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    I've never had a boat with a diesel engine. Had a couple with Mercury-Kiekhaefer outboards that ran very well and they too were two stroke engines. Kinda miss pulling bikini clad young ladies out of the lake on skis too.....
     
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    With all the other junk you have laying around, what happened no diesel powered yacht?
     
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    Never had interest in boats really. Usually purchased something damaged by others and picked up cheap, repaired the same, and moved it on for the next project. My interests are like the wind and change routinely. However, always have liked old Mack trucks, and Allis-Chalmers bulldozers is about the only consistency through life I've experienced with equipment; but we all have our individual faults.....
     
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    I had the boat experience. The Letters BOAT stand for "Bring On Another Thousand"
     
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    Gosh you fellas have been having a field day while I've been gone The truck has been away getting a brake re line on the trailer so have not done anything else to it yet but I appreciate all the ideas and will keep you posted. In response to some of the posts about the Detroit I know that they are an old outa date engine but I still love them. I grew up listening to my father's 6V53 with twin stacks roaring, all 210hp of it, that truck did so much work and often pulling a trailer, never let him down. I now run 4 TS14B scrapers all 471 Detroit's, I never get sick of operating and listening to them work, we rebuilt a rear engine last year, it had worn itself out completely, god knows how many hours that engine had done. I like to steer clear of electronic engines and transmissions if possible, the old saying 'KISS' works for us - most of the time
     
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    What was the old saying - "The only days you enjoy a boat are the one you buy it and the one you sell it" or something like that.?
     
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    With all that running Detroit's I gotta ask how's your hearing?
     
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    Huffa Well-Known Member

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    Pardon
     
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  17. Coaldust

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    Lots of salty drivers with occupational hearing loss in the left ear, including me. From driving with the window open.
     
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    Eventually, I started driving with foam ear plugs in. Even with modern trucks. Made the day go by much nicer.
     
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    Used to run equipment with the controls right on the engine on a 471t and a 671. I had to use ear plugs and was fine but a lot of people wouldn't. I just couldn't see how they could be near that thing for 8+ hours! I still see some with those old two stroke and still when they are 20-30' feet away I still want ear plugs.

    This application is still great for those old engines, run full rpm all day billing $150/hr and you can find replacement engines in a lot of places. Typically only need 100-150hp continuous.
     
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    When I first hired on many of the standby gensets were DDA powered. Lot's of noise at a continuous rpm setting, (1800rm) and set there an hour for their monthly maintenance run, or four hours at capacity load bank for Annual maintenance requirements. These are always in enclosures, or shelters so the noise is quite loud. Later on as parts supplies were tightening, many of these sets were replaced with a Kohler awarded contract. I. This contract, only the generators themselves were.Kohler. switchgear was Zenith,and engines were another contractual supply by Kohler. All diesels were John Deere and gaseous fueled units were either Ford, or GM vendored.

    The Deere diesel's are just as loud in the application(s) as the Detroit Diesels IMO.
     
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