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mastertech
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Posted - 10/27/2012 :  12:12:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit mastertech's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I am wondering what those of you with a large amount of vehicles equipt with these engines are planning on doing when they get out of warranty? This is the first year we are starting to spend substantial amounts of money to repair now they are out of warranty. There is talk of repowering with different engines or selling far short of lifespan of the chassis before the engines go. Has anyone done running completes with long term warranties? Running used engines? Other options?

bwest
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Posted - 10/27/2012 :  8:27:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Don't have a large amount of them. Had two, traded one for a propane burner. Still have the one but it has been acting pretty good lately. I have notice a little smoke on start up. Wonder what that is? Can't imagine having a whole herd of them. Good luck

Bryan
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Bassman
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USA
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Posted - 10/29/2012 :  03:39:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We have 22 and are spending a lot of time and money on maintenance but are keeping them on the road far better than having to play the warranty game with IH and waiting in line and then putting up with tech central's silly decisions on warranty repairs.
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Fastback
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Posted - 10/29/2012 :  07:42:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We will just run them like any other unit we have. 185,000 miles on the 6.0 and 35,000 on the VT365, neither have ever had any warranty work.

Why yes, the ORIGinal CHARGER is a Fastback
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tigger2
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USA
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Posted - 10/29/2012 :  09:23:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is some food for thought: http://dieselconversion.com/ swap out power plants to Cummins ISB. Would also be a good site for our party bus members.
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Fastback
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Posted - 10/29/2012 :  12:07:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by tigger2

Here is some food for thought: http://dieselconversion.com/ swap out power plants to Cummins ISB. Would also be a good site for our party bus members.



Pretty sure no kit exists for an E-350/E-450

Why yes, the ORIGinal CHARGER is a Fastback
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C.HARDY
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Posted - 10/30/2012 :  3:45:31 PM  Show Profile  Click to see C.HARDY's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I was hoping to hear they were like the T444E and get better with age.

"Hardybusman"
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