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DD12
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Post by DD12 » 13:27 Saturday 10th February 2018

I see that this is currently out of use -- I hope it's not another cracked gearbox !

Does anyone know which is more expensive, - a reconditioned gearbox, or a reconditioned engine ( - bought in) ??

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AdamH
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Post by AdamH » 15:10 Saturday 10th February 2018

I think it’s back on the road again now. It was off for an engine failure. First don’t buy reconditioned engines, if one fails they salvage the good parts and build a new one in-house.

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Post by B N » 12:12 Sunday 11th February 2018

DD12 wrote:
13:27 Saturday 10th February 2018
I see that this is currently out of use -- I hope it's not another cracked gearbox !

Does anyone know which is more expensive, - a reconditioned gearbox, or a reconditioned engine ( - bought in) ??
Voith and ZF are pretty much the same, about 5k for a box. Engine from Cummins hovers around 10k.

DD12
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Post by DD12 » 18:58 Sunday 11th February 2018

Thanks Adam, and thanks B.N. for your first post !

- I'm glad I asked now -- my guess would have been more for the gearboxes !

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Post by Mechwr26 » 15:31 Saturday 17th February 2018

The gearbox was ok but the engine was just plain worn out and had a bad oil leak from a loose camshaft core plug. I ended up fitting 6 pistons, 6 liners, new camshaft, new followers, all new bearings and a new gear pump for the fuel pump. Here she is waiting to go back in.
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DD12
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Post by DD12 » 17:53 Saturday 17th February 2018

Very interesting mechanical "posts" , thanks !

- I didn't know they did engine paint in so many colours !! :lol:

Mechwr26
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Post by Mechwr26 » 22:27 Saturday 17th February 2018

DD 12, I like to paint my engine rebuilds as I still have pride in my work. Purple ( or as it's officially known Olympia Red) is my current favourite flavour 😃

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Post by ANDREW » 18:15 Sunday 18th February 2018

Mechwr26 wrote:
22:27 Saturday 17th February 2018
DD 12, I like to paint my engine rebuilds as I still have pride in my work. 😃
Top man, a credit to the company. :)

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