29640Re: [classicrv] Re: REPLACING MY DIESEL
- Mar 4, 2008Stephen,
Nice coach, I saw a picture on another site. What's an Edelbrock
MPI system like that cost for a 440? That looks the a nice setup.
At 10:43 AM 03/04/2008, you wrote:
>Scott, all of your posts have been right on! Yes, a filter - all[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>diesel folks especially should carry an extra one (or two!). I have a
>1976 FMC which is a rear engined, Chrysler 440-I. I have converted
>the engine from a Thermoquad carb to Edelbrock MPI fuel injection,
>transmission from the 3 spd Chrysler to an Allison AT545 4 spd.
>Starts nice and has added power and a little better mileage.
>I will at some point be converting it to a Duramax LBZ tubo diesel (I
>have the engine in the garage). To do that I also need to switch to
>either a 5 or 6 speed Allison. The 6 speed will give me 1900 rpm at
>65 mph with the stock rear end. This is a multiyear project acquiring
>all of the needed parts (transmission, computers, wiring, etc.) and
>will probably end up costing in the $15-20,000 range. Why do it? This
>will give me the torgue (600 ftlbs) to pull 6% grades in high gear
>with my 15,000 lb coach. Is it cost effective? NO. But some things
>jsut need to be done and done correctly well. I never had a hot car
>in my youth, so I guess this is my outlet!
>Williams <swillia5@...> wrote:
> > So a simple clogged filter. Great news. You might consider
> > good diesel mechanic down in Mexico and having him rebuild the
> > injectors. An engine rebuild is probably out of the question, if
> > looking at rebuilt long block prices is any indication ($15,000!!)
> > That's just too rare an engine, and not with a great reputation.
> > However, RVs run fairly low miles, and that engine is probably
> > under-stressed in an RV vs. what it was probably designed for (dump
> > truck, offshore boat, etc.) I bet with care it will last a long
> > Diesel care and feeding is different than gas. Keep the oil and
> > filters clean, and you're most of the way there, though.
> > Allison 6 speed, that's a nice one.
> > Scott in Penfield NY
> > chris tryba wrote:
> > > ... so sad a feelin from the beast she use to be...well, a fuel
>filter, some transmission fluid poured in the fuel filter, and 10
>minutes later, she was as good as new...purrrrrin like the beast she
>is!!! ew the crud that popped outta that old filter......total cost
> > > its a 6 speed allison and runs well on the open road...itll
>cruise at 75 mph @ 3500 rpms all day...
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