volvo engine vs cummins engine

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  1. kenan22

    kenan22 Bobtail Member

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    I'm about to buy a 2004 volvo vnl 670. should I get one with volvo engine or cummins engine?
     
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    Cummins-easier to get worked on,parts easier to get,costs less to work on.
     
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    ...what he said.
     
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    Johnny99 <strong>Johnny be Good</strong>

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    I drove a volvo engine truck for 6 months and it didn't seem to pull as good as a cummins. And the volvo engine brake was a waste of time. The old Mack Dynatards worked better and they just barely worked.
     
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    MACK E-6 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Agreed. There are those here who have multiple orgasms at the site of yellow engines, but I say a Cummins is not a bad investment at all. You won't be disappointed.
     
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    The Challenger Kinghunter

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    Cummins for sure. While I am a big Volvo fan, the cummins is cheaper to rebuild and requires less down time.

    Hunter
     
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    Even though I have a yellow kitty under the hood I would say if it is a new truck (07 or newer) Cummins is the way to go, 06 or older Cummins or Cat as they are both excellent engines. I have had both various engines over the years from red triple nickes in equipment that never said die to yellow 3208's that pulled the pi55 out of everything they came into contact with. My first company truck had the green demon 60 series in it and it would be my last, all blow and no go, when Detroit quit making 2 strokes their engines turned to crap.
     
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    Cummins diesels are like Chevrolet and Ford. There is a dealer and/or someone in every town across this country that can work on them and parts are easily available. Detroit would be second.

    Volvo builds good engines. But there are few techs out there who know how to work on them, service centers are far and few between and the parts are expensive.

    I would put my money on a Cummins or Detroit.
     
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    I know my Cummins will outpull any Volvo engine...
     
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    Cummins hands down. With a Volvo your limited to getting parts and service at a volvo dealer. With a Cummins you can go just about anywhere.
     
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