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    Detroit diesel overhaul

    I am looking into buying a 98 freighliner Classic XL that has 909,755 on a Detroit diesel series 60 12.7 lit. engine. Any ideas how long it will last going otr?? It has not had any major work done to it , so i thinking it is due for an overhaul very soon.thanks.


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    My '97 379 has a Detroit with 1.7 Million miles and had an in-frame at around 1 million. It's just now starting to use a little more oil so it's looks like I'll be getting around to getting it done within the next 100-200K.

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    pass on that truck,by the end of 2011 it will be useless in CA. An 04-06 motor can be retro-fitted with a DPF to be compliant with CARB,anything older no can do. I'll be having to replace my 02 century with an 07 year model engine truck and I'll have to put a DPF on my 05 by 2013 but one must be compliant 1-01-2012. Don't buy it!

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    What does in an in-frame cost on avg.?

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    probably more than that truck is worth.seen ads for as low as $5900.00 but thats like a $39.00 brake job,it always ends up much more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by javelinjeff View Post
    pass on that truck,by the end of 2011 it will be useless in CA. An 04-06 motor can be retro-fitted with a DPF to be compliant with CARB,anything older no can do. I'll be having to replace my 02 century with an 07 year model engine truck and I'll have to put a DPF on my 05 by 2013 but one must be compliant 1-01-2012. Don't buy it!
    We received a "Stay of Execution" from CARB if you own 4 or less rigs.
    We have until 2013 but, that could change back....

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    thought it was 3or less but one still had to comply 1-01-2012 with the others to comply 1-01-2014,then be retired by end of 2017,unless you buy 07 or newer model engine? Maybe I'll get Mexican plates and run under NAFTA rules!!

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    Probably is more that the truck is worth but if I pay $11000 for it and get 10 grand inframe done on it, then dump it Jan 2013. It still cheaper than spending $30-40 grand for a truck (plus interest) then having to dump it or retro fit with the exhaust (10 - 12 grand). Plus my credits sucks from being laid off for 6 months (I cant get a job because I havent driven a truck since 2000).

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    Here is the fact sheet about the cal regulations for the small fleets.

    http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onrdies..._sm_fleets.pdf
    Last edited by JasonTheRock; 03.03.2009 at 04.54 AM.

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    I forgot this, here is the website

    http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onrdiesel/onrdiesel.htm

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