2016 DD 15 Engine.... Just The FACTS.

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Miami Trucker, Apr 17, 2021.

  1. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    The fact that he needs a new engine indicates his block is damaged somehow.

    Doesn't it?
     
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  3. AModelCat

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    Go back and read. Oil pickup tube failed, which resulted in a spun #7 main bearing. Probably will need a new crank and the journal ground for an oversize bearing if they are going to repair it. If not, new short or long block is another option.
     
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  4. razor1983

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    What a nightmare!

    people keep saying oh these new trucks are good now, just dont buy pre whatever year. But it looks to me as soon as they are out of factory warranty you are bound to have a major breakdown.
     
  5. Ridgeline

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    Yeah I see that but here is what I’m asking, why a whole engine?

    The entire engine is scrap because of an oiling failure?

    ok cut the crank, rebalance it and use it or replace it.

    done this many many times and it works.

    A crank isn’t the block, spinning a bearing isn’t going to take out the saddles or the liners.

    that’s my point.

    so many are harping on a rebuild of this engine will cause the engine to have a short life when it isn’t true unless there is a piss poor rebuild which I will say does happen, but not the norm.

    the op is looking for a new engine when a used one will suffice if he could not rebuild the engine.

    you know I am on the side of proactively checking the engine out before throwing down coin for it, this means also to take a proactive approach to reducing risk of an engine meltdown post purchase.

    I buy trucks with cummins and Mack engines but I have others. I have the best luck with both of them. I know some cummins have issue with cams and some with fuel system issues, so if I buy a used truck, unless it is done before it is sold (proven with documentation), I go ahead and get those possible issues fixed before they are problems to reduce the risk of a breakdown,

    We all know that the every engine has some problems, with the dd15 it is this oring issue , so you buy a truck with 450k on the clock, get it fixed before putting the truck on the road, right?

    So how much would have this cost the op to fix?

    well the part is $350 to $450.

    labor I understand is five hours (maybe wrong) so it is about say on the upper end total is $1000?

    Say he spent $2000 on fixing these issues, is that not cheaper than $40k?
     
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  6. Ridgeline

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    No.
     
  7. AModelCat

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    We live in a replace vs repair society.

    A good machine shop can fix dang near anything.
     
  8. 77fib77

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    Mine cost 23k. To get a rebuild 230k still runs. A gallon of oil at 18k. Now oil till 14k
     
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