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

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

  1. dztruck

    dztruck Light Load Member

    Feb 22, 2017
    ###### im looking to buy a 2016 with a dd15 too and then saw this thread lol. #### happens. Theres guys who have million+ mile dd15s before their first rebuild or major repair. I like that truck and i know how to work on them. So thats why im buying it.
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  3. runningman0661

    runningman0661 Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2009
    Clover, South Carolina
    Where are you getting your numbers? A modern DD15/13 at a minimum an inframe is going to start about 32K and thats bronze rebuild package.
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  4. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    Oscar, we don’t know what happened to his engine, he has explained very little and the block doesn’t get destroyed by the oil cooler being defective, it may take out components but ruin the block ... very rare and very unusual. The same goes for the warranty, I don’t buy that the warranty isn’t going to cover the damage.
  5. Oscar the KW

    Oscar the KW No Filter

    May 19, 2011
    My post was based on him saying bingo to the oil pickup tube issue that is common with those engines.
  6. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    The fact that he needs a new engine indicates his block is damaged somehow.

    Doesn't it?
  7. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

    Jul 7, 2015
    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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  8. razor1983

    razor1983 Medium Load Member

    Jan 17, 2011
    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.
  9. John E Walker

    John E Walker Light Load Member

    Mar 13, 2021
    Question, did the ECM automate shutdown process codes and issue a yellow and red flag warning to low oil pressue before seizing ?
  10. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    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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