Can you swap a engine legally?

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by Swift09, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. Swift09

    Swift09 Bobtail Member

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    I'm just curious. Since gliders are out. Or going out. What's the rule on swapping an engine? Do you legally have to put OEM back? Or can you put a pre emissions engine in? Thanks
     
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  3. Tb0n3

    Tb0n3 Road Train Member

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    I think the rule is you must replace like for like. So if you had a tier 4 you need that or better.
     
  4. Ridgeline

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    You have to replace the engine within the same emissions series, so if you have a truck with a 2010 emissions type engine, then it has to have the same 2010 type emissions type engine.

    Gliders out?
     
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  5. TruckerPete1990

    TruckerPete1990 Road Train Member

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    You can't go backwards on EPA engines only forward or same engine. so u can't take a 2014 engine and put a 01 engine.. plus the cost is around 50k lol
     
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  6. swaan

    swaan Road Train Member

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    Yet people do it all the time and have been for years and years.
     
  7. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    Yeah and honestly I am of the opinion that there is no need to have all these emission controls on them.
     
  8. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Can it be done? Absolutely!

    Is it legal? Most likely not.
     
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  9. swaan

    swaan Road Train Member

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    Where do you get your info from. ? Kustom truck in coos bay Oregon are still assembling and pumping out KW, Pete gliders like it's going out of style. They are also supplying lots other shops with anything they need like reman engines ect to build there own gliders. They are still being produced everyday.
     
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  10. Cat sdp

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    You could use a more flattering picture. Like this ......

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  11. Long FLD

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    You have to tell the dealer what builder you will be using to assemble your glider. The builder has to prove how many that they assembled and sold in 2014, and whatever that number is is the max that they can assemble and sell per year. And that is capped at 300 gliders. Once it’s proven that the assembler sold at least one glider in 2014 then they are assigned a unique builder code for the glider they will be assembling for you. So basically Paccar has decided it’s not worth the hassle when they can build and sell new trucks.
     
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