diamond power APU

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by forner, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. forner

    forner Light Load Member

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    well i found diamond power APU with less then 400 hours on it locally in oklahoma city its got 17 months full warranty left on it...they want 5400$ instaled thats with tax...any bad or good things about this unit...seems like a decent buy i just need more opinon with this one i never had a apu on my truck....
     
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  3. Big Duker

    Big Duker "Don Cheto"

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    Northern Tool shows them new for $5900. Don't know what normal installation is. Also doesn't show what brand diesel they are using for their unit. Lots are Kubuto s.
     
  4. forner

    forner Light Load Member

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    thats not bad price for a new one usually they charge 1000 for labor plus tax...
     
  5. forner

    forner Light Load Member

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    ok when u buy diamon power u have to watch for BTU air and heat mine is 15000 btu...big difference in price ...im gonna check everthing about this unit and let u guys know how it goes...
     
  6. freddyweigel

    freddyweigel Bobtail Member

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    Please Don't do it. I got a brand new diamond power apu about six month ago, It has 500 hours now and so far it is anything but problems. This thing is Chinese, engine is a copy of the Kubota. The first day running the alternator seized, then the generator belt went, a capacitor melt down, glow plugs went , starter burn up too, every time that I need the thing something comes up, they are hard to start in cold weather or hot, engine leaks antifreeze and oil from every place that has a gasket o bolt, even the drain plug leaks from the very first day. You got the idea.
    It is not working for me at all, My buddy bought an used thermoking in Ebay for 1.500, 300 hours in it and runs great, no leaks, engine is quiet . The good thing is that if you try to buy a used one you just hook any battery a the unit and you can read the hours of service en digital pad, the apu's are self contained so you can even start the thing with a little water for a few seconds just to listen to the engine. I don't want to be an idiot about it but those are the facts. Remember any time that it is something wrong to this thing, you probably won't have a mechanic willing to look at it, you are going to have to find a dealer or something.
    As a concept this things is great, 110 volts,a/c, heater, truck engine warm up to 130 F,battery monitor and charge, etc. Anything but a Diamond Power.
    Good luck, hope it helps
    Fred
     
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  7. freddyweigel

    freddyweigel Bobtail Member

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    Ps: Engine it is not kubota. It a very good copy and many parts will fit.(Glow plugs) but if you go to a Kubota place they need engine serial # in order to find the parts, what I do is I give them a real Kubota serial# from another Apu and it works.
     
  8. Markvfl

    Markvfl Road Train Member

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    If you're in the market for an APU I hear that many Thermo King dealers have repos to sell.
     
  9. forner

    forner Light Load Member

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    well i had it for about 2 months now and no problems what so ever....15f outside and it heats the truck very good on low heat 1...110 plug works great...no oil leaks what so ever...also if it does have any problems in next 15 months or 1300 hours my dealer in oklahoma city will cover parts and labor 100%...and i have all this on paper just to cover my ###...freddy i think u just got a bad unit...that sounds like a lot of headache...do u have any warranty on it...
     
  10. sandman1976

    sandman1976 Medium Load Member

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    if u come to NC u can get the Fridgette for $6500 installed,u will pay that for the unit alone # Peterbilt.the guy that sells them also services them,he's also a certified CAT mechanic.
     
  11. forner

    forner Light Load Member

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    update on my diamond power apu ...works great its a bit louder unit but it dont bother me i have 2200 hours on it...heat is great in winter time...ac works perfect no issues with it so far...for the money u cant beat it...
     
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