Good/Bad? 2007 Peterbilt 387, Caterpillar C15 475 HP, Ultra Shift Trans

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  1. farmboy73

    farmboy73 Medium Load Member

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    So since this is a 2007 does it have DPF? (I can confirm otherwise but just thought you might be familiar.) Thx.
     
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  3. ibcalm19

    ibcalm19 Road Train Member

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    No it doesn't have dpf. It was 2008 when Cat ran into the problems with changing their engines and actually had a class action suit. Those engines were worthless.
     
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  4. boneebone

    boneebone Road Train Member

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    Walk away and find a cheap Pre-Emission Truck or a used Glider.

    That truck is a rolling Money Pit, and stay away from any and all Auto-tragic Transmissions as they all will eventually start giving you problems and emptying your wallet.

    Find a truck with a 13 speed manual transmission.
     
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  5. mccark

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    Get the VIN and go to a Pete dealer, get the printout of what the truck is spec"d with.
     
  6. Al. Roper

    Al. Roper Road Train Member

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    I had a 07 387. With the MXS ACERT. No major issues, but was meticulous on maintenance. Look on the right side of motor, should be a tag with the engine year. In an 07, could be an 06 motor. No DPF. That is the reason for the twin turbo set up. I would not hesitate to run another ACERT, but I was not fond of the big body of the 387.
     
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  7. mccark

    mccark Light Load Member

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    Dpf and def depend on years, I have dpf and no def.
     
  8. Alotajs

    Alotajs Bobtail Member

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    In the minority here but I've had that setup on my last 379 and it was great. Bought it with 380k and drove it to 880k. Transmission needed a clutch at 800k and xy adapter. NO other maintenance. Engine ran generally issue free as far as internals went. Did manifolds, turbo, etc over the years, but never a rebuild. New owner took it over a million and she's still running strong. I love the autos. I've had 4 of them in various Petes and myself and my drivers love them. They resisted at first, but the lack of fatigue in NYC driving conditions quickly turned them around.
     
  9. oldog1984

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    i have that same truck right now it has a 06 nxs engine in it .turned over 1 million a little while ago ran hot last year. you know that means a new head.lol this year. alternate, rebuild clutch fan, shocks all of them. slack adjusters, banjo clamp,oil sencer. but its ok still doing ok. and still more to do
     
  10. believe456

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    I'm about to get one for 13k.. new turbo new egr brand new tires brakes and drums all the way around. 1.18 on dash I know it was upkept but it is risky
     
  11. oldog1984

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    yes it is if you can get a oil sample. it will tell you alot. thats what save me i got the oil sample done the 2nd week i had the truck. blowed the head on the 5th week .thats the same week i got the email of my oil sample. they replace the head under the 30 day warranty. they treated me good and fair.
     
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