I am shoping for a truck....

Discussion in 'Freightliner Forum' started by Verdel, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. Verdel

    Verdel Medium Load Member

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    I see one 2007 Freghtliner in good condition but on 1.200.000 miles. I can get it for a good price: $15 000. The truck runs good and no major issues. I am thinking to swap a reman Detroit engine in there for about $27 000 installed. The manger at Detroit Diesel, told me that I can put any engine, like maybe pre-emission 12.7 ser 60. This is cool, but is it legal to put 2001 engine on 2007 truck?
     
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  3. RustyBolt

    RustyBolt Road Train Member

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    Pretty sure you can put just about anything in there. Might be some issues if you're in California though. But it would make more sense to me to put the $15k with the $27k and get a nicer/lower mileage truck to start with. A 1.2 million mile truck, if not meticulously maintained, is gonna have other issues soon. Just my 2 cents.
     
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  4. mhyn

    mhyn Road Train Member

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    ...............+1
     
  5. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    The company I'm with just had an inframe done an a 500 Detroit for right little over 5k, was smoking like a freighttrain and used a gallon of oil to pretty much start the engine, just did a basic inframe, used our shop and had an mechanic come by and do it on the weekend. Reason we did that though is we know the truck, have had it in service for a couple of years and reason it needed an engine was not due to the truck but the driver.
     
  6. Efon

    Efon Road Train Member

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    You have to put an engine in that meets the emissions requirements that the truck was originally registered for. So, you would not be able to put a pre-emission based engine in an '07 unless it was originally registered as a glider.
     
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  7. Verdel

    Verdel Medium Load Member

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    Yes, I have heard about this. DD manager does not have a clue.... Then I will search for 2001 - 2003 Truck. I don't want to deal with early emission stuff, like 2008, 2009 or 2010.
     
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  8. mhyn

    mhyn Road Train Member

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    tip: buy a low mileage truck with epa07 isx engine. then replase the dpf cartridge with dummy dpf muffler (j ball sells them) and live without problems. but be careful if you enter to calipornia!
     
  9. Verdel

    Verdel Medium Load Member

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    Epa 07 isx still have EGR and many problems.I prefer the 2001 ISX with no EGR, NO DPF, but hard to find.
     
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