My Cummins isx is dead, buy a new truck, or do and In-Frame?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Flatbed1991, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. Flatbed1991

    Flatbed1991 Bobtail Member

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    Hello everyone, I am new here,also not sure if posted in right place.i need some advice, please.
    I have an international prostar premium plus 2009 Cummins isx, now I need to rebuilt ,buy new recon engine or buy new truck. Any advice please if by new wich is best brand to by or rebuilt or buy new recon? Thanks and Good bless all you guys.
     
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  2. Studebaker Hawk

    Studebaker Hawk Road Train Member

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    Any 2009 tractor, any brand is going to have 1st generation emission equipment on it. All of the manufacturers were still learning at the time on the customers dime.
    The newer the tractor, the more reliable the emissions systems become. Not perfect by any means, but better.
    See if you can get into a 2016 or newer, preferably not a trade from a mega carrier. Work with a dealer you intend to develop a relationship with and let a salesman locate the best candidate.
    If you could swing new that would be even better.
     
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  3. 062

    062 Road Train Member

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    @Tug Toy had to make the same decision. Maybe he’ll share his thoughts.
     
  4. MysticHZ

    MysticHZ Road Train Member

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    What ... Did you buy my old truck? ... I traded in for new.
     
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  5. Flatbed1991

    Flatbed1991 Bobtail Member

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    I was thinking between a new international lt Cummins or kenworth paccar or freightliner cascadia Detroit if go with new.but in my old I have new fifth wheel, bushings first differential new ,new clutch .to put new engine from Cummins plus buy new radiator,aercompresor plus work will cost me 38000$,rebuild my will be around 10000$ les.on rebuilt warranty 1 year 100000 mile through shop,Cummins 2years miles. Hard decision
     
  6. Flatbed1991

    Flatbed1991 Bobtail Member

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    I buy from 2013 with 400000 miles
     
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  7. Socal Xpress

    Socal Xpress Heavy Load Member

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    What is the issue with the current truck? If the thing is paid off it might be a toss up. You will know the current truck has a solid rebuilt. ​
     
  8. Flatbed1991

    Flatbed1991 Bobtail Member

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    Coolant its going to oil.before that the truck was in perfect condition good fuel economy
     
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  9. Flatbed1991

    Flatbed1991 Bobtail Member

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    I am only the person who drive him from 400000 miles until now ,I almost hit one million, need 10000 more mile.but gasket went bad,coolant go all in to oil
     
  10. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Light Load Member

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    I like new Kenworth T680’s with the X15 Cummins engine. Bought one last December and no problems so far. Have another coming in 2 weeks with the Endurant auto trans. That’ll be interesting. So I’ve been very pleased with the new Cummins engine.

    Demo’d a new International LT with their new A26 and auto trans. The mpg is impressive but low on power for pulling hills. Rides rougher then the KW but overall a nice truck.

    No idea on any of the other combinations. I stay away from the Paccar engine because it limits the amount of places they can be worked on.
     
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