Thinking of doing a rebuild on a DD15? DONT!

Discussion in 'Heavy Duty Diesel Truck Mechanics Forum' started by 1dan, May 4, 2018.

  1. Speedingticket

    Speedingticket Bobtail Member

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    Hi, just curious on your advice, since it's your specialty. im looking at two trucks a Freightliner Cascadia DD15 with 505000 and a Prostar ISX15 with 370000. Which is ther better truck in your opinion? I know there will be several other determining factors, but just an overall opinion? thx
     
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  3. Wannabe tech

    Wannabe tech Light Load Member

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    Customers coming to a indy shop are searching for value, i only trust volvo mack parts. I cant get them cheap.....
     
  4. steven76

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    I have a dd15 engine. This have 1.2milion miles. The truck in great shape. I own it longtime ago. I have new Starter new fuel pump new injectors new waterpump and I wanna rebuild the engine. My mechanic said he can give me 6 month warranty or 80 000 Miles warranty. I may wanna get new turbo and new air-compressor. Overhaul kit is 6500. Labor 6000. So I will end it up with $16500. It’s a def free engine. I just don’t wanna waste 60k for a truck with 500k Miles. On that half way trucks need a lot of work I only wanna drive 2 more years. That’s all. Like 200k. What you think ? It is good idea ?
     
  5. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    80,000 seems like an odd number for warranty purposes.
    I know nothing about the dd15, except the one that followed me to prudhoe and back this trip impressed me.
    When I had my series 60 rebuilt I took it to stewart and stevenson, price was as good as anybodys, better than most and it came back with a 300,000 mile warranty.
     
  6. steven76

    steven76 Light Load Member

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    Actually warranty is 100k but this is usa so I always think 20% is always lie. Real parts and labor is :

    $5500 labor
    $5800 parts
    Warranty 100k

    I wish I have 60 series engine at my garage ...
     

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  7. BoxCarKidd

    BoxCarKidd Road Train Member

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    I thought the same thing at first. 80,000 miles is about what one can log in six months. If the truck is slip seated the mileage could be much higher. Maybe he got burned once.
    Cummings used to do a Now I : One year 100,000. Now II : 2 yr 200,000 or a Now III : 3 yr or 300,000 miles. The company I worked for was having 2's done as they would sell them before the third year.
    Regardless of any of that I would get it rebuilt somewhere and run it two more years.
     
  8. JAD1024

    JAD1024 Light Load Member

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    So what happened
     
  9. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    I know it ran for awhile. The dude that did a lot of work on my truck quit the place, so now I'm out of the loop.
     
  10. smokin joe720

    smokin joe720 Bobtail Member

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    hello i just had a 2014 cascadia start losing antifreeze no signs of a leak outside of engine and not smoking no antifreeze in the oil engine running as normal except for this issue and it started blowing oil from the blowby tube on the passenger side
     
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