What would you buy?

Discussion in 'Freightliner Forum' started by Prohemi500, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. Prohemi500

    Prohemi500 Bobtail Member

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    If you were in the market for say a 2008-2012 model freightliner with around 500K what would be your choice of engine? Cummins, Detroit? Is there any major problems with these engines that would affect which one you buy?
     
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  3. mountaingote

    mountaingote Road Train Member

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    I suspect detroit would be my pick in that year range
     
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  4. nasriza

    nasriza Road Train Member

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    Definately Detroit, Cheaper Parts Less headaches than Cummins DPF preferably 2010 and newer
     
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  5. maxx13

    maxx13 Light Load Member

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    Im in a maxxforce right now, its like owning a boat (bail out another thousand ) im going back to a detroit. Are there any annoying money grabbing issues with dd15 (dpf/scr, engine) BEWARE OF BRAND ONLY ENGINES! !!
     
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  6. nasriza

    nasriza Road Train Member

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    Detroit now is a brand only engine to Freightliner they all have their issues at least Detroit has cheaper parts than the other ones no matter what engine they are all same #### now days with dpf and scr
     
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  7. maxx13

    maxx13 Light Load Member

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    Maxxforce is in a cesspool of its on, always in the shop at $120 an hour, Detroit or Cummins seem to be more reliable
     
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  8. poppapump1332

    poppapump1332 Road Train Member

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    Can I say I would never be in the market for a freightliner.
     
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  9. Prohemi500

    Prohemi500 Bobtail Member

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    Why do you say preferably 2010 and newer? Any issues with the 08, 09 models?
     
  10. nasriza

    nasriza Road Train Member

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    Def used to have a few more issues than the newer ones with the scr system but truth be told either way they're not so bad.
     
  11. Star4900

    Star4900 Medium Load Member

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    We have a 2012 FL Coronado 122SD with an ISX 600 and a 2013 Star 4900 with a DD15.

    The Cummins has been a nightmare. In first 250,000 KM it has had the injector pump replaced and then another recall fix on it, 6 injectors, EGR cooler twice, DEF pump replaced and the air compressor grenaded.
    No regen or DPF issues though.

    The Detroit....no failures at all. But lots of regens. None at all if I run the highway, but it doesn't like light load running in the city. If loaded light and lots of stop and go, it wants a parked regen every 8 hours.
    It is getting slightly better fuel mileage than the Cummins also.
     
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