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Old 09-04-2010, 10:02 PM
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1998 5.9ltr Cummins owners.

Slightly off topic...but it is a diesel !


My local breaker has a Dodge dually with a Cummins 5.9ltr..(12 Valve ? )
that has been sitting for two years after an engine fire...actually the electrical loom.

Took out all the plastic in the engine bay. Body's half descent for a work truck.
Has 285,000 miles on the odo. HD Steel flat bed

Belongs to someone in Texas ...was towed to where it sits off the highway.

They are asking $2500.00 ...too high? or what?

Any thoughts ?

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Old 09-04-2010, 10:22 PM
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Late '98 will be an ISB. If the ECU's toast then figure on $900+. Wiring harness is a $500 item plus about 6 hours labor. Sensors (engine speed, turbo boost) are $300+ for the pair. Lift pump is a $200+ item. Any, and I mean ANY injector line which is crisped is a $60 item. Could be up to $360, obviously. Rubber fuel lines are about $120 per. The main connector for the harness/fuel pump is a $250 item. That's not even figuring on the coolant, air feed tubes, trans lines and misc. brake, power steering, etc.

Offer $500. If they don't want it then walk away.
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Old 09-04-2010, 10:31 PM
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I think I'm with you on that $500.00.

There is not a single plastic or rubber component intact anywhere including the power steering hoses.

I'll see if I can secret a photo or two next week. Wrecker owner is a buddy of mine...truck is still owned by original owner in Texas.

BTW Mike..how come your so familiar with the prices of all this stuff...just curious you understand.
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Oh shiite! An out of state owner? Melt it for scrap. At 285K it ain't worth the hassle. If the guy don't want it, apply for an abandoned title. If the injection pump is toast then it's an easy grand for a crap rebuilt one. I wouldn't pay the tow bill for that.

(25 years of working on a fleet powered by the Cummins B series starting with the 4BT 3.9 talking here)
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Old 09-04-2010, 10:44 PM
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Oh shiite! An out of state owner? Melt it for scrap.................................................


(25 years of working on a fleet powered by the Cummins B series starting with the 4BT 3.9 talking here)
I see. I'm the 'come to' guy locally for all the Cummins owners, but I never did a engine fire.

BTW...How about the 6.7 DPF problems ? I am seeing a lot of fuel rail sensor problems....most under warranty though.
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Old 09-04-2010, 10:47 PM
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I got lucky on that ordeal. We paused our Cummins series in 2003. switched to Izusu's (like THAT was a good idea) and just switched back to the Cummins. The new crap we have is all under warranty so I haven't had to deal with it, for now.
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Old 09-04-2010, 11:00 PM
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I got lucky on that ordeal. We paused our Cummins series in 2003. switched to Izusu's (like THAT was a good idea)
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ISUZU ! I just got through with a 1999 NPR with a two piece crank !

Crank broke between the 2 and 3 main journal. Still ran...touch noise though!

I put a Chrysler 360ci in it's place complete with 727 transmission.

The Isuzu motor seems to suffer from a lot of oiling problems.I have the Factory EPC on demand....from a 'friendly' dealer.

Previously had a 2000 NPR with all spun main bearings.
There's a guy in Australia selling undersized bearing kits for them.

I am looking for a crank for this 4BD2T (?)motor so I can sell it as a running engine.

I can never remember that spelling either....try: ''This truck 'IS' an Isuzu. As in 'Is'uzu. ..to remember ISUZU.''
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Old 09-04-2010, 11:09 PM
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Hunh. Never had any engine problems with the Izusu's. Couldn't keep brakes and front wheel bearings on the NPR series. Hated those danged "bicycle" tires ours came equipped with (215/70 R19.5's or some such oddball size). Switched them over to 225/70R19.5's and seemed to solve a lot of the problems.

I did stay pretty much on top of the servicing of the engines. Used Delo 400 15W40 exclusively. Dont know if that made any difference or I just got lucky.

Good trucks, or at least I had good luck with them, considering they drove like a flat bottomed barge.

(Dang it! ISUZU, ISUZU, ISUZU, oh hell, I'll never remember....)

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