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Offline 4905 doc

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motor info please
« on: February 12, 2010, 08:04:11 PM »
I'm a newbie when it comes to MCI buses. When did they change to the newer series detroits?
thanks in advance.
            Alex

Offline John316

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Re: motor info please
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2010, 09:23:24 PM »
I don't know when they changed over, but our 95 DL3 has a S60 and a B500.

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Re: motor info please
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2010, 11:15:14 PM »
thank you John. reading about the problems (electrical) some have with these engines, has made me a little gun shy. :-\

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Re: motor info please
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2010, 11:49:50 PM »
Problems, what problems?

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Re: motor info please
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2010, 12:39:13 AM »
I think Series 60 Detroits were introduced into buses in 1994.   The first ones came with the Allison 740 series transmissions.  Later 1994 got the 6 speed Allison B500 that could utilize the 4 cycle engine low end torque better.

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Re: motor info please
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2010, 12:55:10 AM »
All depends on the model the 1993 102 DL had a 60s with a Allison 746 the MCI 12 kept the V692- 2 stroke till 1998 all the hiway coaches manufactures started the change over in 1993 and 1994


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Offline John316

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Re: motor info please
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2010, 01:17:21 AM »
thank you John. reading about the problems (electrical) some have with these engines, has made me a little gun shy. :-\

No doubt, as soon as there are electrical issues, it could get tough. We feel blessed, because we haven't had an issues yet.

As for me, I like that S60. But it does sound wimpy.

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John
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