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As far as i know it is NOT an electronic engine, NTC's were all mechanical, the electronic's didnt start coming out till i think 88 with the 60 series detroit.. i may be wrong but thats the first one ive heard of.. if its anything like our NTC refill the oil and check the fuel at a gas station..
n14 are the first electronic cummins. the n14 electronic came out in 91 there are a few non electronic n14 in trucks. the mechanical n14 is still built for construction & agriculture. that 230 small cam is an excellent engine parts are cheap repairs are easy. small cam & big cam I, II, III 855cu in. cummins cant be beat on repair cost. the big cam 4 kind of get expensive for injectors & the lowflow radiaters.
Ya see a lot of them in International Paystar 5000's in a mixer or dump truck configeration .
The 230 is a stout little motor . We had 1 in a 1984 AutoCar w/ a 9spd lohole behind it & 20k in f/a & 46 r/a & 16' bed & double framed it was a tough truck We wish we hadnt sold it . <img src="http://Truck.Net.infopop.cc/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif" alt="Frown" width="15" height="15"><!--graemlin::(-->
The 230 ,240, & 250 S/C Cummins are tough motors & are fairly cheap in price to rebuild .
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Macks are like wine they only get better w/ age.
Ya you are right the 220 is a better engine and if you can get it to the 290 rating you will have a perfect personal hauler. In my area one of the local contractors has a L-10 275 hp in a T-450 tandem Kenworth and he can keep up with the higher powered boys.
What does this truck have for a tranny behind it as that what make the truck move down the road.
Had a old single axle 1960s Isuzu dump truck with a 220 turboed Cummins that was transplanted into the truck when the Isuzu engine calfed. Well anyways the truck couldn't keep axle shafts in her even thou it had a 23,000 pound rated Isuzu axle the old Cummins had that much low end jam.
[This message was edited by Green Leaker on November 12, 2001 at 23:20.]
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I havnt seen a diesel engine I didnt like. but that 3208 will bankrupt you. probably the worst engines ever built are the detroit 8.2 cummins 555v8 and the cat 3208. the only v8s i would trust are the 2cycle detroits 8v71 & 8v92.
if your starting an engine collection i have 2 555v8 cummins 4 sale real cheap.
cummins will not even rebuild a 555 they replace them with 6cylinder motors.
cat should do the same on that 3208.
if i was buying older used truck my first choice would be 855 cummins 2nd 3406 cat 3rd 8v92 detroit.
The main reason I'm looking at 3208s is I like the Louisville Fords and most of their diesels seem to be 3208s. I already have one in a fire truck so I was looking at it from the standpoint of common parts, but now I am changing my mind.
I won't use the truck enough to justify spending a lot of money on the engine. One reason I want a diesel is they seem to last forever, especially Cummins.
I actually don't like V8s of any kind, but the 3208 sure fits into the L Fords nicely.
All you folks have talked me out of a 3208.
Thanks for all the info, there is nothing to replace experience.
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