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never in a bird but seen some in SOB's
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never in a bird but seen some in SOB's
Are they any good or have parts availability issues?
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Boy thanks for posting the information about MTU. I totally forgot Detroit Penn Diesel here in Syracuse,NY. They are part of MTU and continually have a lot of specials. Right now they have Allison MT-643 transmissions completely installed exchange for $3146 and that includes power flush etc. Thats good information for us to have as I have seen prices all over the place when one of our members breaks down. That includes a 12 month warranty with unlimited mileage.
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Saw an 8.2 Detroit in a Safari Pusher once.
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8.2's are pretty much junk.
And pretty much obsolete in my part of the country.
The "fuel squeezer" is how they were advertised.
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The 8.2 was used in city delivery trucks and in a few motorhomes,they are underpowered and not many are still running,stay away from them unless you want to do a re-power on an older coach.
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OK. Ever used in a Blue Bird?
Not in a wanderlodge,maybe in a school bus.
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The 8.2 was used in medium duty truck and some commuter bus applications but was not used in class 8 trucks or wanderlodges to my knowledge. It may have been used in some Bluebird school bus applications.

I am not an expert in this and advice is worth what it costs.
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Thanks for the replies it pretty much comfirms my feeling about it. I'll steer clear.
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I have a hard time believing that 2-strokes parts are no longer available or that mechanics are hard to find? That's all MCI, GMC, Eagle, etc.. used for so many years over the road there must be parts around for many more years to come. And their are few parts, cheaper rebuilds, should be easier to work on knowledge wise than most any other diesel, am I missing something here?

GMC's used them from 1952 - early 90's?
MCI's used them from 1963 - 1988

Also, if my calculations are correct;

6v53 - 318 Cu/in - 5.2L
8v53 - 424 Cu/in - 6.9L
4v71 - 284 Cu/in - 4.6L
6v71 - 426 Cu/in - 6.9L
8v71 - 568 Cu/in - 9.3L
6v92 - 552 Cu/in - 9.0L
3208 - 636 Cu/in - 10.4L
8v92 - 736 Cu/in - 12.0L
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