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Old April 25th, 2009, 11:35 AM   #1
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So let say you bought a 24v that ran with intermittent (surging) oil pressure for say... 200 miles. Drained ~4 quarts from an 11 quart capacity pan.

Filled with 3 gallons of Rottella, runs perfect, great pressure, and a lot quiter now

Want to take guesses at my milage before it needs a rebuild.

I would have checked the oil if it had a damn dipstick, I would have actually listened to the gauge if they weren't notorious pieces of crap. Next time I will check for myself that it's full instead of believing people

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Old April 26th, 2009, 10:48 AM   #2
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shit'll buff out
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Old April 26th, 2009, 11:10 AM   #3
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its a Cummins, you will probably sell it before it needs a rebuild, I give it at least another 100K... though you may want to take care of your dipstick problem...
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Want to take guesses at my mileage before it needs a rebuild.
Kind of hard without knowing what mileage you're currently at, no?
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Old April 26th, 2009, 11:48 AM   #5
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cut the filter old filter apart and see how much metal is in it but the engine will probably still outlive the injection pump and really the rest of the truck for that matter. That was probably pretty hard on the turbo too.
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The turbo failed, which clued me in on the issue.

Dipstick is fixed, turbo is fixed. We shall see.
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Old April 26th, 2009, 12:44 PM   #7
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cummins engines (especially old mechanical ones)= makes Jeep 4.0/sbc/sbf/ look unreliable. Possibly comparable to mopar slant six and Chevrolet stovebolt six, and other horribly obsolete engines that are joyfully simple.
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Old April 26th, 2009, 01:07 PM   #8
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Drained ~4 quarts from an 11 quart capacity pan.


That's awesome. Oil burners FTW



I usually get 8-9 quarts out of the 11 that go in every 7500 when I change oil.
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Old April 26th, 2009, 09:43 PM   #9
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well i am guessing 50-80 thound on that cuz you cant kill them
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if it dont knock anymore then a diesel should then your all good. if you still had pressure you still had oil whether it was low or not.
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