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Old 10-29-2018, 10:06 AM   #1
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Cat C-13 525hp Engine

I am looking at 2005 coach that has the Cat C-13 525 hp engine. What is the general consensus of the quality of this engine? Anything to look out for and any comments on how great it is. All comment will be appreciated.
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Old 10-29-2018, 01:12 PM   #3
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Here is some good info.
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I have that in my coach now. Very powerful. Good acceleration - but fuel mileage not as good as some other big engines (it's been said).

I get around 5.5 mpg. But I do tend to have a heavy foot.

One thing I like about this engine is that it has very little (to no) emissions devices on it - so less maintenance and less things to break. Just be sure to stay away form the 2007+ engines (where they added a bunch of problematic emission controls).
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I would be Only Looking to purchase a coach with a Cat in it. You will be very happy with that engine I have driven the 3400 series for years and It Is A Proven and Reliable engine. The Cat in my KW T800 has the C15 and it has been problem FREE for 275000 miles, and believe me I run it hard.
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Good engine, same experience on MPG 5.5-5.9 never saw 6. Have 90K miles on it, did have a valve train oil leak and had the valve actuators replaced. You didn't say what brand coach, Country Coach had some cooling issues on the early C13 coaches including mine, needed better cooling system performance and improved air intake on the engine.
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Wouldn't volunteer to give up my big Cat. Just keeps pushing us up and down the mountains, well, up. Down we really rely on the engine brake.

I get a little over 6 mpg pulling a Ford Flex and driving in the western mountains. I tend to keep it to 60-65. Above that there is an excellent paper by Cat on fuel economy that shows that you are pushing a sail down the highway, and it is just eating your fuel. Below 60 your cause of fuel consumption is rolling resistance.
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