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Old 06-14-2013, 12:21 PM   #29
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Just as a contrasting data point concerning "proper" RPMs, my Cumins ISL (370 hp version) runs very comfortably at 1300-1400 RPMs and cruises the interstates at 1500. Peak torque is reached at about 1250 and stays flat til about 1500. Peak horsepower is reached at 1800, so 1500-1700 is a good operating range for hill climbing.
The ISL is a bigger engine (8.9L) than the ISC or Cat C7, so it can run at lower RPMs without lugging. Conversely, it cannot run at as high an RPM as the smaller displacement engines, so is governed to 2200 max vs the 2400 max for the ISC.
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Just as a contrasting data point concerning "proper" RPMs, my Cumins ISL (370 hp version) runs very comfortably at 1300-1400 RPMs and cruises the interstates at 1500. Peak torque is reached at about 1250 and stays flat til about 1500. Peak horsepower is reached at 1800, so 1500-1700 is a good operating range for hill climbing.
The ISL is a bigger engine (8.9L) than the ISC or Cat C7, so it can run at lower RPMs without lugging. Conversely, it cannot run at as high an RPM as the smaller displacement engines, so is governed to 2200 max vs the 2400 max for the ISC.
All great info and I appreciate the shared knowledge. P.s. What's a grapevine
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I live in British Columbia. It's mountains and steep climbs no matter where I go. Always a challenge. This is my first DP so this is all great info. Thanks All!
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