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Old 02-01-2012, 10:16 PM   #1
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Hi all,

Has anyone ever heard of a C Class powered by a Dodge "Cummings" Six Diesel? I have had the privilege of driving a 5 ton wrecker lately moving derelict autos around Vancouver Island and this unit has been retrofitted with a Cummings. I can't believe the low fuel consumption on this unit even hauling a car on the deck and two on a trailer. Phenominal when compared to my MH with a 400 Chev small block.

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Old 02-02-2012, 11:19 AM   #2
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Dodge didn't have anything to do with the develpoment of that cummins engine.
THey were just the first (and only) pick builders to installthem as OEM equipment.
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Dodge probibly did have their own settings for fuel to get the HP and TQ that they wanted.

Yes compared to a 400 small bolck, All Diesels do quite well on fuel.
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Sorta like the 1987 Ford F (something) that I had with a huge V-8 Diesel. Everyone called that motor a ford V-8 but in reality it was an International Harvester in drag. The mileage on it wasn't too bad but considering it hardly change when dragging the 26 foot TT I kinda liked traveling with that thing.
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Here's a link to a rather long story about converting a Class C Ford to a Cummins 5.9. Build your own diesel RV - ADVrider
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