ISL 9 Engine Intermittent Whistle
After trying everything I knew, I took coach to Orlando Branch of Cummins. After a two week wait they finally diagnosed the problem as a busted exhaust manifold gasket. The gasket and an clamp cost $133. The labor to make repair was initially quoted at 10 hours at $175 per hour with stipulation that if a bolt was broken it would have to be re quoted. The tech did not use an oil penetrant and broke 1 bolt. I visited the shop, was shown the broken bolt and noted that the manifold had been fully removed. Apparently, they could not get enough hours extracting 1 bolt, so the next morning I was told that the tech had broken two more bolts trying to get manifold off and that it would take a full 10 hour day to get all 3 bolts out before the gasket could be installed.Consequently, the quote was revised to add ten hours labor. After realizing what was going on, I did not even press them on how two additional bolts were broken after the manifold had been completely removed the prior day. No complaint yet on the quality of the work, after a "goodwill" discount of 10%, the total cost was $3,701. I do not recommend this Cummins location. In my estimate, they spent more time trying to pad the bill than making the repair.
Earl & Juanita
2015 Dutch Star 4369
2017 Arcadia SL2