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Old 09-30-2022, 09:05 AM   #15
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That is possibly a wrist pin defect motor looking at the serial number. Go to the Cummins section, look at the recall sticky near the top. The shop must know it. Cummins may be willing to help out. You failed to state the mileage on the coach. The bad motors started blowing at 50,000 kilometers or so.

Here is the post with the SN range for wrist pin, unfortunately yours is not in that range https://www.irv2.com/forums/f123/isl...ge-180891.html




If possible get a written copy of the diagnosis and estimate of cost and post. It might help to get better options.
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Old 09-30-2022, 09:33 AM   #16
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I would look around for an independent shop that's willing to work with you. They will know where to find a good used engine and do the re and re.

Towing it to Florida would be a waste of money as far as I'm concerned. You are more likely to find someone who will work on it sooner there. Put out another post asking for recommendations for a good shop in the area.

It's horror stories like this that kept me from buying a DP. I worked on trucks for 40 years and know how expensive diesel engines can be. Good luck.
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Old 09-30-2022, 10:36 AM   #17
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Try visonerv.com they ship RV engines all the time!
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Old 09-30-2022, 11:56 AM   #18
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The poster then drove to Florida.....

I hope they are safe.....From one frying pan into the other!
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Old 09-30-2022, 02:41 PM   #19
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Diesel.


Unless the block is cracked they can pull the engine and rebuild it . A heck of a lot less than a new one . There are many parts that are reusable . The heads crank shaft . They need to tell you what broke .
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Once the cylinder head is off, it will be easy to see if an “inframe” overhaul is doable. Any decent shop will be able to do it provided they have Cummins experience.

I know MHs are a pain to work on, but it’s done on a regular basis.

ISLs have replaceable liners, so even if a cylinder is scored, a new liner will fix it.

Have you tried Walt’s or Big Rig shops in Billing’s?
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There is a guy on you tube. His name is bus grease monkey. Check with him. He works on diesels much cheaper than the regular shops. He also repairs engines that other shops say are not repairable.
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So sad.

Keep us posted on the fix.

Should be able to rebuild in unit, as long as the block is not cracked.
Everything should come out the backend.
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They’ve told me the block is cracked and can’t be rebuilt
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Check price for a reman short block from this outfit, been around a long time, quality work.
https://www.capitalremanexchange.com/reman-engines/
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They’ve told me the block is cracked and can’t be rebuilt


Wow time for a second opinion.
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They’ve told me the block is cracked and can’t be rebuilt
Ouch.

Ask them to show you the crack. Just because. "Trust but verify" has its merits.
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Old 10-02-2022, 05:24 PM   #27
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They’ve told me the block is cracked and can’t be rebuilt
Yeah, I'd be wanting to see it. Unless it has a hole in it from throwing a rod, a cracked block isn't always easy to see. Time for a second opinion for sure.
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Sorry for your nightmare. You have been given goodadvice. Forget an I frame. Normally a mh engine has to be removed for major repairs. Look for a local hd truck shop. Some will work on an rv. If you feel they are capable ask them about finding a used engine. Rv wreckers are your best bet. It is not going to be cheap. Labor rates are high, Cummins is probably close to $ 150 an hour. An independent might be around $110.00. The RV wrecker should provide the engine complete i.e. tuurbo,exhaust manifolds. Get it towed somewhere asap. Your hotel bills will add up quickly.
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