Join Date: Jan 2006
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I don't know about CAT. My brother had 2 Autocar Dumps with the 3406 350 in them. The 93 needed the bottom end rebuilt at less than 300k, cost him about $3500. He sold it a few months after that. The the 95 that he still has, needed the bottom done so he did it and a few months later antifreeze invaded the oil department took it back for a complete rebuild both in the same year so it cost him close to 10k in repairs. Even after the rebuild my 89 Mack still starts better and it still has not been rebuilt. Even though Mack has Renault build them the engines now, I wonder if they could build a small block E-7 to meet emissions. Then you could have a bulldog emblem on the hood.
I'm not saying all CAT's are bad, it's just what I see that I can talk about. Then there is the talk about how much more it will cost to put a cat in the fords.
If International builds the engines I don't know why they don't cover the repair bills to it's fullest. Now if there is evidence that Ford did changes to the engine that may have caused it to fail well that's a different story.
I'm happy with my 6.0 and I'm sure there will be plenty of happy people with the 6.4 which in my opinion will still have to face some problems along the way.
2006 Dark Copper/Arizona Beige F-250 4x4 King Ranch CC SB 6.0/TorqShift 3.73LS Build 09/05:Bought 09/05 w/3 miles(12-15-06 9,300 all stock miles)
1993 Mack RW713 Superliner E7-350 Jacobbs Jake 8LL 20/58 Camelback 12R 24.5 Tandem Dump(12-15-06 586,000 miles)
1989 Mack RW713 Superliner E6-350 Dynatard 12sp 20/58 Camelback 11R 24 Tandem Dump(12-15-06 317,000 miles)
1996 Cat 416B 4X4 Ext-hoe (12-15-06 6,200 hrs)