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Subject: Bluebird under 35' diesel


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J. Hinz
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Date Posted: 03/ 20/ 05, 8:28pm

I've been interested in Bluebirds for years- and now am ready to take the plunge... I'd like some information
1) What is the most efficient diesel engine/size around 77-85? Nothing over 36' for me...
2) Any ideas of costs to replace transmissions or engines- again diesel?
3) Is 150,000 miles anything to be concerned about?
Thanks for the help... Jerry

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[> Subject: Re: Bluebird under 35' diesel


Author:
L. Longcrier
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Date Posted: 04/ 2/ 05, 5:28pm

Can give you the cost of replacing the 3208T in a 1984 FC35 as of two years ago. The Job was done at the Little Rock Arkansas CAT Dealer J.A.Riggs. My milage at the time was 156,000 miles. The reason for the need for replacement was a frozen Turbo unit. The Dealer said that one piston had started to burn, and that the diffrence between rebuilding my engine, and a factory unit was only $1500.00 Factory unit included a new Turbo and new injectors. While the engine was out I had the Radiator refurbished, and the transmissin serviced, total cost was $13,700 and some change. The dealer said that the 3208T most often runs more than 300,000 miles, if the turbo is serviced regularly. Hope this helps answer some of your questions.

L. Longcrier

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