I'd like to have mine gone through to get the seals and O-rings changed out for neoprene so I don't run into issues with biodiesel. Also, we had to use a larger radiator than a regular Cummins or Cat. Any opinion on fuel consumption with such engines at hull speed? Trucks with varrying load caused them some problems, and not being lots in use today, makes their parts expensive! If you can buy it cheap remember that repairs will be expensive. Picked up a truck in osh kosh once bound for florida and when I heard em start it to run it onto the lowboy and I asked the guy if it was a two stroke detroit and he said yep. Remember that engine is much heavier than a 6 cylinder, more weight on the springs.
In ten round trips from New London Ct to Hope Town Bahamas I use 1 quart of oil in the port engine and nothing in the starboard engine,each leg of the journey. This could be cheaper in the long run than a repower. But it never gave trouble. The Bradly fighting tank has a 903 cummins. If and when the time comes, perhaps you will decide that it makes sense to re-power her with modern iron. It's not an engine you see too often. V903 series The 90° V8-cylinder engine with a displacement of 14.
I don't know whether it was turboed or not. If I figure out how to do it, I'll put a hull picture to better talk about the matter. He added a gallon of oil, then went in the shop and filled two more gallon jugs to take along. I never carried any oil, but an extra 50 gallons of fuel would have been nice most days. You are logged in as a guest.
Thanks in advance for your time to anyone that still knows anything about these engines. I hope you have not purchased this boat yet. The last tractor I drove for that co. I've searched this forum, and a dozen others, and all I seem to find on this engine are complaints, annecdotes, and unrealistic numbers concerning a good buddy's souped up tractor with a 9-0-nothing. Also, would it be unwise to add a secondary fuel filter? It really sounded nice but I don't think they were that great of an engine.
The next size up was a 4880 at 350 Hp and it was turbo. Commonly known in my area for some reason as the. Absolutely,but considering repairing marine propulsion systems is what I have been doing for a living for 4 decades that can be said for any engine,particularly lightweight high horsepower versions with marginal cooling systems that are the mainstay of my business. Re-powering this old girl could be expensive. A good spin on filter is fine for that engine.
That is a good overhead set interval for any mechanical cummins. Got more than I paid out of it. High torque at low rpm, long lifetime, easy and very light maintenance needs, low fuel consumption are the goals to reach. I thought that maybe, to reach that range, speed was intended to be not more than 7 knots. There are 2 different methods for setting the injectors, inner or outer base. John Deere® and all of the John Deere® engine models listed on this website are registered trademarks of John Deere. Think there were 5 of them the co.
Ask about for part availability in your future. This orientation of installation keeps any debris coming into the fuel rail from collecting on the injector intake screen. The general rule on a mechanical Cummins engine is to index the injector intake screen toward either the intake side or the exhaust side. The tractor with the 903 sounds like it might be in better shape and the current owner seems to be one to maintain equipment. May have to make or repair what you have. Or,, spend the bux on the Cummins. Before you go turning it up go over all the basics first.
Also lots of Steiger farm tractors in the west still use them. Jack Man, the memories those 9 nothing 3's gave me. When reliable operation of your Cummins Small V engines counts, depend on Diesel Parts Direct to deliver. You dont need 2 filters. Cummins® and all of the Cummins® engine models listed on this website are registered trademarks of Cummins.
Afterall,903 ci 320hp is a recipe for low stress,high duty cycle and longevity. If you need help selecting the right Cummins part for your needs, please use our. At 17k the engine shouldn't really need the top end set. However having a hard time finding an adapter plate for trans and flywheel. The boat has a bow deep V and rounded lines in the aft half of the hull, while ending in a usual transom at stern. Caterpillar® and all of the Caterpillar® engine models listed on this website are registered trademarks of Caterpillar, Inc. I'm wanting to install the 903 cummins engine I recently purchased from the military out of a Bradley.