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Old 04-06-2007, 12:50 AM
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Being a former firefighter (Apparatus Operator/Engineer) of 8+ years I was curious if there were any other firefighters on this forum that know diesel powerplants well.

I just really miss the power and sound of the old 2 cycle Detroit Silver 92's (6V92 & 8V92's). They had all the power you could ask for and took a beating. Too bad federal emissions standards killed those engines.

I'm too up on current large size powerplants these days. I know of some Cummins, CAT & Detroits but I've been out of the loop for a few years now due to being injured on the job. I know the C12 and C15 are pretty decent from CAT but I'd still much rather have an old 3406B/C any day of the week.
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I have the C 15 550 hp in the Pete, and there is no comparison with the old 06 B, better, smother power, way more flexible power band, pulles down to 1100 rpm, and most important of all, gets way better mileage. The C 15 has a much better torque range for low rpm service, so your cruising at a much lower rpm, with the same results and responses. I am real happy with it.

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I used to work on the 8V92 Detriot when I was in the Corps.
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I am a firefighter, but never really messed with the trucks too much.
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I am a firefighter, but never really messed with the trucks too much.
Ditto here. I do inspect it regularly and schedule the maintenance for it but haven't laid wrench on one in a long time other than to mount new hardware.
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