Why? Complete waste of a diesel engine.

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  1. Jade Falcon

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    I don't get it. Why would you let a 2-stroke Detroit diesel run away like this?

    All this 12 year old truck needed was a new wheel bearing, some work on the interior, and a new radiator or, at least, the hole in the radiator sealed up.

    Sure, the truck itself was scrap, but the engine seemed to be in good working order. I would have tried to save the engine itself.



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    Without watching. ( time, and wasted data). People like tested to destruction vidios... They always do well. So they give people what they want...
    I have seen many full auto weapons shot till they jam up, throw parts... Sad but true
     

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    not 12 years old, more like 40 years old.
    Old technology, not very fuel efficient. Probably bought it for the price of scrap, and got some entertainment from it before reselling it as scrap for minimal, if any loss.
     
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    Depending on the state they may not have even been able to run it.
     
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    8V71 is a stinky, old, HEAVY, inefficient engine, lots of them in junk yards. Not worth rebuilding. Deboss blew one up too. It is a bit sad since they are well made and very durable but not worth dumping fuel into.

    The one Deboss did restarted after it cooled off. I said he should take one of the intakes and use it to suck up junk while it was running away.

    Generally I agree with you and hate to see stuff destroyed.
     
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    Makes a good boat motor though. Though in that I’d prefer a inline like the 6-71 or similar
     
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    Reminds me more of " Here, hold my beer and watch this. "
     
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    Two cycle Detroit= the most efficient way to convert diesel fuel into noise.
     
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    The best thing about those old 2 cycle Detroit diesels is that they don't make them anymore.

    I loved the part at the end where he told viewers not to try this at home. "we are professionals at this kind of thing".
    The guy is confusing the word professional with idiot!
     
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    If you slammed your hand in the door, it would put you in the right mood to drive one.
     
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    They could smell a hill coming
     
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    I’ve always wanted a old square body pickup with a 3 or 4-71T and a Eaton 10 spd
     
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    Have you looked at the weight of them? They are massively heavy. There used to be an old Dodge one ton, like forties vintage, around here with a 3-71 in it...........very tight quarters.
     
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    Oh yeah, driven several trucks with them, including a converted Chevy square body.

    Not really any heavier than say the 6BT, but yeah, it’s a lot of iron and not a lot of HP. But there’s something I love about those big screaming Detroit motors.
     
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    All the fire engines I used to operate had 8V71's and they were great. That was until we got our first 8V92, twin turbo!! That was badass!! Then I got promoted and had to drive a Tahoe and later a retired (hand me down) Ford Crown Victoria "Police Interceptor" with 166,000 miles.
     
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    Really hated to see that after it cranked up so easily and wasn't burning fuel.
     
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    There was a custom Ford F350 for sale near me (might still be) about a month ago, and I want to say that it had a 12.7 liter Detroit, or a 12-something liter Cummins in it. The thing was massive, and hung a good ways out the bottom of the truck, even when lifted. It was a black rig with two massive stacks sticking up out of the bed just behind the cab.

    It looked absolutely badass, but I can't imagine it was good on gas mileage lol. Or very practical, for that matter. Wish I saved the link; I couldn't find it on a quick Google search.
     
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    Reminds me when they destroyed all the cars under Obama. To help the environment
     
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    Driven them...Good riddance!

    Bump the dock just right, they’d run backwards.
     
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    Meh, no big loss.