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Tractor Talk Discussion Forum

Deutz powered Chevy pick up truck

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deutz pick up

01-20-2005 13:53:00
24.123.231.88



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I have a 1979 Chevrolet 3/4 ton 4X4 pick up with F5L912 Deutz diesel engine for a power plant. The truck body suffers from typical cancer of that era, but the chassis is in good shape. It has a 3 speed trans with a granny gear and a gear driven transfer case. The fuel economy is excellent. Its not the fastest truck in the world but the torque is nothing short of massive. On 5 year old fuel it pulled a 6" in diameter mulberry tree out without touching the fuel. If anyone has any info or would like to know more about it please let me know. Thank you

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Lynn N.

05-16-2006 12:44:45
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 Re: Deutz powered Chevy pick up truck in reply to deutz pick up, 01-20-2005 13:53:00  
I just found this thread, but I'm also curious about repowers using the Deutz engine. I have a Deutz powered Iveco that I'm considering scraping, and have been thinking of a repower project. Any information on the subject would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,

Lynn



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Bob Clark

01-22-2005 11:43:22
24.239.255.138



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 Re: Deutz powered Chevy pick up truck in reply to deutz pick up, 01-20-2005 13:53:00  
Used to live in Eastern Indiana. Pickering farms had a settup custom built just like you describe yours.

They used it to pull a trailer and delivery purebred hogs.



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Deutz powered Chevy pick

01-24-2005 02:53:43
4.188.85.245



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 Re: Deutz powered Chevy pick up truck in reply to Bob Clark, 01-22-2005 11:43:22  
That is the truck! That name was on the title when I purchased the truck. I purchased it off a man who bought off of that farm. That is very interesting. Do you by chance know who did the conversion?

Thanks!



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Bob Clark

03-16-2005 19:34:40
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 Re: Deutz powered Chevy pick up truck in reply to Deutz powered Chevy pick , 01-24-2005 02:53:43  
I've moved from the area but still vist regularly. I will try to track down more info and post.



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Redd

01-21-2005 17:43:13
66.94.212.78



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 Re: Deutz powered Chevy pick up truck in reply to deutz pick up, 01-20-2005 13:53:00  
In 1984 I was a mech at a truck rental place and we got two C-65 Chevy's from GM powered with deutz as test units. We had to log all the data fuel, oil, etc while we rented them. I left there shortly after and I never saw another one. for the life of me I cannot remember what it looked like where the rad was supposed to be or how the heater worked. They were excellent runners though.



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Brent Johnston

01-20-2005 23:09:18
66.232.197.163



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 Re: Deutz powered Chevy pick up truck in reply to deutz pick up, 01-20-2005 13:53:00  
Are you looking to sell the truck? Where are you located?



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deutz pick up

01-21-2005 05:08:58
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 Re: Deutz powered Chevy pick up truck in reply to Brent Johnston, 01-20-2005 23:09:18  
I'm in the mid western part of Ohio near Indiana. If the price was right I would be willing to sell it. I plan on posting pictures of it, if you want more info let me know as well.



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Mike from Ny

01-20-2005 22:12:46
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 Re: Deutz powered Chevy pick up truck in reply to deutz pick up, 01-20-2005 13:53:00  
Got any pics? Sounds liek a trick I want to build!
Email or post them if you can.



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deutz pick up

01-20-2005 13:56:23
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 Re: Deutz powered Chevy pick up truck in reply to deutz pick up, 01-20-2005 13:53:00  
P.S. The F5L912 is an aircoole 5 cylinder engine



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Tim...OK

01-20-2005 14:02:44
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 Re: Deutz powered Chevy pick up truck in reply to deutz pick up, 01-20-2005 13:56:23  
Baby it comes to mind... my father in law had one of those snap the main cap into,which broke the crankshaft into two pieces,etc,etc.. wasn't a pretty site..very grainy,porous castings = weak.. I'm sure it was alot of work getting it all going..I put a 6BT Cummins in a 56 GMC 1-ton a few years ago,loads of fun..

Tim



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pete-mi

01-22-2005 21:35:03
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 Re: Deutz powered Chevy pick up truck in reply to Tim...OK, 01-20-2005 14:02:44  
Thats the first Deutz I have herd of breaking the crank. The store where I work for sold Deutz new in the 70's and 80's and still sell used ones and parts. We have had great luck with the engines and have sold new and used around 500 tractors over the years. Some have been used very hard on some farms. About 10 years ago a D10006 was in and the motor was almost siezed. The owner was on vacation and the new hired man was using it for spreading manure. The heat warning light was unpluged so when the cooling fan belt broke he didnt see this. The backup is the horn and when this blew he turned the ignition switch off. Being a diesel he kept running it until it started making noises and the motor began luging. With the air temp in the low 90's didnt help. The tractor needed 3 new pistons and cylinders and the front 3 repaired. The bottom ends held up great as there are several with over 6000 hours and not touched. A D8006 that I know of has over 10,000 hours with no bottom end repairs. Is the engine you had the problem with a genuine Deutz engine or one of the sub contracted engines. I have herd of ones with a Torpedo and MeMo label as power units. These were subcontracted from Deutz and I have never seen any to know the quality. Was regular service work done on your engine from new? Was it a high hour engine? I was looking and in 1989 Deutz had sold 4,000,000th air cooled engine. This is doesnt include all the larger water and oil cooled engine they make. With that many out I would guess your problem to be the exception not the rule. I would be curious on more history details of that engine though.

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Bernhard

01-23-2005 00:56:49
80.146.100.216



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 good point, Pete... in reply to pete-mi, 01-22-2005 21:35:03  
I also didnīt hear any complains about the Deutz diesels. We had them in the Army trucks and some eartmoving equipment in Army also...a lot of bad trained guys worked with that stuff, and never they caused any probs. Even here we have Deutz tractors with more then 10.000 hrs on them.
The Construction companies liked the magirus trucks with the Deutz engines. And the trains here often use Deutz - Diesel.
I go with you, Pete at the licensed Deutz-Torpedo engines, they had been a piece of Junk..but the TAM-Trucks(former Jugoslavia) which also had licensed Deutz engines gave their owners a lot of satisfaction.

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Bernhard

01-22-2005 13:42:58
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 Re: Deutz powered Chevy pick up truck in reply to Tim...OK, 01-20-2005 14:02:44  
Thereīs one thing I wonna know: How did Your Fil destroy the engine? No oil in it?



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Robert in W. Mi.

01-20-2005 16:46:29
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 Re: Deutz powered Chevy pick up truck in reply to Tim...OK, 01-20-2005 14:02:44  
I've seen those 5 cylinder Deutz in 2 ton trucks and easily go several hundred thousand miles, all while hauling big loads day in and day out!!

My friend in Corpus C. Tx. had lots of them in there delivery bread trucks at the bakery he was pres. of.. They loved them, and also bragged about how they ran forever!!! They bought new Ford vans, replaced the ford motors with Deutz, and ran them for many many years, literally hundreds of thousands of miles..

If you saw one broke, "that's" the one that was not "average"!! Deutz diesels are up there with the best diesels ever built.

Robert

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Tim...OK

01-21-2005 04:24:14
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 Re: Deutz powered Chevy pick up truck in reply to Robert in W. Mi., 01-20-2005 16:46:29  
Quote: "Deutz diesels are up there with the best diesels ever built."

This makes it a very sad day for diesels.. I've been into the bottom end of one,I won't ever own one..Their castings look about like welding slag!Not bashing anyone,everybody has their opinion,and this is mine..

Tim



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Robert in W. Mi.

01-21-2005 15:58:02
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 Re: Deutz powered Chevy pick up truck in reply to Tim...OK, 01-21-2005 04:24:14  
All i can tell you is, there's hundreds of them still on farms here working hard earning there keep every day.

I personally have had (3) over the years, and still have one, none ever gave me a minute of engine trouble.

If they were all that bad, surely some of the ones here would have had bottom end trouble!!

At one time i had a friend that worked in Iraq putting out those big oil fires from gulf war 1, When he came home he told me the only gen. sets that could stand the abuse of day after day in the heat were Deutz powered....

Man, you may have saw a bad one, but it's not common!!

Robert

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