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Crawlers, Dozers, Loaders & Backhoes Discussion Forum

Re: HD7 crawler engine parts

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If this is a part time around the acreage/farm type of use machine you may want to decide how much you want to spend on your overhaul? It's sound advice to go the machine shop route but it will become expensive no doubt. Having owned and operated Detroit engines in trucks and other equipment for between 30 to 40 years my conclusion is that you can afford some risks to save on expense, especially if you do the labour yourself. Overhauls were done in my own shop on all but one, some partial engine work was farmed out but were costly. If the engine is tired but has good oil pressure and no internal coolant leaks whatsoever chances are high that if you do new liner kits with new bearing shells you will have excellent results. A machine shop will generally insist on perfection... after all that's what their business is about but for old iron your budget has a run-away. Last time I was buying an overhaul kit they offered me Chinese made parts but I declined in favor of American made goods. I had excellent results and many trouble free years of performance.

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