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    We are considering purchasing a 1995 - 100' TOWER/QUINT with a blown engine does anyone, roughly know what it's costs to replace a Detriot Deisel series 60 engine???

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    Wow......

    Parts & Labor......I would say at LEAST 25K.

    I would get prices from no less than 3 or 4 shops. Try the local DD Shop, and a few independants as well.

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    Depends how you are going to go about it. You can rebuild what you have, go with a reman, or go with new. Cheapest will be to rebuild what you have if your block is good. Id say you are looking at $15 to $20K depending on what all you need done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dano8696 View Post
    We are considering purchasing a 1995 - 100' TOWER/QUINT with a blown engine does anyone, roughly know what it's costs to replace a Detriot Deisel series 60 engine???
    Dano,

    Tomorrow, I'll get some prices north of the boarder gawd only knows prices could go either way.

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    The price will depend on what they mean by "blown engine: If it's got a rod sticking out the side it's only good for a mooring.
    You can rebuild the one in it if the block & major components are salvageable, install a short block , long block or complete new box motor. Last I knew P&L on a 60 series was in the 22k plus range for a box motor that a friend had install in his tri axle dump truck this past spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by islandfire03 View Post
    The price will depend on what they mean by "blown engine: If it's got a rod sticking out the side it's only good for a mooring.
    You can rebuild the one in it if the block & major components are salvageable, install a short block , long block or complete new box motor. Last I knew P&L on a 60 series was in the 22k plus range for a box motor that a friend had install in his tri axle dump truck this past spring.
    I tacked on a few more grand for labor due to the fact that this is an aerial...I am assuming on a custom (cab-forward) chassis....Therefore there is only one direction the engine can come out- UP. (also add on some labor for dealing with the hydraulics of the aerial ladder and manipulating it out of the way.) In fact, you know what? I am changing my original guess- 25K to 30K.

    Island also brings up a good point, I didnt even think about short or long blocking it......Or, if the damage is not all that bad, perhaps an in-frame overhaul? What is the definition of "Blown" here?????

    If an in-frame overhaul could be successful, I say 15K.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
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    Island also brings up a good point, I didnt even think about short or long blocking it......Or, if the damage is not all that bad, perhaps an in-frame overhaul? What is the definition of "Blown" here?????

    If an in-frame overhaul could be successful, I say 15K.
    At this point a Mechanic will need to define that, we have yet to complete an inspection on it. However, regardless of the engine damage it will be a worthwhile investment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by islandfire03 View Post
    The price will depend on what they mean by "blown engine: If it's got a rod sticking out the side it's only good for a mooring.
    You can rebuild the one in it if the block & major components are salvageable, install a short block , long block or complete new box motor. Last I knew P&L on a 60 series was in the 22k plus range for a box motor that a friend had install in his tri axle dump truck this past spring.
    Detroit Diesel's "Reliabilt" program is well respected. It's a good alternative to 'brand new in a box." An in-frame major would be good if the block, crank and heads, etc. are OK and you don't plan to keep the truck forever. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    If an in-frame overhaul could be successful, I say 15K.
    It might be a little higher than that, but I'd say thats close. We had that done about 3 years ago....and it was a little over 12K.
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    Like an old man's diapers;Depends! What is "blown",how many hours,who's doing the overhaul. As long as the Crank/block isn't spun/broke you can fix these pretty easy. Like CE11 says,using the DDA Reliabilt parts gives you a good product at a good price with a WARRANTY.A complete repower I would expect to run 27-33K with labor PARTICULARLY in an Aerial because of access limitations.More info would be useful. T.C.

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    Convert the Detroit to a boat anchor and put a Cummins in there!!!

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