Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Justin Bimmer

8V71 Diesel Question

Recommended Posts

So, my friends just recently bought a MC-5 from a church and it has an 8V-71 in it. There were able to drive it to storage and then drive it around a bit, but now the bus will start and then it will blow lots of smoke and wont go past 900 RPM. I don't know yet what color the smoke is or how long the bus sat without the motor being ran, but I from what I know so far, I don't think this is good news at all.

Anybody have any knowledge on this or know where I can go for answers?



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not a diesel professional, but those Detroit motors are in a class to themselves. I don't know if it's low class or high class, but there are people on both sides of the dividing line. I'd hit up a diesel-specific board (am I allowed to name them here?). Search Google for Detroit Diesel Forum and you'll see the first result is Diesel Stop. I'd start there.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You are posting as a guest. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Who's Online   1 Member, 0 Anonymous, 101 Guests (See full list)

About us

CheersandGears.com - Founded 2001

We ♥ Cars

Get in touch

Follow us

Recent tweets


  • Create New...