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    Default question for those that know,cat c15 twin turbo

    ok,here's what is going on,i will be moving into a 2005 pete 387 with a cat c15 with dual turbo's soon,i've heard good things and bad things about the dual turbo set up,anybody here have experience with the c15 twin turbo here,was it good or bad,any input will be appreciated
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    The 379 Pete that I drove when I pulled that reefer had that set-up. I never had any issues with the motor other than they had fuel contamination problems with the truck.
    The only downfall to a 1911A1, is actually a plus: You can have it your way, and can put an unreal amount of money into em'.

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    Where I work we have an 05 International heavy haul tractor with the C15 twin turbo, and it's been good so far.

    We also have a couple of the new C13 cat engines in dump trucks, these are basically a smaller displacement version of the C15, also with the twin turbo, and these also have been performing well.


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    i have one in my truck. but i honestly don't think i could comment, seeing how denutted it set up. I have no clue of it's potentil.
    since i have had it new when i started now have 301895 miles on it,
    have had air gov, air compressor ,two alternators, the ECM, and most recently the water pump replaced.
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    The twin turbo set up really hasn't been out long enough for all the gremlins to surface. We have 3 trucks with them. No problems so far.

    I have enough faith in Cat that they did the proper thing and have a reliable engine.
    If it ain't broke, fix it til it is!

    If you can't fix it with a hammer, you have an electrical problem.

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    i've heard other drivers complain and praise them,i hope i don't have the troubles i've heard other drivers complain about,lack of power,turbos going out early and other problems.

    the truck i drive now is a Int 9900i with a 525 cummins,18 speed with 355 rears,the pete has the c15 rated at 475 with a 10 speed,not sure what rear end it has in it,i'm wondering what kind of power i'm going to get out of it as compared to the truck i drive now,not taking into account the difference in hp and tranny.
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    We have 5 of them,the 1st two are great trucks ( drivers have issues but that is another story )..both upgraded from 475 to 550 by CAT..one has over 500k and the other is not far behind....

    The 3rd is a heavy spec factory tri-axle 550 from CAT....Has had an alternator and the ECM needed to be "Upped" ( it is our only short nose)....had engine temp problems till ECM and the "Tech" worked them out...

    The newest 2 ,one 475 and the other 550 have both needed "rocker" work with under 75,000 miles.all warranty BUT we lose them at the wrong times..usually with a load on the lowbed .......

    They all have 18 speeds and every "toy " Pete can put in them.....The best thing is when they go down ......either Cat or Pete get them back to us within 48 hours.......that is service


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    Dave Reed,

    We know deep down inside you want a CAT pulling that "Dogs" chain


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    Quote Originally Posted by snoope
    We know deep down inside you want a CAT pulling that "Dogs" chain
    OUCH!
    The only downfall to a 1911A1, is actually a plus: You can have it your way, and can put an unreal amount of money into em'.

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