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Old 06-15-2009, 09:49 AM   #1
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My goal is to repower my 28' excella with a 06 duramax power train has anyone attempted this?
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:57 AM   #2
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Old 06-15-2009, 10:27 AM   #3
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Rollman,
I have read that some people (think they're on this forum) have replaced the Isuzu diesel with a Cummins. I have also read it can cost as much as buying a classic 28' Excella coach. What have you been quoted? I love our 04 LB7 Duramax.

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Old 06-15-2009, 11:13 AM   #4
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I am and old 6.5 man and have spent a lot of time on the diesel Place and they will be able to help you.

The biggest problem I can think of is the computer controls and the wiring you will have to do.
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:34 AM   #5
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Rollman,Welcome to the Forums.G W Baker did a Cummins conversion not long ago.I have not read about any Duramax conversions & was wondering when someone would do it.Good luck with your project.Phil
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Old 06-15-2009, 02:39 PM   #6
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I love Subs. so 8.1l and Allison was just a given!! Went to work horse and got a 40" class a motor and chassis. Did put a Cummins In a 72 Chevy pickup tooo!!!
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Old 06-15-2009, 02:41 PM   #7
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:49 PM   #8
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I am bidding on a rollover total on a auction site that has several truck's, from my measurements the entire powertrain should be no problem, fuel cell transfer looks to be the only real issue with extending the fuel lines and being under such pressure. The goal is to use all wiring and dash from the chevy truck complete.
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