Cat vs Cummins

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jimmico

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We are looking at a 200 Dutch Star With a 300 hp Cat and a 2000 Monico Diplomat with a 315 hp Cummins.  Need feedback on both engines.  Have heard there were problems with the Cat at 100k miles.
 

BernieD

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Jim

The CAT's engine maintenance schedule calls for a valve adjustment at 100k. Need to know which Cummins engine block, B or C, before I can comment about one over the other.
 

BernieD

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Jim

Everything else being equal, I'd go for the Cummins. I wouldn't turn down the CAT if I liked the coach better. I personally would go for the Dutch Star over the Monaco. YMMV
 

Terry A. Brewer

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I've had both & liked each one....I always go for the one that offers the most HP/Torque, can't have too much of either.
 

Mblaster

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Where is the best place to find out the hp tq figures for various model diesel engines?
 

Tom

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Maybe on the respective manufacturer's web site?
 
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