6CTA8.3 rebuild or surplus

NEIOWA

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Any advice where to locate a surplus 6CTA8.3 new/rebuild? Many on govliquidation but all look to be pulled so likely needing need rebuild.

Local FD has an engine with a 6CTA8.3 with a trashed block. They have no $ to go down to Cummins to buy a rebuild.
 

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Any advice where to locate a surplus 6CTA8.3 new/rebuild? Many on govliquidation but all look to be pulled so likely needing need rebuild.

Local FD has an engine with a 6CTA8.3 with a trashed block. They have no $ to go down to Cummins to buy a rebuild.
Govliquation had several new ones and lots of reman ones.
Also lots of pulled "as is" ones
It was around 30-40 engines I think.

This was at the GL OKC main warehouse a few weeks ago.

Keep an eye out. There might be more.
 

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From the few I looked at anywhere from $500 to 3k

The new ones had everything ready to go. Turbo and alternator etc.
Remans too
Used ones, while some were complete,
were missing various accessories.
 
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All were bolted in containers and GL noted that the engine would turn freely.
Every listing said that

So at least you knew it wasn't locked up
 

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Get a block from 98 and an in-frame kit from internet for $1000 and have at it. You won't be able to refresh a diesel back to good health for any cheaper than that.
 

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Get a block from 98 and an in-frame kit from internet for $1000 and have at it. You won't be able to refresh a diesel back to good health for any cheaper than that.
concur on rebuild as well. make sure you get "cummins shop manual C series engine" "bulletin no. 3810275-00 9/86. its step by step take apart and rebuild instructions and pics. kinda like a haynes or chitons manual. take head to machine shop for rebuild, and send out injectors for rebuild or just replace.
 
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