Cummins 5.9 Government surplus auction in PA

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    I am not a big fan of used military engines. Have you read the military's 1,000 hour torture test. Most recreational engines won't pass it. I also watched a crew of marines practice off of Camp Lejeune on the ICW. Those guys only had one throttle position!!

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    Or maybe worse the boats we used for patrol spent all day and all night idling around.
     
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    I've got a low ball bid on it, I'll let ya know.
     
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    I was looking at the photos again. New paint, but some old parts.
    I wonder, if it may have been rebuilt.......
    Good luck,
     
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    They go out the way to not show HP on this one but I just picked up a qsb 380 with 2300 hr that readout confirms 75% time at 1500 with the rest idle and low full cruise rpm but agree it is or can be a gamble.
     
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    My bid is less than the parts value, according to my engine builder. I am between Camp Lejeune and MCAS Cherry Point. We see a lot of government "surplus". Some of it is actually new, never used. I have a source for shipping near there and that factors in.
     
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    Been out bid. Not going any higher.
     
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    What did it go for?

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    "They go out the way to not show HP on this one......"

    The tag on the motor in one of the pictures says that this one is only 180 HP.
     
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    Cummins 6BT5.9-M Marine Engine

    ITEM NUMBER
    2390283
    LOCATION
    Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, United States. 17202

    SOLD ON
    8/28/19

    WINNING BID
    US $5,790

    # OF BIDS
    110

    SOLD!

    ITEM DETAILS
    METER READING
    Not Available
     
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    If anybody is interested my shop has several motors that were used to run fire pumps for fire sprinkler systems. They were never in boats but they are raw water cooled . I don’t know much about switching them over to run in a boat but they all have low hours. I know for a fact there is a 671 Detroit, 371 Detroit , an 855 Cummins and I believe 2 6 cylinder Cummins . I will get the info on the others and post it. I know the price would be way lower that 5700. We sold a 3406 cat a couple years ago to a lobsterman and he used it for parts. If anyone is interested shoot me a message and I can get some pics.
     
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    That's a good offer Cleanlines. You might want to start a new thread for better visibility.

    I'm thinking $5,700 for that motor is an attractive deal; even tho it's only setup for 180 hp.
     
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    <- seen decade old equipment with hours measured in the teens for Marine Corp and Army equipment...sitting in climate controlled spaces for those decades... thousands of them lol
     
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    interesting, will follow this thread
     
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    one can only imagine what the inside of that after cooler looks like if one can get the core out :eek:
     

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