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Offline Robby

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C-15 625
« on: December 07, 2019, 10:19:30 AM »
Hi Dave, we are looking at buying a 2008 Country Coach with the C-15 625 with 43k miles and have looked everywhere for information on that engine and there is very little in an RV application.  Could you help us with your thoughts, concerns, suggestions, about buying a rig with that engine as we know Cat stepped out of the RV market shortly after this was built due to emissions. Unfortunately, is is at a dealer and we are not convinced that their anaylsis is 100% trustworthy and in our best interest, so trying to get as educated as we can before spending what we still consider a fair amount of $$$.  We understand that an older rig will be a bit of a project but not interested in it being an anchor.  Thanks in advance for any info you can share!

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Re: C-15 625
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2019, 04:25:48 AM »
Robby, what your are buying engine wise is a very fine engine and has a very good history.many people do not understand that yes Caterpillar does not provide there
engines for RV motorhomes. This does not mean that you are buying a problem,
caterpillar C-15 is a very popular engine used in the off road equipment that In use
everyday. Product support is readily available, service, parts etc. my suggestion don’t
way in on the sales people that may be clouds on engine. The engine will sell itself
and go for best price they can make you. If perhaps you buy the first thing I would do
is take a engine oil sample yourself you will find engine is fine. Again suggestion go
for price and do not worry about the C-15 engine . Ask Dave, Dave Atherton Retired
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Re: C-15 625
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2019, 04:50:49 AM »
Robby, back again do not worry about older equipment in today’s world. What your looking at
Proven workhorse and something that can always get parts and service for. Same time
compare operations cost versus other mfg engines. About the only problem that may
show up over time is the regeneration system area Called the ARD Head May crack over
time but not a extreme out of service or costly repair. If you do buy the unit, my suggestion
Only take it to Caterpillar Dealer for service work and for filters oil changes. Staying with
That thinking down time along road may never happen. Ask Dave, Dave Atherton Retired
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