Forums    MAHEM    Detroit 8.2L Fuel Pincher advice requested
Page 1 2 
Go to...
Start A New Topic
Reply To This Topic
Detroit 8.2L Fuel Pincher advice requested
 Login now/Join our community
Supporting Member of 7/17
Picture of Doorman
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Member Since: 09-27-2009
Posts: 844
posted   Hide PostReply With QuoteReport This Post  
It seams all the bad head gaskets and head failures were a result of over heating. We use a Chevy flatbed with this 8.2 in it for our water truck at our MX track. I have tried to make sure that every one operating it understands to never let it get hot. Been a good truck so far.

1986 31' Regal -1976 Class C
454/T400 P30 -350/T400 G30
twin cntr beds - 21' rear bath
First Month Member
Supporting Member of 11/13
Location: AZ Central Highlands
Member Since: 01-09-2001
Posts: 7397
posted   Hide PostReply With QuoteReport This Post  
I can add my second-hand info on this...............all my truck and RV friends echo the overheat warning, also saying it is a decent engine.


84 30T PeeThirty-Something, 502 powered
Picture of Bob Kopicki
Location: Massillon, Ohio
Member Since: 07-10-2014
Posts: 21
posted   Hide PostReply With QuoteReport This Post  
I am very encouraged by the replies I received in this thread. It would seem that keeping the engine at normal operating temperature is the key. That would also seem to explain why marine versions of this engine are considered solid engines....they don't have a radiator to get plugged up. I will be switching to DexCool this fall when I install a block heater.

Thank you to all who replied!

  Powered by Social Strata Page 1 2  

    Forums    MAHEM    Detroit 8.2L Fuel Pincher advice requested

This website is dedicated to the Barth Custom Coach, their owners and those who admire this American made, quality crafted, motor coach.
We are committed to the history, preservation and restoration of the Barth Custom Coach.