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EM7 300 Good or Bad?

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Hi,

Just been offered an EM7 300 from a 1993 CH 600 at a very good price and would like to open it up to around 350hp to put into my R series.

Are they a good motor or am I better rebuilding the E6 315 and sticking to it?

Any comments/help is greatly appreciated.

Mutt.

If anyone needs any workshop manuals let me know.

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Personally I think the E7 is a better engine.

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Never have run a e6 but I can tell you the e7s are tough as nails , we run 15 of them daily in rd and dm mixers and dumps ... I dont think you can go wrong with them

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E7 300-350 or 400 is one of the last good mechanical Mack engines made.

E6 was just as good but the e7 have more grunt

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Let me tell you about the E7 mechanical.If it is a Em7 it is a maxidyn and goes good with a 6 speed but if it is a E7 it is good for a 9 or 10 speed.The maxidyne can be changed over by a fuel pump builder.If it is a 300 just set the fuel out about .090 and time to 16 to 18 degress BTDC.The engine that I run is a replacement for E6.It was a 300 but I had the pump cal to 350 and timed it from 9 degress to 18 using a turbo from a Vmac 400.it is set to 1900 max but needs to to run from 1100 to 1700 for best fuel burn.It will pull down lower than the E6 and still run smooth.If you time it to specs which is 9 degress for a 95 year engine It will pull down as low as a gas burner but will burn more fuel.Some one has done stated that they have more grunt than a E6 and that is caus.e it has a 1/2" more crank stroke

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The only six cylinder better than an E6 is an E7 mechanical. You can't beat more displacement and the bottom end has been beefed up.

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Thanks for the replies guys. Been around trucks all my days but am a very recent convert to Mack, we don't have many of them in Scotland but since coming down to NZ have been pretty much surrounded by them. I have been working mainly on Kenworths, Internationals and what the Japanese call "trucks" (Nissan, Isuzu etc). Cummins, Cat, Volvo and Scania are my speciality so I dont know much about the Mack motors, hence my questions. I only recently bought the R series and am growing rather fond of it, once I get it the way I want it I will hopefully be using it most days as a working truck so want a good strong reliable motor in it.

I do prefer a "mechanical" motor but have no issues putting an "electronic" motor in as long as its a good one. I was looking at a 454 but was told to leave it where it was as they are bad for heads. Ideally I would like around 400hp but would settle for 350hp in the mean time! I do have an idea concerning a 450hp Scania V8........

Mutt.

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