Bullheaded Posted July 5, 2019 Share Posted July 5, 2019 So there has been some DD talk and some MP10 talk here so thought I'd post this to hear what you all think. We all know Volvo pulled the plug on the 16 litre engines here. So yesterday I was at my dealer and salesman asked me if I was still impressed with my new DD13 505/1850. So again I told him it is way better than my previous DD15 505/1650. I said "I don't know why Detroit still makes the DD15, because they have derated it a few years back to max out at 1650 torque (it is now back up to 1750), but the DD13 is now way stronger and engine braking is just as good." I also told him I would have no issue in running this DD13 in a highway truck. So long story short, he said the DD15 is still the jewel at Detroit Diesel. They lowered the torque a few year back because they wanted you to buy the DD16. But he said sales volumes of the DD16 are very low and Detroit has been putting all their effort into the DD15 and DD13. He said he spoke to the Detroit rep and there was some mention that Detroit may also abandon the 16 L and bump the DD15 ratings back up to where they used to be. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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