Volvo & Mack engines are a pain to work on

This topic contains 12 replies and was last updated by tank 12 years 8 months ago
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tank
January 23rd, 2009 4:51pm
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Volvo and Mack are two very good companies, however, its just so hard to get around the engines, does anyone else here agree with me as well?
jason-creed
February 2nd, 2009 11:08pm
yeah I agree with you on this one, more so with the macks, and they don't make anything esay to get to anymore, they put too much crap in the way, ie: the electracal and fuel lines to the dpf system.
j-vukosa
February 3rd, 2009 12:24am
jason-creed
February 3rd, 2009 12:55am
I think they might be getting higher, I have notice that in the past few years.
steve-2
October 11th, 2009 12:24am
Do a starter swap on a late-model Mack...you'll rediscover an appreciation for 'four-letter words' as a means of expression. It almost takes 2 guys, as it goes in/out through the bottom. :(
kenneth
October 14th, 2009 10:48am
Tis nuttin'....Seen under the hood of a Lone Star yet??? [img]https://www.mechanicshub.com/media/kunena/attachments/legacy/images/DSC00042.JPG[/img]



[img]https://www.mechanicshub.com/media/kunena/attachments/legacy/images/DSC00040.JPG[/img]
will-tilley
October 15th, 2009 10:26pm
Oh yeah,typical International where half of the engine is in the engine compartment and the other half is in the cab along with the driver.Sure makes for some interesting wrenching!
steve-2
October 24th, 2009 4:10am
That LoneStar looks like a real treat...it's quite clear that the geniuses designing these things don't work on 'em.
lance-pruitt
August 7th, 2011 1:39am
e-tech and e-7 were the best , aset was a bit harder but still ok , mp7/8/10 they kinda suck for a mack dude , i'll bet the volvo guys get along with them ok tho !
lee-garrett
August 29th, 2013 5:41am
I hate them too!
mrbigwrench
September 6th, 2013 7:46pm
Have you ever seen a C15 or had your hands in one? It's no wonder Cat got out of the highway truck engine biz!!
craig-smith-2
May 18th, 2014 10:52am
I've enjoyed years of working on volvo engines. The biggest pain in the a$$ has to be the rear gear train. Other than that, they are fairly simple to work on with a little experience.
alex-smith
August 11th, 2014 2:16am
Mack deffinatlely a pain in the butt. I find that peterbilt is the best

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