- Oct 31, 2011
Anyone know the approximate cost of a 5.9 QSB with a gear run. Engine prices seem to be top secreat
I don't think that engine is available any longer unless you can find someone that still has one.I do know that the new 6.7 is around 45K with a gear. It is nearly the same profile and weight as the 5.9, and like the 5.9 its not sleaved but does have a higher maximum rpm. Having just bought a cummins I would say that now is as good a time as any to buy the 6.7 as they are making them nearly the same price to get some in the marine market place.
Remember if you do buy a recon package from Cummins it cannot go in a new hull. Cumins will sell it to you but they will not activate the warranty, you must buy a new engine. Quite a crock of shit would'nt you say. I know this to be fact, I wanted to buy a recon 8.3 QSC but they would'nt activate the warranty if I did. It was going in a new hull.
As it was explained to me, you cannot put a recon into a new hull and get it signed off on. That does not mean that you can't buy one and then get some other Cummins cerified dealer to sign off on it (wink wink) but if Mr. Cummins finds out he will pull his dealers license and certification. It is nothing more than a scam that Cummins has set up to force you into paying way too much for way to little.
I believe Cummins had a 6.7 on display at the Norwalk Boat show this past weekend. The one thing I noticed was how much bigger it was then the 5.9. I think the engine was rated at 350 HP and it looked much bigger then even the QSC that was right next to it. Nice engine but very big. The Cummins Rep. also told me that you can now get a Recon with a 6 year 10,000 hour extended warranty. I was actually suprised when I heard this as well, so don't hold me to it.