Not that easy to do it right. Pump, valves, cam, pistons, injectors, a/c I/c . You can just take a 210hp drill a hole and make it 370hp. If it was that simple why would anyone spend double for the same engine with higher HP?So today my ex engine builder stops by for a hello. I ask him what he means by "turn it up" and he answers, "put more fuel to it , its in the pump. You can turn them up until they run away". I still don't understand but I don't have to.
Cummins 6BT / 6BTA 5.9 Specifications
Older 6B's could be T or TA, ranging up to 350hp (with mechanical fuel injection) with different turbos and fueling profiles. Reliability and longevity of course deteriorate with higher hp ratings, aftercoolers being a maintenance item that is often overlooked.ok... But (forgive me) I thought the model was "6BTA"? So how do you determine the HP? The Jones brothers at Dyer love to recommend the 6BTA ... as their preferred (mechanical) diesel repower. But the part I have been (seemingly) missing, is that they are not just 210 HP models.