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Binderoid

Was the 549 a troublemaker?

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Going through my old Harvester Highlights , there was a story about Palmer Marine. They bought predominately I.H. engines for their products, including the PU12 thru the modern V-8s. At the end of the story, I.H. was blamed for the down fall of Palmer because they had to fix a large percentage of the 549s under warranty. The claim is that the engine had to be completely dismantled, but the author doesn't know what the problem was or what caused it. My question is, how did the 549s hold up when they were used in trucks?

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Probably went broke buying gas for them..... 

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That series engine known for cracked exhaust manifolds.  Only problem I ever had.  Oh and buying gas.

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Too easy to disconnect the governor maybe???

Mike

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