Originally Posted by Henning
You're kidding right? The 8-92 is the biggest POS diesel engine ever built outside of the of when GM took a 350 Oldsmobile and swapped the plugs and distributor for injectors and a pump. The only 2 stroke Jimmys I'd even consider using are the old stainless steel 6-110s that came out of the old 137' minesweepers from WWII, and I'd only use them in an old classic.
I agree with your synopsis on the 92 series. The 71 series are reliable and get enough longevity to warrant a rebuild, but I would swap for C18 cats also. The problem is the factory DD parts for the 2 cycle engines are no longer good quality. The injectors are now rebuilt and not good quality for example as well as many other hard parts.