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Old 01-14-2008, 04:56 AM   #1
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GM's New Duramax Diesel Engine

For all you engineering geeks (of which I am proudly one) and just plain interested in the GM Duramax product folks, read on:

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GM makes a move

Great article,

It is interesting to see GM announce a new diesel almost 2 years before it goes into production, especially with so much detail on the technical features. I am impressed with the 72 degree V and the zero manifold. GM notes that it is designed to accomodate the same space as a small block, I wonder if it going to also be a similar weight?

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Thanks for sharing your information. I still maintain diesel will be the bio-fuel of the future.
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I may be ready for a new duramax in 6 or 7 years. But it'll have a lot to live up to if it matches the current version.

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Unveiled during a media briefing at its Milford, MI, Proving Grounds, the new 4.5-L powerplant will be one of the most powerful, lowest-emitting, and package-efficient light-duty V8 diesels in the marketplace, company engineers claimed
NO technical details in the article. Looks to me that the engine is child's height and probably well over 1/4 of ton heavy. That will eliminate it from lot of popular vehicles.
Volkswagen mounts 300 HP diesels in compact cars for almost a decade.
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It's really about time. I am shocked, though I shouldn't be that GM is releasing the smaller diesel in Europe first.

"The Duramax is package-protected for closed-loop cylinder pressure monitoring, a technology GM will introduce on its new 2.9-L turbodiesel V6 next year in Europe."

So, the 1/4 ton issue is fairly moot IMHO. Of course the 4.5L might not be a solution for say a Malibu, but the 2.9L might do the trick for most of the car lines domestically. The 4.5L I see as a Suburban, Tahoe, Silverado (and their GMC and Caddy similar lines) offering. **Might** even make it's way into the 3/4 ton and larger markets too....but I'm just speculating here.....

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