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Old 07-12-2007, 02:37 PM   #1
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New small diesel for GM

This could change some things!

GM announces new 4.5L V8 Duramax diesel for half-ton trucks and HUMMER H2 - Autoblog
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Old 07-12-2007, 03:04 PM   #2
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A-friggin-men.

It's about time they started something like this. It may not be the final solution, but it's a start.

It's an in house engine..hopefully it will be a success! Doubt we'd see any diesel Corvettes though....
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Old 07-12-2007, 03:09 PM   #3
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Found this too on a new V8 as well:

.: General Motors to Invest $100 Million in Tonawanda, New York Engine Plant for Diesel Engine Production - General Motors Corporate :. Auto Spectator

"The investment announced today is in addition to a $300 million investment GM announced in January for production of an all-new, DOHC V-8 engine to power GM’s luxury cars and SUVs. Production of that engine also begins in 2009."
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Top THIS?!!!

Just read that, not to be outdone, FORD plans on a brand new 4 cyl diesel that cranks out 400 ft torque, gets 44 miles to the gallon, and comes in four different configurations to match end user needs (fuel, power, pulling, etc.). Code name is the "444" diesel.

Watch for it and, remember, you heard it HERE first!


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Old 07-12-2007, 04:12 PM   #5
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Just read that, not to be outdone, FORD plans on a brand new 4 cyl diesel that cranks out 400 ft torque, gets 44 miles to the gallon, and comes in four different configurations to match end user needs (fuel, power, pulling, etc.). Code name is the "444" diesel.

Watch for it and, remember, you heard it HERE first!


Yea, but it's still a Ford.....
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Yeah, I agree with Silver, it's still a Ford. I used to drive only Ford trucks, until I bought a GMC - the best truck I've ever had...
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A-friggin-men.

It's about time they started something like this. It may not be the final solution, but it's a start.

It's an in house engine..hopefully it will be a success! Doubt we'd see any diesel Corvettes though....
I dunno...maybe let Gale Banks get a hold of one..."7 second range"

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I dunno...maybe let Gale Banks get a hold of one..."7 second range"

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It'd be interesting to see.
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It'd be interesting to see.
His Sidewinder whooped a C-5 in a street drag by 5 lengths We have guy near here that runs a Ford PSD CC dually with about $20k worth of engine and drive train mods...IIRC he runs high 13's. Nothing like seeing something that size pulling the front wheels up, the burnouts are pretty spectacular too.

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His Sidewinder whooped a C-5 in a street drag by 5 lengths We have guy near here that runs a Ford PSD CC dually with about $20k worth of engine and drive train mods...IIRC he runs high 13's. Nothing like seeing something that size pulling the front wheels up, the burnouts are pretty spectacular too.

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I'm with you on that...nothing like a sleeper that administers a royal spanking and leaves you empty, hollow and bewildered, esp when you think you have the juice!
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Ford makes the Ranger in a Crewcab and Diesel for the South American market
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A-friggin-men.
Doubt we'd see any diesel Corvettes though....
Consider the Audi R10 diesel, the first diesel to win the 24 hours of Le Mans.

Audi Racing Website:

http://www.audiusa.com/audi/us/en2/e...otorsport.html

Champion Racing, a privat team, has info on their cars at:

http://www.championracing.net/2007/index.htm

Things are shaking in the diesel world.

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About time. Europe has been doing high MPG low emmision diesels for years.
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About time. Europe has been doing high MPG low emmision diesels for years.
Not exactly true.

The European regs have been softer on some things than US emissions regs for years.

Anyway, here's a linky for a 4 cyl "Ford" diesel. Ok, it's a Jag, but it's really pretty quick.

Fun.
YouTube - Top Gear - Jaguar S-Type Diesel at Nurburgring (1 of 2)

and with a van (more fun)
YouTube - Top Gear Ford Transit Nurburgring
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