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Old 11-15-2018, 11:30 AM   #1
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Yay! finally another inline 6 turbo diesel

So GM has gone and finally listened to its Isuzu diesel building partner and decided to build an inline 6 cly turbo diesel, (the only way a diesel should be built), for its 1/2 tons. Check out the specs, it will impress you.

https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/20...el-inline-six/

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Wow, 50+ views and not even a "nice truck"? GM not getting any love these days, or are we going to wait and see about long term longevity.

Heck, as a person who swore he'd never buy another GM product, this is even swaying me.

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Wow, 50+ views and not even a "nice truck"? GM not getting any love these days, or are we going to wait and see about long term longevity.

Heck, as a person who swore he'd never buy another GM product, this is even swaying me.

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OK, I'll bite. It looks like a really "nice truck". I'm a bit surprised that the tow rating is not higher but will have to wait for all the specs.

Seriously, it does look promising!
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Gee, a 3 liter turbo straight six diesel. That sounds familiar. Pat
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Gee, a 3 liter turbo straight six diesel. That sounds familiar. Pat
How so? Both the FIAT/Chrysler and Ford 3.0l turbo diesel engines are V6's, not inline 6's. You'd have to go with Japanese diesels to find inline 3.0L diesels, not domestic.

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OK, I'll bite. It looks like a really "nice truck". I'm a bit surprised that the tow rating is not higher but will have to wait for all the specs.

Seriously, it does look promising!
I'm not surprised at the low tow rating......GM wants to protect their bigger Duramax sales. I bet you could tow up to 10,000 lbs with this engine, easily.

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Im not an engineer so take with a grain of salt....

The low tow capacity bothered me (wondering what the axles can handle and what that will mean for payload) - and I dont know what the value is of an in-line 6 diesel - can you educate me on that?

The mileage sounds GREAT and I could easily see myself in this as a daily driver and tow vehicle (unlike my current Silverado 2500 Duramax). So Im open - just not impressed with the low tow capacity and unclear on why an in-line 6 is noteworthy. Thanks!
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Beats all the little V6s out there. I actually saw this a year ago at the auto show. Nice truck and decent power for a change.
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Like the RAM ecodiesel, not much to get excited about except for great mpg.
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Chevy/GM offers the 2.5lt inline 4 in the Colorado's. Seems nice even has an engine brake. Hope the 3lt will have the same. I don't think the v6's offer that as an option. I know the Ram little diesel doesn't. I wouldn't want a diesel without the engine brake. JMO

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-- snip -- You'd have to go with Japanese diesels to find inline 3.0L diesels, not domestic.
Gee Tony, now you are changing the rules .... domestic? Well, Spartanburg does build a lot of vehicles here in the good old USofA. Note - the 3.0 liter straight six turbo is the BMW solution. Ask Bono about his. It gets the trailer down the road quite well. Pat
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Value of straight six = main bearings = seven. Has better balance too. Pat

https://www.quora.com/Which-engine-c...ight-6-and-why
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Value of straight six = main bearings = seven. Has better balance too. Pat

https://www.quora.com/Which-engine-c...ight-6-and-why
Exactly! An inline 6 cylinder has a natural firing balance, which means it doesn't have to have counter rotating balance shafts to iron out engine firing imbalances that affect 4 cylinders and certain V engines. The inline engines are just inherantly stronger smoother engines, which is why early Dodges, Fords, BMW's, Merc's and Jag's had inline 6 engines that were famous. The reason why manufactuers went to V engines were for packaging reasons; shorter more compact engines.

@PKI Yes, there are some German inline 6 diesels as well, but even they have gone V configuration in a lot of vehicles, like the VW and Porsche V diesels.

Most likely will come with engine brake as an option, (tow package).

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PS I'm just a fan of the Toyota 1HZ 4.2L inline 6 diesel; solid, dependable, bank vault reliability.
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Not to burst your bubble Tony but Cummins built a 3.4L in line 6 cylinder turbo diesel back in the '80s. They were designed with Onan to be very quiet for use in generator sets. I have one in my old 1938 Ford truck. Here is a you tube video of one. Notice how quiet it is running even when he revs it up.
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