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Old 07-14-2004, 06:35 PM   #21
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The diesel in the Bonnevilles was offered for only 3 years.

On another note, this is General Chat. Half the posts in this thread are hijacks. Let'* clean it up and stay on topic.
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The Diesels that GM put in their passenger cars in the early 80'* were NOT true diesel engines. They just modified their normal gasoline engines to diesel. Results were less than spectacular. The GM diesels self destructed in just a few years and put a permenant bad taste in America EVER going to diesel again. So now, only VW and Mercedes offer bona fide diesel engines in their passenger cars.
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The GM diesels self destructed in just a few years and put a permenant bad taste in America EVER going to diesel again
well he did mention he needed help finding some parts for it so thats probly why
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The Diesels that GM put in their passenger cars in the early 80'* were NOT true diesel engines. They just modified their normal gasoline engines to diesel. Results were less than spectacular. The GM diesels self destructed in just a few years and put a permenant bad taste in America EVER going to diesel again. So now, only VW and Mercedes offer bona fide diesel engines in their passenger cars.
That'* right!! I forgot about that.
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Oldsmobile 88'* back in 1980 or so offered a diesel as an optional engine. I don't believe many were manufactured though.
That'* because they were absolute POS'* that gave GM a really bad(and well deserved) bad name for rushing a gas engine posing as a diesel into the market.
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