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Old 08-12-2010, 11:31 PM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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Year of chevy's first diesel?

When did Chevy put a diesel into their first truck? What engine was it?
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Old 08-13-2010, 12:00 AM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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just a guess! 6.2 1982
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Old 08-13-2010, 12:38 AM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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I thought they had the gas converted 5.7 diesel before the 6.2?
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Old 08-13-2010, 04:15 AM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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My Mom had a 1981 Caprice Wagon with a 350 Oldsmobile block converted to a diesel.
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Old 08-13-2010, 04:40 AM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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1978 saw the addition of the 125 hp 350 cu in (5.7 L) Oldsmobile diesel V8.
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Old 08-13-2010, 05:02 AM   eBay Motors  #6 (permalink)
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are we talking passenger truck/cars, or large trucks like moving vans and flatbeds? they have been around a long time.
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Old 08-13-2010, 02:03 PM   eBay Motors  #7 (permalink)
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1978 was the first year in the 1/2 tons and yes they used that converted Olds engine. I bought one in 1979 where it lasted 4 years and the piston pins gave out so I dropped in an Oldsmobile 403 gas pot in it's place.

IMO that engine was one of GM's biggest failures...
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wow bet that thing was fast NOT!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-13-2010, 02:33 PM   eBay Motors  #10 (permalink)
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wow bet that thing was fast NOT!!!!!!!!!!!
Yup... They were gutless but they did get good fuel mileage.... 30 - 35 MPG (Imperial gallon) if memory serves me right...

I got pulled over by a cop once because he thought something was wrong because all this black smoke was coming out the tail pipes... (They had dual exhaust)
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