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View Poll Results: Which manufacturers Diesel should I go with?? See the thread below before answering
Ford Diesel Engine 4 3.54%
GM Diesel Engine 10 8.85%
Dodge/Cummins Diesel 85 75.22%
Other/Foreign 14 12.39%
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:22 PM
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I'm holding out for the GM 4.5 V8. Any rumors?

I'm late in the game here, but I sold the tube-steps off of my 08' Silverado to a guy that works for GM (not sure where exactly he worked). We got to bs'ing and he mentioned that before the economy tanked and the great-bail-out occurred, GM had a smaller diesel (he called it the mini-max) in the works, aimed at the 1/2 truck and suburban/tahoe line. Whether or not there's any truth to that I have no idea...
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DETROIT

call me different, but i would go straight for a 4-53t detroit, 2 stroke. nothing turns heads like the sound they make. another thing is they put out significantly more power than a 4bt, 175 vs 130 or so, and something like 400 ft lb. they certainly weigh more though, and are getting hard to find. (i havent found one in years of searching). another plus is they can bolt straight to a gm standard transmission, pretty sure automatics are harder to adapt for some reason
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I had planned on putting the Isuzu NPR 4BD2TC I have in a Jeep with the later AW4 type trans (it has an overhauled Jatco 4 speed auto. Not my fav but okay for 120K miles under load) The shop I bought the truck from was upset because they popped the headgasket driving the truck to the trans shop in low gear the whole way. (Duh!) It didn’t work for them to blame the shop so the $3K spent on the trans was wasted unless they fixed the motor ($1000 I was quoted or $3K with new liners and rebuilt too)
Basically it’s a “copy” of the 4BT and most are over 500,000 miles by now. (Less than 200K on this one)

I’ll be selling it complete for parts only ($1500 without the nearly brand new tires or I’ll fix it and sell the Grumman with TBI SBC 350or400 and 4L80E and fix/drive the Isuzu to Kingsport after selling our cabin and property out west)
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Old 05-02-2018, 12:47 AM
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call me different, but i would go straight for a 4-53t detroit, 2 stroke. nothing turns heads like the sound they make. another thing is they put out significantly more power than a 4bt, 175 vs 130 or so, and something like 400 ft lb. they certainly weigh more though, and are getting hard to find. (i havent found one in years of searching). another plus is they can bolt straight to a gm standard transmission, pretty sure automatics are harder to adapt for some reason

Ive seen the 4-71 4.7L Turbo Supercharged on Ebay I wanted to buy it so bad and has way more power than a stock 4bt @175hp
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call me different, but i would go straight for a 4-53t detroit, 2 stroke. nothing turns heads like the sound they make. another thing is they put out significantly more power than a 4bt, 175 vs 130 or so, and something like 400 ft lb. they certainly weigh more though, and are getting hard to find. (i havent found one in years of searching). another plus is they can bolt straight to a gm standard transmission, pretty sure automatics are harder to adapt for some reason

Ive seen the 4-71 4.7L Turbo Supercharged on Ebay I wanted to buy it so bad and has way more power than a stock 4bt @175hp
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Old 05-02-2018, 04:21 PM
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One problem with the DD is weight.
A complete 4.71 is about 2275.
A 4-53T is about 1250, a little more than a 6BT
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One problem with the DD is weight.
A complete 4.71 is about 2275.
A 4-53T is about 1250, a little more than a 6BT

Most 4-53s are older and less aluminum than 4-71 or 4-92s but 2 stroke Jimmy diesels still suck up fuel and oil.
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