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GM's 3.0L diesel

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    Re: GM's 3.0L diesel


    Quote Originally Posted by e30addict View Post
    To be fair, the gas powered Chevettes weren't much different.
    Olds 455 diesel or bust!

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    Re: GM's 3.0L diesel

    Quote Originally Posted by e30addict View Post
    To be fair, the gas powered Chevettes weren't much different.
    naw, they were at least twice a fast, but, I spose 2x zero, is still zero, I drove it once, 51hp, AT, PS, PS, AC, all the amenities, 45 second ¼ mile, but, iirc, it did get 40mpg

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    Re: GM's 3.0L diesel

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    naw, they were at least twice a fast, but, I spose 2x zero, is still zero, I drove it once, 51hp, AT, PS, PS, AC, all the amenities, 45 second ¼ mile, but, iirc, it did get 40mpg
    Those were the cars that spawned the "0-60.........eventually" bumper stickers.

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    Re: GM's 3.0L diesel

    Quote Originally Posted by e30addict View Post
    Those were the cars that spawned the "0-60.........eventually" bumper stickers.
    My NA diesel VW Caddy was the same way...

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    Re: GM's 3.0L diesel

    Quote Originally Posted by maxim_X View Post
    I notice a lot of talk about torque in the diesel circles. It seems like the measurement is misunderstood. People brag about 1050 torque in the powerstroke, but the RPM where it's available is never going to be used if you have an automatic. The car/ truck is going to downshift if you pin it at 1200 RPM so the driver will never use that TQ number. It's silly because horsepower is the number that accelerates a vehicle, and tq is just the rpm that the HP is at. What I'm saying is that TQ seems like a marketing number and less of something that actually matters.
    You seem to have this almost exactly backwards.

    But the I5 turbodiesel in our 2006 Sprinter has peak torque of 243 lb-ft at 1,600rpm. Peak hp is at 3,800.

    This is a dyno run of our 2006 H6 Outback. They are well known for being torquey.



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