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Tryin' to talk the wife into a 1500 CC to replace her Astro van. This would be righteous!

A 4.5 and a 6.6 in da house. :rockon:
 

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I like the idea of the reversed layout on the Intake/Exhaust. They used to do that w/the old Flathead Ford V8's since they had a siamesed exhaust port. Wonder what if any one will try regrinding the cam for the 6.6 to try it.
 

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That is very interesting. I can't wait to see what the other come out with.
 

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Yeah. It will be interesting to see how the Power wars will be between the big 3 on their Light Duty Diesels. Any one taking bets on when they will hit 375 HP?:popcorn:
 

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I just noticed something. That has an almost identical power output to the 6.0L powerstroke, and is 1.5L smaller. Hope all of the big 3 come out w/ small diesels for the 1/2 ton range.
 

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I just noticed something. That has an almost identical power output to the 6.0L powerstroke, and is 1.5L smaller. Hope all of the big 3 come out w/ small diesels for the 1/2 ton range.
It has Identical numbers to the 6.6 Duramax when it first came out

I am really going to enjoy seeing what the others have in store for the consumer...:usflag
 

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RodZZilla said:
I like the idea of the reversed layout on the Intake/Exhaust. They used to do that w/the old Flathead Ford V8's since they had a siamesed exhaust port. Wonder what if any one will try regrinding the cam for the 6.6 to try it.
I'm lost so the intake and exhaust ports are on the same side?!?!?!?!

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I thought it would just be intake on the outside, exhaust on the inside.
 

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STPETEBLUE said:
Tryin' to talk the wife into a 1500 CC to replace her Astro van. This would be righteous!

A 4.5 and a 6.6 in da house. :rockon:
What he said! :deal: :smoke :bow: :woot:
 

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Light Duty Diesel

I am writing on this subject to say that all 3 automakers are working on a new diesel for their half ton trucks, I remember reading about it, they should be coming out around 2009. It will be interesting to see.
 

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HighTQCummins said:
I just noticed something. That has an almost identical power output to the 6.0L powerstroke, and is 1.5L smaller. Hope all of the big 3 come out w/ small diesels for the 1/2 ton range.

:roflmao::pointlaugh
 

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Phily 911 said:
I'm lost so the intake and exhaust ports are on the same side?!?!?!?!

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I thought it would just be intake on the outside, exhaust on the inside.

sounds to me that the intakes are on the outside with the exhaust in the valley.
sounds likea good idea to me!
 

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Nolafishr said:
I am writing on this subject to say that all 3 automakers are working on a new diesel for their half ton trucks, I remember reading about it, they should be coming out around 2009. It will be interesting to see.
However, GM seems to be leading the pack. The smaller Ford "baby powerstroke" is kind of a joke at 225HP. No one will buy them in the 150 or Expedition unless they're at least 300Hp. I haven't seen any prototype from Chrysler other than the Liberty diesel, which looks to light for a 1/2 ton p/u or a Durango.
 

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The V6 PSD is derated for commercial use (the only current application for that engine) as are all MD engines. I can easily see the same power (or more) being available for a LD application (if Ford pulls their head out of their ***)

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Which is better, 4.5L in 6 cylinders or 8?

If it were an inline 6 against a V8 I'd go for the I6.

But since they're both V's, it's going to be a toss up.

Theoretically, the 6cylinder would be more efficient due to fewer moving parts (assuming Ford and Navistar don't over-complicate it)



Interesting that GM developed the 4.5L without Isuzu.
Anyone remember the last reliable diesel from GM?:poke:
 

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What he said! :deal: :smoke :bow: :woot:
I 2nd that!!!
 

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444, i'd go for the I6 too, i like the bigger bores in a little fewer numbers than small cylinders, plus the advantages of the higher trque and lower rpm range for economy, and you'd also have less clust in the engine bay, but you know, right now, any diesel in the LD section would be greatly appreciated, i can only hope ford or dodge come out with a format a little more to my liking
 

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Scrappy said:
sounds to me that the intakes are on the outside with the exhaust in the valley.
sounds likea good idea to me!
Exhaust is in the valley, the intake is through the top of the heads (straight down into the cylinder)

There's nothing on the outward side of the heads, it is pretty cool even for a GM:Thumbup:
 

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444, i'd go for the I6 too, i like the bigger bores in a little fewer numbers than small cylinders, plus the advantages of the higher trque and lower rpm range for economy, and you'd also have less clust in the engine bay, but you know, right now, any diesel in the LD section would be greatly appreciated, i can only hope ford or dodge come out with a format a little more to my liking
I am pretty sure they will all be in a "v" configuration. I know that Cummins is working on a V6 and a V8 light duty diesel that has already been put in a 1/2 ton (for testing)
 

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The big three all need a diesel that can get decent fuel economy; full size pickups/SUV's right now is their bread - n - butter. With rising fuel costs they cant have this market killed.
 
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