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Duramax 4500 coming next year?


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#1 CGiron

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:22 AM

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http://tonawanda-new...oring-together/

it says that a new V8 diesel will come in a year from now. Could it be something else that Duramax 4500?

"details of the plant’s new V8 diesel line, which is presently being installed.



Its first engine is expected to roll off in March 2013"



Does the reporter know the difference between diesel and gasoline? I have mailed him to confirm the hot news but I get no answer.


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#2 Vortec-Z71

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:44 AM

There's been a lot of talk about this engine. I keep hearing rumors that its on, then off. From what I understand, the engine design is completed and ready to be produced so I don't know what's holding it back at this point.
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#3 newdude

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:25 AM

Tonawanda landed the Gen V V8 engines (was announced last year or so?) but, when they were doing the 4.5 Duramax, Tonawanda was also going to be getting that engine as well but the 4.5 was then put on hold. Right now, Tonawanda does Ecotecs, and the inline 4-5 Vortec engines. The old big block line is/was idle when I had the opportunity to take a tour there back in 2010.

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#4 08Z71Guy

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:13 PM

Isn't that the engine that was put on hold back in 2008 when the bottom fell out of the whole economy? Be cool to see the kinda mpg they could get out of a 1/2 ton pickup with a smaller diesel engine.

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