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#1 CGiron

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 02:44 AM

A local reporter was writing this as he visited the Tonawanda plant i Sept last year.


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“It’s a great problem to have,” Brown said, as she clicked through computer files to obtain the 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.


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Q: Could it be anything but Duramax 4500 he saw at the computer?


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Yet another engine line, a “Generation V” small-block V-8, will join the production lineup starting in March 2013. Preparation work is under way. That project, valued at $400 million, will provide engines for pickup trucks.

“Everything right now is on schedule,” Finch said.


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Edited by CGiron, 26 March 2012 - 03:06 AM.


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Posted 31 March 2012 - 02:25 PM

GM needs to get back into the medium duty line up...f-450/550s along with their ram counter parts are dominating markets like public works...i do see quite a few kodiak/topkicks still but honestly i think a silverado or sierra 4500 or 5500 would be great
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 05:57 PM

GM needs to get back into the medium duty line up...f-450/550s along with their ram counter parts are dominating markets like public works...i do see quite a few kodiak/topkicks still but honestly i think a silverado or sierra 4500 or 5500 would be great


Duramax 4500 is a 4.5 liter diesel for half tons that never made production not a truck

Edited by doodeediddledodindee, 31 March 2012 - 05:57 PM.


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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:17 AM

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Now for our favorite form of competition: Ford vs. Chevy vs. Ram. As you read last month, the diesel-powered ½-ton rumors are stirring again. We have reason to believe that GM will be the first to market. With a remodeling scheduled for ’13 models, what could be better than slipping in the diesel option at this time? We’ll soon see, but our sources tell us a ½-ton diesel Silverado could be unveiled as early as July, and you will indeed find a compact V-8 under the hood. Look for Ram to follow suit, and then Ford.



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"Reason to believe", "our sources". It would have been great to share that information to analyze the the credibility. Soon we will know. Just 4 months from now. :rolleyes:

Edited by CGiron, 01 April 2012 - 12:19 AM.


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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:27 PM

gm & ford pretty much had the engineering complete on their light duty diesels for the 1/2 tons in 08 & 09 before the markets tanked...not sure how far along the cummins V8 for the ram had gotten before the contract was cnxd---I'd imagine it wouldn't take all that much to dust off the info & get it all started up again...
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:17 PM

I think the Gen. V small block is the engine line going in at Tonawanda, not the Duramax 4500. The 4500 was scheduled to be built at Tonawanda, but I believe the 4500 has been cancelled.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:13 PM

I think the Gen. V small block is the engine line going in at Tonawanda, not the Duramax 4500. The 4500 was scheduled to be built at Tonawanda, but I believe the 4500 has been cancelled.

Now shut your mouth...I've been waiting for the half ton diesel to come back for a long time now. You need to hush it up right now.

Just joking with you. I hope they haven't cancelled, it's about the only thing that would make me want to trade up right now.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:44 PM

The baby duramax is the only reason I will trade so hopefully yes.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:57 PM

I wonder what sort of mileage they would be able to get out of a half ton pickup with a diesel engine in it and what sort of price premium we would be looking at for it.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:10 AM

Well i wonder the same GPGuy. Diesel is also more $$$$$$$$ at the pump. Now i know up here in Canada, when gasoline goes up, you see diesel go down in $$. So if they can get a diesel out i see long term it be the winner.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:33 PM

Well i wonder the same GPGuy. Diesel is also more $$$$$$$$ at the pump. Now i know up here in Canada, when gasoline goes up, you see diesel go down in $$. So if they can get a diesel out i see long term it be the winner.

Very true and if it can garner the mpg's over and above the gas enough to offset the cost it may very well be the winner.

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