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    I had a well used 82 Chevy Caprice with the 5.7 diesel that I bought in 1995. Motor looked just like the one on the snow blower,, kinda sounded and smoked similiar also. Was not a powerhouse but it did ok and would get 25-30 mpg highway. Only problem I had with it were glow plugs burned out one by one but other than that she was a champ. Rest of the car slowly went to pot so 4 years later it was time to send it packing.
     
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    Musk received 4.9 Billion $ in Govt subsidies for his various ventures. That's all Govt debt. We're footing the bill in part;)
     
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    Is this a Sportsterized 1903A3 ?
     
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    I.love the look of those W shaped heads/valve covers!

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    Yes, my recollection also.... based on the 5.7 Olds block. When I was in high school I worked in an auto body shop. The owner had a 1/2 ton Chevy truck with one in it.... I think 79 or 1980 model year. I had the 'shop truck' all the time, many nights / most weekends. I know that gasser based diesel had a terrible reputation, but that one I drove was great. Never a problem with it, and never broke down. It had about 140,000 miles on it when he sold it. I think at the time, diesel was about .70/gallon vs. $1/gallon for gasoline. Ahhhh..... good times !
     
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    No. 98 Mauser. Likely a commercial action.
     
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    Wouldn’t want to be the window washer
     
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    they were 5.7 liters
     
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    Has to be one of the finest examples I've ever seen. Wonder what she looks like without those over-done eyebrows?
     
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    Dad had one in a '78 Olds Station Wagon. It started running funny at about 80K miles and we took the top end off. Nothing wrong. He wanted to button it up and I said as long as we are this far, let me crawl under and drop the pan. First main bearing journal forward of the rear of the block was in 3 pieces when I took the cap off. It seems the problem was uneven compression due to sloppy tolerances and the crank would twist like a rubber band, really stressing the block. We got a long block out of someplace in Florida that had the cylinders and heads cc'd to match and never had another problem with it. IIRC he sold it with close to 300K on it and the guy drove it for another 100K or so.
     
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    They are based on the 98 Mauser action. Very similar to the Springfield. This particular gun is over 100 yrs old and chambered in 318 express.
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    The 5.7 GM diesels were not technically based on the gas engine block, but they were designed to be built on an existing engine tooling line (fixed tooling, long before CNC) for the gas engine. As such, the bore centers, crank to cam and deck, head bolt centers, and other key dimensions were frozen by the gas engine tooling.

    The block castings were redesigned, but trying to minimize weight increases because the engines were already heavier than the gas they were replacing in passenger vehicles. So apparently they didn’t beef up the castings as much and where it was needed. (also long before CAD design and FEM stress analysis. )

    There were many issues: Not enough head bolt clamping and uneven clamping, gasket designs, exhaust manifold designs and gaskets, different stresses and torque stress characteristics than gas engine, etc. etc.

    To be fair to GM, a lot of the issues were because of the operators running them like gas engine. Consumers expected to cold start, drive to store, shut down, put in the cheapest fuel, never change oil filters or fuel filters, and generally treat them like crap knowing nothing about them. i.e. GM thought the car would serve the same purpose no matter what engine was under the hood and wanted it to be invisible to the consumers and the same type of consumers.

    Those who watched oil and water levels, filters, fuel without water, not so many cold cycles, give them some minute or so warmup, and basically be a little smarter than the cast iron block they were driving, did pretty well actually. Great fuel mileage. 20-25 mpg in full size cars that got 12-15 with gas engines. Which also sold diesels to non diesel people looking for fuel mileage in the 70’s fuel crisis era.

    My employer had a fleet of pickups rotated through about every 3 or 4 years (200k miles by then). As the 5.7, then to the 6.2 later ones. 4 speed transmissions, and the field clerks were used to running flat out 70-80 mph with the gas pickukps across the western states chasing machines and parts. Neither diesel could stand up to high rpm, broke cranks, blew up rods, lots of issues. then the 5 speeds 6.2 were geared taller in 5th and were pretty good. Switched to Ford 7+ were great. 6.0 were another disaster. 30% failure rate. So all brands can make a lemon design as well as lemon individual vehicles.
     
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    liking the hint of camel toe too!:D:happybanana::happybanana::happybanana::cheers:
     
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    Don't kid yourself, that "no tears" crap makes tears!!

    Went to the doctor last year. He told me I had crud along my eyelash line and should use J&J no tears shampoo to "wash my eyes". He didn't say eyelids. Got the shampoo, it SAID no tears so I just went ahead and put it right into my eyes, finger and all and swished around and OH YA, IT HURT! Of course, a couple of weeks later, at a follow up appointment, after daily washings, he clarified the process.
    gee, thanks.
     

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