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Give it time. Somebody will figure out how to replace the belt with a popsicle stick and a bottle opener.


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Ford's 3.0 diesel has a timing belt. As a victim of a car that had a timing belt BREAK, dropped a valve and destroyed the top end of a engine, no way I'd ever risk that again.

That was the reason that truck was immediately excluded when I made my last purchase.


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Something to throw out.
Depending upon Nov election results, CAFE numbers may go up. This diesel will give GM better numbers vs gas models. With a cost of $1000, that's maybe 40-50,000 miles if driving at most to pay for that option . Unlike the class 2hd, and 3 diesels.
Just throwing a possiblity out.

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wilber1 wrote:

Had a read on the GM engine and it looks really interesting. One thing did give me a pause. The belt for the variable flow oil pump has to be changed every 150,000 miles. Changing it requires removing the transmission as well as the transfer case on 4WD's. Might be an issue for high mileage drivers.


And to top it off, the belt is running wet in the oil, and the 150K is simply an estimate that many auto technical experts do not believe it will make. This is what I read shortly after the engine was unveiled.

They put a timing chain in for the cams but could not see doing that for the oil pump, wth were they thinking.

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blt2ski wrote:

Something to throw out.
Depending upon Nov election results, CAFE numbers may go up. This diesel will give GM better numbers vs gas models. With a cost of $1000, that's maybe 40-50,000 miles if driving at most to pay for that option . Unlike the class 2hd, and 3 diesels.
Just throwing a possiblity out.

Marty


Meeting CAFE was my initial thought when I saw this post. Since GM and Ford dropped their higher MPG vehicles when they decided to stop making cars, they must be having a harder time meeting the CAFE guidelines without running into steep fines. Offering the higher MPG diesel engines might reduce their profits, but that is probably offset by better CAFE numbers and lower fines.

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