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Old 07-12-2007, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by 302 Z28

I was Just going to say that Diesel is right now a lot more earth friendly

Not really - in New England (and elsewhere in the US) they are starting to do some testing and are finding out that Diesel exhaust from school busses is causing major problems with asthma in school kids:

Rebuilding a Diesel - I did several of the early GM 350's that were built between '78 and '85. None were total wipe outs. In 1981 dollars (the last one I did) my cost was $800 just for bearings, rings, gaskets and machining. Mind you, this was a basic 350 Olds gas engine that GM modified to be used as a Diesel, not a specifically designed Diesel. Take a ferinstance and using an '03 7.3 Ford this is the cost of a few parts:

Exhaust valve = 22 ea
Head gasket = 23 ea
Rod bearings = 105 set
Lifter = 12 ea
Long block = 4700
Fuel injector = 186 each !!!
Fuel punp = 266 ea
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