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Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Engine, Truck
Nov 17, 2007 (5:47 am)
I just saw on an auto news website that the V8 model is going to be delayed one year until 2009. I don't know if it will be a 2009 model or come out in 2009.
#32 of 60 Re: V8 delay [poncho167]
Nov 17, 2007 (8:26 am)
I wonder what the delay could be.The engine has been around for years.The computer management system too.Did they say anything about the diesel thats supposed to be coming in 09?
#33 of 60 Re: V8 delay [greenjeanz]
Nov 18, 2007 (6:36 am)
No the article was just about the V8. The 5.3L engine is used in a lot of vehicles so my thoughts were of a manufacturing shortage because its also used by Isuzu and some other foreign companies as well. GM outsources Honda's 3.5L V6 for the Vue until they had enough of their own 3.6L engines to replace it.
I am not aware of a Colorado diesel other than in other countries. GM's new Duratec 4.6L or whatever size diesel it is is for the full-sized trucks and utilities as far as I know.
#34 of 60 Re: V8 delay [poncho167]
Nov 20, 2007 (7:52 pm)
OOHH OK THANKS FOR THE INFO... ON THE V8 ..... BUT THERES NO NEWS ABOUT WHEN THE COLORADO IS GETTING RESTYLE...... I HAVE LOOKED EVERYWHERE POSSIBLE AND NOTHING...... ... SOME SAY IT WILL BE IN 2010 ... !!!
#35 of 60 Re: V8 delay [poncho167]
Nov 22, 2007 (2:15 pm)
Oh well,they will get it together eventually.GM will be coming out with a diesel version of the Colorado for the USA,just don't know when.Whoever comes out with a small diesel truck will basicly own the truck sales here,for years.I get a big discount with Ford(X-Plan),but I really like the Colorado better then the Ranger,so I bought one.My next truck,I would like it to be the diesel version of the Colorado,but whoever comes out with a small 4X4 diesel,will have my bidness.Happy Thanksgiving everyone
#36 of 60 DIESEL FUEL COSTS TOO MUCH
Feb 19, 2008 (11:24 pm)
If you guys read my posts from day one, you will see that propane is a much beter option as any of the existing gasoline engines can be converted aftermarket.
There are no savings for diesel fuel when compared to the pump price of propane, performance and government tax breaks bot federal and state or province.
Diesel fuel 20 years ago was half the price of gasoline but now it cost more. A LPG fueld engine will last longer than a diesel with less wear, cleaner emissions, less maintence and significantly less cost per mile to operate.
Any person who thinks diesel is better is blowing smoke and when you have driven commercial cars and trucks on both fuels totaling 1/1/2 million miles, then you are qualified to disagree with me. I have used LPG for 26 years as of 2008 in cars and trucks and fleet discounts off pump prices are significant. Most trucking compnaies used to get significant diesel fuel discounts from the majors but that was then and this is 2008. The old is dead, desisted, gone, expired, DOA, and non existant, just like that damm MP parrot. Wake up guys and smell the coffee, OPEC does not control LPG but they do control gasoline and diesel fuel prices. How do we let Mexico stay part of NAFTA when they are full members of OPEC?
LPG is supplied by more than the majors and therefore thy lost control of it 35 years ago. They used to give it away free in Alberta 30 years ago because it costs money to store it for long periods.
Propane is 105 octane and we all know how well the engines run today with high octane gasoline and the computer knock sensors. They produce 2% more power than gasoline with the latest port fuel injection systems and loose about 10% MPG due to the much lower BTU of propane. Trust me, when you you see the engine oil stay clean for 3,000 miles on LPG, theyyou cnnot compae diesel oil which turns dark within about 100 miles.
Diesel fumes cause brain cancer which causes dementia so i expect you all to yell at me....lol Go ahead and yell, you may wake yourselves up...lol
#37 of 60 Diesel vs. propane.
Feb 20, 2008 (6:09 am)
I have experience in diesels pal.I drove long haul for years pulling double tankers.In short,it ain't my first rodeo.I also have a diesel tractor weighing in at a bit over 2 1/2 tons that I need to haul to jobs locally.In the long run,I doubt the engine running on propane would last.It is still a frail GAS engine despite the conversion.Gas engines just aren't built with strong enough parts to haul heavy loads on a daily basis.Yes,propane is cheaper,but not by much here.I would rather run b-50 or higher biodiesel.
#38 of 60 Re: DIESEL FUEL COSTS TOO MUCH [mark4biodiesel]
Feb 20, 2008 (7:43 am)
I agree that Propane would be a better way for us to go for the the vehicles that most consumers drive.
Let the big rigs stay with diesel where it belongs and or other heavy duty uses.
#39 of 60 Let's redirect...
by kcram HOST
Feb 20, 2008 (3:30 pm)
this discussion is about V8s in the Colorado and Canyon. Thanks!
kcram - Pickups Host
#40 of 60 Re: DIESEL FUEL COSTS TOO MUCH [mark4biodiesel]
Feb 23, 2008 (7:28 am)
Hank Hill will definately support you on that propane fuel.