Monday, August 31, 2009

Before They Were Beaters: Why America Hates Diesels - The Diesel Cadillacs for '79!



Ever wonder why Diesels are still a rarity in the US? Well here's the reason your grandparents are still bitching about them: the GM 260 and 350 Diesels. Whether the main bearing cap bolts pulled out of the block and emancipated your entire rotating assembly, your head bolts broke in half, or your oil pump stopped turning, you could always count on some sort of spectacular failure mode within the first 20,000 miles. Even if you drove like Nanny and Pop-Pop.

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