What's up GM's sleave

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by 6'7 330, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
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  2. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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    If it was up to them, they wouldn't have changed a thing engine wise between '06 and '07. It's the new emissions that are screwing everything up, every MFG has to pull something out of their bag of tricks to stay competitive.
     
  3. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thats why Ford had to go to the 6.0 nightmare, now GM gets to deal with a year or 2 of nightmares.
     
  4. FIRESCOOBY

    FIRESCOOBY LawnSite Senior Member
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    Everything I've heard is the opposite. Experts are saying 1.5-2mpg less, less HP and less torque. It makes sense. If I was to disable EGR and do away with the CAT on my Duramax, it makes more power.

    Specing our fire apparatus CATERPILLAR is saying the same thing: MUCH more money, less power and mpg.

    Thats why I bought my 2006 today.
     
  5. bugspit

    bugspit LawnSite Senior Member
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    What's GM have up its sleeve??

    How about ensuring that it doesn't go bankrupt?

    Just maybe they're listening to the public....who have been screaming for power and efficiency.
     
  6. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
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  7. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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    We purchased a new fire truck earlier this year and was going to get a cat, but because it didnt meet the emisions specs it had a 10,000 dollar penalty on that engine. I was glad, Ive never been a Cat fan, we ended up with a good ole Cummins.

    wayne
     

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