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Old December 30th, 2009, 05:56 PM   #1
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Goodbye Big Block Chevy

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Old December 30th, 2009, 05:57 PM   #2
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Old December 30th, 2009, 06:02 PM   #3
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How's that hope and change working out for ya?
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Old December 30th, 2009, 06:04 PM   #4
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about what? There really isn't much of a use for it anymore. Its the end of an era, but I haven't met a single person in the last 5 years who bought a brand new truck with the big block.

The 6.0l does fine if you want a gasser. But if you're really going to be hauling a lot, theres zero reason not to get a diesel.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 06:05 PM   #5
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ok so its a "big block" but what is a L18? is that the 496?
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Old December 30th, 2009, 06:08 PM   #6
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ok so its a "big block" but what is a L18? is that the 496?
Yep, the 8.1l 496.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 06:08 PM   #7
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seems to me that that only affects the production big blocks used in medium duty trucks. gm stopped using the big block in 07 for there classic styled HD pickups. i'm sure GM will continue production of the GMPP big block engines at there other engine plants.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 08:23 PM   #8
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The 8.1 was up for bids on production a while ago. Can't recall if anyone was chosen for it, but I doubt its completely going away. Someone will be making it for a while, at the least GM will need service parts for a few years for it. I think we (AM General) bid on it, but didn't work out.
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Old December 31st, 2009, 09:22 AM   #9
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about what? There really isn't much of a use for it anymore. Its the end of an era, but I haven't met a single person in the last 5 years who bought a brand new truck with the big block.

The 6.0l does fine if you want a gasser. But if you're really going to be hauling a lot, theres zero reason not to get a diesel.
The 8.1 was used in medium duty trucks, especially for fleets that ran on CNG. like the schwans delivery trucks, they were CNG big blocks.
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Old December 31st, 2009, 11:28 AM   #10
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The 8.1 was used in medium duty trucks, especially for fleets that ran on CNG. like the schwans delivery trucks, they were CNG big blocks.
Last I heard, the only people GM was still selling them in large numbers to were Marine companies.

But I wonder what kind of mileage those Schwan guys get running on propane?
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