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#2414386 - 12/06/17 06:16 PM '80's, '90's Full size Vans, which mfr offered a diesel?
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I know that Ford did as their E250 and E350 (and E150 but no diesel available) were body on frame. Did Dodge, GMC, Chevy ever offer a V8 diesel? Is there a full size van I'm missing that may have had a V8 diesel with 9,500+ towing capacity?

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#2414402 - 12/06/17 06:46 PM Re: '80's, '90's Full size Vans, which mfr offered a diesel? [Re: A12]
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#2414434 - 12/06/17 07:21 PM Re: '80's, '90's Full size Vans, which mfr offered a diesel? [Re: A12]
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I think you could get the Chevy vans with their 6.2 diesel.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit_Diesel_V8_engine

I'd stay away though, they definitely won't have the performance of the 7.3 diesel Fords.
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#2414554 - 12/06/17 11:43 PM Re: '80's, '90's Full size Vans, which mfr offered a diesel? [Re: Blusmbl]
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Dodge never offered a diesel in a van, trucks only.

Chevy offers a Dirtymax in vans, or did until recently.

Ed


Edited by Mr. Smurf (12/06/17 11:45 PM)

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#2414631 - 12/07/17 09:09 AM Re: '80's, '90's Full size Vans, which mfr offered a diesel? [Re: A12]
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Saw an 80's Dodge van 4x4 van at a place on the side of the road. Been there for months.

Keeping my eye open in case they put up a for sale sign.

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#2415623 - 12/09/17 03:44 AM Re: '80's, '90's Full size Vans, which mfr offered a diesel? [Re: Blusmbl]
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Originally Posted By Blusmbl
I think you could get the Chevy vans with their 6.2 diesel.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit_Diesel_V8_engine

I'd stay away though, they definitely won't have the performance of the 7.3 diesel Fords.


Thanks, I checked out the GM diesel and it seems that was a poor offer of a "diesel" that was more for the purpose of a highway traveler, high miler engine and not a torque monster for towing purpose. As you said the performance specs show it to have about half of the torque of the 6.9/7.3 Ford diesels. I guess I'll keep my 6.9 E350 even if it is a F.... Thanks guys.

MikeR

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