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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-30-2008, 07:10 AM Thread Starter
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Was duramax made by cat originaly

One of my buddy's keeps telling me that the early duramax's were make by cat. I think he's full of it. Does anyone have any evidence to support either case?

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I believe that it was a shared venture with GM/Isuzu.
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Thats what I thought.

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Does anyone have any evidence to support either case?
I don't have any evidence, but I have a pretty good memory.

The Duramax engine was a joint venture between Isuzu and GM. They started with basically an Isuzu diesel engine and tweaked it for higher revs and more horses so it would better fit the needs of an American pickup.

Go back in the archives for the General Diesel forum to around 2001 and you should find plenty of "evidence" that I have a pretty good memory for an old man.





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Yep...

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I don't have any..... memory.

The Duramax engine was a joint...... tweaked.... for..... horses......

Go back in the archives...... I..... an old man.
You are correct, and Isuzu makes great diesels. I had one in a trailer-mounted generator, very quiet and reliable.
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