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    Default Diesel 85 celebrity

    Not mine but this is such a rarity had to post it.

    https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/ct...671714167.html






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    Oddest I've seen, and an '85 no less.
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    Haven't see one of these make it back in years, since Lord Durock rebuilt one, but didn't last. David still has his parked too. I wonder if we'll see one refurbished. I hear parts are RARE.

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    I wondered if the 4.3 diesel got electronic controls like the 5.7 diesel did for '85? Unique ECM and controls that are '85 only. I imagine it was adding insult to injury, and I only ever saw one full size '85 diesel new. It was sitting in a row of new gas Caprices (a Caprice too) with all the belts hanging off the engine!
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    I read that the last incarnation of the 5.7 was almost decent, but it was way too little, way too late. It's a shame too. Had GM been able to sustain the diesel line, who knows how automotive history would have been altered....especially in the truck market. Even today the idea of a 4.3 diesel under the hood mated to a 4T65, like the one David did years ago is-- compelling. I wonder how that ride is doing today. I believe the owner lives here in Houston, albeit on the other side of town from me. Perhaps with modern filters and water separators, the engine may be sustainable today.

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