[Vwdiesel] Diesel Hagar the third person ??? .

Shirley, Mark R MarkRShirley at eaton.com
Tue Apr 8 18:05:46 EDT 2003

I've seen that site.

There are a LOT of diesel engines with roller cams.  The engine oil
is required to hold the soot byproducts of combustion.  One of the
hardest substances known to man is Carbon.  It's abrasive qualities
in engine oil against metal interfaces are not insignificant.  I think
you'll find that the later 350 Olds engines went to roller.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tyler "Casioqv" Backman [mailto:casioqv at usermail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2003 5:01 PM
> To: Shirley, Mark R
> Cc: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
> Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] Diesel Hagar the third person ??? .
> My understanding is that you can now buy stronger head bolts from GM,
> which do not break, but I still wonder why the head bolts
> break anyway,
> as they shouldn't even if weak (unless the block is flexing a lot or
> something). Most engines that I know of don't have roller
> camshafts, or
> bypass filters from the factory, but those can both be added if you
> want. I agree with you that the 5.7 diesel is awful, but
> there are some
> people out there that like them still, and keep them going with very
> little problems. Apparently there are possible long term solutions to
> most of the problems, but many of them require doing a lot of work.
> Here is living proof that there is at least one person in the
> world who
> likes these motors, but has not yet been commited, or won any court
> cases on grounds of insanity:
> http://members.tripod.com/~A350Diesel/newmain.html
> and http://members.tripod.com/~A350Diesel/truediesel.html
> I think if someone gave me one for free, I would at least
> drive it until
> it broke :)
> Shirley, Mark R wrote:
> > What about broken head bolts, weak head castings, weak crankshafts,
> > cracked blocks, non-roller camshafts with high soot load oil and no
> > bypass oil filtration?
> >
> > I spent six months at Oldsmobile Powertrain engineering in
> Lansing Mi,
> > sitting 6 feet from the Midwestern region Dealer service
> rep from 1977-1986.
> > He told me EVERYTHING about the Olds 350D.  It just was a
> CRAP design.
> > Period.
> > By 1985, they had revised it enough that it finally was a
> pretty good
> > engine,
> > but NO WAY was that a decent product in 78.

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