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Old October 21st, 2015, 03:39 AM
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Default Re: Diesel to gas reversion

the problem with turbocharging a diesel engine is that the compression ratio must be lowered in order for the engine to operate without melting the pistons or bending the connecting rods. In the other GM diesel (series 71) the compression ratio went down from 21.5 to 1 to 17.5 to 1 and the connecting rods had to be changed because they were of a different material.

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