Re: diesel motors
You've got one thing right...I don't know d**k about import diesels. I work at an IH dealership, but as you're probably aware of, IH doesn't make Scouts anymore. I was curious why you would think that being a diesel mechanic I should know about ALL diesels. That would be like saying an automotive mechanic shoud know about every gas engine. I am basing my opinion on the fact that of the 2 Scouts with diesels I have seen, one was being overhauled and the other one barely ran. I also talked to some old timers that were there when Scouts were new, and they said they weren't ever very good engines. I'm just trying to give my opinion here, you don't need to try and jump my sh*t. If I was set on a diesel in a Scout, I would put something else in it. But, it is nice to know parts are still available for the originals. Learn some history? Ford and Dodge don't make their diesels, and as far as new guys on the block, I'm not really sure when IH started using diesels, but they had them in tractors in the 50's. I don't know when Nissan did, so you got me there. I'm just tryin to give my opinion, so if you don't like it, go piss up a rope. No need to be so negative. Thought this board was about discussing and giving advice in a friendly manner.