Originally Posted by teflon74
sorry SPP the Olds diesel was in fact a converted gasoline engine. It was lame but it was a diesel. I have heard from a guy that works in our research lab that he wouldn't touch the eco diesel unless he traveled a good 30 minutes each way to work and planned to tow often. There are many issues that make the ED a poor choice as a daily short run driver, but some here seem to think they know more than our tech guys do. Now I said this earlier and got flamed so do what makes you happy, I am buying the Hemi.
Some people consider it converted as the gas engine was the design starting point. The fact it used different construction materials, heads, fuel system, etc. as well as some of the block attachment points seems to be lost on them. I do agree they seem to have used the same head studs between both engines
As for the EcoDiesel, I suspect your friend state has that opinion due to the DPF and the regen cycles. Valid point and one to consider when buying.
And I do agree, buy what makes you happy