They do make a 3/4 ton Yukon XL. The 2500HD is a 3/4 ton isn't it? I would
think in an effort to cut cost, the Yukon would be based on the 1500/2500
chassis. So if an engine fit in one, it would fit in the other.
I remember reading an article about how some guy bolded in the Ford V10
truck engine into a Mustang and it fit! (duno if the springs up front held
up too well though) I'm sure Chevy has a similar 'modular' design scheme.
It is a great engine. I am a bit disappointed at what has happened to the
price of fuel. Last spring when I got my Duramax Diesel was $1.35 and
cheaper than regular gas. Now it is about $2.00 and about 35 cents more
than the cheapest regular.
Supply and demand (i.e., Big Oil and Average Joe).
The price for diesel should drop after winter, as should heating oil. Too
much Big Oil $$$ lining the pockets of the politicians/legislators "elected"
to protect "our" interests. Sad, ain't it?
With the mass media focusing on the problems in the Middle East, it's really
China in the Far East the world has to watch out for. Russia is worried
about their neighbor who has always had interest in the Siberian oil
fields -- Russia and USA, makes for strange bedfellows don't you think?
Anyhow, Yankee companies are already in Siberia helping to develop that
region's oil industry...
Unfortunately, the H1 has nothing in common with the Suburban, it is a
totally unique platform. The H2 is built on the Sub's frame, and I think GM
made a mistake by not offering the Duramax in their heavier trucks like the
H1, H2, Suburban and Avalanche. Not having the Duramax option is one of the
prime reasons that has kept me away from all of these vehicles (that, of
course, and the money).
Cheers - Jonathan
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