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dennisctc
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PostSubject: Considering 1979 Buick Riviera   Considering 1979 Buick Riviera EmptyTue Jul 17, 2007 5:45 pm

Found a 1979 DIESEL Riviera for sale....low miles, one owner etc... Considering buying it to pamper, baby etc.. Drive up and down Woodward Avenue for Dream Cruise (I live in Detroit). I'm concerned about an old GM diesel though??? Should I be? Any advice appreciated!! Thanks

Email me at: dennisctc@aol.com
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97rivman
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PostSubject: Re: Considering 1979 Buick Riviera   Considering 1979 Buick Riviera EmptyTue Jul 17, 2007 6:06 pm

Those diesel 350's can push about 750 hp with the right parts and all. Its a big body though, and parts for any riviera are almost non exisitant
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PostSubject: Re: Considering 1979 Buick Riviera   Considering 1979 Buick Riviera EmptyTue Jul 17, 2007 6:39 pm

97rivman wrote:
Those diesel 350's can push about 750 hp with the right parts and all. Its a big body though, and parts for any riviera are almost non exisitant

Wow, 750 hp and can be run on biodiesel or french fry grease with mods. Sweet!
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PostSubject: Re: Considering 1979 Buick Riviera   Considering 1979 Buick Riviera EmptyTue Jul 17, 2007 7:00 pm

I was hoping to keep it all original guys, not modify it
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PostSubject: Re: Considering 1979 Buick Riviera   Considering 1979 Buick Riviera EmptyTue Jul 17, 2007 7:32 pm

Welcome to the site! Dennis happy
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99Rivman
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PostSubject: Re: Considering 1979 Buick Riviera   Considering 1979 Buick Riviera EmptyWed Jul 18, 2007 2:07 pm

Keep an eye on the pre '82 diesels, GM took an 8.5:1 compression engine to 22.5:1 and didn't increase the amount of head bolts they used! Those engines were prone to blowing head gaskets. Sold the one out of my '80 Electra fot a boat anchor I believe?
Don't get me wrong they are nice cars, just a shakey engine with the diesel.
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