1983 Century 4.3 Diesel only 546,000 Km!

Discussion in 'Cars and Parts For Sale Leads' started by 68 Wildcat, Sep 13, 2019 at 8:39 PM.

  1. 68 Wildcat

    68 Wildcat Wildcat parts? What Wildcat parts?

    I thought these engines sucked! 546,000 Km's ??? Not that I'd want one, but I bet there aren't many of these diesels left.

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-voiture-col...83/1446247164?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

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    • Kilometers
      546,000
    • Drivetrain
      Front-wheel drive (FWD)
    • Fuel Type
      Diesel
    • No. of Doors
      2
    • No. of Seats
      5
    Includes
    • Cruise control
    • Trailer hitch
    • Air conditioning
    Description
    Véhicule acheté neuf avec un seul propriétaire. Document d'origine comme preuve. Cruise control. Air Climatisé. Suspension à air.

    Car bought new with only one owner. Proof of purchase available. Cruise control. Air conditioning. Air suspension.
     
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  2. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    I had no idea they ever made a Diesel in this model line. Must have been slower than...I can't say it here.
     
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  3. Buickboy66

    Buickboy66 Member

    Its model name is the same as its 0-60 time LOL!
     
  4. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Proud Liberal

    0-60 17 seconds 1/4 mile 21.6
     
  5. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    Amazing; who'd have thought that. Still, I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole. A General Motors car grade diesel just screams trouble.
     
  6. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Not so much a scream as a long, slow, gargling rattle...
    Patrick
     
  7. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Proud Liberal

    These diesels were actually pretty robust and trouble free unlike the 350 variant
     
  8. 68 Wildcat

    68 Wildcat Wildcat parts? What Wildcat parts?

    I read the same. The v8 has the bad reputation.
     
  9. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    It's painted green; - is it a Detroit Diesel 2 stroke?
    I wouldn't want to own any diesel car now, regardless of make, considering that they'll probably end up getting banned in the next 10 years. They're already beginning to ban them in some cities in Europe, and you can't rent one there anymore.
     
  10. 68 Wildcat

    68 Wildcat Wildcat parts? What Wildcat parts?

    I believe it's an Oldsmobile engine like the V8's
     
  11. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Proud Liberal

  12. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    Interesting; thanks for the info.
     
  13. k.pascoe

    k.pascoe 73 Century Gran Sport 455

    My step father ordered a 1983 Old Cutlass Ciera Brougham International Edition with a 4.3 L diesel. He drove the wheels off that thing, he gave it to his cousin who drove till it wouldn't pass a Missouri state safety inspection. I picked it up at the station that failed it, worked on it for a couple weeks and I drove it for another 2 or 3 years. I then sold it to a neighbor and he drove it into a tree, drunk.
    From 0-15 mph the car would torque steer and you thought it had some power....but it would kind of level off there. Yes I did drag race it once, 20.00 ets. The only car I ever raced where I'd mash the throttle on the first yellow of the tree and would have almost a perfect light every time. Guys would come up to me and say they knew for sure I was gonna go red, because the front of the car would lift but it wouldn't really go anywhere.
     
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