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Old 12-12-2000, 10:29 PM
rickjordan rickjordan is offline
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I don't know for sure, but I do have some theories. One is the obvious reason, cosmetics. You know "Chevy orange", "Ford blue" etc. It may be that since diesel eng. blocks are cast iron, they paint them to keep that "new" look, instead of the rust look. Personally, I like the industrial machine look of my engine and the related components.
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