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Old 02-06-2003, 10:56 PM
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Best & Worst Engines Ever Made ?!?!

Car Craft did a article on the 10 worst v-8s back in oct 99. Here is what they think:

Pontiac turbo 301 80-81 Trans-am 210 hp
Chebby 262 75 Monza 110 hp
75-76 Caddy 500 only 190 hp or .38 hp per ci
Olds 350 & 260 diesel 0-60 in 20sec 1/4 22.08@62mph
Caddy 8-6-4 140 hp
Ford 255 80-81 Mustang 115hp 191 tq
Buick 265 120 hp 4 main bearings
Chebby 288 '17 model D 36hp
Chebby 267 79-83 Malibus & Montes 125hp

That's it. 9 GM engines and 1 Ford. They write a good description for each one and why it is on their list. Some of their comments are very funny.
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Best & Worst Engines Ever Made ?!?!

I think he was referring to the 289ci.

the best.

Fords

429
351 - Clevland/windsor
415 6.8l V10..oh yeah,,(BALLZ) (an immense amount of torque) wohoooo,,smooth,,quit,,,it's a good engine
460

Dodge is kewl
318, I had a Van Ram-250, it was reliable.

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305
350 is the worst engine...my brother drove my dad cayenne to the ground, that **** didn't last for crap...piece of ****...
4 cyclinder chevy Vega,,

Although it is my last name i'll make an exception, it's cool,,

but i'm a FORD GUY!!!!!

FORD TOUGH....

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Best & Worst Engines Ever Made ?!?!

Worst:
Ford 3.8
Most GM diesels
My Ford 5.4 (not everyone's!!!)

Best:
SBC
Ford 302 351
Ford 429 460
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I thought this would be a good place to make my first post... so here goes.....

Best engine ever 390, followed by the 460 and 289 hands down.

Worst engine ever.. chevy 2.8L six banger.
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I know these motors came from across the the pond but that Toyota 22R was a tough little 4 cyl. I put many miles on my '81 Toy both hiway and off road and it just never wore out. When I finally sold it with 279,+++ miles on it,it used maybe a quart of oil between changes and would sit and idle smooth enough to set a glass of whatever on the valve cover and it would shake it off. Now the 5 spd tranie was a whole different story. Worse engine of all time, theres a lot of them. Ford, Chevy and Mopar have produced some real anchors and they all have been mentioned but the one that comes to my mine are the ones Ford put in the SHOs. Both the V6 and the V8. They are bombs just waiting to explode. Let me tell you, their great when their new but watch out once they get about 50-60 thousand miles on them, and very very expensive to repair/replace.
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I know you'll laugh, but I can't be more satisfied with the Toyota 3ee engine. This is what is in my 1992 Tercel. It only has 1.5 liter and 85 hp when it was new, but I have done almost nothing to that engine and it runs great after 194000 miles. Like the energizer bunny.

I haven't met a GM 4 cylinder I liked.
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Different strokes for different folks. I had no trouble with my 2.8 chevy whatsoever. But my dad still curses his 64 289 to this day.
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I wasn't referring to the 289. Ford made a 255 (4.2L) v8 in 80-81 in an effort to increase the gas mileage. It was way underpowered. My beretta has a 2.8 and it still runs good after 187K. It's been to WA and back and I drive 75 miles a day to and from work.
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Sorry Longbed. I was responding to Big460. No harm, no foul.
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Best & Worst Engines Ever Made ?!?!

Best Ford Engine: 302
Best GM Engine: 350
Best Dodge Engine: 383

Worst Ford Engine: 255
Worst GM Engine: 305
Worst Dodge Engine: 400

Best Diesel: 6L PSD
Worst Diesel: 350 diesel

runner ups:

Best Ford: 460, 300, 390, 351W, 429
Best GM: 325, 454, 409, 262, 3.8L
Best Dodge: 5.7L Hemi, 318, 426 hemi, 360, 440

Worst Ford: 351M, 400M, 360, 3.8L, 4.2L
Worst GM: 6.5L TD, 6.2L, 307, 283, 406
Worst Dodge: 340, 3.9L, 3.7L, 4.7L, ?
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Best & Worst Engines Ever Made ?!?!

Personally I thought the Chevy 305 was OK, the 307 is the one that really performed badly. My vote for the worst engine would be the Pontiac 301 Turbo motor. That and the gas 4 cylinder Peugot motor mad in the mid eighties. You had to pull the intake to get to the starter or distributor cap, Some french engine must have been drunk when he designed it.

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By far the worst is a Ford 255, I had one in a 81' f100 with a 4 speed. It was worse than a 2.8 V6. One of the best I think is the 400m. Its hard to kill.
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I've ownedlots of trucks over the years,both ford's and chevy's and the best conclusion that I have are :
Ford: best motor 351
worst motor V6
Best diesel 7.3PSD

Chevy best 350
worst 2000 6.0 liter(gas mileage)
best diesel 6.6 duramax
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lets not forget the vw aircoold 4 man what a treat to beat
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personally i like the 3cyl engines in the geo's. haha. i own a 300ci. and since i'm a teenager w/ two years driving expeirence. i know that this engine can take loads of shiznit and just laugh back at me. i love this block. the worst engine(ford) from what i've seen is the 4.2L v-6 in f-100's in the early '80s. my friend killed that engine. but i would like to own a stroked 351w to 393.
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