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Have 1982 gmc cabarello diablo in restoration. Not sure if

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Have 1982 gmc cabarello diablo in restoration. Not sure if eng. is 229 or 231. What is difference in these.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: GM
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 4 months ago.

Hi, I’m Ron and I can help you.
I have been in the auto repair business with my own shops since 1975 and also teach automotive repair. I am confident we can resolve your problem together. Please understand that I don't know your skill level. In most cases when you have a problem with the way the vehicle performs, specialized tooling is required to acquire computer data/information or engine testing results. We didn’t build these complicated vehicles; we just diagnose and fix them. Also understand that I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the vehicle either, so it may take a few replies to get to satisfactory results. I am also going to direct you with the fastest, easiest and most common things to check first. Please be patient and permit me to do what I do best.
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other than 2 cubic inches, not much at all in performance. 229 was a Chevy and the 231 was a Buick. They did interchange these too in those years.

Thanks, Ron

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