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Chevy/GMC 6.2L and 6.5L Discussion of Chevy and GMC Trucks with 6.2L and 6.5L Diesel Engines

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Old 01-30-2013, 12:59 PM
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just wondering how you guys feel about your rigs, purchasing one soon...CANT WAIT TO BE A CHEVY DIESEL OWNER!
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:14 PM
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Id rather own it then a cumnins very reliable if u know the quorks n bugs of the engine and the maintenece has been kept up.much cheaper than most diesels for parts as well.

detroitdiesel idi's Sig:1992 c2500 chevy scottsdale 8 lug single cab long bed. Cummins conversion 95 12 valve and nv4500 both rebuilt by me.kdp fix crank sleeved rebuilt wh1c by me. 410 gears. Work in progress.

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Old 01-30-2013, 07:51 PM
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haha FINALLY someone says that theyd rather have a 6.5 than a cummins, everyone is always telling me 6.5 is crap but thats just an opinions ...iv done so much reading on these engines haha...and yeah i priced lb7 injectors, CRAP THOSE THINGS ARE EXPENSIVE!...Have you liked your 6.5 since youve owned it?
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:25 PM
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I love mine.... very true statement above "if u know the quirks n bugs!"
Parts are cheap and plenty if you know where to look, don't depend on any shop that you don't train yourself There is a great troubleshooting section in here find it and read it, print a copy & give it to any shop you may need to take the truck to. It will save you hundreds if not thousands in wasted labor and changed parts that weren't bad.

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4" Turbo Back Diamond Eye Exhaust
40hp Marine Injectors
New sending unit and fuel / return lines Tank to IP

...... ..........
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:44 PM
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i almost feel like i have an obsession ...as soon as i get back from basic and AIT i will be purcahsing one of these trucks...and im glad youve liked yours...i hear people bashing on them all the time...and the parts thing about this truck scares me, i dont know why but i keep thinking that there wont be many parts left

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being a diesel owner right after bootcamp and AIT, GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:01 PM
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The 6.5 can be addicting .....
Personally I like the 96-00 but some swear by the mechanical IP in the 93-95? its a personal thing. Parts, number of places on the Web, RockAuto has generally anything you need at good prices, Kennedy Diesel has some good stuff and they are the "Go Too" IMO of performance, any Bing/Goggle search will find any # of available suppliers. As with any old girl, you need to be gentle and follow the maintenance to a "T". She isnt going to be the fastest or most powerful on the road but if you keep your foot out of it (under 70 for me) I can get about 23-26mpg highway with the wife & 4 kids rig fully loaded for vacation. There are some good and very helpful people around here, Good luck and enjoy.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:08 PM
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well i thank you sir, its good to have helpful people on here...but i will continue my research and will be posting as soon as i buy one haha...but goodluck with yours
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:42 PM
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Yes ive liked it since i bought it. hasnt gave me any trouble only thing ive did to it is change the glow plugs. as the ones that were in it were stock from 94. other than regular oil changes havent had to touch the enginr.as anote i run two stroke oil in my diesel very small ratio maybe a pint to 25 gallons helps lubricate the injection pump and help it last longer and the injectors.as todays diesel isnt as lubricating as it was when the 6.5 s first came out.good luck n enjoy the ol girl.treat her good n shell treat u the same!
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