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1st gen diesel conversion

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CustomCruiser, Dec 2, 2002.

  1. CustomCruiser

    CustomCruiser Registered Member

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    No luck with archive search. Has anyone swapped a 6.2/6.5 diesel into a 1st gen K5? Seems there may be a firewall clearance problem. Current 350 is not origional. I like the idea of 20+ mpg for my convertible K5 but don't want to cut the roof off the '84 diesel. Thanks.
     
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    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    I don't have any real info for you but if I was going to swap a diesel into my truck I wouldn't use a chevy deisel. The dodge and ford motors were designed by guys that know about diesels!
     
  3. BARRAZA

    BARRAZA 1/2 ton status

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    Seeing as how this guy already has two 6.2 powered vehicles, I doubt he is looking to swap a cummings or navistar. Also, the 6.2 was designed by detroit diesel, and they "know about diesels". Yeah, you're never going to get 500+ ft lbs from a 6.2, but they are good alternatives to a small block for towing and can get great gas mileage. As for putting one in a first gen, I have seen one and the guy who had it never mentioned firewall clearance problems. A 6.2 has the same mounting points as a small or big block and generally fits in the same space. Some first gens came with bigblocks so I doubt you'll have any problem.
     
  4. CustomCruiser

    CustomCruiser Registered Member

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    Thanks. I've had three 6.2's and continue to be impressed with this light duty diesel. As my 1st gen never tows a gooseneck, this engine may make an ideal daily driver.
     

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