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6.2l converted gas engine

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by four_by_ken, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. four_by_ken

    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    I know this has been covered before, but I need a little hand here.

    A friend of mine in convinced that the 6.2l is a converted gas engine. Just differant heads on it.

    Whats the story here?
     
  2. TK5

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    There was a 5.7 that was a gas converted diesel, but the 6.2 is actually a diesel engine made by Detroit diesel.
     
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    This is what I thought. I was pretty sure of it all and thats what I told him exactly.

    He just seemed so sure of himself.
    :o
     
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    GM is STILL dealing with the legacy of the crappy 350 Olds converted to diesel. I can't count the number of people who have asked me if the engine in my K5 is "that engine converted to diesel".
     
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    I knew this when I posted. Dont even know why I continued and posted it.

    Guy was just very convincing, and made me doubt myself.

    Oh well.
     
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    I get the question "You have a diesel in your blazer? It doesn't sound like it has a diesel engine? I have dual 3 inch from the manifold to the tailpipe run through a set of 70 series flowmasters.
     
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    yep yep yep

    the old 5.7 olds was a sure lemon if i ever seen one. used to have one. think it only had like 80k on it when it was banned from running ever again. and had to have major work done twice in that time.
     
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    The 350 Diesel Is not a converted Gas engine..it is a completly different block..It isn't a gas engine with different heads or a gas engine sleeved, etc etc..There was no gas Oldsmobile engine sharing the same block. The Diesel block is specific to the diesel, it is a heftier, more solid block with stronger mains and a port in the valley for the injection pump adapter. The block is cast with a high nickle content. The 350 Diesel is not a converted gas block but can however be converted into a gas engine.

    ...taken from the 350 olds web page FAQ http://members.tripod.com/~A350Diesel/faqs.html
     
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    Whichever, it was still a piece of junk for a diesel engine.
     
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    i will most gladly second that one!!
     

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