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95 2dr tahoe, Diesel? how much is it worth?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Pookster, Sep 3, 2003.

  1. Pookster

    Pookster 1/2 ton status

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    So I came across this 2dr tahoe

    140,000- 18/19 drk blue grey, cloth cd, Description — $9,800

    is it worth it? He had the tranny replaced (has warranty from Lee Myles), and also had the injector pump replaced, both less than 3,000 miles ago.

    Is there anything else that goes bad with the newer designs?
     
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    cojnit 1/2 ton status

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    I have the exact truck, but gas, and there have been problems with the rear gov loc in the 10 bolt. mine blew up and destroyed the rear axle and the transmission! Also I dont know about the disel, but the gas nitake manifold is prone to leaks.
     
  3. Pookster

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    Yeah, my buddy had a 95 2dr Yukon, gas as well- needed new tranny, and the rear end was also replaced.
     
  4. Pookster

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    any help you can telling me about the 6.5td in 95 would be greatly appreciated- Im going to look at this vehicle tonight.
     
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    A 6.5 can throughly destroy any automatic transmission that GM had made until that time. Even the 4L80E is no match for the torque curve of a turbocharged Diesel.
     
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    A 6.5 can throughly destroy any automatic transmission that GM had made until that time. Even the 4L80E is no match for the torque curve of a turbocharged Diesel.

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    What? I run a 4L80E behind a BBC and a 6.5TD they have both been fine...???
     
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    I think 9800 is high. At least in the Southwest. I would be looking at less than 8K. As long as starts and runs well it should work fine for you if you maintain it.
     
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    YEah, I plan to offer somewhere around 8k.
     
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    I thought the 4L80 was only with the 2500 or 3500 trucks.

    i think I am stuck with a 4L60 with this one....

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    A 6.5 can throughly destroy any automatic transmission that GM had made until that time. Even the 4L80E is no match for the torque curve of a turbocharged Diesel.

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    What? I run a 4L80E behind a BBC and a 6.5TD they have both been fine...???

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    I've seen quite a few 1/2 ton diesels running around. I don't think I'd buy one though. I'd avoid anything with a 60e and 10b, let alone those behind a diesel. If you want a tahoe, I'd look for a 96 or newer with a Vortec, you should be able to find one for 9 grand. If you want a diesel, I'd get a 3/4 or 1 ton truck or burb.
     
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    I've never heard of a Tahoe with a diesel. I'd recommend a 3/4T or 1Ton rather than a 1/2T
     
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    My friend has a 94 Yukon with the 6.5.

    tranny went out twice.
    tcase chain snap twice.
    blew the rear end once.
    engine still runs perfect though and has about 130k on it.
     
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    Even the 1500 series with a 6.5TD has the 4L80E.
    If the trans went out twice by 130K I'd suspect abuse or improper install. But seeing as how the t-case failed twice and the rear end I'd suspect abuse.
    I know people with 200-300K on original t-cases and gov locs.
    There is a southern '95 tahoe with 6.5TD with "highway miles" for $5K in Muskegon,MI.
     
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    THanks for all the help guys. I went to go test drive it today. The truck looked clean all around, (except for 1 dented door). The interior is pretty clean, no tears, etc. The engine pulled pretty good as well.

    However, I didn't get the warm fuzzy feeling. He also wouldnt go below 9k. So its back on the prowl. The whole time, I kept thinking, "Long wheelbase=better towing". So I think I must look for a burb. At least its got a full floater.

    Anyone know if they made a manual burb?
     
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    Back in the day, but not after they switched to the IFS body style.
     
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    If your planning on towing a K5, you better get a burb with a 454 than, because the 6.5's do not have enough power. Look below. These are 98' ratings.

    Suburban C2500 5.7 V–8 7,500 (c,e,f,h)
    Suburban C2500 6.5 TD* 8,000 (c,f,h)
    Suburban C/K2500 7.4 V–8 10,000 (c,e)

    * TD means turbodiesel.
    (a) Requires 3.42:1 axle ratio. (b) Requires 3.73:1 axle ratio. (c) Requires 4.10:1 axle ratio. (d) Requires 4.56:1 axle ratio. (e) Requires heavy–duty cooling equipment. (f) Requires special trailer–towing equipment. (g) Automatic transmission may be required. See dealer for details. (h) Tow rating for 4WD version is lower. (i) Requires optional trailer–towing package. (j) Crew cab has a 500–pound lower rating.
     
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    hhehe. Darn. Good thing Im not towing the k5, th ek5/.trailer combo would be like 8,000. My race car/trailer is about 5500.
     
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    How about this one?

    GMC 1987 SUBURBAN Excellent condition, auto, 78k mi, orig. 6.2L 3/4 ton diesel, trailer pkg, A/C, gas shocks, P/W, trailer mirrors, tinted glass, cruise, lge gas tank, $3995

    I realize it is a 6.2, but its got as much torque as my 5.7 does now, and it tows the weight just fine.
     

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