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ANOTHER Diesel Swap Question

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by senatorwoodhouse, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. senatorwoodhouse

    senatorwoodhouse 1/2 ton status

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    I looked through the 1st 8 pages and didn't see what I was looking for. I need to replace the 305 motor in my k5 and I was thinking about a diesel. I am pretty sure that someone has asked this and was hoping that someone could send me in the right direction. If not any help would be greatly appriciated. :bow: This would be my 1st diesel, bad idea right off the bat? Is doing a gas to diesel swap bad for a diesel newbie? What all would it take to do this swap (gas tank, brakes, etc.) if I understand there is no vacum on a diesel so the brakes work differently, correct? Same with the gas tank, will diesel go through the gas tank/lines or will everything have to be swapped? Thanks guys!!!!
    Ian
     
  2. Stomper

    Stomper ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ GMOTM Winner

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    I'll do a little search for ya....I know guys that have done it, so this should be good reading material...

    What to look for

    gas to diesel

    All for now, but I'm still searching
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I think Stomper prolly set you up with a good couple of hours worth of reading.


    I've done the exact swap you're thinking of, if you can't find the info in this forum and you have a question just pm me (if you want) or ask away. Most everything gets re-discussed at some point or another.

    Rene
     
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    Yea, I just did a search under your name Rene :haha: I knew you'd been there done that. :D
     
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    Thanks a lot guys!!!!! I really appriciate the help
     
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    I'll be passing thru Des Moines a couple times over the next couple weeks... if you want to see how easy it is I can show you my truck in person. I'll PM you my cell # :thumb:
     

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