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battery and Alternator(K5 6.2 Diesel)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Xethur, May 14, 2005.

  1. Xethur

    Xethur Newbie

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    I've been looking into 80s K5 6.2 diesel and i've noticed they have two batteries. I was just wondering why. Also does anyone have a suggestion on good batteries and alternator brands for these blazers.
    Also what is the difference between V10 and K5 blazers?

    thanks,
    Xethur
     
  2. jhellwig

    jhellwig 1/2 ton status

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    The two batteries is because diesels are harder to start than gas engines.
     
  3. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Short answer: Nothing.

    Long answer: Model years.

    http://www.slosh.com/cars/blazer.html#alphabet

    has the scoop; basically, "K5" is the badge on the side; K trucks are 4WD 73-87 and V trucks are 4WD 88-91... 10 are half-ton, or 1500, so your truck could be any of a K10, V10, V1500... all the same thing. Depends on year and whether it has a badge on the side of it :haha:

    -- A
     

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