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best year of deisel

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by blazinzuk, Sep 24, 2003.

  1. blazinzuk

    blazinzuk Buzzbox voodoo Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Hey all my SBC is getting pretty worn out and will need replacing in a bit I think I may go the diesel route and wanted to know what year I should be looking for. I need the easiest swap canidate into a 73 blazer and or best years for power durability etc. thanks /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  2. imiceman44

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    Well I am biased, I have a 6.2l in my Van and I am contemplating putting a diesel in my K30 and I am looking at mid to late 90's 6.5TD
    It's not more reliable, just the same but more power and a used one with under 80k miles for either one is in the $2800 shipped to my place from dismantlers, so I am going for the 6.5TD
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    My opinion is a 93 6.5TD, last year for mech fuel injection and the computer only controls the 4l80E:-)
     
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    Would have to agree. Could pull almost the whole drivetrain and swap it into a blazer, or pre 88 truck.
     
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    azblazor 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    What do you mean "could almost"? /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    cant use the t-case.
     
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    azblazor 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I took it as you "could almost swap it in" not as "could almost use the entire drivetrain. But that said .... some people do use the NP241 drivers drop with a high pinion drivers drop front end. Not that I am doing that with my 78. But I have seen it done. So actually I have (2) drivers side NP241's sitting around...

    But back to the original post question, I would also recommend any of the 90 up 6.2's with the blocks that can be bored out to 6.5 dimensions.
     
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    Ah, gotcha. Sending you a PM.
     

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