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diesel swap

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by bigbear8, Nov 29, 2001.

  1. bigbear8

    bigbear8 Registered Member

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    I was wondering if the 6.2 is a direct bolt up to the sm465, and what else i would have to change on my truck to make it run?

    thanks
    Bigbear 8

    What is that thing you speak of? Ford? Never heard of it.
     
  2. BlueBlazer

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    As long as the flywheels are the same between gas and diesel, which I think they are, it will bolt right up. The bellhousing patterns are the same. You will need all the diesel parts from a donor truck to make it work. Anything involving the glow plugs, fuel filters, radiator, etc. It will bolt right in with no problem. Its no different than swapping in a big block except for the before mentioned glow plugs and fuel filters.

    82 K5, 6.2L Diesel, sm465, np205, 14 bolt welded, 8 lug 10 bolt lock right, 410 gears, 35" Mud Kings
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  3. Tybee

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    I remember reading something about the fly wheels being different or maybe it was the torque converter, but you wouldnt have a torque converter with the sm465 anyways.

    1984 GMC Jimmy 379 diesel, 700R4, 3.73s, 31x10.50 x 15
     
  4. bigbear8

    bigbear8 Registered Member

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    thanks for the info.

    bigbear8

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  5. DSLBLAZER

    DSLBLAZER Registered Member

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    The flywheels are different. Make sure you get a 6.2 diesel flywheel. I converted my diesel blazer from an automatic 700r4 to a manual sm465. The 6.2 will bolt right up.

    Keven
     

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