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Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by 6.2puller, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. 6.2puller

    6.2puller 1/2 ton status

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    Ok, I have been viewing you guys posts for a while and used it to get my truck through some issues with cold starting etc while not joining the board.So I would like to say thanks first and foremost.

    Now I have a fuel leak at the tank and can't find a fuel tank that will fit a C vin according to the parts stores. I just joined up to get the Search feature but still can't see anything on fuel tanks. I am guessing that since none of you mention fuel tanks in the conversion threads that I can use a R/V vin Gas tank in my 83 C10 C vin truck?
    I want to start enjoying the fuel savings of my 6.2 again but right now it leaks about 1/2gal every night /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
    Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    The tank itself is the same as the gas engine trucks, but the float, sock and sender are diesel specific (or so I've been told) I had a 350 in my truck and swapped in a fuel tank from a diesel truck (that had been cleaned) and all I did was remove the water in fuel sensor thing from the sender.

    When I swapped the 6.2 in I just flushed that tank...

    So you could get a regular tank and swap in your diesel sender/float assembly.

    Rene
     
  3. 6.2puller

    6.2puller 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks, that was what I thought. JCWhitney has regualar saddle tanks for cheap money but want 150$+ for "diesel tanks". /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    will the differences of an in tank pump... ? I cant think of any reason why a gas tank wouldnt work for a diesel system- just maybe not the other way around...
     
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    I actually called a few small parts supply houses that are locall to me and found that they list the same tank for both diesel and gassers. So I am picking up a new tank from them for 100$ today. JCWhitney is probably selling the same tank to the diesel guys for 50$ more /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    That sort of thing is common. A local parts place here sells Chev 3/4 ton calipers for $15 more than half ton calipers. Of course they are the exact same caliper.../forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

    Rene
     
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    Does this mean my half ton pads work on my 3/4 ton truck? or is this only in regards to like a 10 bolt with 8 lug outers, and not a later IFS model?
     
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    I can't say on the IFS but yes the 10bolts are the same weather 6lug or 8.
     
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    Yeah, I recall that, just a larger rotor (more torque).

    I just checked autozone, looking for part numbers to see if they match- it seems like the k2500 in 88+ use a different front rotor than the 8lug of yester-years.

    Strangely enough, the half ton IFS's also use a different brake pad than the SFA 10 bolts. (According to them anyways).
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Yeah, I recall that, just a larger rotor (more torque).

    I just checked autozone, looking for part numbers to see if they match- it seems like the k2500 in 88+ use a different front rotor than the 8lug of yester-years.

    Strangely enough, the half ton IFS's also use a different brake pad than the SFA 10 bolts. (According to them anyways).

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Yeah that rotor on the IFS is what I used for my rear disc brake conversion.
    It goes on the outside of the flange.
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