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HELP!! Purchasing a diesel!!

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by bryanrash, Jan 26, 2005.

  1. bryanrash

    bryanrash Registered Member

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    Wanted to get some tips on questions to ask when purchasing a diesel. I don't know much about cars but don't want to look too dumb when I go look at this 85 6.2L diesel. I would appreciate any tips on what to look for or ask when I go check it out.

    -BR
     
  2. Drey

    Drey 3/4 ton status

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    Just listen for a really loud knocking the 6.2 is gonna be a loud motor anyway but you will be able to tell if it sounds likes something is going to hell. Look underneath it for oil leaks out of all the 6.2s ive been around in my life 3/4s of them have a rear main seal that is shot to hell.
     
  3. bryanrash

    bryanrash Registered Member

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the help. I will keep that in mind when I am looking at them. Any other little things particular to the 6.2 or military issue diesels?
     
  4. kennyw

    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

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    Yes, they are typically beat to crap by the drivers :grin:
     

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