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Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by Wishbone, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. Wishbone

    Wishbone 1/2 ton status

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    It's a '93 K3500 truck and this is the diesel engine in it. Anyone know what engine this is and is it relibable? Thanks

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    6.5 turbo diesel. '93 was a good year, as it was pre-computer control.

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    6.5td was pretty good that year: pros and cons. Less computers and before the pmd, so there is no issue there. You can upgrade the computer for alot less than the 95+

    The manual pump is generally thought as better than the ele. ones in 95+, so that is good...upgrades there as well as it is similar in style to the 6.2 pumps.

    Little less performance as the turbo was weaker that year, but you can always upgrade that.

    Cooling will be an issue if you tow or work it hard...have to upgrade to 97+ coolings (dual termostats, bigger fan/clutch, etc...) but your k3500 should have trans cooler and maybe oil cooler as well, which is a plus.

    6.5td will run forever, when taken care of. And when you are done with it, you can sell the engine to me:D
     
  4. linksvu

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    Check out gm-diesel.com for info, or 62-65-dieselpage.com as well

    I use ssdieselsupply.com for my parts....Walt the owner is real helpful!
     
  5. Wishbone

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    Thanks for the replys guys! the reason the pics are not showing up anymore is because I bought the thing and the dealer took down the pics.:D So for I love it. Changed the oil and filter, fuel filter, and air filter. Plan to do the front/rear differential fluid, tranny fluid, and coolant week after next when I'm on vacation. The big shocker so far was the $80 to fill up:eek1: Looks like this has the optional 34 gallon tank. Hope I can get a lot of miles out of a tank of gas!
     
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    That sounds right...remember, even though diesel is more than gas, it saves in the long run:

    Here, diesel is $3 and gas $2.70
    To break EVEN on gas mileage cost, you need to get 11% better mpg.

    In my gas, my 6.5td get 16 (on average) while a 350 would get 14, that is 14% difference. And that is a good 350 in stock form and my fully loaded diesel running a/c all the time (wife's truck)....

    Have fun and keep up with the fuel filter. Run some diesel cleaner through.
     
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    Wow, fuel is a lot higher up there. Here diesel is only running 8 cents more than gas. Filled up with diesel at $2.65 per gallon.
     
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    I would LOVE to pay that....and only $.08 more....:eek1: !
     
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    You said it! Here in CA Diesel is around $3.15 to $3.20:mad::mad::mad:
     

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