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Might be picking up a 90 K5 with a 6.2, what to look for?

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by yunit, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. yunit

    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    Well, I am going to look at a 90 K5 with a 6.2 tomorrow night. The body is suppose to be bad, but it is suppose to run really good. I am either going to swap the body from the other K5 I just bought or do a drivetrain swap. What should I look or listen for on the 6.2?
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Make sure you get to see it start up from dead cold. It shouldn't miss or smoke too much. Smoke on cold start is normal, but it should clear pretty quick (10-30 seconds depending on ambient temps)

    Running rough at start up is a sign of a bad glow plug or bad compression in that cylinder.

    Inspect the vibration dampner, there shouldn't be any rubber 'squirting' out...if there is it'll need replacing.

    Other than that most stuff will be obvious. Oil leaks, knocks etc etc.

    Rene
     
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    Inspect the vibration dampner, there shouldn't be any rubber 'squirting' out...if there is it'll need replacing.


    What and where is this????? :confused:
     
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    It the harmanic balancer, just different name
     
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    dallassnowman 1/2 ton status

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    .....Oh..........learnin sumptin new ereryday!! :)
     
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    :)

    Sorry about that...

    Rene
     

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