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One more time......head gaskets what to do now

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by 84CUCV, Aug 16, 2002.

  1. 84CUCV

    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Dieseldan, I just put the 6.5 gaskets on. I don't even have the rockers back on yet. Work is crazy now. I have been doing it in the time I can get in. I am wondering if it is worth it to take the heads of now and get the 6.2 gaskets instead. In the future this truck is going to have propane and a turbo. It does not look like the 6.5 is going to work out. I really appreciate all the help from everyone on here. Mike
     
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    Man, that's a tough call.

    The 6.5 gaskets are better than the 6.2, because they have stronger, better sealing rings around the cylinders. However, they have been known to leak coolant on certain 6.2 engines.

    Since the engine is still torn down, I would probably go ahead and install the Detroit 6.2L gaskets.

    Casey
     
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    You addressed this to me, but the RV GUY (clint) is the man with the info. Hell, I didn't even know there was a problem with using the 6.5 gaskets! See what happens when you let your DP membership lapse. /forums/images/icons/blush.gif
     
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    Do you know where to buy the detroit gaskets? Dealer or do they have fel-pro?
     
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    The Detroit gaskets are a brand name of gaskets, just as Fel-Pro are a brand name.

    I'll see if I can dig up where to buy some. You might ask for Detroit gaskets at your local auto supply and see what they say. It's been a while since I bought some.

    Casey
     
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    Where I live they all sell fel-pro. Should I find detroit diesel ones?? Mike
     
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    Contact one of the following vendors:

    http://www.62-65-dieselpage.com/vendors/main.htm

    Try DIS, or DAS, or Gomer's or one of the other suppliers. They should be able to get the Detroit gaskets.

    If you're able to wait, I'd just get the Detroit gaskets.

    Casey
     
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    Thanks for the help once again guys. Mike
     
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    Do you know of any problems with the felpro 6.2 gaskets with oil leaking into cylinder. Im hoping thats my problem.
     
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    Sorry, haven't heard of that ever happening.

    Casey
     
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    Never heard of that either. Mike
     

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