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Over 100,000 miles on my rebuilt 6.2L!!!

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by arveetek, Jan 23, 2003.

  1. arveetek

    arveetek 1/2 ton status

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    Well, yesterday I had the transmission flushed and serviced, and while recording the information in my maintenance logs, I looked back over the years to see when I started keeping records. I was shocked! I have put over 80,000 miles on my truck since 1998. I installed the 6.2L sometime in 1996.
    Here's the story: in 1995, I was driving a '77 Blazer that I had converted to a 5.7L diesel, strictly for fuel economy (I was going to college at the time). That engine blew in early 1996. I then went to a salvage yard, and picked up a used, '82 model C code 6.2L for $400. It was locked up due to rust in the cylinders. I rebuilt it, though the lower half looked like new. It was in good enough shape, that I retained the original pistons, crank, lifters, etc. I installed new rings, bearings, timing chain, injectors, and had the pump rebuilt. I installed that engine into the '77 Blazer.

    At the time, my '81 3/4 ton had a 305 and a TH350 tranny. Later that year (1996), I decided I didn't need two vehicles any more, so I swapped the 6.2L into my '81, along with a used 700R4 tranny. I put the rebuilt 305 into the Blazer and sold it.

    I don't have any real good records between 1996 and 1998, but that truck was my primary vehicle. So I know I have at least 100,000 miles on that 6.2L since I rebuilt it to stock standards in 1996! Again, it has the original pistons, didn't bore it out. A simple honing took care of the rust. I polished the crank, didn't grind it. So the bearings are stock size. The engine has never given me a moment's trouble.

    Also, I don't know how many miles were on the 700 when I got it, maybe 50K or so. So my tranny might have 150K on it!

    I sure wish I knew how many miles were on the engine to start with.

    Here's looking at the next 100K!

    Casey
     
  2. DieselDan

    DieselDan 1/2 ton status

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    Guess you got yourself a <font color="blue"> keeper </font color>
     
  3. TK5

    TK5 1/2 ton status

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    I have a '83 Chevy Blazer with a C vin # with 275,000 miles. This vehicle is my daily driver. I just discovered a knock in the engine. I parked it and hope to try to rod bearing's in this weekend. I also have '88 GMC 2500 Customized van with over 193,000 miles.

    I just love those diesels!!!!
     

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