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stud kit?

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by darkshadow, Dec 1, 2006.

  1. darkshadow

    darkshadow 1 ton status

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    anyone running one?

    Was reading the artical in diesel power and thye put one in stating it would help the low end weekness, since i am running a torbo on my yet to be installed 6.2 and need to fix the rear main seal anyways i figgered i should do it.

    any opinions?

    dave
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    There is a Canadian company that specializes in 6.2/6.5 engine parts. A couple that I will use one day (when i do a rebuild) are the Gear drive kit and the stud girdle kit.

    lemme see if I can find a link for ya...

    Rene
     
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    lol was just looking at them, Rene closed it to see if anyone responded funny.

    thanks.

    guys think it is really ressasary?
     
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    Sure can't hurt any, and 6.2's are known to crack down there. For 180 bones I wouldn't hesitate...hell, I just did my rear main seal and if I had known the stud girdle was that inexpensive I would have done it then. For some reason I remembered it as being in the $400 range (and never looked it up to find out for sure) I must have had the pricing mixed up with the Gear drive kit. :doah:

    Rene
     
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    rene, i thought the botom end came apart because of a Broken harmonic balancer? Something to do with the rubber on it comeing off or am i just way off? thx
     
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    No the crank itself will break when the harmonic balancer goes.
    The block was another issue, but I heard it was certain years, which ones though I can't remember.
    :D
     
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    if i remember the artical in diesel power the eralyer ones were more seceptable,
     
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    anyone know the years? thx
     
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    Actually one thing I know, 82, the first year is one of the best for the blocks, but the heads have the coarse thread injectors, not desirable.
    :D
     
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    OK didnt know that either.
     

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