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The Tricked-out 6.2 Engine Thread

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 6.2LTrailblazer84, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. 6.2LTrailblazer84

    6.2LTrailblazer84 1/2 ton status

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    I am looking for pictures of 6.2 litre diesels that have been tricked-out, chromed, detailed, just totally pristine or modified. Do they exist? Has anyone ever seen one? I would imagine some of the turboed 6.2s are cleaned up nice. Please post links or pics if you know of any.
     
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    I dont think I've seen many (if any) chromed, cleaned up, pretty, painted, diesels in general. They all tend to be a little grimy, greasy, and dirty.

    Heck, the mercedes diesels, one of the manuals tells you to NEVER clean your engine, as it promotes leaks. :haha:

    even the GM 6.2 manual says that you really should not clean your engine.
     
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    I've seen a couple of pic's of prettied up 6.2's...but I'll be damned if I can find them now. I spent about an hour last night trying to find something with no luck though.


    Rene
     
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    Rene's 6.2 the cleanest I've seen!..

    I think Rene's 6.2 was pretty spiffy--when he posted pictures of it just before he swapped it in his K5 I remember it being a nice shade of light blue.. :crazy:

    Mine is not really greasy,but its painted black with rattle cans to prevent it from rusting any faster...I cant say I've ever seen one dolled up!--do they even MAKE chrome valve covers and headers for the 6.2??0--(I've seen plain painted headers,but no chrome ones!)..I thinks its a moot point to dress up a diesel externally--the beauty lies within!!.. :crazy:
     
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    Heck, the mercedes diesels, one of the manuals tells you to NEVER clean your engine, as it promotes leaks.

    Mines in tip top condition then! :haha:

    I've seen a couple of pic's of prettied up 6.2's...but I'll be damned if I can find them now. I spent about an hour last night trying to find something with no luck though.

    tRustyK5, I've been looking all over too! :D I am most curious about any kind of modifications you can make to them. But I would also like to see what one looks like clean. haha

    do they even MAKE chrome valve covers and headers for the 6.2??0--(I've seen plain painted headers,but no chrome ones!)..

    That's what I am wondering too.

    I thinks its a moot point to dress up a diesel externally--the beauty lies within!!..

    :haha: True! But just think.. if we had them all polished there would be no contest whatsoever! :P

    I think people should start takin pride in their diesels. :D

    One thing that I am curious about is how simplified everything can be. Tidy. When I look at my engine it is difficult to understand what I am looking at. Just looks a like a big mess. :o
     
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    There was a nice one on eBay not too long ago. I think it had an ATS turbo and It was all purdy'd up. I'll see if I still have the pics.
     
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    Nothing special, but somewhat clean...

    With air cleaner on.

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    Without air cleaner...


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    I did the intake, IP, injectors and new valve cover gaskets about 2 years ago and it's stayed reasonably clean.

    Rene
     
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    tRusty! Great job!

    That is pretty clean! Did you paint the valve covers?
     
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    Port matched the intake, had it glass beaded, then clear coated. Injector lines I cleaned and painted black, as well as the CDR tubes. Valve covers and intake valley I painted. It was already pretty clean when I got it, and pretty dry. As far as I know it had no leaks when I bought it...although the rear main seal needs doing now.

    It should look a little more visually appealing when the H1 headers are on... :smile1:

    Rene
     
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    H1 headers? Will that improve performance?

    Oh.. btw.. my 6.2 has some little thing directly above the intake with a vaccum line coming off it... do you know what that is for?
     
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    The freer the exhaust flows on a diesel the more power it can make. They're very responsive to exhaust improvements...

    As for how much of a difference...I won't even guess but I think I'll notice it. Mostly I want it to sound better.

    At the rear of your intake? Probably the vacuum pump. You'll notice my 6.2 doesn't have a vac pump at all, and also doesn't have any extra crap on top of the injection pump. Standard tranny and no AC in my truck...

    Rene
     
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    That's a real bummer that we shouldn't clean our engines! :haha: I wouldn't want to risk it now.
     
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    Holy crap, badburb! You scored!

    That's what I'm talkin about!!! Diesel POWER!

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    prettiest 6.2 I've ever seen :D
     
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    Here are some of my old Goodwrench 6.2 with an ATS Turbo Kit.

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