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throwing around an idea

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by woods, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. woods

    woods Registered Member

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    I currently have a 6.2 NA I've done all the mods to it except different exhaust manifolds and I still want more power. In hopefully in 2 months I'll be getting back from deployment form the desert so I got some cash to spend. I don't really foresee getting rid of my blazer for aleast 5 yrs. So I think 6.2 banks sidewinder. Now I'm trying to get real cost of this project. Everyone says to make the engine last put in different pistons,rings,sleeves which kind(part #), also how much would a new crankshaft cost or just inspect the old one. All the labor me/dad/brothers can do plus it would be a great learning experince for me. /forums/images/graemlins/weld.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grind.gif

    Now my dad has an extra 6.2 sitting in the shop that we can set everything up on it and pull my old motor out and just drop the new one in. Then my dad can take my old motor.

    Other random thoughts now I've read that using 6.5 heads can give alittle boost in power but at what cost. If it would just be cheaper to look for a wrecked truck with a 6.5. I could go down that road, but I rather have a clean slate and know where I'm at.

    sorry if this been covered
    woods

    P.S. throw any other ideas out there, I've got nothing but time on my hands out here, such is the life of a com dog!
     
  2. Steve_87K5

    Steve_87K5 1/2 ton status

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    Hey Com dog
    I was able to find some 6.5 long blocks at GM dealers....in the dumpster. I was told that customers get a new Goodwrench longblock when needed, and the old one in not rebuilt. This could be a parts source for you, especially heads. There were major problems with all three of the blocks I scrounged. Spun cam bearings, broken crank, and cracked pistons. All showed evidence of poor maintenance, oil was gelled and gooey. Svc manager gave me permission to take the blocks, so be sure to ask before dumpster diving.
     
  3. woods

    woods Registered Member

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    http://www.autopartsfair.com/chevy-car_engines/item-tnx_604goy_8.html

    Chevrolet / Chevy V8, 6.5 L, 395 CID Rebuilt Engine
    APFTNX-604GOY-8
    $3,354.95
    Sale-$2,795
    Turbo diesel
    It doesn't mention shipping costs

    now wheres the catch in getting that motor, seems it might be cheaper then rebuilding a 6.2 with low compression pistons, but as a long whats missing, injection pump, injectors what else website doesn't really list, and also would that require electronic injection pump to contorl it or could you use a mechanical injection pump. Just wondering if it would be cheaper to use that then my current build idea.

    woods

    P.S. heres my current build idea
    I have a donor engine for heads/ other parts
    Banks turbo system -$1994.05+tax but shipping is free for orders over 250 http://www.o-f-i.com/index.php?page=sec/gale_banks_engineering.htm
    Short injectors-$188.00+8 for shipping and 80 dollar core charge unless we turn in some injectors http://www.accuratediesel.com/shop/18.html
    Pistons 19:1-470+shipping http://www.peninsulardiesel.com/parts.htm
    gaskets oil pan/heads/water pump/rear main/intake-50 or so napa
    piston ring set-280 http://www.peninsulardiesel.com/parts.htm
    timing chain-50
    oil pump-50
    total=around 3150

    sorry for the influx of a million questions, and I have an odd obsession with having a k5 blazer with turbo diesel engine
     

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