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turbo!?

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by KGsK5, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. KGsK5

    KGsK5 1/2 ton status

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    so i got out to the junkyard today and was lookin around and saw a newer chevy 2500... didnt think much of it cuz i was busy with some other stuff... but i eventually got around to popin the hood and... its a 6.5 TD. i didnt even think to look and see if it was a deisel. so anyway... i may be getting a turbo to put on my 6.2 for cheap... how hard is it to throw a 6.5 turbo on a 6.2? is there anything that i should look at before i grab it?

    thanks
     
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    Do you have AC on your '83? As long as you don't have AC it will fit in without much hassle.
     
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    i do... but i think i can make it go away in favor of a turbo...
     
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    There is a plate on the intake side of the turbo. Look at it to see if it is a GM-3 or GM-4 all the way up to a GM-8. 8 is the best but it has a vacuum regulated wastegate and you need a mechanical which was dropped after the GM-3. Most guys fab thier own.

    You'll need the exhaust manifold for the turbo. The other side, driver's, is the same. There is a crossover pipe as well but the stock one is crappy and you can buy a better aftermarket for about $70

    Take at least the upper part of the intake manifold (top).

    Open up the air filter box, if it is a round filter take the box & hose, etc. If it is a flat rectangle it's not worth getting. They have a bad reputation for leaking:eek1:

    You really need to get a Boost and a EGT gage as well. You can trash your engine pretty fast without them.

    That's about all I can think of.

    Oh, if you have AC you'll have to loose it from the firewall. Some have swapped out to a S-10 and had good results.

    Good luck!
     
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    awesome. thanks. now i just have to hope that it is still there on monday...

    ill be sure to post up with pics when i finally get this project moving.
     

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