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What size of engine stand for a 6.2????????

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by TK5, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. TK5

    TK5 1/2 ton status

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    I just getting started on a replacement engine for my 6.2 that has a rod knocking and possibly a blown head gasket.

    What size of engine stand do I need for the engine? 1250#, 1500# or 2000#?

    Anyone know the actual weight of a fully loaded 6.2?

    I may build my own if I can't find one at decent price?

    Thanks
     
  2. imiceman44

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    [ QUOTE ]
    I just getting started on a replacement engine for my 6.2 that has a rod knocking and possibly a blown head gasket.

    What size of engine stand do I need for the engine? 1250#, 1500# or 2000#?

    Anyone know the actual weight of a fully loaded 6.2?

    I may build my own if I can't find one at decent price?

    Thanks

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I never weighed one but I heard they are 700lbs.
    I am getting a stand for mine and I will get the 2000lbs just for security.
    I have a 1500 and 1250 I think I might as well complete the collection.
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  3. Steve_87K5

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    6.2 weight is very close to a BBC. I use a cheap stand from N Tool but I need to stick a 2x4 under front of engine. It would be nice to have bearings on the stand (instead of one piece of pipe inside the other) for easy rotating of the engine. Then add a simple position lock like a set bolt with a handle welded on it.
     
  4. TK5

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    Thanks. That is what I was thinking. I found that the block is about 675# without accessories. Around 800-825# loaded.

    I broke down and bought down and bought a 2000# stand. The OTC stand which has te ease of spinning with geared and bearings was recommended, but I can't see buying a stand that costs that much only to use one or two times. Kinda like the boat you put in the wateronce or twice a year. That is the reason I don't have a boat, atv, motor cycle and etc.

    Thanks again.
     
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    Could you post a link to that engine stand? Sounds good. Model #? OTC is is good stuff. You can obtain OTC tools from your Matco dealer BTW.
     
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    This is the 2000# engine stand that I bought. A friend of mine bought one and it is a heavy duty stand. It's not the OTC but only cost me $98 shipped.
    Engine Stand link
     
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    Thanks!
    Is this a Harbor Freight website in disguise?
     
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    No, I don't think so, but I may be wrong. The stand is totally different from the Harbor freight.
     
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    I was wrong. It is Harbor Freight in Disguise. I just received a conformation card by mail. It was from Harbor Freight.
    /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gifIf it is not the same stand that I ordered, I will probably send it back. The one on Harbor Freight doesn't look as heavy built as that I ordered from the website in my opinion. In the mean time, I have it sitting on 750# stand with a chain hooked to the front connected to my A-frame for support. Poor little 750 is going to have a terrible back ache till the other arrives.

    But after I reviewed both stands they are the same. I guess I should do a little better research next time. I'm getting too old for this stuff.
     

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