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where to buy a complete new 6.5

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by camiswelding, Oct 9, 2004.

  1. camiswelding

    camiswelding 1/2 ton status

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    where can one price and buy a new 6.5 with all the accessories... fully dressed as they say...(other than gm)
    wondering what the best deal might be on one
    thanks
     
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    IIRC, this place can get them.
    Diesel injection center, Bay City MI, 989-892-0557. They can get short blocks, long blocks and fully dressed I believe. They are the new style AMG block, ask for Gary.
     
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    thanks Dan...
    cam
     
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    Dan, How does the newer style AMG block differ from the "599" 6.5 block (599 being the last 3 digits of the casting number on the back of the block) ?
     
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    Steve,

    I don't recall all the specs. But the block has been upgraded in the crack prone areas and IIRC there is a slight change in the iron/alloy content of the metal. The dieselpage might have all the changes on their site.
     
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    There are many upgrades from the 599 block. 2001 and newer are the blocks to get.
     
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    AgDieseler Certified Scrap Producer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    The 599 block doesn't have the passages for oil cooled pistons, and therefore is a bit stronger than the 97 & 98 blocks. For later 6.5s, the oil passages were made smaller, and along with the thicker main webs these blocks gave the best of both worlds - strength and oil cooled pistons.

    However, expect to pay a hefty premium for a new AMG 506 block. Based on my engine building experience, there is plenty of oil splash in the pan to properly lubricate and cool the piston and wrist pins.

    That said, go where the value is. Look for a good deal on a later 506 block, but don't shy away from a solid non oil-spray 92 to early-96 block. They're not weak at all. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    I'm using a CUCV 6.2L high nickel block, and it has worked out just fine under 15 psi of turbo power, and it didn't cost an arm and a leg to build.

    As for a good place to find a complete engine - long or short block - the Diesel Depot has served many DP members well. Their customer service seems well above par; they offer several power level options, and they have a competitive warranty. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Now, if you plan to build your own engine, then that's a whole other story...
     

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