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Why stay diesel?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ramack, Jun 22, 2004.

  1. ramack

    ramack Registered Member Premium Member

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    Ok, I need some pros/cons for diesel....

    This is my situation.

    I bought a '77 K5 when I was in Colorado at a very good price. It has a 350 4spd and that's the main reason I bought it. I used it mostly for hunting, fishing and camping. I now live in Mississippi and with the higher humidity (from 15% to +90%) the already rusted body is worse and won't pass inspection.

    I've come across a '83 K5 with a much better body, but it has a 6.2L diesel with an auto trans. I'm planning on doing a body swap unless someone can convince me that the 6.2L is worth keeping. Presently it doesn't run, but I'm told will run if the starter is replaced and mounting bolts/threads are repaired.

    I don't do much towing, and will continue to use it for hunting, camping and ocassionally some light muddin'. In the mountains I had this thing on angles and bouncing around that the carb flooded out. Besides that torque and it's tough to kill a diesel once started, those are the benefits of the diesel.

    Any input is appreciated.

    Rich
     
  2. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Mileage and gas prices are better. Torque is available at lower RPM. And of course there is always " Banks " /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Don't forget it'll run upside down if it could maintain oil pressure.

    Rene
     
  4. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    Or it can pretty much run under water with a snorkel... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  5. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    That too...plus they're dead simple compared to gas engines.

    Rene
     
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    azblazor 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Don't forget that people who drive diesel vehicles are generally more intelligent than those who don't... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    GM 6.2's are not my favorite engines but they are well suited for what you are planning on and fairly durrable and simple .
    Oil burners are great for low end torque wheeling !
    Tom
     
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    mtn. burb 1/2 ton status

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Don't forget that people who drive diesel vehicles are generally more intelligent than those who don't... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    Muley 1/2 ton status

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    Don't forget that people who drive diesel vehicles are generally more intelligent than those who don't...


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    I was going to go along the lines of they would less likely to turn out gay, but I the way you put it is less offensive to someone that may not know your sense of humor. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  10. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Don't forget that people who drive diesel vehicles are generally more intelligent than those who don't... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    Better looking too... /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif

    Rene
     
  11. ramack

    ramack Registered Member Premium Member

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    I like both of your sense of humor. I'll go out of my way NOT to be PC.

    Rich
     
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    From past experience, I would keep the diesel.

    I had a K10 with 6.2/700r4. The mileage was great and it did have lots of low end TQ. Unfortunately it came to a premature demise because it also had 3.08 gears, 35" tires, 1/2 ton axles and a very /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif driver.

    Check out the diesel forum here and you will see how simple it is to keep a 6.2 running for 5 million miles.

    Now, is this gonna be a daily driver or a mostly trail rig? If its gonna be a trail rig I would swap the 4spd in. For a DD keep the auto, especially if its a 700.
     
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    I remember seeing some statistics about how guys who drive diesels get laid 10 times more often than the lame-asses with the gassers...
     
  14. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I remember seeing some statistics about how guys who drive diesels get laid 10 times more often than the lame-asses with the gassers...

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    I should be that lucky... /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

    Rene
     
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    Give it up Rene, your maried. Didn't you read the contract?
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I'd be happy enough to have sex with my wife now and then.../forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

    Rene
     
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    I remember seeing some statistics about how guys who drive diesels get laid 10 times more often than the lame-asses with the gassers...

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    I'll personally vouch for this!! something about the way diesels sound...I think thats what the study concluded. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  18. ramack

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    Could it be that there is testosterone released with the diesel hydrocarbons?
     
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    Could it be that there is testosterone released with the diesel hydrocarbons?

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    I think when diesel combustion occurs Pheromones are released that attract the opposite sex. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    I'd be happy enough to have sex with my wife now and then.../forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

    Rene

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    Low man, low.
     

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