Just bought \'95 Tahoe w/ 6.5L Turbo-Diesel
Hi everyone, I just bought a '95 Chevy Tahoe 2-door with the 6.5 Turbo-Diesel engine. The truck shows 150,000 miles on the odometer. My last four trucks have been full-size Chevy 4x4 1/2 tons and they have all been great trucks (an '88 step-side, a '90 step-side, a '95 extended cab and most recently a '98 extended cab). All of these have had the 5.7L gas motors, and the '98 had the vortec 5.7L.
Now I own a diesel and it's my first one. What are some of the quirks about a diesel that I should know about? Keep in mind that I live in an area where -30 degrees is common in the winter. One thing that I've found hard getting used to is the noise in the morning when I first start it. It almost sounds like I've thrown a rod.
Also, what kind of gas-mileage should I expect? So far I've recorded 15mpg city and 19mpg highway. I expected better.
Finally, does anyone have the torque and horsepower ratings for this motor?