Re: Diesel swap?
the 6.2 and 6.5 are esentialy the same motor... infact in the early years when they were changing from the 6.2 to the 6.5 they even shared the same block and head casting #s.. the reason people had so many problems with the 6.5 turbo motors is that gm put to small of a heat sink on alot of the electronics under the hood and they fryed alot, i know alot of people that converted them over to the old ( db2 ) injection pump and picked up alot of power... as far as the overheating problem.. it is probably due to a crack in the head between the intake port and the watter jacket.. it was a rare problem.. ( mostly due to people puting gas, or kero into the tank instead of diesel. as far as performance my blazer weighed in a little over 7k lbs , and ran the quarter a little over 16 sec... it also managed high 20's for mpg unloaded, or 17-19 w/ a 5k lb trailor behind it..
the factory power rateings were low when compaired to a power stroke or new cummings.. but thy will make power if tweeked.... infact the record holding diesel powered drag truck is powered by a tweeked 6.2...
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-83 'yoda (soon to have a 4.3v6) 5.29, dual arb's, dual stock tcase, wagoneer springs, 35" sx's