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post #11 of (permalink) Old 08-21-2002, 12:17 AM
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Re: Whats Your Honest Opinions on the 6.2 Diesel ?

That does sound like an awful large amount of money for the truck. Unless it's in mint condition and has never lived in the rust belt, that's a lot.

Check the maintenance on it. What's the oil look like (black of course, diesel)? Sludgy and crap in it? Probably gonna have problems. Ask how long they go between oil changes? If they say 2500 or 3000 at least you know they know they are supposed to change their oil that often.[img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] Check the transmission fluid, brake fluid, all that stuff. Empty, low, wrong color, smells burnt, etc gonna have problems. If one part is like that, chances are the rest of the truck wasn't 100% maintained either.

As for the 6.2L, it's a good engine. Not a power house, but then it's a naturally aspirated diesel, none of them are unless you turbo them. Torque is decent and available down low. Great for wheeling and pulling. A properly running 6.2L with an OD tranny and gears appropriate for the tires it is running will get 18mpg or better, around town. Low 20's for highway driving. Spend the money on the Banks turbo and you'll get power like a fuel injected Small Block Chevy, torque like a big block, and low 20's in gas mileage around town. Good engine, but got a bad rap because of the diesel it replaced, people not maintaining it, and people somehow expecting it to magically make the power of a strong 350. Lets see a 350 get upper teens in gas mileage in a 5000lb 4x4 truck. They are run in HMMWV's all around the world, many places maintained by people a lot less trained than proper diesel mechanics and driven by 20 year old kids who don't own it, so don't care.

Good engine. Bad reputation. Make sure it's a good vehicle before he buys it, but that applies to any vehicle, gas, diesel, electric, warp drive, whatever.
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Re: Whats Your Honest Opinions on the 6.2 Diesel ?

what deisel did it replace?
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Re: Whats Your Honest Opinions on the 6.2 Diesel ?

It replaced the 5.7 Olds diesel which was a converted gasoline engine that was kind of beefed up to not blow up with a 20:1 compression, it didnt work to well.
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