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PostSubject: 6.5L Turbo Diesel   February 28th 2013, 1:01 pm

Hello,
My name is Dan and I own a 6.5L Turbo Diesel.

They say admitting you have a problem is the first step, now I just have to figure out what is the next one confused


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PostSubject: Re: 6.5L Turbo Diesel   February 28th 2013, 2:40 pm

Ya, addiction sucks! Suspect Hang in there, LOL
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PostSubject: Re: 6.5L Turbo Diesel   February 28th 2013, 2:48 pm

Is it a labor of love,or can you get the quirks fixed and have a relatively reliable truck?
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PostSubject: Re: 6.5L Turbo Diesel   February 28th 2013, 10:41 pm

Hi Dan. Smile

Is your the original formula deisel or the ultra emmission version? (Just curious to see if you can run it with Veggie oil.)
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PostSubject: Re: 6.5L Turbo Diesel   March 1st 2013, 3:29 pm

Bambam wrote:
Is it a labor of love,or can you get the quirks fixed and have a relatively reliable truck?
It has been pretty reliable just not as powerful as a CTD, PSD or Dmax.
Don't drive it much or haul as much so why upgrade?
Wouldn't mind doing a CTD swap someday but I need to get a big shed up first.

Ulmus wrote:
Hi Dan. Smile

Is your the original formula deisel or the ultra emmission version? (Just curious to see if you can run it with Veggie oil.)
It should be veggie approved since it uses a low pressure(1500psi) rotary injection pump.
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PostSubject: Re: 6.5L Turbo Diesel   March 1st 2013, 10:05 pm

Isn't that actually a Detroit?
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PostSubject: Re: 6.5L Turbo Diesel   March 2nd 2013, 1:19 am

Not sure Detroit Diesel likes owning up to being involved in the design of that motor. I think GM corporate engineers sprinkled their magic pixie dust on the prints.
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PostSubject: Re: 6.5L Turbo Diesel   March 2nd 2013, 2:19 am

I believe it was a Detroit as was the 6.2L
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PostSubject: Re: 6.5L Turbo Diesel   March 2nd 2013, 9:58 pm

if it's paid for and not causing you to many problems keep it beats having payments, unless you need it for work
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PostSubject: Re: 6.5L Turbo Diesel   March 3rd 2013, 9:54 am

Diesel Dan wrote:
Not sure Detroit Diesel likes owning up to being involved in the design of that motor. I think GM corporate engineers sprinkled their magic pixie dust on the prints.

It was never designed to be anything more than a light duty naturally aspirated engine in the 150HP range. If used as originally intended, it's a reliable engine.

Turbocharging overstressed parts of it and the '94 and up electronic pump had some reliability issues. The 2001 and up AM General version is quite an improvement.
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PostSubject: Re: 6.5L Turbo Diesel   March 3rd 2013, 10:24 am

Even the non-turbo 6.2s were know for broken cranks, cracked blocks and failed head gaskets by the GM techs. Navistar addressed the block issues when they took over casting duties and I now have an enhanced Navistar engine in my truck. Another down side is that it was designed with only 2 compression rings on a 21.5:1 engine so they experience quite a bit of blow by and the oil turns black very fast.
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