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Old 03-25-2010, 10:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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You made me do it! A 6.2 followed me home!

I've been trying to get a diesel for my '89 1 ton dually. And I've read up about the 6.2 and heard bad things. Then I came here and found people who actually work on them and seem to know what they are talking about. So I figured what the hell.

I bought this '89 1/2 ton 4x4 with a 6.2 for $700. Looks like hell but runs like a champ. I'll be swapping the 6.2 into the dually and swapping the 454 into my Blazer. I'll sell the trans/t case and scrap the rest. And then sell the 350 that came in the Blazer so I should come close to breaking even.

So what's the first things I should do to it? The guy said he thinks it needs glow plugs how can I tell if they are bad? He mentioned turning the key on and letting it 'cycle'? This is my first diesel and I can't wait to tear into it. And if it blows up it's all of yours fault.

Here's the donor truck:


Here is what the 6.2 is going in:


And here is what the 454 is going in:


And then when that is done I can finish this!


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Old 03-25-2010, 10:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would buy some new AC Delco 60G glow plugs, and put a manual pushbutton to control the glowplugs, but that's me. I have done this to all the 6.2/6.5 trucks I've owned and I just did it to my current '67 C-30 project.

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Old 03-25-2010, 10:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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what tranny is in the 6.2? because the diesel torque converter and valving is different. what happened to that poor brown truck? looks like it got raped by a snowplow.
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what happened to that poor brown truck? looks like it got raped by a snowplow.
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6.2L Turbo, NP435 close 4 ratio speed , 14 bolt Posi Rear
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'93 GM-3 Turbo, DSG Stud Girdle, Bosch Duraterms glow plugs, 6.5TD Marine injectors, Non-EGR J code dual plane 6.2L intake with custom pressure chamber, custom 4" turbo discharge housing and exhaust, K&N Filter

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Old 03-25-2010, 10:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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what tranny is in the 6.2? because the diesel torque converter and valving is different. what happened to that poor brown truck? looks like it got raped by a snowplow.
X2 on the tranny. Depending on what you plan on doing with the truck I'd try to get an overdrive on to work with that dually, 4L80E maybe. From what I've heard the IDI diesels dont like to be run at high rpms a lot. They've served me well so far but all mine have an OD geared trans.

Good luck on the swaps looks like fun . Since you're gonna have it pulled out I'd recommend a turbo install, but that's just me I want like more power from mine *grunts like Tim Allen*
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It will probably be the turbo 400 trans. I'd love to swap something else but funds are running low. The trans that is in the 'ugly' truck is a 700R. Can I just swap the converter/flexplate into the 400?

Apparently the truck got hit by a small car. The bed got hit by a dump truck axle. It's really ugly and the wife loves me more everyday!
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I've been trying to get a diesel for my '89 1 ton dually. And I've read up about the 6.2 and heard bad things. Then I came here and found people who actually work on them and seem to know what they are talking about. So I figured what the hell.

I bought this '89 1/2 ton 4x4 with a 6.2 for $700. Looks like hell but runs like a champ. I'll be swapping the 6.2 into the dually and swapping the 454 into my Blazer. I'll sell the trans/t case and scrap the rest. And then sell the 350 that came in the Blazer so I should come close to breaking even.

So what's the first things I should do to it? The guy said he thinks it needs glow plugs how can I tell if they are bad? He mentioned turning the key on and letting it 'cycle'? This is my first diesel and I can't wait to tear into it. And if it blows up it's all of yours fault.

Here's the donor truck:


Here is what the 6.2 is going in:

Very nice. Good find for the donor, also. I say this because you should be able to swap whatever wiring / connectors you need and that cool "Diesel Fuel Only" cluster!

Most likely the donor is a "C" code engine, so you will prob want to find an unrestricted (J code) intake manifold and remove the EGR / EPR valves. Getting rid of those two things should help power a little. An overdrive tranny would be sweet, but you know, 3:73's with a TH400 aren't as bad as people think... 65 MPH is comfortable, if a little noisy. I don't push to 70 very much, though.

Good luck with the project!
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no, the 700r stuff won't match a th400. is it a 3 speed or 4 speed auto in the one ton and what year is it?
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:13 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Turbo 400 in the dually and it's a '89.

Thanks for all the help. I love this board!

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