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Old 01-07-2016, 08:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Why no 6.2 in 2500-3500??????????

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First off I owned a 03 Duramax and put 200,000 miles on it using it for work hauling tools and lumber.Work situation changed and I didnt really need a big truck..Then it blew a head gasket and I said adios to diesels and got a new 1/2 ton gasser in 08 Nowdays I'm using my 2011 1/2 ton gasser pulling a 6x14 enclosed cargo trailer with a loaded total weight of 3200 lbs. I also have 3 tool boxes on the truck weing about 400 lbs The 1/2 ton works but it just dont have enough ***.
I want to get a new 2500 but cant bring myself back to a diesel . Too much money and way more motor than I need. The 6.0 is a dog.
I need that 6.2 in a 2500.
I'm sure I'm not the lone ranger here either.
Im sure this has been hashed over and over but it make no sense to me other than GM would rather sell diesels in the H.D. trucks to make more profit per truck sold.
I would consider a 1/2ton with the 6.2 but isn't it only available in the high country? 50 g for a half ton don't fly in my book . especially for a truck for work
I dont need or want a diesel but could use the extra beef of a 2500
But that 6 liter is virtually unchanged from the one that I had in 2001. I dont really care about mpg either gas is cheap.
Will they ever put the 6.2 in 2500/3500????

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Old 01-07-2016, 10:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Because the 6.2 requires premium fuel. Fleet owners don't want a vehicle that requires premium fuel, as do most pickup truck consumers.
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If the vehicle has the 6.2L V8 engine
(VIN Code J), use premium
unleaded gasoline with a posted
octane rating of 91 or higher.
Regular unleaded gasoline rated at
87 octane or higher can be used,
but acceleration could be reduced,
and an audible knocking noise may
be heard. If the octane is less than
87, a heavy knocking noise may be
heard. If this occurs, use a gasoline
rated at 87 octane or higher as soon
as possible. Otherwise, the engine
could be damaged. If heavy
knocking is heard when using
gasoline with a higher octane rating,
the engine needs service.
From the owner's manual.

And don't kid yourself, today's 6.0 is not the same in performance as an '01.

Having a '00 6.0 2500, '05 1500 and a 2500, '09 2500 and a 3500DRW, an '11, '12 & '13 3500SRW, and 2 '15 2500s in the fleet, I think I can make that assertment.

Throw a tune on a 6.0 and you'll have a real runner, but, just as with the 6.2, you'll need to run premium gas.

I do agree that there is a need for a mid range engine choice, but, the 6.0 is not the same 6.slo.

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The 6.2 is available in the LTZ and High Country trim, both of which are overpriced if you ask me, but the LTZ is a bit more affordable.

They use the 6.0 motor in the 2500 HD and 3500 HD trucks because it's an HD motor, it is built for fleet use and made to be bulletproof. 6.2 L motor is not an HD motor, it is durable, but it's not the same as the 6.0 motor.

The new half tons are rated to tow 10k-12k pounds, your 3600 pounds will be nothing for the new 5.3 motor.
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6.2 is aluminum block 6.0 is iron. 6.2 won't last in HD applications as stated earlier.
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Buy a Ford 2017 SD 6.2 SOHC variable Cam timing iron block....GM as usual are late for the dance and still using push rods in their engines and they wonder why they will never out sell ford trucks....when ford make a SOHC 429 or 460 in the SD well by by GM, I'll have me a new gasser , gas mileage so what......but I'll still have my dmax
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Buy a Ford 2017 SD 6.2 SOHC variable Cam timing iron block....GM as usual are late for the dance and still using push rods in their engines and they wonder why they will never out sell ford trucks....when ford make a SOHC 429 or 460 in the SD well by by GM, I'll have me a new gasser , gas mileage so what......but I'll still have my dmax
GM, GMC & Chevy trucks combined outsells Ford. But they go by the line hence how Ford sells more.
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