old 5.4l diesel K5 Blazer...

Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by jrmy, Nov 21, 2003.

  1. jrmy

    jrmy Guest

    my dad has one sitting in the back yard "rusting" (sitting there b/c it has a cracked engine block or something like that...) i was wondering if it wouls be worth fixing up for a good 4x4 suv?
     
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    If you had a different engine to put in it than yes. Those diesels suck :ugh:
     
  3. cdemdec26

    cdemdec26 Destroy Erase Improve

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    drop a 350 in it and your good to go :bigthumb:
     
  4. jrmy

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    really?i thought diesels were good for rock crawling and stuff...more torque at lower rpm's? is this right?
     
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    diesels yes, chevy diesels that are basically a gas motor with different heads and pistons no.
     
  6. bubbaZR2

    bubbaZR2 i poop too much, then i get tired... OT Supporter

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    K5s absolutely kick ass. Even the diesel (if it was not broken) would be fine as long as you dont expect much from it. Just drop in a 350, lift it, slap on some tires, and you my friend are going to have a blast.
     
  7. FlameRedXJ

    FlameRedXJ Professional Lurker!

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    You have your facts wrong. Not all the diesels in chevys were gas ones with different heads. The 6.2, like the 6.5, is a Detroit diesel built as a diesel. It didn't start out as a gas. They used to make a diesel in the chevy cars and cadillacs I believe. It was a 350 that had been converted, they were crap. The 6.2s just got a bad rap but aren't that bad. They don't have alot of horsepower but have decent torque, Banks also makes a sidewinder turbo kit that boosts them a little more.
     
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