'86 Chevrolet pickup w/6.0l diesel

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Old 10-10-05, 08:07 PM
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'86 Chevrolet pickup w/6.0l diesel

I have the opportunity to acquire an '86 Chevy 4WD truck with the 6-liter diesel engine and unknown automatic transmission. The story is that the engine needs minor work to run properly again, but as yet no details have been given. The asking price is low enough that repairs should fall well within my budget, as long as it doesn't need an entire engine or some such. I plan to start running the truck on home-brewed bio-diesel soon after the repairs are made and the ownership paperwork is complete. What I'm curious about is the reliability of this engine, whether the vehicle would be worth putting any money into in the first place, and any bio-diesel experiences/stories anybody might have. Thanks in advance - Chris
 
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Old 10-11-05, 12:59 PM
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GM didn't make a 6.0 diesel

If it is a diesel, it is probably a 6.2 - good for fuel economy - low on power

You might want to check out some diesel specific websites:
gm-diesel
dieselplace

both of those sites may be of more help since they're diesel specific
 
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Old 10-11-05, 08:04 PM
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Thanks, Greg. Yep; HUGE brain fart there. The truck does indeed have the 6.2-liter diesel. After making sure the thing will stay together, I may look into building some power with the 6.2; Banks makes a turbo kit for this application. I'll check out the websites you listed. Thanks again - Chris
 
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