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Will a 6.2 diesel tow a 18 foot open car trailer with a mustang on very well? I really like the look.of the80s chevy duallies but if they are junk i dont want one
 

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If you like the body style, find one with a 454.
 

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Get the 6.2 and buy a Banks turbo kit for it. They are pretty cheap
 

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Get the 6.2 and buy a Banks turbo kit for it. They are pretty cheap
Find a used turbo set-up off of a late model 6.5. You can get the whole shebang for a fraction of what a BANKS turbo kit will cost you. Your mileage will go down some by adding the turbo, but you can get a good deal more power out of it. If you stay reasonable with your expectations, the 6.2 will run for a long time.
 

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Find a used turbo set-up off of a late model 6.5. You can get the whole shebang for a fraction of what a BANKS turbo kit will cost you. Your mileage will go down some by adding the turbo, but you can get a good deal more power out of it. If you stay reasonable with your expectations, the 6.2 will run for a long time.
I didnt think the 6.5 setup was a direct bolt on
 

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It " bolts " on but a few things need to be done for the square body style trucks . Oil feed for the turbo can be used from the OP switch port with a braided line . OE is a port directly below

the turbo , right front of engine . The main problem is the turbo has a clearance problem with the heater core housing . Some have used an S10 housing . 6.2 heads are also a little different as

far as the injector angle in the head . The 6.5 heads took care of that and this helps with the right side manifold .
 

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Will a 6.2 diesel tow a 18 foot open car trailer with a mustang on very well? I really like the look.of the80s chevy duallies but if they are junk i dont want one

My first truck was a 6.5 with turbo. I have three or four books from the diesel site with all kinda of information on stuff to do to these motors. And I also have a brand new duramax fan that they use as an upgrade for the cooling. If you are interested I'll make you a good deal on this. I no longer have that truck so it's not doing me any good... Just an offer, if you happen to be interest shoot me a PM....
 

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It " bolts " on but a few things need to be done for the square body style trucks . Oil feed for the turbo can be used from the OP switch port with a braided line . OE is a port directly below

the turbo , right front of engine . The main problem is the turbo has a clearance problem with the heater core housing . Some have used an S10 housing . 6.2 heads are also a little different as

far as the injector angle in the head . The 6.5 heads took care of that and this helps with the right side manifold .
I knew there were some things that needed done, the good thing is that 6.5 and 6.2 stuff seems to be everywhere and cheap. I know a guy with a late 90s 4x4 dually crew cab 6.5 that has been sitting for probably 4 years with alittle over 100k miles. He told me i could have it for 2000 cash last year, its so damn big i dont know where i could park it
 

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A lot of the starter problems have to do with people leaving the front brace off , not using the GM bolts as well . I have a 91 R 3500 that the guy mentioned starter problems so I'm assuming

the block is gone . Still good for parts though .
 

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Back when I had my 6.5 I had the starter on my truck rebuilt at a local shop that rebuilds electric motors and such. He told me a lot of the problems with those starters are due to people cranking the engine over while the glow plugs are cycling. What happens is the glow plugs are taking so much current it strains the starter while cranking during their cycling. And I guess that stuck with my as I am still very careful not to crank my now power stroke till the glow plugs have cycled....
 

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The glow plugs on your PSD are likely still on, even after the lamp goes out.

And any 6.2 I've towed with has run STUPID hot towing. Not worth biting your nails wondering the whole time if you're going to make it.

If you like the look of the truck/body style, get one with a big block.
 

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The glow plugs on your PSD are likely still on, even after the lamp goes out.

And any 6.2 I've towed with has run STUPID hot towing. Not worth biting your nails wondering the whole time if you're going to make it.

If you like the look of the truck/body style, get one with a big block.
Really? The lamp is not tied to the glow plug relay? I'm going to have to look that up on my Ford service manual. Never too old to learn something new....
 

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Buy the truck and do the cummins swap into the truck.
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You can put a 6.5 turbo setup on a 6.2 but if the truck has a/c then the downpipe will hit. Options are use a modified s-10 a/c box or no a/c.
You can find Banks setups from $400-600 depending on what parts might be missing.
A new Banks kit is $2200-2700

6.2s like to crack where the mains bolt to the block, some will run for awhile like this but most chuck the crank.

There is a 6.2 section over at dieselplace.com lots of great info on the 6.2s
 

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Really? The lamp is not tied to the glow plug relay? I'm going to have to look that up on my Ford service manual. Never too old to learn something new....
Nope. It's all in the calibration, but the glow plugs in most cases will stay on for 2 minutes from the key-on cycle, to eliminate any chance of smoke.

The lamp in the dash is a PCM output, they just leave the light on long enough to get enough heat to fire the engine, but again this is dependent on the ambient temperature, oil temperature, and calibration.
 
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