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94 gm diesel

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by jdknight75, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. jdknight75

    jdknight75 Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    im looking at a 1994 2500 with the 6.5 diesel in it. can anyone tell me the good and bad about these engines.
     
  2. Duramax101

    Duramax101 Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I have a 94 GMC 3500 dually with that engine & love it. Has a dump bed & handles hauling, towing trailers & pushing snow very well. Mine has the 4.10 gears so I'm sure that helps some..I was told it wasn't a very powerful engine but I like mine as well as the 6.6 L Duramax.
     
  3. towpro570

    towpro570 Senior Member
    Messages: 241

    i have a 92 hd3500 that had a 6.5 ran ok but blew up i put a 6.2 in from a 89 truck in runs good but no turbo still work good i think i might have more power with the 6.2
     
  4. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,310

    I doubt you have more power with the 6.2. You could have swapped the exhaust manifolds and intake and put the turbo on it.
    I have 2 6.5's both have been good and get decent mileage.
     
  5. towpro570

    towpro570 Senior Member
    Messages: 241

    i still have all turbo parts but the oil line to the turbo blew a hole in it so turbo is wasted plus i got the hole donor truck for $500.00 eng was reman so i put that in
     
  6. purplehavoc

    purplehavoc Member
    Messages: 97

    6.5 was a decent motor,just not gobs of torque.
    They had some cooling issues and the PMD liked to fail because of heat.A
    remote mounting kit cures that.
    Some had IP problems.$$$
    Other then that they were a pretty reliable motor that gave decent unloaded mileage.

    My old 6.2l runs like a top,gets decent mileage and will do 0-60 in a week and a half.