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input on 2000 chevy 3500 6.5

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by badger, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. badger

    badger Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 13

    looking at a 2000 chevy 3500 6.5 . its in good shape 67,000 miles very little plowing The 6.5 makes me nervous heard more bad than good any input. thanks
     
  2. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    6.5's are good engines. A tad underpowered, but they work good and get great milage. 67k miles isn't squat and that truck has a lot of miles left in it. I've had them with 2-300k and they ran great. The only problems with them are PMD's (every 100-150k) and they're easily fixed (or prevented), and maybe an occasional trans every 150-200k. I'd say with the low miles I wouldn't really worry about either.
     
  3. rblake

    rblake Senior Member
    from dayton
    Messages: 291

    I had a 1999 6.5 turbo until it caught fire this year. It had around 70,000 miles on it with a lot of plowing. Never had one problem with the engine. Now with my 1995 and 1996 6.5 turbos, that was another story. Maybe they fixed the problem, but the 99 was fine. Find a duramax. you will be very happy with that engine.
     
  4. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    I've heard the 97+ 6.5s are better, they have upgraded cooling systems.