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need advice on a 1995 chev. silverado 1500 turbo diesel

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by K.Hansen, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. K.Hansen

    K.Hansen Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I am looking at buying a 1995 chevrolet silverado turbo diesel, asking price is 6800.00... is this a good reliable truck?
  2. Squires

    Squires Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    They are known for a few problems with the engine, no power house either.
    thedieselplace.com is the place to go for 6.5L info, i had a 6.5N/A that was trouble free but have heard horror stories from some.
    The engine is heavier than the gas alternatives in the 1500 series, something to think about if buying for a plow rig.
  3. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    You will most likely need timbrens on the front if your planning on putting a plow on it. To give you an idea. Last year I paid 7 grand for a 1995 K2500 with a 6.5 diesel in it. The truck is bare bones, no options, but came with a 525 Snowex spreader, and an 8 foot Fisher minute mount 1 plow. Oh by the way I know I got a deal, but the truck only had 57,000 orginal miles on it as well. So to answer your question, I think 6800 is high on that truck. I would guess more along the lines on 4500 or so.