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1987 Chevy with a 6.2 Diesel ok for plowing snow

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Chevy/GMC, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Chevy/GMC

    Chevy/GMC Member
    Messages: 61

    I just sold my Duramax and looking for a older 73-87 3/4 ton chevy to plow with. Anything bad about plowing with the older 6.2 GM Diesel engines??? I know the power is no where neer the same but what about it being reliabile??

    Any input would be great.....
  2. countryboy1365

    countryboy1365 Member
    Messages: 93

    I use 6.5 and its been good to me so so far. For more reading check out dieselplace.com if you scroll down they have dedicated 6.2 and 6.5 forums.
  3. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,066

    The 6.2L had pretty good MPG but lacked power. I only new one person that had one and it was in an 84 K20, this truck was very good on fuel but again not much power. The owner of that truck swapped in a rebuilt 350 to replace the 6.2L

    More info.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2012
  4. andcon83

    andcon83 Senior Member
    Messages: 388

    Not much power and awful loud.
  5. mikes-plow

    mikes-plow Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    had a buddy that had the 6.2 same thing power wasn't there swapped it out for 350 as well but no major probs with his 6.2
  6. coldcoffee

    coldcoffee Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    This is my 87, K30 6.2 that I picked up last summer just for a back up. Never thought I'd buy a truck this old, but I was just sick of the expensive stupid repairs & emissions bs on my other diesels. I can't really complain a whole lot about the power, but it is very loud. Obviously it's not going to deliver the power that my 6.0 or 7.3 does, but that's not why I bought it. It's a military truck...spent the first have of it's life in Korea & the second half w/ a fire department...which is why it's no longer camo colors. Bought it w/ only 26 k miles. My favorite part is how I can see & reach every part of the engine & no sensors or computers.



  7. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    CORVAIRWILD plows with an 86 Blazer 6.2 non-turbo, he has a 2 inch lift and a 7.5 Speedcast
  8. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,066

    It's a Detroit, it has to be loud.

    That guy has a different plow TEEEERUK just about every year. Should have his own TV show on Spike's power block.
  9. mikes-plow

    mikes-plow Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    super nice rig wanna sell it????
  10. Dakota Dave

    Dakota Dave Member
    Messages: 44

    When I was in the Air force I had a fleet of 20 6.2 powered metros. they ran 24 hrs a day. driven by lots of differant guys on every shift. They rairly broke down and it was never a drive train problem. usually lights or heater or accidents. the trucks had fair low end torque but suffered at any hight speed driving. I would not be afraid of plowing with on as long as its been cared for. you don't need much speed to plow anyway. I plow with a 76 1ton dually and never use much more than idle speed.
  11. Chevy/GMC

    Chevy/GMC Member
    Messages: 61

    Thanks for all the info guys. I bought a pretty nice 87 6.2 on Tuesday. Now I just need to give it a little TLC before next fall.