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Old 11-12-2004, 11:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Building 6.5 Diesel

I know there have been plenty of posts on this subject, can someone please point me in the right direction. The search button ain't working for me for one reason or another, me and computers don't work well together. I would like a little info on the potential of these engines before I go ahead and buy this truck, I already know about the problems they have. Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-12-2004, 12:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hey man, ur topic has nothing to do with what you just wrote? wtf mate? a little more info would help...
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Old 11-12-2004, 12:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry, I need some threads on what to do for performance on a 6.5 diesel. I shouldn't have wrote "bombing" but I wanna try to make around 400/650 or so. Before anyone says buy a mechanical Cummins it's the price that is talking to me on the Chevy. Turbo and fuel system upgrades, and who makes the kits. That's all.

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Old 11-12-2004, 01:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Sorry, I don't know who to talk to on the turbo terd performance. That was just too funny for me though
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Old 11-12-2004, 01:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah so anyway I will add some more info. Truck is a 93 3500 SRW reg cab 4x4 with a 5 spd. It just turned 130k and has already had the injector pump replaced (guess he didn't know he could just change the pcm for it). For $4,000 I think the thing is a steal.
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Yeah so anyway I will add some more info. Truck is a 93 3500 SRW reg cab 4x4 with a 5 spd. It just turned 130k and has already had the injector pump replaced (guess he didn't know he could just change the pcm for it). For $4,000 I think the thing is a steal.
that sounds like a good deal.. get a banks turbo, the computer chip, an exhaust, maybe some internals and you'll be good ... mate! haha, sorry its an inside joke.
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that sounds like a good deal.. get a banks turbo, the computer chip, an exhaust, maybe some internals and you'll be good ... mate! haha, sorry its an inside joke.

I thought 93 was mechanical injection.

Get a Girdle for the bottom of the crank, ive head re-aligning the bores of the block helps too.

Port the shit out of the heads and O-ring the heads too that will help with preventing popped head gaskets then stud the head vs the bolts. When you go to a Turbo, the Bnks is a good place to start but i seem to recall that the guys who were really playing with these were putting a different intake fan on and larger exhaust housing or doing some combination of parts to up the potential of the forced induction system.

Forged Rods and Marine pistons if you really want to push some ponies but otherwise keep the boost below 20-25 psi and i think you'll be fine, turn the injection pump up, then adjust timing i think you loosen it and crank it toward the passenger side to increase timing. There are also some extrude honed injectors out there also.
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if you increase the timing on it, you'll blow the head gaskets off for sure(thats what i've been told). put a cummins holset turbo on it, 4" exhaust, and a large intercooler. kennedydiesel sells piston kits to lower the compression so you can push alot more boost on it.
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You aren't going to get that power out of a 6.5. Google search for Heath Diesel and Kennedy Diesel. Call either of them. You can maybe get 300/500, but it will cost a lot. BTW, I have a 97, ATS 3" exhaust, intercooler, K&N, and Heath programming and it does well towing my Blazer, but isn't a D-Max or Cummins.
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Old 11-14-2004, 06:13 AM   #10 (permalink)
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so what do you guys think would be a reliable power output for one of these engines that will see some daily driver duties plus alot of hauling? I have the lower half of two 6.5's that supposibly need reboring. I haven't gotten around to actually measuring them myself or not. Also have a good set of 96-97 6.5 heads ready to go. Is any year head any better than the other years? Where is a good place to look into the marine type pistons? I have checked the local auto parts store and have came away with not many answers for these engines or prices that I think I could buy a running engine for.
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