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A bit OT: Chevy 6.2 Diesel

From : geekboy

Q: after loosing my ram to some darned mexicans and having no $$ right now to replace it i decied to do the next best thing. i bought an older surbuban with the 6.2 diesel. lacking a turbo charger and wanting a bit more power i started to think about adding one to it and wondering the cost. looking on ebay i see some ungodly cheap ones $140 and wonder if they could be installedor even function decently on it. http//tinyurl.com/5gdyz9 thoughts comments gb .

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From : geekboy

geekboy wrote | after loosing my ram to some darned mexicans and having no $$ right now to | replace it i decied to do the next best thing. i bought an older surbuban | with the 6.2 diesel. | | lacking a turbo charger and wanting a bit more power i started to think | about adding one to it and wondering the cost. | | looking on ebay i see some ungodly cheap ones $140 and wonder if they | could be installedor even function decently on it. | | | http//tinyurl.com/5gdyz9 | | thoughts comments | nothing about the modification but most states you can get uninsured motorist coverage without having collision/comprehensive. geico i have it with state farm and im in texas. i wont be able to get any with sf. since i lost my last vehicle i have not owned anothe rin a while hence no need to keep paying for nothing i dont have. bob .

From : bob m

geekboy wrote | after loosing my ram to some darned mexicans and having no $$ right now to | replace it i decied to do the next best thing. i bought an older surbuban | with the 6.2 diesel. | | lacking a turbo charger and wanting a bit more power i started to think | about adding one to it and wondering the cost. | | looking on ebay i see some ungodly cheap ones $140 and wonder if they | could be installedor even function decently on it. | | | http//tinyurl.com/5gdyz9 | | thoughts comments | nothing about the modification but most states you can get uninsured motorist coverage without having collision/comprehensive. geico i have it with state farm and im in texas. bob .

From : geekboy

on fri 5 sep 2008 132917 -0500 geekboy geekboy@geeksrus.com wrote i am thinking it is a electronic pump because someone had been doing some work on it before and a wire from under the dash was disconnected and the engine would not shut off when the key was in the off position. that is until the wire was disconnected. no that is the fuel shutoff solenoid which someone hotwired. an electronic pump is controlled by a computer the pcm and that didnt exist on an 88 6.2. its mechanical... oh if this helps a mechanical pump is *better* imho! thanks for that info. at the thing should be easier to troubleshoot if it breaks down. thanks gb .

From : peterd

on fri 5 sep 2008 132917 -0500 geekboy geekboy@geeksrus.com wrote i am thinking it is a electronic pump because someone had been doing some work on it before and a wire from under the dash was disconnected and the engine would not shut off when the key was in the off position. that is until the wire was disconnected. no that is the fuel shutoff solenoid which someone hotwired. an electronic pump is controlled by a computer the pcm and that didnt exist on an 88 6.2. its mechanical... oh if this helps a mechanical pump is *better* imho! thanks gb .

From : geekboy

i am thinking it is a electronic pump because someone had been doing some work on it before and a wire from under the dash was disconnected and the engine would not shut off when the key was in the off position. that is until the wire was disconnected. id bet i still has a mechanical pump. that wire most likely goes to the fuel shutoff. mechanical injection pump diesel engines dont require any electricity to run. if there is no ignition system to turn off how do you make the engine stop when you turn off the key you shut off the fuel supply. -- okay..i will get a good look next week. gb ken .

From : notme

| | | | after loosing my ram to some darned mexicans and having no $$ right now | to | | replace it i decied to do the next best thing. i bought an older | surbuban | | with the 6.2 diesel. | | | | lacking a turbo charger and wanting a bit more power i started to think | | about adding one to it and wondering the cost. | | | | looking on ebay i see some ungodly cheap ones $140 and wonder if they | | could be installedor even function decently on it. | | | | | | http//tinyurl.com/5gdyz9 | | | | thoughts comments | | | | nothing about the modification but most states you can get uninsured | motorist coverage without having collision/comprehensive. | | | geico | | dont know specifics but could be. also the option may vary by state. i would expect/guess there is a requirement/expectation to place the liability with which ever company you select. we have vhicles along the texas/mexican border. were self insured for hull damage for anything we cause but do carry uninsured coverage for act of others. h*ll if they are reckless enough not to carry liability like not too sharp when it come to driving either. an aside we also have med pay coverage for the same reason. .

From : nosey

i am thinking it is a electronic pump because someone had been doing some work on it before and a wire from under the dash was disconnected and the engine would not shut off when the key was in the off position. that is until the wire was disconnected. id bet i still has a mechanical pump. that wire most likely goes to the fuel shutoff. mechanical injection pump diesel engines dont require any electricity to run. if there is no ignition system to turn off how do you make the engine stop when you turn off the key you shut off the fuel supply. -- ken .

From : geekboy

on thu 4 sep 2008 205718 -0500 geekboy geekboy@geeksrus.com wrote after loosing my ram to some darned mexicans and having no $$ right now to replace it i decied to do the next best thing. i bought an older surbuban with the 6.2 diesel. lacking a turbo charger and wanting a bit more power i started to think about adding one to it and wondering the cost. looking on ebay i see some ungodly cheap ones $140 and wonder if they could be installedor even function decently on it. http//tinyurl.com/5gdyz9 thoughts comments gb ever heard the old saying you cant make a silk purse from a sows ear heh heh first the 6.2 is not going to be high performance. but adding a turbo is not a trivial task. not impossible but not easy. youll have to build a custom exhaust system a new or adapted intake new intake plumbing you will need a wastegate to control boost too. also that turbo you cited wont move enough air to work on a diesel engine its deigned for a *small* 4-banger gas engine. yes looking at the banks system i see now. much better would be to open up the exhaust as much as possible 3 or better and make sure theres no restrictions on the intake side. then that is a good option. the current exhaust is only about 1.5 it is rusting i guess a good reason to change it out and put something bigger in it. google and find the sites which show how to turn up the fuel output from a *mechanical* injection pump if you see pmd or resistors you should read no further--these are electronic pumps used on the 6.5. there is an adjusting screw accessible from teh side with the ip on the engine iirc and that will give some additional umph. but get that exhaust system as free flowing as you can first. okay i will look at the pump when i can and see what i got. cant do it until next week. still have not picked it up yet as i am waiting on the title. its a 88 if that helps. i am thinking it is a electronic pump because someone had been doing some work on it before and a wire from under the dash was disconnected and the engine would not shut off when the key was in the off position. that is until the wire was disconnected. thanks gb .

From : geekboy

geekboy wrote looking on ebay i see some ungodly cheap ones $140 and wonder if they could be installedor even function decently on it. dont waste your time and money trying to make a turbo designed for a honda work on a 6.2l diesel. you can still get the factory installed turbo option kit from banks. http//bankspower.com/products/show/156/11 -- well. it did not speficially state honda though it did have a picture of one. but ouch! the setup costs more than the vehicle is valued. maybe i can find a used one or soemthing. ken .

From : geekboy

| after loosing my ram to some darned mexicans and having no $$ right now to | replace it i decied to do the next best thing. i bought an older surbuban | with the 6.2 diesel. | | lacking a turbo charger and wanting a bit more power i started to think | about adding one to it and wondering the cost. | | looking on ebay i see some ungodly cheap ones $140 and wonder if they | could be installedor even function decently on it. | | | http//tinyurl.com/5gdyz9 | | thoughts comments | nothing about the modification but most states you can get uninsured motorist coverage without having collision/comprehensive. geico .

From : peterd

on thu 4 sep 2008 205718 -0500 geekboy geekboy@geeksrus.com wrote after loosing my ram to some darned mexicans and having no $$ right now to replace it i decied to do the next best thing. i bought an older surbuban with the 6.2 diesel. lacking a turbo charger and wanting a bit more power i started to think about adding one to it and wondering the cost. looking on ebay i see some ungodly cheap ones $140 and wonder if they could be installedor even function decently on it. http//tinyurl.com/5gdyz9 thoughts comments gb ever heard the old saying you cant make a silk purse from a sows ear first the 6.2 is not going to be high performance. but adding a turbo is not a trivial task. not impossible but not easy. youll have to build a custom exhaust system a new or adapted intake new intake plumbing you will need a wastegate to control boost too. also that turbo you cited wont move enough air to work on a diesel engine its deigned for a *small* 4-banger gas engine. much better would be to open up the exhaust as much as possible 3 or better and make sure theres no restrictions on the intake side. then google and find the sites which show how to turn up the fuel output from a *mechanical* injection pump if you see pmd or resistors you should read no further--these are electronic pumps used on the 6.5. there is an adjusting screw accessible from teh side with the ip on the engine iirc and that will give some additional umph. but get that exhaust system as free flowing as you can first. .

From : notme

| after loosing my ram to some darned mexicans and having no $$ right now to | replace it i decied to do the next best thing. i bought an older surbuban | with the 6.2 diesel. | | lacking a turbo charger and wanting a bit more power i started to think | about adding one to it and wondering the cost. | | looking on ebay i see some ungodly cheap ones $140 and wonder if they | could be installedor even function decently on it. | | | http//tinyurl.com/5gdyz9 | | thoughts comments | nothing about the modification but most states you can get uninsured motorist coverage without having collision/comprehensive. .

From : nosey

geekboy wrote looking on ebay i see some ungodly cheap ones $140 and wonder if they could be installedor even function decently on it. dont waste your time and money trying to make a turbo designed for a honda work on a 6.2l diesel. you can still get the factory installed turbo option kit from banks. http//bankspower.com/products/show/156/11 -- ken .