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6.2 GM diesel in a 40?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by ScottFJ40, Apr 22, 2003.

  1. ScottFJ40

    ScottFJ40

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    Has this conversion been done? I have an oppurtunity to get a complete, in good condition k5, with no title. Would this be a good candidate for an eventual swap, or would it be just another vehicle in my yard for my Wife to yell at me about. :D
     
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    I am currently doing that swap into my 40. I have my whole drivetrain in, just waiting for the body to go on and then  I can start wiring it. I am going sm465, 3speed and 4.11 for now. I think the advantages of it are good torque, decent fuel mileage, low RPMs and especially fuel injection. The old 5.7 L "diesel" was crap, but the 6.2 is pretty decent. Most people say they are crap, but they are usually comparing them to strokers and cummins. I think that the 6.2 will be awesome for wheeling.
     
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    I like the idea of the 6.2 conversion too.
    check out www.geocities.com/baja/3480/diesel.htm
    www.brunswickdiesels.com.au
    and I think there is an additional link in the techlink area of this site. The brunswick guys have done a normaly aspirated 6.5. I'd like to find someone whose done a turbo 6.5. I'm wondering if the plumbing fits.
     
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    Awesome, glad to see others are doing this swap, it seems to me the engine would be perfect for wheeling too.
     
  5. Stepho

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    I havent seen any in a 40 yet but my 60 is running a 6.2 and I've seen plenty of others, 80 series, 75 series, N***** GQ/GU's, etc.

    Great engines, loads of torque, more power than standard and great fuel economy! :bow: :D
     
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    A mate of mine put one in his fj45, mated it to a 5 speed FJ75 gearbox. Works great offroad, and pushes the old beast to 95 MPH on the open road.
     
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    are earplugs included on highway trips for all onboard :D