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Old 07-24-2015, 08:22 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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There's a Suburban Silverado 1982 Diesel 2500 that is for sale sold for 2700 in my area.

I wanted a Diesel Suburban which i was thinking of selling mines for 2500. Mines a 90 GMC 4x4 1500 350. I just had new front disc, calipers, pads put on this week and the transmission was rebuilt back in November of 2013. 35 inch offroad tires were put on all 4s back in November 2014. Engine was rebuilt back in 2014. Plus the suburban has been sanded and primed before it gets a new paint. The body has been repaired of any damages.

The Suburban itself has over 200000 miles although the body and frame is in good shape.

The other Suburbam which is the 1982 model has 75000 miles. Guy told me his grandfather gave it to him before he passed away.

It has a 6.2 Detroit Diesel, 700r4 Automatic Transmission(like my Suburban has), it's a 3 quarter ton and the out and inside body is in good condition.

Only problem is, even though i want a diesel suv(1973 to 1991 Suburban or Excursion 6.0 or 7.3) is that it does not have 4 wheel drive.

What you think?

Sell my Suburban for the diesel even though its a two wheel drive or keep. I was also thinking about if i keep what i have i can convert it to a diesel(6.2 turbo , 6.5 turbo or Cummins although i hope I can keep the same 700r4 transmission)
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Old 07-24-2015, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Great Plains
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No.

The 6.2 is a dog. My folks had one, they bought brand new in 82. Two transmissions and other issues. A conversion to a 6.5 is slightly better fairly popular 10 years ago. But the 6.5 is also a dog.
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Old 07-24-2015, 08:57 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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No.

The 6.2 is a dog. My folks had one, they bought brand new in 82. Two transmissions and other issues. A conversion to a 6.5 is slightly better fairly popular 10 years ago. But the 6.5 is also a dog.
But im not worried about speed.

Just fuel efficiancy.
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Old 07-24-2015, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Great Plains
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But im not worried about speed.

Just fuel efficiancy.
It is a 5,000 pound suv. If you want economy get a corolla.

Even a well maintained diesel is still 33 years old. It will be prone to breakdown and repair.
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Old 07-24-2015, 09:11 PM
 
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if you want a diesel suburban, get a later one. the 6.2 engine is crap. a diesel excursion with the 7.3 would be a better choice imo. as for four wheel drive, it can go either way. with a diesel the 4wd doesnt hurt fuel economy very much at all.
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Old 07-24-2015, 10:06 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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if you want a diesel suburban, get a later one. the 6.2 engine is crap. a diesel excursion with the 7.3 would be a better choice imo. as for four wheel drive, it can go either way. with a diesel the 4wd doesnt hurt fuel economy very much at all.
Can you please tell me why the earlier 6.2 diesel was crap? Also which latet diesel suburbans?
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Old 07-24-2015, 10:27 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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if you want a diesel suburban, get a later one. the 6.2 engine is crap. a diesel excursion with the 7.3 would be a better choice imo. as for four wheel drive, it can go either way. with a diesel the 4wd doesnt hurt fuel economy very much at all.
Also i like 1973-91 suburbans.

If this a good idea, can i take the later diesel engines from the suburbans after 1991 and install in my 90 Suburban?
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Old 07-24-2015, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC & Augusta, GA
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I have a 1984 C30 3+3 dually with the 6.2 and SM465 manual. Its Goodwrench replacement 6.2 has been pretty reliable for the 12 years I've owned the truck, and relatively fuel efficient with dual tanks. It's got 186,000 miles.


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Old 07-24-2015, 10:35 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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I have a 1984 C30 3+3 dually with the 6.2 and SM465 manual. Its Goodwrench replacement 6.2 has been pretty reliable for the 12 years I've owned the truck, and relatively fuel efficient with dual tanks. It's got 186,000 miles.

Thats a nice dually.

Also i was wondering if i can take a diesel and put it in my 90 suburban 4x4.

I want the 82 Suburban one thing that keeps me from selling mines to et that one is that it doea not have 4 wheen drive like mines. Although it only has 75000miles, well kept, 4 speed and a quarter ton.
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Old 07-24-2015, 10:38 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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It is a 5,000 pound suv. If you want economy get a corolla.

Even a well maintained diesel is still 33 years old. It will be prone to breakdown and repair.
Youll be suprised how many mpg a diesel suv can get.

Youll have the whole package, a vehicle that can hold, tow more along with good fuel mileage.

Along with being able to have ground clearance over bumps.
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