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Re: 6.2 chevy diesel

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FC Andy

08-10-2011 14:31:39

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I don't have my book in front of me, but on my 6.5 the redline starts at 3,500 and tach goes to 5,000 rpm's. I'll say it like this, I've ran that truck 2,500 to 2,700 rpm for 500 miles, twice, only stopping for fuel. Didn't phase it. It's a V8. Even though it's a diesel, it still needs to wind up a little. May I ask why you're trying to drive a low geared truck 60 mph on such a trip?

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doug in illinois

08-26-2011 15:54:14

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 Re: 6.2 chevy diesel in reply to FC Andy, 08-10-2011 14:31:39  
Back before I had to park my 87 with the 6.2 because of frame rust I hauled my Ford 5000 diesel to Illinois with it from Nebraska. A little over 400 miles up and down lots of the Missouri hills on Hwy 136.

RPM was never a worry as long as I maintained legal speed coming down the hills. Going up the hills I would put her to the floor and let her bark thru the glasspack dual exhaust.

Wish that truck wasn't rusted out. It made up in MPH what it lacked in power. DOUG

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doug in illinois

08-26-2011 15:55:33

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 Re: 6.2 chevy diesel in reply to doug in illinois, 08-26-2011 15:54:14  
Oops, meant MPG, not MPH. DOUG

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08-10-2011 22:03:59

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 Re: 6.2 chevy diesel in reply to FC Andy, 08-10-2011 14:31:39  
Four hours might be pushing it. I was just curious about the top rpm. Thanks for the reply

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