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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Cubanstang50, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. Cubanstang50

    Cubanstang50 New Member

    Dec 5, 2016
    Wpb, fl
    Hello, i am new to diesel engines. I just got a 98 gmc k2500 6.5 with 250k and it runs really good at the moment, loud though lol. I am not a mechanic but i do all my own maintenance work on my cars. I want to learn everything there is about this enigne as I have heard mixed reviews so I found a video on youtube on how to bomb proof the engine.
  2. NVW

    NVW Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2008
    Castor, AB.
    Welcome to TTS
  3. Will L.

    Will L. Well-Known Member

    Jan 25, 2013
    Boulder City Nv
    Welcome to the forum.
  4. ak diesel driver

    ak diesel driver 6.5 driver

    Feb 7, 2009
    You can find better info here than on that video,might have to dig tho.
  5. NVW

    NVW Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2008
    Castor, AB.
    Post a link to the youtube video, IIRC someone posted it before and some of the advise in it was questionable, it may even be a different one.
  6. btfarm

    btfarm 300,000 Worth Staff Member Moderator

    May 12, 2008
    Sandwich, Illinois
    Welcome to The Truck Stop. This is where you will find the straight answers to all things 6.5
  7. Burning oil

    Burning oil LeroyDiesel.com Vendor

    Jan 3, 2009
    In that video the guy has some good points, but at the same time does some thing I would (and many others) advise against. The big one is "get the PMD completely out of the engine bay mounted to a heat sink". Also he talks about the vacuum pump system as if it was terrible, IMO its a good system and better than a static WG spring. But in my next breath Im saying I will soon have a Manual WG set up on the site due to popular demand. I bet I get a call every couple days asking for them.
    Anyway welcome, you will/can learn all you want from this forum.
  8. deejaaa

    deejaaa Diesel Beginner

    Sep 19, 2008
    same here. i'm still learning too. great people and advice here.

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