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#12457142 - 10/07/17 07:58 PM 6.5 Detroit diesel?
dk2429 Offline
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Registered: 03/28/16
Posts: 231
Loc: Pearland, TX
Looking for folks with personal experience with the 6.5 Detroit trucks to give some of their input on the engine itself. I'm tossing around the idea of looking for one for cheap to just fix up and mess around with. Maybe drive around on the weekends/haul the boat short distances every now and then. I'm aware of the PDM/injection pump issues. Looking for real world experience from TFF.

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#12458251 - 10/08/17 05:24 PM Re: 6.5 Detroit diesel? [Re: dk2429]
dk2429 Offline
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Registered: 03/28/16
Posts: 231
Loc: Pearland, TX
No one?
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#12458274 - 10/08/17 05:39 PM Re: 6.5 Detroit diesel? [Re: dk2429]
TCK73 Offline
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Registered: 03/26/15
Posts: 3038
Loc: Jack County
I had a 1993 and hated it. It wouldn't pull a sick harlot off a pot and as you mentioned, the fuel system was junk. However, it would get decent fuel mileage, and nothing else on the engine broke while I had it, and the ride of the truck was good I remember, that's comparing to the Fords with leaf spring front suspension that I drove and went back to.

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#12458858 - 10/09/17 08:11 AM Re: 6.5 Detroit diesel? [Re: dk2429]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 01/25/05
Posts: 6818
Loc: texas
Not really knows as good engines. They were not power houses and do not respond well to trying to make more power with them. They are somewhat know for overheating/temperature issues and the fuel system was a major problem. A really good family friend that is a diesel mechanic owned several of them, he had 3 or 4 at one time and he said the fuel pump would not last more than 50,000 miles and he wouldn't drive one without a spare in the toolbox. That said he pulled a triple axle grain trailer with it a few times a year and said it did good.

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