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fordss 10-05-2012 10:23 AM

can you convert diesel engine to gas ?
 
by a head change?

Mr. P-Body 10-05-2012 11:03 AM

What engine?

Jim

matt167 10-05-2012 11:31 AM

vague question. Olds 350 N diesel's I think it's possible but there are not many diesels made from gas engine blocks

vinniekq2 10-05-2012 11:32 AM

why would you consider doing it? even if something as simple as compression change worked,what about the different cam timing and different fuel metering. Diesel engines are designed to work at 3000 rpms or lower,generally speaking

fordss 10-08-2012 07:42 AM

sorry. i just got back . like chevy 6.2 thanks

vinniekq2 10-08-2012 12:28 PM

It would be easier to convert the diesel to dual fuel and use propane

fordss 10-08-2012 03:19 PM

i would like do gas if it can be done thanks

T-bucket23 10-08-2012 03:23 PM

There are a lot of things that need to be considered. The whole fuel system will need to be changed, wiring harness, etc etc etc.

fordss 10-08-2012 04:34 PM

i thinking heads and hei .intake

66GMC 10-08-2012 04:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by T-bucket23 (Post 1597269)
There are a lot of things that need to be considered. The whole fuel system will need to be changed, wiring harness, etc etc etc.

x2

The most sensible thing to do would be a complete engine swap

... or better yet ...

jack up the radiator cap and drive a different truck under it.:thumbup:

Seriously, unless you're emotionally attached to this particular truck ... it's time to trade it in.

66GMC 10-08-2012 04:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fordss (Post 1597307)
i thinking heads and hei .intake

Nope.
There just isn't anywhere to mount an HEI distributor that I know of.:evil:

fordss 10-08-2012 04:42 PM

i want to know if can be done or is just not possible to do ? with 6.2 thanks

vinniekq2 10-08-2012 04:53 PM

If you want a straight answer,then yes it can be done.You are dealing with an engine that burns diesel fuel.Gasoline is just another fuel.

fordss 10-08-2012 04:59 PM

ok what engine head would fit ? thanks for your help

66GMC 10-08-2012 05:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vinniekq2 (Post 1597315)
If you want a straight answer,then yes it can be done.You are dealing with an engine that burns diesel fuel.Gasoline is just another fuel.

True, Vinnie ... but you need a means of ignition when you are talking about using gasoline or propane as a motor fuel.

Diesel ignites because of the relatively very high compression, and does not require a spark to initiate combustion.

As I said to the OP earlier ... whare are you going to put this suggested HEI distributor? Does the cam have a drive gear on it? Is there a mounting hole for a distributor on a 6.2?

I suppose that you could employ a DIS-like system that uses a crankshaft or camshaft position sensor ... but that's a whole 'nuther level of complication when it comes to a 6.2 GM diesel.

The bottom line is that almost anything CAN be done. The question is (as I see it): "Does it make any sense to do it?"

YMMV :D


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