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Old 06-23-2013, 08:22 PM
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I had a 96 chevy 2500 with a 6.5 turbo diesel, I sold it to a guy and it had 300,000 miles on it. It wont make as much power as a 7.3 but the 6.5's are very reliable and my got 25 mpg all the time. If you want to piss everyone off and build a diesel truck that dumps black smoke like crazy then get a 7.3, 6.5's cant handle running rich like that for long. If you want something that gets good fuel mileage and is an all around good work truck a 6.5 is great. The 6.5 was never meant to be a power house engine just a super economical and reliable option to the 305 and 350 engines. They still produce them today for military vehicles, that has to say something for them.
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