1995 Chevy Diesel

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by newblade, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. newblade

    newblade LawnSite Member
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    Does anyone here have a 1995 chevy Diesel? What are some things to look at when buying one and also what kind of milage can I expect out of this thing. It is a 1995 z71 extended cab for 8995 with 132k miles. ?? :help:
     
  2. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I don't know of any Z71, let alone a half ton, with a diesel so it may not me original if it really is a diesel. But i could be wrong! They may have put the nonturbo 6.5 in it...but i thought that was the little bit earlier in the halfs..
     
  3. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Out of curiousity, I posted a thread over at DieselPlace.com...i will let you know what i find out!
     
  4. big_country

    big_country LawnSite Member
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    It was an option to get a 6.5 in the half tons, there are only a hand full I've seen but there out there. From what I've heard and seen, you might want to pass this up. Many people say the 6.5 is a cheap engine, but it might last you a lifetime, you just never know.
     
  5. clc2003

    clc2003 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ia
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    Yeah, same here. I havn't heard much of anything good about them. My friend's family owns a tire shop and they have a chevy service truck w/6.5 turbo and they have had nothing but problems with it. Blown head gaskets(more than once),replaced heads, Gels up constantly and sometimes doesn't start even if it isnt gelled up. They also have powerstroke 7.3 and have no problems with it. I am a chevy guy buy heart, but you should stay away from this truck.
     
  6. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    gelling isn't the trucks fault...that's operator error!
     
  7. clc2003

    clc2003 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ia
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    I know it is but if u have a 6.5 chevy next to a 7.3 ford and do the exact same things to both of them and only the chevy gels or doesn't start, my guess would be its the truck. They have replaced the heater on the truck and other parts that im sure i dont know about. They are service trucks and usually are called out when the weather is bad and it isn't very reliable. That is all I am trying to say. Not a Diesel expert, just heard alot of bad things about the 6.5.
     
  8. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The cause of gelling is bad fuel or untreated fuel.
     
  9. clc2003

    clc2003 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ia
    Posts: 269

    U are not getting my point or where this thread is supposed to be going. They use the same fuel from same gas station in both trucks. Only the chevy has the problems not the ford. Both trucks sit inside a heated shop every nite of the week. I am just saying the 6.5 is not a good buy IMO.
     
  10. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We used to have a neighbor that had a 6.5 diesel Z-71. Slower than molasses, but you could hear him crank up every morning. As far as I know he sold it and traded it in on a new (then) '97 7.3L PSD F-350 with a Reading Utility Body.
     

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