chevrolet/isuzu 5.2L diesel

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by clay duncan, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. clay duncan

    clay duncan LawnSite Senior Member
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    not sure how long this particular engine has been in production. i am looking at a 2006 model w3500 and was wanting opinions on how this engine performs and how durable it is..........
     
  2. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The 5.2 is rated to 315 k miles from what I read on the net. But other than that not sure.
     
  3. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    5.2?? huh? whats it come in?
     
  4. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It's the 5.2 liter 4 cylinder turbodiesel used in the Isuzu N-series and Chevy W-series trucks (same trucks, different badge). It's rated at 205hp/441 ft.lbs. torque which specs very close to the 4.5 V6 used in the Ford LCF.
     
  5. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    o ok! thanks!
     
  6. jhcreech

    jhcreech LawnSite Member
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    ASE Master Truck Technician (Isuzu)
    5.2 engine is a good strong engine, one thing MAKE SURE you replace your fuel filter every 13,000 miles or every other oil change. I see alot of fuel injector failures due to dirty fuel, these injectors are electronically actuated and run about $650 each, so keep those filters clean. The newer filters are made with smaller microns and can clog faster and stay with factory filters.
    This engine has been in Japan for about 10 years due to strick emissions regulations, here in the states its been here since 2005.
     
  7. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Since you are a master tech what can you tell us about the price of parts and service compared to the fords, dodges and chevys?
     
  8. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
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    If that engine is anything like my 2003 4.7 isuzu, you will be all set. Trust me when i tell you, these cabovers can do anything!
     
  9. jhcreech

    jhcreech LawnSite Member
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    Pretty much the price is up their if repaired at the dealership, you get what you pay for. Experience is every thing, especially when comes to these new high tech engines. As for filters ALWAYS buy factory originals.
     

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