what should i check when buying a used 1500 chevy c/k 6.5 turbo diesel pickup?

hello i am probably buying a used 1500 chevy c/k what should i look for to make sure the truck is okay shape?

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One Response to what should i check when buying a used 1500 chevy c/k 6.5 turbo diesel pickup?

  1. Caveman October 12, 2010 at 5:33 pm #

    what year

    these engines are notorious for being crap til they got to the duramax

    the 6.5’s have an electronic fuel delivery device which screws onto the injecor pump and relies on cool fuel from the tank to cool it. it doesnt do a good job of that in a hot engine bay. When it overheats, engine quits will not restart til after it cools down. lots of other problems with that engine. search online, but there are 6.5 enthusiast groups who sing its praises. just go to mechanics school because they require lots of work, and have deep pockets for parts

    I’d avoid that model like the plauge