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Thread: High Miles Contest!

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    How about a high miles contest?

    Any year 6.2, highest mileage recorded on the odometer wins - your choice of any TDP Book.

    If you win, we'll need a digital photo of the odometer and at least one good front 3/4 exterior photo, along with a couple paragraphs of text describing the truck's history and your use of it. The miles don't have to be all yours, but should be with the same engine. [img]smile.gif[/img]

    Jim

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    CleviteKid Guest

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    It has been so long since MP had a 6.2L truck, that he may have overlooked the fact that we only show up to 99,999.9 miles on the odometer. So we probably need another rule - entrants will be on the honor system to accurately state how many times the odometer has rolled over. Otherwise whoever is closest to 99,999.9 showing, without going over will win. I am showing 66,404, but am on my second engine (see avatar at left).

    Dr. Lee

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    Dr. Lee is right. No way to tell how many times the odo has turned over. In my case, most of the maintenance and repairs were done by me, so no paper trail.

    The odo on my '85 shows 28,319.7.
    It has turned over 5 times, and the mileage includes about 20K with a broken speedo cable, and about 50K with 10% oversize tires. That adds up to about 550K miles. It's not likely it'll turn over again.

    The engine is original. The only exception may be the head gaskets and timing set were replaced at about 280K as preventive maintenance only. The engine was running fine at the time.

    In any case, I would disqualify myself from the contest.
    1985 Blazer 6.2
    2001 GMC 2500HD D/A
    dmaxmaverick@thedieselpage.com

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    Portland Suburban Guest

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    I am on the second longblock-so no good for me.

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    bmiszuk Guest

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    I'm displaying 38,358 (actually 138,358) on original engine. I expect others will have much higher mileage than that on an original engine!

    As we post results, it might be nice to know how many miles you got out of your previous engine(s), if you're not on the original any more.

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    Subzilla Guest

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    249,700 on the Suburban, 242k on the Blazer. No internal engine surgery. Can I combine the two?

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    damn sub......155,000....rebuilt.

    I love this truck u guys...I just got it back after 2 months without it...Let me take this opportunity to throw a big shout out to denny at north west fuel injection in north west ohio...had my truck for a week and a half and they took care of it like it was their own...I spent some money...but having a compotent and honest diesel guy is well worth it.

    No way I could have done the work on my own...Great to be back on the road in my beasty.
    Gave her a bath today....and wouldn't you know it started to snow...still.

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    '83 c30 crewcab dually with 330k plus truck miles. first engine grenaded at 70k. banks turbo'd. retired from towing, gcw of 15k, at 200k and became a commuter vehicle.

    '82 k2500 sub with 190k plus. ats turbo. Waiting for '93 turbo 6.5 transplant.

    bill

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    moody Guest

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    356k but they are kilometers so about 225k miles.
    Had hoped to get to 500k km (300k miles) but startiing to vibrate at certain load/rpms.

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    ueckebes Guest

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    my highest mile 6.2 is my 82 3/4 ton.362k on the origanl engine,nearly 20k on the new one. one of my blazers had 230k on it,but the original owner let the block freeze.the engine i put in its place was a 6.5 with over 240k on it,still countin.

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    190,000 so far as I can tell from the carfax reports on my truck's previous history.
    Greg

    07 Cadillac DTS NHP, 86 Chevy C10 6.2L Silverado SWB Apple Red--sold, 2001 White VW New Beetle GLS TDi 50mpg! 1995 VW GTI VR6--sold and greatly missed!
    "Try not!...Do!...or Do Not!...There is No Try!"--YODA

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    Up the ante....

    In addition to a choice of any book, TDP will throw in a free Option A renewal and a 6.2L Diesel hat/t-shirt (we're working on the design now - will available before spring).

    How long do you guys want to run the contest?

    Jim

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    My truck got just over 97800 on the clock. When I got it from the previous owner it was on 12000 and he said it hit the 00000 three times. I swapped heads so I suppose that disqualify this old truck but it still going strong.
    Danie

    1982 Blazer ("Ratau" ROAR OFF THE BIG LION in African Tswana language.) 6.2L N/A, 700R4, 3.08 gears, 33" BF's. DSG timing gears, 12" Donaldson air filter, J intake and dual 2.5" exhaust. The rest stock.

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    Well as my sig. says I have a 82 burban with 270K on the clock (original) and I have a 88 burb with 250K (original) Its down because of IJ pump and also I have a 83 my daily driver that has 240 now thats original. and my 96 has 160K
    -96 6.5TD K3500 Crew Cab Dually 4x4, 97 cooling mods, Dmax fan, 3.5" downpipe, 4.5" straight exhaust, intercooler, custom intake plenum, fast idle switch, Ranch Hand bumpers, Turbo Master, egt, boost, & trans gauges, 6" Superlift, K&N off the turbo.
    -88 6.2 3/4 burban 255K
    -83 6.2 CC C30 220K
    -82 6.2 1/2 4x4 burban 270K

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    The 85 has 341K miles with 300K on original 6.2L.
    The 96 has 225K miles on the original 6.5TD.

    We've had pretty good luck with these engines.

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    I had 246,000 on the original engine in the NA form that eventually was pulled for low compression but ran great( who know how long it could have went!). My Original milestone was to get above 300,000 but winter starting was getting to me but I got that far thru reading posts and using good ideas. In the end it was I good thing I changed it because I found the dreaded block cracks.
    I now have 1000 miles on the current replacement motor(went with a low mileage military motor) that I'm still making minor adjustments on. Just a thanks to all who contribute to this forum, without it I would have never attempted my first engine swap.
    1991 suburban 6.2L, DSG gears, banks turbo, 480LE, 3.73

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    1983 C10 with 246K miles with original engine. Getting ready to convert to serpentine and add dual crossover with higher pop injectors.
    Bill Efland
    83 C10 6.2TD Short Bed
    befland@yahoo.com

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    KEVIN MUNCASTER Guest

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    hey Bill....I bought something from you on ebay in October.....A DASH BEZEL I beleive.....funny where you meet people....

    Kevin

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    Ha! I forgot I even sold that thing. I bought a totaled truck and the bezel was in such good shape I decided to use it in my truck. After spending about an hour modifying it for the universal type radio...I started installing...that's when I noticed it did not have the hole for the windshield wiper switch! That one was from an 85 truck and mine is an 83.
    Bill Efland
    83 C10 6.2TD Short Bed
    befland@yahoo.com

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    Default '91 SLE 4x4

    I have 647,000km on mine..... so I guess that would be just over 404,000 miles. Original engine, tranny... hope to get to 1 Million KM - maybe GM would give me a brand new truck? Humm... I think not...

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