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Old 11-30-2005, 09:14 AM
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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]

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Old 11-30-2005, 11:23 AM
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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).

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Old 11-30-2005, 12:59 PM
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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
2014 Chevy Cruze Diesel - Fabulous car, no problems at all, but sold Nov. 2016 @ 55K miles.
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Old 11-30-2005, 05:38 PM
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I am on the second longblock-so no good for me.
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Old 11-30-2005, 08:03 PM
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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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Old 12-01-2005, 05:48 AM
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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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Old 12-01-2005, 06:39 PM
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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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Old 12-02-2005, 12:38 PM
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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.

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Old 12-28-2005, 06:02 AM
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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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Old 12-28-2005, 07:03 AM
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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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