6.5 chev into gq

Submitted: Saturday, Sep 21, 2002 at 00:00
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Hi my name is rob ,enquiring as to anyone fitted a 6.5 chev diesel to there gq patrol.are they all there cracked up to be fuel economy,power an reliability.not worried about the apparent insurance problems.also would it be better with 16 inch rims .any advice gratefully received Rob
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Reply By: mudgutz - Saturday, Sep 21, 2002 at 00:00

Saturday, Sep 21, 2002 at 00:00
ring nick mannell of mannell motors in hornsby sydney..he had a 6.5 with a hairdryer in his gq.. or www.mannellmotors.com.au
he has a lot of experience with em and is happy to have a chat
mudgutz
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Follow Up By: Rob - Sunday, Sep 22, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Sep 22, 2002 at 00:00
tHANKS mudguts will try and find his phone no and give him a call.rob
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Reply By: Brett - Sunday, Sep 22, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Sep 22, 2002 at 00:00
Hi Rob,
The 6.5 isn't as hard to insure as everyone keeps saying so don't be put off there! The engine is great as far as I'm concerned, not too bad on juice plenty of power and leaves anything else Ive driven for dead off road! I run the 6.5 in a GQ ute and I'm happy with it! The noise of the motor is a little bit louder, but the grunt and performance is great.
Check with the cops before you go changing the OD of your tyres. Some states do not allow a large deviation from tyre size from what the car is brought out with by the manufacturer. If the insurance company find you have changed the tyres they will not cover you either! Check with both the police and your insurance company before you do that.
Brunswick diesels in WA is the best that I know off and they are really helpful if you have any problems!! Even years later!
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Follow Up By: Rob - Sunday, Sep 22, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Sep 22, 2002 at 00:00
THANKS FOR YOURE REPLY BRETT.I have booked it in to brunswicks to get the conversion done as you say they are very helpfull but it is always helpfull to get some feedback before you take the plunge as it such a costly excersise.I have been on the nett and found some american sites complaining about injector and fuel pump problems and glowplugs.There doesnt seem to be any such problems over here,we are in Kununurra and because of the heat was a bit concerned about overheating problems.We are going to perth for 3 weeks over christmas and are going to have the conversion done then.Wil cheq out the 15 to 16 inch rim upgrade with isurance company and police I didnt think this was a problem but wil cheq it out.Thanks ROB
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Follow Up By: Brett - Sunday, Sep 22, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Sep 22, 2002 at 00:00
Rob,
Rather than changing to 16" rims you can try Higher profile. I'm currently running 33x10.5R15 AT BFG. She runs around the 2400rpm at 110 kmph any faster and you do notice the fuel gauge start to drop rather fast. But not a great difference from the 4.2.

Enjoy!!
Brett
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Reply By: mudgutz - Sunday, Sep 22, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Sep 22, 2002 at 00:00
rob,
did some looking in the address book this morning.
nick mannell Ph: 02 99870277 cheers,
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