80 series with turbo 6.5 V8 on Ebay

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 14:40
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Hi All,
Seen this 80 on ebay ebay 80 and thought I would put it up for anyone looking. Its not mine and I don't know who is selling it just put it up for anyone looking for one.
Hope it helps someone

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Reply By: Member -Signman - Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 15:14

Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 15:14
Book price $11 - 13k for that model / he's asking $22 1/2 k...
Gotta be dreamin' !!

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Follow Up By: Trevor R (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 15:35

Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 15:35
I'm with you on this one Signman. I looked at a 75 series with 6.5turbo in it and thought oh yeah if I pick it up for 16-18 then it would be OK, talked to the owner........wanted 30K minimum 25K, after I picked up the phone off the ground I said thanks for your time and giggled while hanging up.

Some people think cause it has had the conversion they can add the cost of this to the book price even if it has been done for ages.

Cheers, Trevor.
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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 15:48

Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 15:48
Hey Trevor
Your got more gauges & gizmos than a Space Shuttlle...
Give us a run down of what they all do ??

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Follow Up By: Trevor R (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 15:57

Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 15:57

up the A Pillar is three, from the top down they are boost, EGT, and Oil temp. In behind the gearstick is two, left is voltmeter switchable between both batteries and on the right is water temp. GPS is now permanently fixed on right hand side of radios in dashpod. Low water alarm and Spot swtitches are in behind steering wheel there somewhere too. It does look a little crowded but it is functional to me and all serves a purpose, which is.... keeping the 4.2 from blowing sky high as it is pretty highly strung.

Cheers, Trevor.
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Reply By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 15:19

Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 15:19
friend of ours has a holden V8 in his and it goes like you wouldnt believe...never take him on at the lights! he'll beat you every time! In the bush he gets up everything at full throttle - but everything is at full throttle.....gotta love Clayton!!
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 16:36

Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 16:36
They are a nice thing if you tow, i dont see to many gxl diesel 96 80's for 11-13k, if it were a std diesel, it would be around the 18 mark. 22k would almost buy a factory turbo one and it would be std :)
b4 you bag me out, walk a mile in my shoes, then your a mile away and have my shoes :)

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Reply By: PajeroTD - Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 03:25

Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 03:25
The old 6.5 is a piece of junk. It shouldnt be going for more than $10k
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 13:15

Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 13:15
hahahahahahaha.......that's real funny, coming from (of all people), a PAJERO owner!!!!!!!

Have you owned a 6.5 V8 Chev-powered vehicle?

If so, did you try to drive it as though it was a Pajero or similar type "car". If so, then there in lies your problem..... the 6.5 Chev motor is a TRUCK motor. It's no point owning one if you can't (or won't) change your driving style to that of a "truck".

You don't just jump into a truck powered by a 6.5 Chev, turn the key and then drive off...... at least I don't anyway! I start it up, allow it to warm up for 1 to 2 minutes and then drive off at a sedate pace. It takes a good 30 minutes for the block to get up to it's normal operating temperature of around 80oC. The coolant gets up to it's operating temp (also about 80oC) after about 10 minutes of highway driving.

I would love to hear your definition of "a piece of junk"..... Is it a motor that will happily lug away from 800 rpm in just about any gear? Is it a donk that will just keep going and going?

I agree that they are not ideally suited for use in ambulances; these need a nippy motor that go from COLD to FULL BORE in a few seconds etc etc.

Looking foward to reading more of what has led you to make your statement. You are, of course, entitled to your opinion....I'd just like to know what has occured in your past to make you form that opinion please.


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Follow Up By: PajeroTD - Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 15:55

Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 15:55
Actually I don't own a Pajero.. that was my first 4x4. I said it mainly to see if i could get a reaction. It obviously worked LOL. I live in the US....Have I ever driven a Chevy??? That's funny!! Well all the 6.5s have disappeared now, can't really find them around here anymore, at least nobody wants to... I guess they are either in Mexico or Australia somewhere? But everyone in my family here has a full size pickup truck. I have driven the latest F350 with a twin turbo 6.4L V8 diesel, it actually produces literally double the power and torque of the old crappy 6.5 I would love to drive your awesome 6.5 Chevy though, but you couldn't sell it here for more than $5,000. Don't be too offended.... a spade is a spade.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 16:19

Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 16:19
No worries mate.....

I'd be the 1st to admit the 6.5 is a heavy, old-fashioned technology motor and wouldn't be surprised at all that the latest and greatest twin turbo'd models are twice (or even 3 times) as powerful as my old style donk. But, I do wonder about the longevity of these new fangled, electronic-controlled marvels. I hope they live up to their reputation/s.

Cheers and no, I'm not offended at all. If you did ever drive my Patrol, you'd be very disappointed after driving a F350, that's for sure!!! hahaha

All the best,

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Reply By: HGMonaro - Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 13:30

Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 13:30
"book value" on highly modified vehicles means little... what someone is prepared to pay is the market price. If it's over priced, no one will buy it.
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