Proper Cold Start Performance for 6.5L Diesel Engines

Volume 2 Issue 2 - 6.2/6.5 Issues and Answers

Well, I am finally admitting defeat; I have exhausted every resource I can think of in trying to solve a problem with my 1994 6.5 liter diesel turbo Chevrolet. It has spent time at five dealerships, eight independent service shops and I don’t know how many different folks have given me opinions on what is wrong. This truck has had a problem getting started in the morning and has since about the time the engine was rebuilt. It starts quickly enough, but then immediately begins to belch smoke, shake and run rough. On the cooler mornings, it will stumble to a stop.

Andy, Assuming that all the important tune-up specs have been confirmed, your engine may be suffering a problem not all that uncommon with rebuilt engines. Proper cold start performance requires that the...

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