Originally Posted by Goin camping
Don't do it! Why? That diesel is a gas engine Chevy converted to diesel. The injection pump on those models is weak and expensive.
Not so. While never mistaken for a Cummins, or even a Navistar, the 6.2 was developed by Detroit Diesel, and was actually a pretty decent engine. There were several problems which arose when it was bored out to 6.5 liters, but they were worked out over the years and the 6.5 is still being built every day for use in Humvees.
On the other hand, it is a very low hp engine. 125 hp, if I remember correctly. Even with diesel torque, that is not a lot of umph for towing large metal boxes at highway speeds.