6.2L V8 Detroit Diesel Engine Specs

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6.2L V8 Detroit Diesel Engine Overview

Besides making engine with gasoline fuel such as icotec and vortec engine, General motors also produce diesel engine to be the alternative choice of vehicles market. The diesel engine is produce by Detroit Diesel one of division from General Motor company, this Detroit diesel is an American-based diesel engine producer headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, USA. One of product from Detroit diesel is called with 6.2L V8 Detroit Diesel Engine. This engine is start produce in 1982 until 2000. The present of diesel engine is offering a ready availability and low cost that made Detroit Diesel Engine including 6.2L V8 Detroit Diesel Engine series popular for conversion projects and kit vehicles. These engines are often a popular choice for conversion in Land Rovers, Land Cruisers, and similar vehicles.  The 6.2L V8 Detroit Diesel Engine it self is introduce in 1982 with first engine application on Chevrolet/GMC C/K trucks series. This engine is stopped produce in 1993, just like the common reason of diesel engine appearance this 6.2L V8 Detroit Diesel Engine, this engine is merged as a high-MPG alternative to the V8 gasoline engine lineup, and achieved better mileage than the General Motors 4.3L V6 gasoline engines of the 80s.

6.2L V8 Detroit Diesel Engine Specs

Here they are detailed specification of 6.2L V8 Detroit Diesel Engine

Specs Item Specs
Engine Type 6.2L V8 Detroit Diesel Engine
Engine Code LH6 (‘C’ series, with EGR) and LL4 (‘J’ series)
Valvetrain OHV 2-V
Displacement 6,200 cc ( 379 cu in)
Transmission Type  auto and manual are available
Compression Ratio 21.5:1
Bore and Stroke (in.) 3.98 x 3.80
Cylinder configuration V8
Aspiration non-turbo, naturally aspirated
Injection IDI (indirect injection)

Mechanical rotary pump

Fuel Consumption 20 MPG city & 23 MPG highway
Maximum engine speed 3,600 rpm
Horsepower(SAE net@rpm) Introductory: 130 HP @ 3,600 RPM

Peak: 143 HP @ 3,600 RPM

Torque (lb. ft. @ rpm) Introductory: 240 lb-ft. @ 2,000 RPM

Peak: 257 lb-ft. @ 2,000 RPM

Cylinder block material cast iron block
Cylinder head material cast iron heads
Reputations Economical, simple design architecture, reliability is good but there are some common areas of failure amongst 6.2L diesels. Designed to get fuel impressive fuel economy, not be a workhorse.

6.2L V8 Detroit Diesel Engine Applications

This 6.2L V8 Detroit Diesel Engine is using at following vehicles list

  • 1982–1993 Chevrolet/GMC C/K
  • 1992 – 1993 AM General Hummer H1
  • 1980’s – 1993 AM General HMMWV
  • GM version of the CUCV
  • 1982-93 Chevrolet Van

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