Readers' Rigs

This page illustrates some of GM diesel vehicles Readers of the Diesel Page own or drive. This month's photos and story comes to us from member Mike Whittaker.
April 2000

1995 6.5TD Chevy K3500

The truck is a 1995 Chevrolet 1-ton Crew Cab dually 4x4 with the 6.5L Turbo Diesel, 4L80-E automatic overdrive transmission. It is a Silverado loaded with the power options, blue cloth interior and bucket seats. The exterior is custom 2-tone black and white paint with a checkered purple & white accent stripe. Yes, it is all painted, and yes it required tons of masking tape.

It also has a Raider topper and a steel cowl induction hood, along with Powervision power extending mirrors, polished billet aluminum grille and Alcoa wheels. Powertrain modifications include a BD computer chip, ATS 3" exhaust system, K&N air filter, 60-gallon frame-mounted fuel tank from "Tanks" Corona California, a really neat install that goes in the stock location. A set of Isspro boost and exhaust temperature gauges are mounted in overhead console where the heater A/C controls are in Suburbans.

I have recently installed the late model dual-thermostat cooling system, and 9-blade fan and fan clutch. My next addition will be a Turbo Technology intercooler. I hope the benefit will be worth the cost.

I enjoy and appreciate the information provided by The Diesel Page, and believe my membership has been worth the investment.

Mike Whittaker, Member #1844
Woodward, OK
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