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Chevy/Perkins conversion

hello everyone! this looks like a great site!! i'm considering doing a diesel conversion on my V2500 1991 Suburban using a 372 Perkins that i have on my shop floor. I would like to use my 4L80E transmission. any comments or info would be greatly appreciated.:thanks:
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Sounds like a good swap.

Was the trans behind a diesel? If not there is a learning curve on reprograming the trans as well as the need for a diesel torque converter. The PCM will expect inputs from the engine to control the transmission.


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