Originally Posted by sandkreese
I love this thread! I drive a gasser! I wish I had the money to trade it in today!
I felt the same way. Buying a used diesel is not as hard and a shot in the dark like they were years ago.
For one, a lot of people keep good records on the diesel's maintenance. Most places can tell you whether a diesel has been "chipped" or not. A diesel that has 50K miles on it has really not been broken in yet but will have thousands off its list price. With care these trucks are expected to last 500K miles. They may not look like a spring chicken then but it will still be a towing fool.
Most people I know with diesels make sure oil changes are done at the proper interval, all the filters changes are kept up with, etc. The engines are just too durn expensive to allow poor maintenance to harm them.
I have liked my GM, something I never thought I would say about a GM. However, I am miffed about a few things. For reasons known only to GM they put a cheap primer pump on the fuel filter. Everyone else puts a fuel pump in the tank (GM does too if yoy buy the bigger tank or have 3500). When the primer fails it costs $900 installed to replace it. There is a kit that costs a mere $12 and you can replace it yourself in a hour...go figure!
The other was the water pump. It is a huge job getting to it and while the pump is not all that expensive getting it replaced is.
All the same it has been a good truck and even amazes my pardette when we try to get trailer and truck to highway speeds or towing at high altitudes.
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