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Old 08-22-2016, 05:25 PM   #21
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Gasser Toyota Tundra short block is $6k. long block is $18k with Tow package!

Safer to buy new with warranty IMO but a lot enjoy the vehicle that is perfectly fine to replace or rebuild as needed. Scary to have to put out 11k for repairs - I could not afford that.
Boy them toys are sure expensive . i could get a new 6.0 in my chevy for a third of that $18K .
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Old 08-22-2016, 09:17 PM   #22
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I don't know what the LMM thing is... model distinction?.... I don't know...
But what I do know is that the OP wanted opinions... I gave him mine.
The three letters are the engine code....

LB7 - Year 2001 - mid 2004
LLY - mid 2004 - 2005
LBZ - mid 2005 - 2007 (classic body style)
LMM - 2007 (new body style) - 2011
LML - 2011 - present

Your 2003 is a LB7 Duramax
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Old 08-23-2016, 11:11 AM   #23
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The three letters are the engine code....

LB7 - Year 2001 - mid 2004
LLY - mid 2004 - 2005
LBZ - mid 2005 - 2007 (classic body style)
LMM - 2007 (new body style) - 2011
LML - 2011 - present

Your 2003 is a LB7 Duramax
Then the LB7 is not as bad as the LLY, LBZ,LMM, and LML....(which are all crap)
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Old 08-23-2016, 11:29 AM   #24
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Then the LB7 is not as bad as the LLY, LBZ,LMM, and LML....(which are all crap)
That's funny. Most diesel enthusiasts think the LB7 is one of the more risky to buy due to the rash of bad injectors😁
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I'm not going to keep beating a dead horse...
They are all bad.... and we've had many issues with every one of them...
We just never had a major failure with the 03'...

I wish the OP the best of luck with his truck... as I do everyone else...
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They are all bad.... and we've had many issues with every one of them... ...
I realize you don't like Duramax and that is fine, but I find it odd that you kept buying them and still own one
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Old 08-23-2016, 12:06 PM   #27
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I'm not going to keep beating a dead horse...
They are all bad.... and we've had many issues with every one of them...
We just never had a major failure with the 03'...

I wish the OP the best of luck with his truck... as I do everyone else...
THE 03 had injectors problems it was very common to have to replace them with less then 100,000 miles and not cheap either . the rest all seem to have good reviews . none as bad as the ford 6.0 and the dodge transmissions are crap
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I guess I've been lucky with my LBZ piece of crap. No major problems! I did just get a new headliner.
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I was surprised to see that much money for sure. waranty is the only way for the big diesel IMO.
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I was surprised to see that much money for sure. waranty is the only way for the big diesel IMO.
That was one guys extreme story about his unusually high cost of diesel ownership in a fleet environment. There are more of us in the forum that have had no costs other than regular maintenance. I did buy an extended warranty but never used it for anything diesel related. My truck is 10 years old. 6 years without a payment buys a lot of maintenance and savings in the bank for the next one if this one ever wears out
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