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Old 08-24-2016, 04:35 PM   #31
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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.
why would you out a new headliner in such a pos . just sale it and move on
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Old 08-24-2016, 09:33 PM   #32
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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
Yea I was thinking "no payments" a little easier in the years to come.

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Old 08-24-2016, 10:51 PM   #33
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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
I agree. I've owned duramax's for over 8 years. Last one was 10 years old when i sold it last year. I put a water pump, a wheel seal, a hub on each front and 1 upper control arm. It had 134,000 miles when i sold it last year for high nada retail.
The 7.3 powerstroke i had for a little bit before the duramax, it had just about everything replaced on the front end, hubs, ball joints, tie rods......when i sold it at 135k.

That guy must have been getting bad fuel, running crappy filters like k&n, lack of maintenance or something.
I worked for gm dealers for years until i went prive last year. All vehicles can have problems, but the gm first gen of duramax was the most problematic with the internal injectors, other than that for the most part the 6.6 has been awsome.
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Old 08-26-2016, 10:32 PM   #34
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I had a LBZ that I bought wit 120k on it. I traded it with 200k to prepare for the new 5er. I loved the truck and would never have thought about getting rid of it if I didn't need a bit more truck. I did the headliner, one glow plug and a fuel filter rebuild kit. If I could have found a decent deal on a 3500 LBZ, I'd have bought that.
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I currently have a 2007 CCSB Classic LBZ that I purchased brand new. It's got a 104,000 rounds on it and so far I've only replaced the 2 front wheel bearings and the idler pulley. The only other thing that needed to be replaced were the leaky trans lines and that was under warranty.


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Old 08-27-2016, 05:41 PM   #36
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130K on my daily driver 2006 LBZ. Had 3 glow plugs go bad over the years. Replaced 2 as they burnt out and on the 3rd I went ahead and changed the rest. Easy fix.

Replaced the front wheel assemblies around 75K, common problem. Did one when I got home from work, and replaced the other the next night. Another easy fix.

Tranny lines are seeping fluid (another common problem) since 50K. Not dripping fluid on ground so I'm going to let it roll. They make aftermarket repair kit for the lines.

At 100K I changed all fluids to synthetic except engine. Changed my transfer case fluid to 5w-30 synthetic engine oil and did the overfill method. Takes 3 qrts instead of 2.

Installed EGR blocker plate around 20K, no more exhaust going into engine.

New headliner 2 weeks ago.

I treat the truck well with scheduled maintenance I do myself and the truck has treated me well.

It's the first brand new truck I bought, took both kids home from the delivery room, has taken my family on many vacations. The truck has high sentimental value to me and has help produce many great memories. If it ever gets totaled, I might cry!
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