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Old 03-29-2015, 02:04 PM   #1
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Just GotTow Machine......3500HD

Hello to all.....

Been asking some questions round here & there....I finally decided to just buck up & get new,,,

So I got a 2015 Chevy 3500HD crew cab SRW Diesel 4x4..8' bed.
moved up from a 350ci Gas C1500 2WD extended cab......WOW what a difference,,it's like a cruise ship! & I operate BIG Stuff at work....

Now I need a tool box; 5th wheel hitch; split fuel tank (ATI), I think; nerf bars; line-X.....etc....All black....seems expensive....don't even have a trailer yet!

Tungston Metallic....cool color...

I'll gladly take any hints on break-in... has about 8oo mi on it now.....Chevy says bring it back after 6000! for IT'S FIRST OIL CHANGE???? sounds kinda long to me?
Also, any other tips from owners & whomever...is also appreciated
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Old 03-29-2015, 02:12 PM   #2
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Wow. Congrats. That is a nice TV. You will be able to tow a house with that beast!!!
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Old 03-29-2015, 02:15 PM   #3
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Now days there is no "break-in" for new oil burners so just drive it like a boss.

I think mine was due for a oil change at 5000 miles.

I had the Nerf bars and a window cape installed before I picked mine up from the dealer.



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Old 03-29-2015, 02:38 PM   #4
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Nice truck, I would check your owners manual for break in information. My ford required no towing for the first 1000 miles, not sure if it really matters but this is what's in the manual.

BREAKING-IN
You need to break in new tires for approximately 300 miles (480 kilometers). During this time, your vehicle may exhibit some unusual driving characteristics.
Avoid driving too fast during the first 1000 miles (1600 kilometers). Vary your speed frequently and change up through the gears early. Do not labor the engine. Do not tow during the first 1000 miles.

Regarding oil change they said just wait for the oil change soon light to come on, which happened at 7,025 miles but no more than 10,000.
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Congrats on the truck!
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Oil is cheap insurance! Change when you feel comfortable. I change my Duramax oil every 4500 miles. Also, I don't know if you've heard yet or not, the 2011 and newer LML Duramax's are known for the CP4 fuel injection pump going out. If they do, they destroy the entire fuel system at a cost of about 15k. So I would ignore your fuel filter life percentage, and change the filter every 8-9k miles.
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I have the same truck in a 2014. Yes, they are towing beasts. I put in a black low profile tool box from Lowes. Line-x. Curt Q20 5th wheel hitch. The available brackets use existing holes in frame. Makes for fairly easy install. I think the oil change interval is actually about 7000, but I just did mine for 2nd time at 9000 miles.
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SKYDRIFTER350 ,what no pics??
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Congrats. I have the same truck in white in a 2014. Love towing with it. I was told it had a 500 mile break in. We have a plastic liner and a reese 15k hitch in it. I change the oil about every 5000 miles. I just had my 3rd oil change and first fuel filter change at 15000 miles. The fuel filter read 44% life left but I wasn't comfortable going any longer, I changed them every 10000 miles on my old 2009 f250 psd. I get my def at Wal-Mart typically and add when it gets low.
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