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Old 12-07-2013, 08:39 AM   #11
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Had an o7 duramax and loved it. One note, since you are new to diesel, I would definitely add fuel treatment to EVERY tank of fuel. I have access to power service brand (get it at WalMart) it adds lubricity to the fuel. The new fuel doesn't meet manufacturers cetane or lube requirements. It's not expensive and everyone I am associated with that uses it has had good fuel system longevity. Enjoy the truck.
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:18 AM   #12
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:19 AM   #13
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Had an o7 duramax and loved it. One note, since you are new to diesel, I would definitely add fuel treatment to EVERY tank of fuel. I have access to power service brand (get it at WalMart) it adds lubricity to the fuel. The new fuel doesn't meet manufacturers cetane or lube requirements. It's not expensive and everyone I am associated with that uses it has had good fuel system longevity. Enjoy the truck.
Opti-lube is also a good choice, of course you will get other opinions.

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Old 12-07-2013, 10:17 AM   #14
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congrats on your new ride, first thing I would do is change out the rear diff fluid they come from the factory low, keep a eye on your rear brakes, as all 3/4 ton GM wear bad on the rotor. If you want this truck to live a longer life get a lift pump/or a inline fuel pump, your CP3 and injectors will love it. replace the trans fluid with transynd, and i would go thru the entire truck and replace the fluids, add 5w30 syn to the transfer case, not trans fluid. and as a final thing get rid of the downpipe, add a full exhaust, put a EGT probe in the right side manifold, put a Transgo in the trans and add a DSP5 switch with EFI. then enjoy 450hp or just do the fluid thing







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I believe all the newr duramax have the allison transmission. Very nice transmission.
it is the only trans execpt for the 01-04 (ZF6)
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:23 AM   #15
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^^^when you really want to have some fun, get a fully built tranny, and then add s475 over stock turbo, twins rock
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:20 PM   #16
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Herk it has the Allison trans in it. Jevanb your gonna get me divorced lol. I have been down the modding road too many times I am hanging those gloves up this truck is staying STOCK. I am coming from a 400ft lbs@4000 rpm Gas motor something tells me the addtional 260 ftlbs at half the gas motors rpm is gonna be just fine. I am soo in love with this truck the ride and sound of the motor is simply amazing. I went with an 8foot bed this time around as I have the new 5'r. Figured I will use the extra bedspace. I will buy staionary legs for my hitch when I have it installed and sell the sliding base. I always do thing half assed installed the 5th wheel and towed the camper twice with it now im sellin that truck lol. To be honest I never needed to use the sliding rails I always had great cab clearance. I found the radiator grill cover for this Silverado under the rear seat still sealed in the bag. Also founf the block heater plug still wrapped up on the passenger fenderwell like its been since new guess this guy never used that stuff.
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:27 PM   #17
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Herk it has the Allison trans in it. Jevanb your gonna get me divorced lol. I have been down the modding road too many times I am hanging those gloves up this truck is staying STOCK. I am coming from a 400ft lbs@4000 rpm Gas motor something tells me the addtional 260 ftlbs at half the gas motors rpm is gonna be just fine. I am soo in love with this truck the ride and sound of the motor is simply amazing. I went with an 8foot bed this time around as I have the new 5'r. Figured I will use the extra bedspace. I will buy staionary legs for my hitch when I have it installed and sell the sliding base. I always do thing half assed installed the 5th wheel and towed the camper twice with it now im sellin that truck lol. To be honest I never needed to use the sliding rails I always had great cab clearance. I found the radiator grill cover for this Silverado under the rear seat still sealed in the bag. Also founf the block heater plug still wrapped up on the passenger fenderwell like its been since new guess this guy never used that stuff.
Hey nice lookin truck !
Course I seen it a few weeks ago
I'm glad you got the deal done!
Just wait till the first big hill you come to pullin that 5er!
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48,000 miles... Is it even broken in yet?
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Old 12-08-2013, 05:22 AM   #19
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Congrats! As the others have said, you are gonna love pulling with a diesel!
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:24 AM   #20
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I have been down the modding road too many times I am hanging those gloves up this truck is staying STOCK.
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