Originally Posted by mike.t
Usually Diesel's don't have these types of problems with so few miles (6.0 Ford excluded) Blown head gasket happen when there is a over heat situation. Or could be just some bad luck. Once you get it repaired your going to sell and buy a gasser right.
Well we had 6 of these things... now we have 3 left. We haul 5th wheel goose neck trailers for our business in Oregon Washington and California. The one with the blown head gaskets is not used for the business outside of driving clients around or the occasional camping or hunting trip I take with the Dessert Fox.
After this one gets fixed, I'll keep it just for that use, but it won't / can't be depended on for anything important like running to make a delivery someplace. The Chevy Duramax's have been a nighmare... they are maintained and serviced at the dealership at regular intervals, and we don't go over on mileage... $ isn't a big issue... not as big of an issue as time is anyway... the cost of not making a shipping date or time is way more expensive than the regular maintenance and repairs... time down is the most!
When I go to replace my Tahoe, I will likely replace it with the biggest gas Chevy pick up truck I can get...
We still have trucks in the business, just changing them out to Internationals and bigger 2-ton flat beds that won't be towing...