well my 2005 Duramax LLY has let me down bigtime. both head gaskets leaking, apparently a known weakness in these engines. By the time it's all said and done, truck will be down for 2 weeks, and the repair bill will be nearly $7000, due to cracked heads, plus a couple fittings that broke and/or disintegrated during teardown, and other items that it just makes sense to do while the truck is this far torn apart.
missed a planned camping trip with our good friends due to lack of TV..
about a month ago, before any indication of problem, I actually test drove a 2013 duramax with only 13k miles on it, and decided NOT to spend the money... man, if I had a time machine...
I was loving my duramax after having to spend a amall fortune on keeping my dad's 6.0 ford running the last couple years, that engine is a cesspool of known problems, none of which Ford will acknowledge. bad EGR coolant valve took out the turbo, then later it needed all new injectors, and the truck only has 80k on it.
If I didn't need the towing capacities of the diesels for my business trailers, I would seriously go back to gasoline motors in a heartbeat.
Thanks for letting me vent, I feel better now, but still truckless until at least next week !