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Old 02-14-2015, 01:44 AM
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Have you had any issues with your diesel truck ?

Which truck (if its a diesel) do you have or have you had ?

Have you ever had any major issues with it?

How many miles were on it when you started having major issues?


I've heard a lot of guys say stay away from diesels and stick with gassers because they are more reliable.

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Old 02-14-2015, 04:37 AM
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All in how there taken care of.
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Old 02-14-2015, 08:07 AM
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6 in one half dozen in the other. Buying new I would say no difference reliability wise... Used, well depends if it's had a hard life or not. Parts fail when things get beat on, fast. But that's ANY truck really
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Old 02-14-2015, 08:14 AM
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I purchased an 04 GMC Sierra 2500 HD crew cab long bed with 111,000 miles on it two years ago. 136,000 on it now with no issues. If I was purchasing new I would certainly want a diesel and if used I just want to know the history. I would not purchase a high milage gasser unless it was a very sweet deal.
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Old 02-14-2015, 08:27 AM
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I have never had any issues with my Dodge diesels. Last year we purchased an 04 GMC, a 2 door long bed, with 30,000 miles. Truck ran great but now it needs injectors, thats $5k for sure. We got a killer deal on the truck so it doesnt sting too bad, still an awesome truck.
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Old 02-14-2015, 10:19 AM
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I have never had any issues with my Dodge diesels. Last year we purchased an 04 GMC, a 2 door long bed, with 30,000 miles. Truck ran great but now it needs injectors, thats $5k for sure. We got a killer deal on the truck so it doesnt sting too bad, still an awesome truck.
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Only 30k and needing injectors? Something else is at play there.
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Old 02-14-2015, 10:34 AM
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Only 30k and needing injectors? Something else is at play there.
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2004 with 30,000 miles. Probably sat a lot. Not good for diesels but if the price was right replacement injectors should put many more miles in that truck.
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Old 02-14-2015, 10:49 AM
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I ve had injectors replaced on my lb7 Duramax. I paid a local shop $3100.00. Dealer wanted $5,000. The dealer did it once under the warranty... They didn't seat two injectors properly
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Old 02-14-2015, 04:35 PM
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2004 with 30,000 miles. Probably sat a lot. Not good for diesels but if the price was right replacement injectors should put many more miles in that truck.
Yea the price was right, it was an older couples truck. They used it to pull the RV. Even after the $5k, it was still worth the purchase.
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Old 02-14-2015, 05:31 PM
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2014 LML Duramax - No issues at all. 11,000 miles.

2003 LB7 Duramax - Injectors at 90,000 miles and again at 160,000 miles. Currently has 255,000 miles and needs them again. First two sets were covered under GM's 7/200K extended warranty they put on the LB7 trucks because of defective injectors. Power steering pump whines, which is a common problem on the 01-06 Duramax trucks. Idler pulley replaced at around 180,000 miles, other then that it was stuff that could have happened on a gas truck. Passenger door lock stopped working at 150,000 miles, just small stuff like that.

2006 6.0L PSD - It's had all the typical 6.0 fun. FICM, EGR cooler, hot and cold no-start conditions, HPOP, etc, etc... The truck seems to have gotten it out of its system. It's been "bullet-proofed" for the last 40,000 or so miles and issues have been minimal. First year or two we had it, it LITERALLY spent more time at the dealer than on the road. It has around 87-88,000 miles on it now.
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