2500 duramax lifespan ???

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by nnkrealtor, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. nnkrealtor

    nnkrealtor LawnSite Member
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    I know this is a broad question but approx. How many miles can I expect to get out of a 2500 Duramax. I am looking at a 04 silverado crew cab with
    75k miles and they are asking 28500 . Sounds like alot for that many miles but if I can get 350k out of it it might be worth it. This will be my first diesel that is why I really don't know what to expect as far as milage. Any thoughts?

    thanks in advance
     
  2. Tim Wright

    Tim Wright LawnSite Bronze Member
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    eternal - I hope!

    The 2007 comes with a 100,000 mile engine and power train warranty if that tells you anything.

    Tim
     
  3. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
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  4. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
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    I dont think the duramax will go that far, especially an 04....as far as the price i think thats too high. I dont think ive seen a duramax with more than 175k. All the diesels out of the big three come with 100,000 mile warrantys. thats a given.
     
  5. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    The LLY (04-05 model years) motor is not as good as the LB7 or the LBZ in my opinion. That is not to say they are not durable.
     
  6. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
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    yep! that LBZ is damn impressive. havent towed with one though...
     
  7. thebobcatkid86

    thebobcatkid86 LawnSite Member
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    Ive heard that some Duramax engines (I dont remember which ones) were really only a 150,000 mile engine. I am a Ford guy myself but I dont want to get that started. The Ford 7.3 is an engine that refuses to die.
     
  8. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
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    i was hearing they go about 150-200k before they need rebuildin. so i dont know.
     
  9. thebobcatkid86

    thebobcatkid86 LawnSite Member
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    The Ford 7.3 will run for 4 or 500,000 usually before you even have to think about rebuilding. I have a friend who has 7.3 and a 4-speed auto in a '96 E350. Its nearing the 400,000 mark and is still running strong with only a couple of minor problems. That big ol cargo van body is going to rust right off that truck long before the engine up and dies.
     
  10. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    http://www.thedieselpageforums.com/tdpforum/showthread.php?t=11548

    Here is a thread going on the Diesel Page.com

    200K miles or less before a rebuild would not cut it. The length between rebuilds varies. I have seen 7.3's that never made 100K and others that have gone 2-300 K. The Duramax is every bit a long life motor as anything else on the market. Izuzu builds a great motor. There commerical diesels are very durable and are run in many off road applications. CASE, Deere, Hitachi, Link Belt all use Izuzu diesel engines in their excavators. I think the Duramax will prove that it will be a long life motor. It has not been out that long in respect to the 7.3 and 5.9
     

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