2004 chvey dump/diesel

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by PORTER 05, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. PORTER 05

    PORTER 05 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 642

    hey guys just wondering if this is a good deal, and if the 6.6 dielsel engine is a good engine or if it has alot of problmes people know of??

    2004 1 ton chevy , dump, dually--mileage..only 37K.... perfect condition!! This truck is 4 wheel drive, has the 6.6 Turbo DIESEL, allison automatic transmission, AM/FM/CD, ICE COLD A/C, Cruise Control, Tilt Wheel, Cloth Seats,


    good or bad-

    engine good or bad

  2. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    The problem with any 1 ton dump it has no payload. Truck might be good but it can't carry anything. They lack braking power and the trucks just don't handle very good.
  3. PORTER 05

    PORTER 05 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 642

    ya , i wasnt really asking how 1 ton dumps are, i actually love them every landscaper here runs them, there are proubly over 100 of them in our city that landscapers use, they are the best and perfect for wat we use the for.

    i was mainly asking about the 6.6 diesel engine, and if it s agood engine, or if it has any problems??

    thanks man...
  4. DieselOnly

    DieselOnly LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

    What's the 8th letter of the VIN? 1, or 2? That's the question.
  5. jaybird24

    jaybird24 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 623

    We have an '02 and 08' and we love them. An 04' would have the LLY series engine I believe, and the updated injectors, which were a problem on earlier models. They did have some overheating issues with that series, but I don't think it is anything to worry about. The price is fair, but with the market they may be willing to go down. 1 tons are what everyone here uses as a standard truck, and a Duramax/Allison is tough to beat. True the payload is not great on a 1 ton, but that combo will pull most landscaping stuff with ease, and plow snow to no end.
  6. DieselOnly

    DieselOnly LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

    '04 Was split between LLY and LB7, hence why I asked about the VIN. "1" Is the LB7, as mentioned, they have had injector issues, "2" Is the LLY, and, as mentioned, has revised injectors, and an added bonus of a variable vane turbo.

    They're all good, but I'd be weary of an LB7. Some have been in every 50-100K miles for at least one new injectors, while others are approching 200K+ on all original injectors. Sadly, the aftermarket has not yet stepped up to provide a more reliable injector.
  7. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,377

    Go to... www.dieselplace.com and you'll find tons of info on your engine. Its a great site that has ton's of info on duramax's.

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