I have owned my truck about 60 days now and it got its first oil change called for by the olm at 7500 miles 2 weeks ago. I am not a hot shot driver just took long road trip for vacation.
doverarjim replied to Zane's topic in Off-TopicDone #590!!!
Another thing to think about is between now and the end of the year is the time to buy, I just got a new 2019 because there were no Blue single rear wheel long wheel base diesels left from 2018. But some of the trucks I looked at were around $50-55 price range and I did see some dually's that were between $48-52, I would search far and near I drove 800 miles to get this truck because I felt it was my best deal. Since you are in Ohio I would look to Laura Buick GMC in St. Louis, they just dropped the price on the 3500 I was looking at.
I had a 99 with the 6.0 in it and had very few problems from it and it would tow fine unless you got into some hills and then you needed to let a small block do what small blocks do and that is rev and look for gas. I didn't have any real problems with mine got 186,000 miles out of it, traded it for an 11 Duramax and oh man the difference!! It would pull the same roads with cruise set and never back down, yes maintance was higher but I think that if I wanted to do some of the small stuff, oil changes, fuel filter changes it would have helped keep the cost down but Ive gotten older and it is just easier for me to trust the guys I know at the dealership to take care of it for me. Now that I have a L5P time will tell but so far this one is the best yet!!! If you are worried about cost of repairs then stick with the 6.0, but if you can save $10,000 by the time you get to 100,000 miles and need to start paying then you should be ok, the worst problem you here about is the CP4 failure and its replacement cost runs about $10,000 so that is where I set my truck repair savings to be, and this is just my thoughts on it. On my 99 truck it took 10 years to go 186,000 on my 11 truck it took 6 years to get to 168,000.
No there is no other way to check, is your truck brand new? Most dealers when they do the PDI "forget" to fill the tank for you, I told my salesman when I bought my truck I wanted to be there when they filled it up, so he had me go into the shop as they put in a 2.5 gallon jug. You should have gotten a message when your truck thinks it has 1,000 miles of DEF left and then another when it thinks it has 300 miles left. You will find that spot in your life when filling the DEF should take place. I usually go 5,000-7,500 miles on a tank.
I can turn you on to its almost twin that is a lot closer to you than it was to me!!! I found two at a time with only small differences and the advertised price on the one in MT, was about $2500 cheaper than the one I did finally buy.
My 11 had 162,000 miles on it when I traded it in. I never had fuel issues, replaced fan clutch, 9th injector, and egr positioner. It was a good truck for me, it was on the dealers lot for four days before it sold for $26,000!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I went 2 weeks ago 10 hours to get the truck I wanted. My local dealer doesn't have in 19 on his lot yet much less a 3500 CC LWB SRW Duramax!!! I almost left with out buying it due to dealer adding aftermarket bumpers!!! But after some get up and walk out the door times, we were able to make a deal on my truck. Just because you drive 2-3 hours to look at a truck does not mean you are forced to buy it if its not the way you want it at the price point you want to be at walk away they are building new trucks everyday and you will find what you want. By the way I am friends with the owner of the local dealership and when he saw my truck he called and asked me where I got it and what I paid for it and then said he could not have beat the price, but he knows that all the service work will be preformed at his shop due to him having a great staff of truck guys and not one but two Duramax experts.
I had the 9th injector fail and could not do a regen. Had it replaced did a manual regen and everything was as good as new, with my CTS I read a failure to start regen I don't remember the code right now.
doverarjim replied to cubangt's topic in 2014-2018 Silverado & Sierra ModsI can tell you that Ranch Hand makes front and rear bumpers with sensor holes, dealer installed them on my 19 3500 truck!! :jeater:
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