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Old 04-21-2013, 11:17 AM   #1
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IM looking at Duramax 8 Cylinder Engine 6.6L

IM looking at 2008 Duramax 8 Cylinder Engine 6.6L 3500HD $29988 59,286 Miles
2WD Crew Cab Long Box DRW SLT, no 4x4 is a draw back in away.
I own a ford but need bigger than f250 and the newer
fords seem like bad motors and trans. IM not just a ford guy.
Just looking, IM a best buy good truck guy.
Thanks for you response.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:57 AM   #2
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TW, the newest Ford 6.7L and transmission are doing good. But the prior engines, 6.0L and 6.4L were not so great. GM has had there share of troubles with the 6.6L. What year is the truck you are looking at?

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Old 04-21-2013, 12:11 PM   #3
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Im glad you replyed Ken always good to hear from you.
it's a 2008 GMC 3500 don't want new but low miles heard these where good. Also heard dodge was good.

where looking at buying a Cameo 2010or 11 Carriage Cameo 37CKSLS


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Sounds like a decent buy for a great truck! That is the LMM engine, the LLY had some overheating issues, the LB7 had injector issues, as far as I know the LMM was a good solid engine providing it was properly and promptly serviced. The one thing to look for is the previous owner. Some young guys like to "bomb" their diesel truck (hot-rodders) and don't treat them with any respect for engine longevity.
The heart of a diesel engine is keeping quality fuel, a clean fuel filter in service. I've always carried a spare + strap wrench to change it just in case I buy fuel containing water.
The Allison A/T is almost bullet-proof, like the rest of the drivetrain, just keep up the maintenance schedule.
I have an 02 (LB7) Duramax/Allison dually that has serviced us very well since purchase, even though we spent $4,8xx out of pocket for new injectors at 87K miles. You will find that your new truck has enough HP and torque to maintain adequate speed in practically any mountainous area.
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[QUOTE=Ray,IN;1539943]Sounds like a decent buy for a great truck! That is the LMM engine, the LLY had some overheating issues, the LB7 had injector issues, as far as I know the LMM was a good solid engine providing it was properly and promptly serviced. The one thing to look for is the previous owner.
The heart of a diesel engine is keeping quality fuel, a clean fuel filter in service. I've always carried a spare + strap wrench to change it just in case I buy fuel containing water.
The Allison A/T is almost bullet-proof, like the rest of the drivetrain, just keep up the maintenance schedule.
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Ray thanks for your reply.
The guy works for this dealership and of course they say it's been well maintained. I've put a deposit for them to hold IM sure IM going to buy, it's best price and mileage 52000+ that I could find in 300 miles from my base. I plan on meeting the owner when I go down just to check him out, check his age out. Cause your right about to young could be punked out. The Allison tran 6 speed sound great, has engine brake and trailer brake system.
Thanks for the info at least it was a good year for the motor.
My 2002 f250 I wish it was a 350 it's a great truck with 92000 miles and a new trans put in October.
Really clean I bought it with only 72000 miles
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I have an 08 LMM 1 ton drw and it has been a great truck with not a single issue. I pull a 32ft TT with a loaded bed and the truck just goes. I would recommend that you change both transmission filters and fill er up with transyend (misspelled) allison transmission fluid, new ac delco fuel filter, rear end lube and you will love the truck.
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Thanks every one.
The guy where we are buying the new 5ver said we should keep our truck just put air pillows on it.
What do you all think?
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Don,

The F-250 will be way over its GVWR and potentially its rear GAWR with a 37' Carriage 5th wheel. You asked what I think, so I'll tell you that I personally wouldn't choose to tow that 5th wheel with a 3/4 ton SRW truck. At the end of the day, though, I realize that it's your money and your choice.

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Don, we are pulling our Cameo 35SB3 with a new Ford F350 CC DRW and would never consider towing it with a 3/4 ton truck...Your trailer is even heavier. With the 3500 Chevy, check the GVWR and see if you have enough capacity for a heavy pin like on the Cameo. They are not light weight trailers and the pin weight will be close to 3200#. My truck is about 9000# ready to hook up and go.

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Rusty I always appreciate your advice. I don't know every
thing and I've never mind asking questions, smart ones
or dumb ones.
From your's and Txiceman advice, also a gut feeling.

IM going to go look at the Duramax today.

That's what I keep coming up with also.
I told the guy at Crain RV I was buying another truck.
Crain Automotive has the largest auto dealership
in AR, like 18 dealership. So they had a chance to sell
me a truck, even showed me another truck which was more
than I wanted to spend not cheap just frugal, also it was black.
Asked me to sale it to him. Then started telling me to keep it.
So that through me for a loop.


Maybe he's waiting for me to come back and try again.
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I got a carfax on this truck the first guy owned for 4 plus years,
second one 9 months(maybe someone got pregnant had to sale it)
and last one 21 days! Does that sound fishie to any one.

Looked at a Ford F350 today in Tyler the guy gave me the carfax it showed
three owners 2011 it only had 59286 first guy drove it 16019+,
second guy drove 3800+- last guy traded it after 200 miles!

Great day today God Blessed me as usual!
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I did buy the truck really good ride.
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You will not regret that deal. Great truck. My friend has same except 4 wheel drive. Only problem was blow by on the turbo, still there and doesn't seem to matter. Just replaced # 8 glow plug. It will tow your rv with ease. Happy Camping. Dave
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You will not regret that deal. Great truck. My friend has same except 4 wheel drive. Only problem was blow by on the turbo, still there and doesn't seem to matter. Just replaced # 8 glow plug. It will tow your rv with ease. Happy Camping. Dave
Thanks WoodWorker59
IM loving the truck compared to my 2002 Ford it drives like a
car and I really liked my ford If it had been a F350.
GMC is quieter than my DW 2008 Toyota Rava
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