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Old 10-29-2006, 04:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Duramax life expectancy

What is the life expectancy for a 2003 Duramax? Any problems other than injectors or tranny over 100,000 miles?
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Old 10-29-2006, 05:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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there is a guy around here that pulls boats with duramax's
he has an '04 with (if i remember correctly) 320k miles on it.
it might be a '04.5 wich means it isnt the lb7.

i think he goes by rockhales on the PBB
maybe someone else knows
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Old 10-29-2006, 05:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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he said the truck has 375,000 and he puts 3k to 5k miles on it a week and that was just 17th

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So with that many miles, have there been any major problems? Any recurring little problems?

one injecter, waterpump, alt, 3 set's tires & 1u-joint, dont know HOW many GD fuel fiters (flyingJfuel)
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I've got 297,000 miles on my '01. The first engine blew up at 247,000 and I replaced it with the long block that's in there now....$13,500 installed.
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Old 10-29-2006, 07:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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We've got 265,000 hard miles on an 03 my son drives. Alternator, water pump, hydra-boost, idler, and injectors under the hood. Transfer case and tie rod ends under the truck. Pretty happy with that!
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Old 10-29-2006, 07:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I've got 297,000 miles on my '01. The first engine blew up at 247,000 and I replaced it with the long block that's in there now....$13,500 installed.


wow that is extremely high!!! i hope to god i never have to replace mine.
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I have a customer with a '02 that expedites parts and just last week we serviced at my shop, he has 540,334 miles on his with only one set of injectors and just replaced glow plug controller. We have also done some minor suspension work on it, but other than that just normal maintenance. Just a side note, he uses royal purple 15W40 and we change it every 20,000 miles.
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