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Old 12-05-2019, 11:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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To buy, or not to buy

Howdy yall!

Going to look at a 2017 3500 denali dually rt now with roughly 30k miles. Been reading thru forums and now Im hesitant. Ughhhh its like playing the lottery...
Anyway, had my friend check the service records and it had coolant tank replaced, injector changed but then they figured it was harness, #4 i think.. also had drain gutters cleaned..? He thinks coolant res replacement wasnt needed and just a bubble in the system that was tricky to get out.. Also had the block heater "serviced" Lol ., not sure if its had the actual fix yet but ill find out.
I was a member on here for years n still have my lly but was apparently lost so I will update my sig soon. My question is besides the usual, is there anything I should look for on these L5p motors/trucks before buying? My hesitation is gm customer service, the outdated interior and lacking options the "other companies have" and how cheep these new vehicles are starting to feel. I just honestly am worried there going to keep getting cheeper and more "disposable" with more electronics equalling more problems, less reliability and less truck life. Oh and this gutter clean thing?? Il be checking head linner.

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Old 12-05-2019, 12:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I moved your thread over to the "Buying or Selling a Truck Questions" section of the forum for better responses to your questions



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Old 12-05-2019, 12:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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There were some issues with coolant hose clamps failing and causing loss of coolant.
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Old 12-05-2019, 08:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks good to know. Wonder if they fail around a certain time/mileage?
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Old 12-05-2019, 08:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thank you!
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Old 12-05-2019, 08:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The sierra is at a ford dealership so I test drove the f450 platinum also.
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what did you decide?
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