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As some of you might remember, I found a 2001 2500HD Duramax/Allison for sale in my price range. I had intentions to buy it, it only has 68,000 miles on it and the previous owner pretty much babied it, except for the camper he pulled with it. He said he flushed the tranny every year, changed the oil at 2,000 miles and just took good care of it. It looks like it too. And I was going to sign the papers this Saturday, but I recently found out through my salesman, that the 5 year/100,000 mile engine warranty is no longer in effect. All this time he told me it still had warranty on it because it was only at 68,000 miles. So should I still buy it. I have heard the injectors like to go out, are there any other things that commonly go wrong. Aren't there any aftermarket injectors that would solve this. It drove fine when I test drove it, but you all know how something usually breaks right after you take it home. What do you guys think? I cant really afford a newer truck and this one took a while to find. Please let me know what you guys would do. Thanks.
 

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You can choose a different course of action. Some GM dealerships might be able to extend the warranty, like the post above mentionned, all depends on how desperate they are on selling the truck.

What I would recommend is for you to visit a local or even remote garage that have experts in diesel, basically a truck garage that fixes only diesel motors. We have one here that solely concentrates on diesel, everything from light duty to heavy duty. They tend to have mechanics with expertise that could look at the truck for you and recommend if its a good buy. Have them look at it and get a second opinion. You will find that most of these guys drive diesel trucks.

I have found that certain delearships don't have diesel mechanics full time, choosing rather to loan mechanics between delearships when they need to do a fix on a Duramax.

As for your warranty, depending on the price IF they do allow an extension, it might be so high that you can get the injectors fixed if EVER they break.
 

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Aren't the injectors on a 2001 warrantied for 200k?
 

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D-maxedinny;1564709; said:
Aren't the injectors on a 2001 warrantied for 200k?
I am under the impression that they are.
 

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injector warranty extension

My dad has a 2002 and the injectors failed at 106,000 miles and Chevrolet replaced them and the warranty extended on the injectors for another 100k.
 

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LT1 POWR;1564124; said:
As some of you might remember, I found a 2001 2500HD Duramax/Allison for sale in my price range. I had intentions to buy it, it only has 68,000 miles on it and the previous owner pretty much babied it, except for the camper he pulled with it. He said he flushed the tranny every year, changed the oil at 2,000 miles and just took good care of it. It looks like it too. And I was going to sign the papers this Saturday, but I recently found out through my salesman, that the 5 year/100,000 mile engine warranty is no longer in effect. All this time he told me it still had warranty on it because it was only at 68,000 miles. So should I still buy it. I have heard the injectors like to go out, are there any other things that commonly go wrong. Aren't there any aftermarket injectors that would solve this. It drove fine when I test drove it, but you all know how something usually breaks right after you take it home. What do you guys think? I cant really afford a newer truck and this one took a while to find. Please let me know what you guys would do. Thanks.
The order taker is so full of it his eyes are turning brown!!!!Like others here have said,GM goes way past their warranty obligation on the DMAX.Buy the truck,ignore the order taker.
 

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I know dealers up here will cover my truck till like 320,000km on the injectors... u might have t go to a couple different dealers before you find one that will do it just cause GM encurages the dealers to blow you off. But I have a very good diesel shop near me who is in good standin' with the dealer....both the owner an top mech. drive duramaxs, plus they send all work under warrenty to the dealer an the dealer sends all the outta warrenty work to these guys...... FYI its "Steves diesel" in curtice ......they do a lot of work for my big truck too.... also do your emissions
 

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5 year/100,000 mile drive train warranty, looks like your out of time.
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The injectors should still be under warranty 7 year/200,000 miles.
All depends on when the truck went into service (was originally sold the first time)
Have the vin checked in the vin check forum, that should show you when it was sold and when the injector warranty will expire.
 
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