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I followed a link on one of the posts to a Dodge form were they were talking alot of crap about the Dmax. One thing they were saying was the Dmax does not have the engine life of the Cummins. So I just wanted to see how many miles people have on there trucks becouse I just dont buy it..


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What good does it do to have an engine that goes 300K when you are lucky to get 100K out of the rest of the truck? I wish I had my digital camera with me today, I saw a "newer" Dodge diesel with LOTS of rust on the upper fender wells and door bottoms. Not to mention the missing wheel studs.
 

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2001 76000miles


2003 12500miles
 

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- I had a D*dge before this and I put a dent in the front fender by kneeling on it..!!!! Nice build quality
 

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2001 Chev 3500 Sold with 123,000


2001 GMC 2500HD 78,000
 

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Keep it up I know someone has 200 plus out there. Incase anyone was wondering I have 3500 on my 03 2500hd.


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2001 K3500 78K HARD miles


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** I estimate that 40K miles have been towing to Las Vegas and Arizona in 100+ degree heat with a 11Klb trailer attached


** I estimate 10K miles towing boat to various lakes.


** The rest would be moving engines, parts, peoples personal belongings ETC. Very seldom is the truck just cruising around back and forth to work empty.


Another note for anyone interested...Checked the brakes last week. Still have about 1/2 left. Still running the factory pads.... I might get 100K on the original pads...



On Edit, Just came back from Fresno this weekend as I moved a Belt sander, Bandsaw and drill press out to a shop. I took my time and only went 65 MPH or so knowing I was going to stay the night and fish in the morning..... When I filled up I averaged 17.3 MPG....AMAZING!!!Edited by: Duramax Dually
 

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I put 58k on the 02 I just traded in. I have a '03 Dodge short bed reg cab 1500 Laramie with a Hemi, every factory option. Its a fun truck but the ride is positively miserable compared to GM. I never understood the brand loyaly thing. I mean from my perspective as long as its one of the big 3 its all right by me. This is the first time in 20+ years I have not had a Ford in the drive way. I did talk to another max owner on a tractor forum that had like 188k on his max. Isn't the cum a part a 6 cylinder ????
 

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Have about 30k miles on an '03. Plan on keeping it for a number of years if everything goes according to plan.


Hasn't had much go wrong. Stupid air temp. sensor makes some noise in the morning as others have found. They said they fixed it but they didn't. Haven't had it back yet to have addressed.


Don't have secondary fuel filter yet but am very careful about what and where I buy. It's only seen premium diesel since the first fill, not that that's likely making a big difference with clean fuel but hopefully the Canadian stuff is more like the European regarding cleanliness! I asked Sunoco about what their fuel was rated at (at the pump) a while back but their response just went around in circles to put it politely...
 

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The 2001(76000miles) is going in for service tomorrow...I am really nervous....this truck has never seen a dealer except for oil changes and tech II reflashes.


Reason for going to dealer tomorrow.(this truck is always pulling a 12000lb trailer or stuck in the mud) Oh yea its a 3500 crew cab.


1. Service engine soon light is on...supposedly I need glow plug relay.


2. Spongy brakes and slight steering shutter


3 oil change lube etc


4. fuel filter change


5.Rotate tires (45ooomiles on michelins)


Wish me luck.....



Is there anything else you guys think I should have the dealer do?
 

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2003 GOT IT AUGUST 1ST........2018 MILES
 

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2003 purchased in early July...9,700 trouble free miles so far! About 4000 of those towing my boat.
 

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Babe was born in Flint on 03/03/03 and has run a hard 14,100 so far....blew some fuses, two new fuse blocks, one new battery...out runs a Silerado SS...I LOVE THIS TRUCK!!Edited by: BlueOx03
 
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