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Wanted to introduce myself and say thanks to all the people that have shared their experiences. I have learned a great deal. I purchased an 03 CC D/A in Jan 03. I immediately searched for web sites to learn from. I've never considered myself a joiner so I procrastinated on actively joining any of them. When I was ready, another site crashed so I hesitated even more. I now believe that I have enough experience with my D/A to share and am thrilled to find this site.


At 3300 miles I added dual Racor 660 fuel filters (30u & 2u) pre-oem. Both w/heaters (still unwired). At 4100 miles I added an Amsoil BK17 Bypass kit, changed my Allison filter, and changed my grape juice. At 4700 miles dealer changed my diff and front xfer case fluids. Currently have about 5100 miles on truck.


My only repair has been to my A/C. It was very poor (very hot in Kansas). Took it to dealer and informed him of TSB's I learned of. He called back and told me that they didn't apply to my truck. He did order a part. When I questioned him he told me that they had replaced an orifice tube on another truck w/some success and that GM was issueing a TSB for that. Once the tube was replaced the A/C was great. I questioned the service writer if they had seen any recurring problems on Duramax's and he said no. They hadn't changed out any injectors for a long time (> 2 years). A/C seemed to be their biggest problem.


My personal toys include a 1991 Miata w/26K miles, a 2000 Searay 270 Sundancer sport cruiser (wish I could use it more), and a John Deere 790 w/loader.


Thanks to all.
 

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Ragtop,

Welcome to the The Page.

It sounds like you have filtration behind you. The A/C tip is a good forward looking piece of info.

Go ahead and start an A/C topic if you'd like.

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Yes Welcome Ragtop! I like your boat.. i've got a 2000 Sea Ray Weekender 245 that i play around with... having dual engines on the 270 must be nice.. what's that thing weigh on the trailer anyways? mine was scaled weighed at 8500lbs....


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Thanks Guys. Nick, My boat only has a single 7.4L big block. Wish it did have duals (except it would be more expensive to winterize). I don't trailer it. I keep it in a slip on a lift. I know the dry weight is 7500 lbs and the 100 gal fuel tank adds about another 800lbs. Holding tanks? I've always used a figure of 8500 lbs. On a trailer probably well over 10K. One of the reasons that I purchased my 2500 D/A was to ensure that I had enough truck to pull the boat if needed. When I first saw the boat (at a show) it was on a trailer and it looked enormous. Sea Ray makes good boats.


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Ragtop--Do you have any pictures of you Dual Racor filter install? Where did you get your set up from? Welcome to the Site.
 

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Thanks TX-Max. I don't have any pictures yet but I will take some. I got my filters from Greg Landuyt at www.lubespecialist.com. Great guy. If I was to do the install again I would allow a little more space between the filter heads (mine are only about 4 inches apart). That would allow easier routing of the line between them. I still have to wire up the heaters but haven't been in a hurry due to the weather (+100 deg till this week).
 

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Steve--Thanks for the information. Your set up is what I have been thinking about. Cost is no problem when compared to the cost of the truck and just one injector. By the way, great post on the "After market filtertation" subject. This is what I have been looking for. Good information without all the BS throwed in. Keep Up the good work and please lets us know how your set up is preforming. Thank You for taking the time to help us rookies find a good setup.
 
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