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04.5-05 LLY Duramax Powertrain Discussion of components that are directly involved in the power production and all that is needed to get and keep the truck moving . Engine , Transmission, Etc.

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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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Ready to buy first Dmax

Hi guys, new here to the forum and to diesels. I am about to pull the trigger on a 04.5 CCSB 4x4, 183k, 4" cat back, edge juice, w/ air bags. It is in pretty decent shape, there are some scratches and dings here and there and it will need 1 or maybe 2 injectors, has a fuel gauge that doesnt work, and possibly a few tie rod ends...for $12k.

What do you think?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 02:55 PM
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buyin the Dmax

For your info.....

I bought a 05 a couple months ago for 16.5

117k with lots of mods that you can see in my sig..

But I was lookin for this exact truck only

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Price seems fair, if not low. I don't think the miles are an issue if it was taken care of. My truck has 222K and it still runs great with no big problems.

Before you replace the injectors, do the DIY injector cleaning. My balance rates are near perfect 20K miles after doing it.

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Price out injectors and factor that in.

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Hopefully getting a Duramax soon!
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Thanks guys, I think it checks out other than what mentioned.

Premis...what DIY injector cleaning are you talking about, like just a fuel additive to clean off the injector itself?
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How To: DIY - Injector cleaning

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also, xj owner?

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Yup, I have a 95 XJ with front and rear Dana 44s, ARBs, Chromos, and 37s...tearing up the rubicon and other trails around Northern NV and Cali!

You have a XJ StylerG?
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Just out of curiosity, why do you say it might need 1 or maybe 2 injectors?

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