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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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How many miles should i expect out of my Truck

I have a 2003 Duramax Truck with 256000 miles on it . This has been the best truck i have ever owned.

Only work done was injectors which were under recall and a transfer case.

Other than that on normal stuff brakes,shocks and a couple power window motors

My question is how many miles do you think i can expect before it starts to give me trouble

This is my daily driver and is very well taken care never abbused or off roaded.

Rotella oil since its first change.

Oh and unlike my past powerstroke which needed about $5000 worth of work at 100,000 miles on the front end. My duramax is still sporting all its original front end parts and drives straight as an arrow.
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Post a pic of the odometer in the 1/4 million mile club!!!

I'm at 280k and nothing major yet

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 04:30 PM
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as far as ive heard these trucks should be good for many more miles than u have on it . especially if u keep up on the service intervals

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Congrats I love hearing stories like this. Makes me feel good owning my first Duramax.

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Go for a million!!!!

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have seen a 2005 lly duramax with 750,000 with out a rebuild and still ran great. its not so much the miles as it is hours in my opinion.

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lb7, 140,000 miles, pyro boost guage, airdog 150, ppe programer, high idle, 2" level kit.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-26-2011, 06:04 PM
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This thread is good to read. Sounds like the duramax is going to be a lot like the cummins 12v for miles reached

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