"Must Do" items after buying used? - Page 2 - Chevy and GMC Duramax Diesel Forum
11-16 LML 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.

 13Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-19-2019, 08:32 AM
DF Sponsors
 
Dales Super Store's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by mwswarrior View Post
If it wasn't detailed, I'd get a used vehicle detailed including a good under carriage and engine bay cleaning. This makes leaks and other issues easier to detect.
That is good advice


844-487-2787
PM us for special pricing
Operating Hours: 9am-6pm EST Monday - Friday
Dales Super Store is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-29-2019, 10:29 AM
DuramaxForum n00b
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 20
Using a fuel additive was mentioned on here; is that used during every fuel up I'm assuming? Thanks all for the info!
Beau J McKinney is offline  
post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-29-2019, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by mwswarrior View Post
I'm with the others here in resetting all maintenance I can do so it's fresh and a know the timeline and that it's done right with right fluids and filters. this would include oil, trans, diffs, xfr case, air & cabin filters.



I would also take a look at the coolant and depending on mileage change it too.



Some fuel treatment to clean the system.



Take a close look at tire wear to see if an alignment and rotation is needed or perhaps some wear items or idler and pitman. No need to ruin good tires!



If it wasn't detailed, I'd get a used vehicle detailed including a good under carriage and engine bay cleaning. This makes leaks and other issues easier to detect.



I also usually get a good set of mats to save the carpets at the outset.



Recently I started replacing the headlights and driving lights with quality LEDs that are typically brighter and will definitely last A LOT longer than typical replacements.


Do you have any more details on which fuel treatment and which LEDís you recommend?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
_CROW is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-29-2019, 02:07 PM
DuramaxForum Fanatic
 
D_R_C's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Rocky Top, USA
Posts: 7,113
Additives; That can depend on if you have Bio fuel where you buy your fuel.
I use additives in every tank, some just uses once in a blue moon this doesn't really do anything for long term.
If you use the search option on this forum you'll find lots of fuel additive discussions on your ?
You'll have way more suggestions on what's best than what your really looking for.
Including some that just refuses to use additives. why.

I use Diesel Kleen with a little LUCAS fuel additive every fill-up since I've owned my truck new 6/2/07, cost about $1.25 per 32 gallon tank which equals to only about a 3-4 cents per gallon increase over the cost of the fuel per gallon.
Pretty inexpensive insurance.

If you find a additive you like buy in the gallon containers and put the amount you want to add in smaller bottles, this will save you mucho $$$.
Attached Images
 
_CROW likes this.

Dan
2007.5 GMC Sierra 3500 SRW L.B."BLACK" C.C. 4X4 LMM Z71
DIY stock airbox mod, aFe ProGuard 7, OEM drop-in
EFILive ECM ATP - Heavy Tow Tune with Turbo Brake.
EFILive TCM Duramax Tuner
DHD Cold Side High Flow Intake Pipe, DHD PCV Re-Route, AirDog 4G100
Castrol Hypuron/Vecton 15W40 synthetic blend oil
Donaldson P550832 2 qt oil filter

2007 Yukon Denail "BLACK" 6.2 gasser
DIY stock AirBox Mod, K&N, Airaid intake, EFILive TCM only tuning
D_R_C is offline  
post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-01-2020, 07:20 PM
Junior Member
 
mwswarrior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: DFW, Texas
Posts: 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by _CROW View Post
Do you have any more details on which fuel treatment and which LED’s you recommend?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
Have used Power Service products for all my diesels with great results for the past 20 years changing the product depending on temps. I've used them in deep freeze weather (<-30deg F) and in the desert (>115deg F).

For LEDs I've used Beamtech on several vehicles and have yet to replace any. Great light, not too bright or obnoxious. My oldest set is on my '14 Diesel Cruze and they're about 4 years old. Just put highs and lows on my ZR2 and replaced the OEM fogs on my Tahoe. You can find them on their own website or on Amazon.
_CROW likes this.

'18 Colorado ZR2 LWN 2.8L Diesel.
De-badged & Flagged. Soon to be "Bison'd"
'09 Sierra 2500HD LMM CCSB--SOLD

'05 Silverado 2500 LLY CCSB--SOLD

Other:
'14 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel
'19 Chevrolet Tahoe 6.2L

GO NAVY! BEAT ARMY!

Last edited by mwswarrior; 01-01-2020 at 07:22 PM.
mwswarrior is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chevy and GMC Duramax Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome