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Hello,
My name is Kyle, I live in Colorado with my wife and baby. We are planning on trying RV living next year so we needed to get a bigger truck (My other truck is a Colorado).

I did a lot of research before buying and it sounded like the LBZ was the most refined and avoided the problematic emissions parts of the newer ones (and the price).

I finally found a 07 9 hours away in Oklahoma that had lived its life in the south. It has no body rust, and just a little frame rust.

It has been good for these first few months! I had to replace the intermediate shaft and bearing as soon as I got it. It was also loosing its prime so I installed a Airdog II 4G and found the leak real quick. I ended up just removing the factory fuel filter housing.

I also replaced the factory radio with a 10 inch android radio screen. I installed front and rear cameras and soon am going to get side cameras.

I just got new headlights for Christmas, and thought they came out good. The old ones were clouded and full of water.

Here are some pics of the rig.

https://ibb.co/dfNRKm3


https://ibb.co/m0t0rP1
 

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Welcome! I hope you get many happy miles out of that tow rig!
 

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Welcome! I hope you get many happy miles out of that tow rig!
This thread will help you do just that:

https://www.duramaxforum.com/forum/maintenance/988217-maintenance-info-suggestions-new-owners.html

Also, removing the factory fuel filter head isnot the best idea. It leaves you without the ability to prime your engine in the event your AD craps outl 'uhNo A better idea is to replace it and a new factory filter for only about $100. This also keeps the factory filter as a tertiary filter. :|

Good Luck
 

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Welcome! I hope you get many happy miles out of that tow rig!
This thread will help you do just that:

https://www.duramaxforum.com/forum/maintenance/988217-maintenance-info-suggestions-new-owners.html

Also, removing the factory fuel filter head isnot the best idea. It leaves you without the ability to prime your engine in the event your AD craps outl <img src="http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/confused/confused0086.gif" border="0" alt="" title="confused0086" class="inlineimg" /> A better idea is to replace it and a new factory filter for only about $100. This also keeps the factory filter as a tertiary filter. [img= class=inlineimg]/forum/images/DuramaxForum_2016/smilies/tango_face_plain.png[/img]

Good Luck
I thought about that, and I did keep the housing in case I ever wanted to install it again. I figured 95% of prime leaks come from that housing, so even if the AD went out it probably wouldn't lose its prime. I may fix it eventually and put in back on though. Thanks for the recommendation!
 

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Congrats and that’s a pretty good place to start getting into the diesel world.

Check out Hook’Em Horns how to on hydro boost flush. Probably one of the most neglected maintenance items.

How To: Power Steering/Hydro-Boost Flush
https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/topic?share_fid=90745&share_tid=9081&url=https://www.duramaxforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9081&share_type=t&link_source=app

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Thank you! I will check that out! This first Diesel has been a big learning experience all the way around. Glad there is a helpful community here! 😊
 
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