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IM new here and am currently a dodge owner...(sorry) i was thinking of purchasing a 03 gmc with the duramax/ allison with 75,000 miles. and all the probs ive seen with my cummins is there anything i should look out for ? what about longevity? im sure my cummins will go for more miles. any insight would be greatly appreciated...thanks:drink
 

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welcome to the site,we have sevaral duramax's in the family and the one is in my sig and it is a 05 LLY with 105k mile and never touch untill it's life ended sunday night at 11pm when it hit some gravel in a curve and crashed and totaled..
 

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75k is the only thing im worried about it is high to me since the loan would be for 6 years so is there anything else?
 

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Well, I would go for it. The engine should be covered for a little while longer and injectors are covered for 7yr/200,000 miles. Are you that upside down in the truck that you own now? There are many dmax's that I have read about that have 400,000 + miles on it. As long as you keep up with the normal maintenance (fuel filters, oil changes, transmission filter and fluid, and diff fluids) you should be ok. There is other stuff that wears out, but I would call it normal wear and tear and not an issue. The only longevity problems that you could have is from thowing a big program on the truck. If you stick to a predator or other flash scanner like it, you should be ok.
 

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my dodge has 150 hp injecters, edge comp, and a smarty on #8. its about 500 hp to the rollers i work it real hard and i have a 95 ram pulling truck and to be honest i cant seem to kill either one. and you duramax guys are giving me a run for my money at the pulls. im not upside down on my truck.the gmc it is fully loaded every option besides moon roof. and i working it out the door at 22k. but other than that all the stuff attached to my 02 cummins is junk (lift pump, injection pump, block, etc. but its also made of cast iron not alluminum. that scares me also.
 

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The block of the duramax is cast iron too...it just has aluminum heads. Check it out here: The Diesel Page News

That link tells about the 2001, but it is the same as the one in the 2003.

I would look at not taking out a loan for so long if you can help it though. It would make you upside down in that truck if you ever went to get rid of it....not to mention all the extra interest that you pay.
 

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Ive Heard Of Injector Issues With All My Extra Cash Goin Into My Pullin Truck And A Bitchy Wife I Dont Want Injector Probs Thats The Only Reason For The Long Note...payment!
 
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