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IdaD

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Posted: 07/16/19 03:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That's the diesel I'd pick in 2019+ models, and that's coming from a very satisfied Cummins owner. I'm surprised your 2009 is taking a dump on you so soon, though.


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Posted: 07/16/19 06:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

IdaD wrote:

That's the diesel I'd pick in 2019+ models, and that's coming from a very satisfied Cummins owner. I'm surprised your 2009 is taking a dump on you so soon, though.


That's a very strange position... If my Powerstroke left me and my family stranded I wouldn't be a very satisfied owner.


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Posted: 07/16/19 07:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Big “C” plus AISIN both true a Medium Duty.

Look on the Highways, vast majority of independently owned RV Haulers and HotShotters drive RAM Trucks.


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My last truck was a 2007 LBZ duramax dually. The only issue worth noting was water pump replacement at 186K. I traded the 07 in with 300K for my 2019 Dually.
Reliability and the solid track record of the Duramax Allison combo is what led me to buy another Chevy.
Honestly the other 2 have solid products, I considered both of them.
But in the end features and gadgets gave way to plain old trusted proven reliability.
I considered waiting and getting a 2020, but I prefer to buy the last year of a production cycle vs. the 1st year of a model run.
Again its all about reliability. My 2019 now has 20K miles so far zero issues.


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I am reluctant to let go of my 2004.5 Ram 3500.

It has no EGR, DEF or DPF.

Today's diesels are not quite the simple reliable motors that the were pre'05.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Big “C” plus AISIN both true a Medium Duty.

Look on the Highways, vast majority of independently owned RV Haulers and HotShotters drive RAM Trucks.


But they now have hydraulic lifters and a CP4.2 pump so they can't be medium duty.

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The Duramax and Allison are also medium duty and is Ford's Powertrain. Not sure why that drum keeps getting beat, but it does at least by one poster.

As to the reliablity question. My newest Duramax 3500's have been a '15 and currently an 18'. I also had a '15 3500 with the 6.0. I have had numerous other Dmax trucks but if you buying new this likely of the most interest to the OP. I work these trucks, pulling equipment during the week and a car trailer or Toyhauler on the weekends. I have had a computer update and a DEF sensor on the 18'. The 15' never saw the a service center except to get the free oil changes that GM stopped doing unfortunately. I also have a 19' 3500 that the business owns. It only has 10K on it. There is an issue on that truck with the theft deterent system that I need to have looked at. I am really happy with these trucks. If I could change one thing, it would be the dead petal on take off. If 2020 is nanny free as they say, there should be no dead pedal on take off. I would be all over that. As far as reliability, I have nothing to complain about and I have had 2 Duramax trucks at a time since 01. If they were unreliable I would not drive buy them.

Lastly, as I have mentioned before, I really dont see a need to avoid a 2020 because it is a first year of a model change. I have had an 01, and 08, a '15 and this 18'. All of these trucks were first year or second year of a new version of a D max the truck itself, and in the case of the 01, first year of the Dmax era. I did buy an extended warranty on the 01, and just before I traded it in at 100K the computer went out. My cost was exactly what I spent on the extended warranty, turned out to be a wash. Never bothered again and have never been bitten. The 2020 is ready for prime time and if there are some issues that come up, you have the factory warranty. If something really crazy shows up, GM has been good about extending the warranty on the component in question. I would not let the new HD being a first year truck get in the way of buying one if that is what you want.


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Thanks, all

Appreciate the insight and experiences.


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PA12DRVR wrote:

I'd get a Tundra in a second if they made one that had the capabilities I'm looking for.

For the current / recent GM diesel owners....how much trouble have you had with various electronics (Mass Air Sensor, O2 sensor, xmission range sensor, etc) on your vehicles? That's the kind of stuff that is just going bad in waves on my current truck.


All of my Dmax trucks have been pretty much trouble free. My 03 needed a water pump, flasher module and blower fan resister at 11 years old and 150k miles. The last two have been completely trouble free 2012 and now 2018... I really love the L5P!

I personally wouldn’t buy a diesel with that CP4 hpfp. It was always in the back of my mind when or if it was going to go boom... only reason I traded my 2012 for the 2018, glad I did.

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I have a '12 Duramax with 94k on it. Only issue has been a clogged DEF injector. I like it a lot. I run it on B20 all the time, not worried about the hpfp.

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