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FishOnOne wrote:

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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Me Again wrote:

FishOnOne wrote:

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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Me Again wrote:

FishOnOne wrote:

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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11 years and how many miles? Nothing lasts forever.

What is "every conceivable way?" I suspect if you list out what has actually needed work, things aren't really as bad as they seem on the surface.


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my 04.5 duramax is close to turning 200K with minimal issues. front wheel bearings, which was a known issue that latest bearings fixed. One injector under warranty, other than that pretty reliable.

2015.5 just turned 50K. yes, it had the (in)famous DEF heater failure that the dealer fixed quickly no questioned asked along with a free loaner car. And a onstar module that failed and was replaced under warranty again no issues getting it covered.

I'd buy another in a heartbeat. But IMHO GM, Ford, Dodge are such good rigs that it's more a matter of what YOU like best, not what I like best.


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2015.5 just turned 50K. yes, it had the (in)famous DEF heater failure that the dealer fixed quickly no questioned asked along with a free loaner car. And a onstar module that failed and was replaced under warranty again no issues getting it covered.



I'm not sure I don't know of anyone who hasn't had the DEF heater fail myself included in that one. I think I had less than 40k when mine went out. Still love Duramax though and wouldn't hesitate to buy another.

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DougE wrote:

All trucks are really good these days. It's just a **** shoot as to whether or not you get one of the "problem children". That said, it's best to avoid the first model year of a particular driveline configuration as we're usually being the "beta" testers!


i agree with this

all 3 are good, unless you get a lemon. i would always avoid a first year on anything new

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"What is "every conceivable way?" I suspect if you list out what has actually needed work, things aren't really as bad as they seem on the surface."

FWIW, without digging out my folder of work, every conceivable way includes what I'd call "mechanical" "electrical" and "Electronics". I don't have all the right names of switches and parts that failed but a bit of a summary list:
- Mileage is circa 100,000 miles (issues have popped up since about 95k and continuing to current circa 110k)
- Brake (discs/drums/actuator) failed: developed holes where there weren't supposed to be any (and without any water immersion or salt use up to the time of failure)... what I'd label as a mechanical issue $1,000
- Injectors failed.. mechanical issue, $8000 (and the injector failure was only determined after a series of 3-4 fuel filter changes at about 1/2 - 2/3 of the expected mileage between changes and when the local lab didn't find anything out of the ordinary in 3-4 samples of diesel fuel supplied)
- O2 sensor failed .... "electronics" issue: $1,000 with labor and parts
- Fuel flow sensor (or similar nomenclature) failed: electronics, circa $750 labor and parts
- Mass Air flow sensor failed....electronics issue, circa $1,000 with labor and parts (probably a bit below $1000)
- Throttle position sensor (IIRC) failed...electronics issue, circa $1000
- Transmission position sensor (or similar nomenclature) failed...electronics issue, circa $1000
- Integrated Trailer Brake controller failed (added aftermarket one for $400)..."electrical"
- Trailer electrical connection failed (perhaps to be expected, but it's one more thing to be replaced): $100
- Transfer Case sending unit (or something like that, vehicle stuck in 4WD), electronic $1500

...and there's more.

The issue is not just the money (although circa $25k all told is significant), its that the electronics failures leave me on the side of the road or in limp mode. I haven't blown the head gaskets nor burned up cylinder heads...so I guess it hasn't failed in "every conceivable way"...but lots of issues that run the spectrum from iron to electronics, so I think a bit of inquiry is justified.


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