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Old 12-17-2018, 09:20 PM
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Hi all. I am getting ready to upgrade my 2000 Silverado 2500 gasser. It has been and still is a fantastic truck. I need a one ton deisel and am heavily leaning towards the Duramax. I am looking at 2 to 3 year old single axels. The emissions on modern diesels scare me a bit, but I want a new to me truck that will be reliable. That Is why I am looking at relatively new. I guess my real question is how reliable are these in the first five years? Also does the factory warranty extended to second owners? I have considered buying new to get those warranties but don’t quite have the money for that and I need a truck pretty soon. I can tinker and wrench pretty well but certainly don’t have the knowledge and tools for modern diesels. I am also considering a Dodge but not nearly as much. Thank you

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Going back a couple of model years won't eliminate much in the way of emissions control equipment. The following article about the 2011 models illustrates what systems were in place 7 years ago. Plus, going farther back in time cuts more into the 5-year powertrain warranty.

https://www.thedieselpage.com/duramax/LMLDuramaxc.htm

You'd need to go all of the way back to the 2006 LBZ to get to a simpler emissions engine. The "stuff" began appearing in the 2007-2011 time frame.

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[QUOTE=baddarryl;324546]Hi all. I am getting ready to upgrade my 2000 Silverado 2500 gasser. It has been and still is a fantastic truck. I need a one ton deisel and am heavily leaning towards the Duramax. I am looking at 2 to 3 year old single axels. The emissions on modern diesels scare me a bit, but I want a new to me truck that will be reliable. That Is why I am looking at relatively new. I guess my real question is how reliable are these in the first five years? Also does the factory warranty extended to second owners? I have considered buying new to get those warranties but don

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Hi all. I am getting ready to upgrade my 2000 Silverado 2500 gasser. It has been and still is a fantastic truck. I need a one ton deisel and am heavily leaning towards the Duramax. I am looking at 2 to 3 year old single axels. The emissions on modern diesels scare me a bit, but I want a new to me truck that will be reliable. That Is why I am looking at relatively new. I guess my real question is how reliable are these in the first five years? Also does the factory warranty extended to second owners? I have considered buying new to get those warranties but don

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Welcome to the board!

Going back a couple of model years won't eliminate much in the way of emissions control equipment. The following article about the 2011 models illustrates what systems were in place 7 years ago. Plus, going farther back in time cuts more into the 5-year powertrain warranty.

https://www.thedieselpage.com/duramax/LMLDuramaxc.htm

You'd need to go all of the way back to the 2006 LBZ to get to a simpler emissions engine. The "stuff" began appearing in the 2007-2011 time frame.
Yes I have done my reading and I
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It happened again what the heck is wrong with this forum ?
This issue should be resolved, as of this morning (19 December).
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I'm working on correcting the issue. This happens (recently) when characters from non-US-standard keyboards are used, or when a virtual keyboard is used (such as a cellphone or tablet). Until this is resolved, please try to not use any character that is not entered from a standard US computer keyboard. Check that the font selected (upper/left of the forum post/reply interface) is traditionally common, such as Arial or Verdana (this should prevent non-standard key binding).
Thanks for your reply. I probably post on about 5 different forums regularly with an iPhone and have not had this problem.
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US PC here old school-but I did quote the OP so may have carried something over?


New to buying used late model diesels: Regardless of the brand or model I suggest having $5-6k in pocket for the first major repair that you may encounter. I frequently see people buy these trucks thinking they are good to go for 500,000 miles and end up parking because they don't have the funds for head gaskets, injectors, transmission, or whatever else was abused in the vehicle's former life.

2011-2016 has become my preference due to the bigger brakes, boxed frame, better front suspension capacity.
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US PC here old school-but I did quote the OP so may have carried something over?
Yes, if you quoted the OP. The issue should be resolved, now, in any case.
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