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Old 02-17-2017, 04:48 PM
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So I made a big mistake which has lead me here. About a year ago I sold my '12 imprezza and bought my truck with what I had left over from paying off the note. I landed in an 06 LBZ with 632k miles. Truck ran and drove great. The box has a little damage but for the age and mileage the cab and interior are in pretty good shape. The motor had a minor oil and coolant leak, but what can you expect after 632k miles.

After 8 months of normal dd use and pulling a 23ft boat, it developed a chirp and blowing coolant out of the resivoir. Rather than attack the truck I decided to throw a motor at my wagoneer and have been dd'ing that since October. Truck progress has been slow (I typically work 50hrs a week and have my kids every other weekend) since Im not the most motivated to work on it. I am trying to do this without pulling the cab in a 2 stall car garage. On with the picts.

The truck. I added the topper and have since painted it white


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Old 02-17-2017, 05:22 PM
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I like that Jeep. I hear you on the expensive parts. I have already replaced one of my head gaskets because my truck was doing the same thing.

Wanna trade a 2011 Duramax for it. For $5k you can buy my truck and drop the LML into it or just swap out the body and put it on the newer frame/running gear.
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Old 02-17-2017, 05:51 PM
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That's a clean LBZ
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:25 PM
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Welcome! Thats a nice truck for the price.
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Old 02-19-2017, 01:39 PM
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Welcome! Thats a nice truck for the price.
That price came with a price.
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Old 02-19-2017, 02:55 PM
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You could have paid $20k for one and still had to do headgaskets lol. Nice find
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Old 02-19-2017, 03:10 PM
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You could have paid $20k for one and still had to do headgaskets lol. Nice find


Exactly. I'd buy any clean running duramax for 3k in a second


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Old 02-25-2017, 08:16 AM
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Exactly. I'd buy any clean running duramax for 3k in a second


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I bought a 2003 lb7 ya that needed injectors for $250 cclb 2wd. 174k

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Love that old Jeep! Thanks for joining

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Old 03-08-2017, 01:31 PM
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$3k for an lbz that ran fine for 8 months. That's an awesome deal. At that point you probably could of sold it for 2500 easy for a parts truck.


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Heads are back from the machine shop. Assembly will start tomorrow. I cant wait to quit driving the jeep so much and re attach things that have shaken loose over the last few months of dd'ing duties.
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:31 AM
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So there looks to be some light at the end of this long ass tunnel.
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:52 PM
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Nice work so far. I've always wanted to hear someone put the mileage on these trucks. In CA everyone seems to get rid of them around 150k.
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Old 03-21-2017, 02:34 PM
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I hooked up my main battery without issue and as I connected the main the ground for the drivers side head got hot and started to smoke. Im guessing this wont be fun or simple.
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:26 PM
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Short to ground somewheres
Check the wire for the starter might have bin crushed. Or unravel something applying direct power to ground.
Follow the melted wire u will find out why

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