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Old 06-12-2018, 07:37 AM
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Hey everyone, glad to be a part of the forum. I'm looking to get my first Duramax after I've been drooling over them for years
A good deal came up and wanted to see what you guys thought of it, it's a 2003 GMC Sierra 2500hd Ext Cab, long bed 4wd, with 156,000mi for $14,500. Injectors were replaced in 2005 according to Carfax. Should I go for it!?
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:06 AM
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To me that’s crazy pricey especially for an ec/lb. those injectors are probably on their way out of they're the same type. Unless you’re very mechanically inclined, go for an 04.5 or newer. Lb7 injectors are known to cause repeated issues.
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:07 AM
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Default Buying an LB7

Hey everyone, I'm new to the forum. I'm looking to get my first Duramax after I've been drooling over them for years
A good deal came up and wanted to see what you guys thought of it, it's a 2003 GMC Sierra 2500hd Ext Cab, long bed 4wd, with 156,000mi for $14,500. Injectors were replaced in 2005 according to Carfax. Should I go for it!?
https://www.rickebrosinc.com/2003-GM...4/Details.aspx
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:09 AM
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I'm fairly mechanically inclined, new to the diesel world but I'm no schmuck. I was curious about the price, I'm going to check out the truck tomorrow to see go through a checklist of things and give it a test ride.
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:31 AM
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Sounds a little high for an LB7 to me.
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:39 AM
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Nope. its an ext/LB with 156k on it. not a very desirable cab lay out and way too much for an LB7 in my opinion. Most likely needs injectors again as well cause the ones they replaced back in 05 at 36k were no where near the upgraded ones you can get now.
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:47 AM
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3 strikes against. Like chevy said. Long bed and xcab. On top of lb7. There's way better deals out there. Spend a little more and get a lly and up
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:48 AM
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Most likely needs injectors again as well cause the ones they replaced back in 05 at 36k were no where near the upgraded ones you can get now.

The replacement injectors are because the originals failed from factory. At this mileage your are right at or just beyond the point miles wise for needing new ones.

I agree its too much $$ without the injectors already replaced.

FYI, when buying ANY used lb7 I ask to see the receipts when someone says the injectors have been replaced. Without receipts which state the mileage of the repair I walk.

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Old 06-12-2018, 09:07 AM
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Sounds like a no go then! Thanks for all the info! I'll keep searching, really want my Duramax. My fiance thinks I'm nuts
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:12 AM
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Why be upside down 5-6k driving it off the lot.

I did my own injectors also. It's just a pain in the ass on these lb7s vs newer.

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Old 06-12-2018, 09:33 AM
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Going to be a longgggg marriage hahahhahaha.

Get on Craig's search by owner section. You'll come across a deal good luck.
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Get a new fiancť.
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Old 06-12-2018, 12:43 PM
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I did this but bass ackwards. Sold my truck then broke up.
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Should have got with her young like I did, I don’t think I’d be allowed to drive anything else now, lol.
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