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Re: Duramax Questions

Postby Bradley21sanders » Jan 13 2020, 6:49pm

he drove it no issues up until he traded it in on a 2019 cummins about two months ago.
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Re: Duramax Questions

Postby MMZ71 » Jan 13 2020, 6:59pm

I almost went diesel when I was looking to get another truck, but posts like the previous helped change my mind. Just seems like the hassle out weighs the benefit, at least in my case. I tow almost every week, but nothing crazy, 4-5k lbs at the most, and the 6.0 has been more than adequate. Recently towed a 5700lb+/- Suburban 3 hours(open trailer), and the truck handled it like a champ, even managed to get about 1.5mpg better, than when I pull my enclosed trailer.
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Re: Duramax Questions

Postby adam86107 » Jan 13 2020, 7:21pm

You don't have to do all these modifications, although it does help the engine, there are also a lot of unmodified high mileage trucks on the road. Deleting can be a peace of mind thing. However, a lot of the issues I've came across with HPFP issues tends to be trucks that are tuned. You should also take into account that the EPA seems to be cracking down on modified diesels more and more everyday. Deletes and tunes will make the truck more desirable if you sale it yourself but if you're one to trade-in I've heard of dealers offering less for deleted trucks.
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Re: Duramax Questions

Postby cblades [OP] » Jan 14 2020, 3:20pm

Wow. Maybe I should keep my gas truck. Sounds like diesel can be an absolute nightmare.
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Re: Duramax Questions

Postby 19trax95 » Jan 14 2020, 3:39pm

The problems are overstated online as with everything.

I'd say the chances of having an issue on the diesel trucks is the same or less than having an issue with AFM.

It's really the same thing in fact. You shut off AFM to help prevent failure as much as you can. You delete afm to get rid of the problem entirely.

You put a lift pump on and use good fuel and an additive to help prevent failure as much as possible. You do a conversion to eliminate the problem entirely.

And realistically, a full AFM delete is not much cheaper at all than a cp3 conversion. In fact, a cp3 conversion is likely cheaper, and definitely easier than an AFM delete. It's less invasive for sure. Especially if deleted already. Since that cuts out half the work.
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Re: Duramax Questions

Postby Bradley21sanders » Jan 14 2020, 3:50pm

Another guy is running a 2016 at work and never had a lick of trouble and he has more miles than the guy that did have trouble.. I would still buy one tomorrow given the opportunity. but like traxx mentioned i would do the things necessary to hopefully prevent anything just like i have done on the gas one i have with turning off afm and installing a catchcan
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Re: Duramax Questions

Postby MMZ71 » Jan 14 2020, 5:01pm

No AFM on the HD 6.0s, so don't have to worry about that.

The OP sounds like his work load is similar to mine, and I'm very happy with a 6.0 gas 2500. I usually start modding a vehicle right away, but have left this truck pretty much stock.
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Re: Duramax Questions

Postby cblades [OP] » Jan 14 2020, 5:41pm

I seriously don't tow over 4500lbs ever. My deal is when I take fishing trips during the summer I typically load my bed down with food, water, and supplies to last a week. Sometimes I am hauling a weeks worth of food and water for 10 people so it gets heavy. Plus the hills in Ontario I encounter make my current 2017 1500 scream and work. I was just thinking I could get a 2500 and eliminate the problems and after towing with my dads old duramax I was impressed.
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Re: Duramax Questions

Postby Bradley21sanders » Jan 14 2020, 6:09pm

since its just payload then a gas 2500 as MMZ said may be a good option for you, i think they are somewhere around 1k more? i would have to go find that again or check out some of the towing section threads. May be in there somewhere
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Re: Duramax Questions

Postby cblades [OP] » Jan 14 2020, 6:36pm

I'm sure a gasser would meet my needs just fine. I wanted to have the ease of towing of a diesel was my concern. Not sure how much better a 2500 6.0 would tow over my current 1500 5.3.
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