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2004 2500HD 6.0l lifespan

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Re: 2004 2500HD 6.0l lifespan

Postby wycowboy » Nov 12 2019, 2:05am

Copperhead wrote:You guys do know what Lucas Oil Stabilizer actually is don't you? Something I have never understood.... what is so unstable about modern engine oils that they need Forrest Lucas to come along and stabilize them? That guy has made a killing selling a 250w base oil with no additives of any kind in there. Just an oil thickener. Yep, several folks have sent in samples of LOS and it is only a 250w base oil with no additives. If one wants thicker oil, then use a higher vis oil like a 40w or 50w which includes all the beneficial motor oil additives.

I now have 1,038,374 miles / 22,489 engine hours on my heavy truck engine I am using today and it has never had a drop of additional additives put in it. Just the same motor oil. And it is still all original and only uses about 1 qt of oil in 11-12,000 miles. I have taken a few auto and pickup truck engines to over 250,000 miles and never put anything but the motor oil in them and they still worked fine.

I have never seen an actual documented and proven time that LOS made any substantive positive difference in a motor that was already in good condition. I can see using it to keep a motor going that is on its last leg. But then it will just prolong the inevitable for a little while. A favorite among used car dealers and people selling junk vehicles to unsuspecting customers.


I sell auto parts for a living, have since 2000. I won't recommend LOS or use it. I tried it and didn't see any benefit from it so why push it.
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Re: 2004 2500HD 6.0l lifespan

Postby speed_demon » Nov 13 2019, 8:31pm

The last time I saw my old bosses 1999 Silverado 6.0 it had 375k on the original drivetrain and it was still running strong. I can't remember if it was a 2500 or 3500 but it was the early LS with cast iron heads. Your's should have aluminum. If you take reasonable care of it you will have to replace parts and accessories from time to time but the long block should last a long time.
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Re: 2004 2500HD 6.0l lifespan

Postby jmoore19 » Nov 13 2019, 8:37pm

195k on my 02. It's going pretty strong so far. It's a great truck.
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Re: 2004 2500HD 6.0l lifespan

Postby Copperhead » Nov 13 2019, 8:47pm

I have a long, long ways go go. 39K on my 2015 2500 6.0.
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Re: 2004 2500HD 6.0l lifespan

Postby morphrider » Nov 13 2019, 9:42pm

I have an 01 with just over 120,000 on it. Have had to only replace knock sensors so it is great reading through here with others that have higher mileage and still happy with these trucks. I only tow around 7500 lbs maybe 6-7 times a year when camping. Always do pros and cons of getting a diesel for the hills but still can't justify any changes. Maybe in another 50,000 miles but even then it more than likely will be a gasser due to breakdown repair cost of a diesel.
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