2005 Duramax Okay?

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Looking to purchase a 2005 Duramax, had a 2003 injector issues, and I heard that the 2006 duramax had glow plug issues. Can't afford a 2007, so does anyone have any advice on a 2004.5 - 2005 Duramax? any issues?
 

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The last Dmax I had was a 2004.5, it ran strong and was a great truck till it hit about 127,000k then the electrical system started giving me grief. GM never could figure out what was wrong so I traded it for a Ford. Other than the wiring issues it never gave me any problems.
 

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I have 280000 km on my 2004.5 with no major issues. Use synthetic oils. Change fuel filters every oil change, etc... If there seems to be an issue arising there are excellent gm diesel forums. I found that what seems to be a large issue is generally a small simple fix.

The way my truck runs I think that it will make at least 500000 km

I would defiantly buy an other one but I don't like the look of the new body style
 

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Have had a 2005 and now a 2007.5 new style and no issues with either. Both still in family and both excellent units. But are well taken care of, thinking that helps. I think the '05 is a better truck than the '07 but happy with both.
 

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Send a pm to "slomo" on the site here...... He's a gm certified technician, and can give ya all the info you want on that truck, i'm sure, and he's even a "good guy".......;)
 

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Looking to purchase a 2005 Duramax, had a 2003 injector issues, and I heard that the 2006 duramax had glow plug issues. Can't afford a 2007, so does anyone have any advice on a 2004.5 - 2005 Duramax? any issues?

I have a 2005 duramax 1 ton dually for the last 4 yrs with no problems....water pump at 210k thats it..
 

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I had a 2005 dmx wich i drove for 120,000 km/s with a chip intake exhaust and 8'' lift never had a single problem. sold the truck to abuddy from town he drove it to just over 200,000 still no problems last time i checked the guy he sold it to has just under 400,000 and still going strong this truck has also been chipped since day 1 and no issues at all just do the services and dont cheap out on the major services and things will be fine!
 

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Send a pm to "slomo" on the site here...... He's a gm certified technician, and can give ya all the info you want on that truck, i'm sure, and he's even a "good guy".......;)
well once in a while anyway:d thanks ric
 

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i have a 2006 lbz, first ive heard of the 2006 glow plug issues. if you get a 2005 get 2006 tow mirrors, best mirrors i have ever had
 

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i agree with everyone i have an 2005 2500hd bone stock and its never given any trouble.
but i have only got 93000 kms on it but its the best i have a had:d :beer:
 

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05.5lly since new

changed out factory ball-jts right off the bat (warranty)
head gasket under warranty at 100,000k (not too known for the lly)
2 upper ball-jts at 115,000k not warranty

see's mostly lease/ice roads if not a sled/quad trailer like a diesel should. still rides like a dream, no regrets :)

i miss the extra gear and hp/trq but nothing a chip cant doo
 
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