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Old 03-14-2011, 05:26 PM
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Default 2002 duramax comments plz

i am thinking abut purchasing a 2002 2500 hd duramax with 75000 miles what are the pros and cons about this truck and in good condition what do you think i should pay your opinion is much appreciated.
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:15 PM
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I bought my 03 dmax 2500HD EXT cab with No rust and 95000 3yrs ago for $17000. The biggest thing you will run into that truck is replacing the injectors, when you need to do them it's going to cost you $2500-3000 if you buy the injectors and do it yourself and close to or just over $5000 to have it done. I've done mine at 145,000 and knowing what i know now... i would do it again. And i just may cause i intend on keepin it for a long time.

veggimaxny's Sig:2003 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Duramax, WVO fuel
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:35 PM
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Thanks this is very helpfull
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Old 03-19-2011, 12:02 PM
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the Lb7 can be very reliable, the biggest issue is the injectors, I would get the VIN checked to see if they have been replaced under warranty, if they were replaced after 04 i believe they will have the upgraded bosch bodies to help prevent cracking

I can never repeat this enough, Research Research Research!!!! Learn absolutely as much as you can about model of truck/engine/trans before you buy! that way when something does come up after you bought it, it wont come as a huge suprise

My advise would be to go down to the LB7 section http://www.dieselbombers.com/chevy-g...max-01-04-lb7/ and start reading posts, it will give you an understanding of what other owners have had issues with, how they fixed them... etc.

BriteWhiteRam's Sig:2006 Chevrolet Silverado LT 4x4 Crew, LBZ/ALLISON, PPE airbox mod, EGR blocker, EFI Live Tuned by me & Duramaxtuner
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:24 PM
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Couple of common issues are injectors, water pump, not really bad but headgaskets, and driver side intercooler tube rubbing on a brake line if it's not tight and wear a small hole in it. Plus the transfer case pump rubbing problem which you can look up for fixs on that

DuramaxakaDTD's Sig:2001 Chevy 2500hd 4x4 crew cab short bed, Straight piped, modded air box, modded intake horn..... SOLD! Saving for another one
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:33 AM
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Can be great trucks! Like the rest said do your research. The LB7's are personally my favorite Dmaxs but that just because of little things.

94 2 wheel drive regular cab 12 valve-5 speed.
Little fuel, little bigger squiters, small air pusher, and just a little timing.
Dads Rig- 02 Duramax CC SB, Banks 6 gun with speed loader, Straight piped, K&n Cold air, BD high idle.
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