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Brought home an orphan….
« on: January 06, 2015, 01:55:22 PM »
from the auction and he's now got a safe place out of the weather with the rest of the boys, toys, equipment.  Actually, my accountant made me do it to help on the tax bill--dollar for dollar write off for 2014!  ;) Am pretty excited as this will be a means to get some logs to the mill (6 mi away), get my working yard built and do more projects than I can name.  It's a 2003 Chevy Silverado 4 x 4 with 6.6 Turbo Duramax Diesel.  All injectors changed in 2011, per GM recall.  Drove it 140 mi. home without a hiccup.  So, for $ 12K, did I do OK? All the best, Rob.
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Re: Brought home an orphan….
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2015, 02:01:48 PM »
…and, not to forget, G_man, with his pics of his operations with his 1 ton, was a big inspiration for me to get this truck!  Another reason why this Forum is so Dan-g GREAT! 8)
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Re: Brought home an orphan….
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2015, 04:27:52 PM »
Congrats on the truck. Where I work we have a fleet of them, the newest a 2007, the best years were 2002-2006.  Nice trucks!
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Re: Brought home an orphan….
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2015, 04:37:55 PM »
Can't say for sure in your instance but 3.5 years ago when I was used truck shopping a half/ton, gas engine, 4x4 with an average of say 110,000 miles and with a fair body was around $11,000 to $12,000 on a used car lot. Different brands didn't matter. But they all had one thing in common. After purchasing, your next stop would be the tire shop for 4 tires. So you probably did pretty good.
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Re: Brought home an orphan….
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2015, 05:38:47 PM »
Yes I'd say you did alright those Duramax are a good engine!
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Re: Brought home an orphan….
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2015, 06:37:58 PM »
Would love a diesel, only problem is finding another carcass to put it in when the originial is junk, especially with NY winters and salt.
And I, buy a truck because I need one, not to get .20 cents back, or whatever your effective tax rate is, for every dollar spent.
Congrats on the truck.....
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Re: Brought home an orphan….
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2015, 09:24:26 PM »
How many miles on it ?
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Re: Brought home an orphan….
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2015, 11:32:10 PM »
Actually, my accountant made me do it

Kinda funny, my accountant never made me do things like that. ;D

Congrats on your new toy. A 2003 would be a fairly new truck to me anyways.
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Re: Brought home an orphan….
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2015, 05:52:50 AM »
My bil has an '02 I believe? close anyway, his also had the injectors replaced under warranty, other than that been a really good pickup.  Congratulations and best of luck with it.

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Re: Brought home an orphan….
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2015, 06:04:57 AM »
I bought one in 2002 and still run it at 180,000 miles . had the injectors changed once, never had any other engine trans problems. Gets 20 MPG loaded or empty.
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Re: Brought home an orphan….
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2015, 12:34:22 PM »
Hey guys, thanks for all the comments--helped calm down my post-purchase anxieties :).  Had no idea the mileage was that good 8).  It has 77,000 mi. so, to get to 180,000 would take me a couple of lifetimes :D :D  All the best, Rob.  Will get pics to you shortly….
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Re: Brought home an orphan….
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2015, 12:49:03 PM »
Pics, as promised.  First is from the auction; second home safe.    ;
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Note frame has been completely oil/rubber coated; rusted quarter panels repaired. All the best, Rob.
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Re: Brought home an orphan….
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2015, 01:00:27 PM »
Well there is an orphan i would like to adopt .Nice find

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Re: Brought home an orphan….
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2015, 03:52:00 PM »
Can't beat a dump truck! Looks good and mileage is low.
Side boards? Hmmmm, just have to find some people with sawmills for a good deal :D
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Re: Brought home an orphan….
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2015, 05:05:42 PM »
i would buy a gal of fulid flim and spray everything under it and the body. the stuff works i buy a case of it every year

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Re: Brought home an orphan….
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2015, 05:29:10 PM »
Second the fluid film.  Body shop near me buys it in 55gal drums and undercoats my pickup every year.  I had my brand new dump trailer down as a first stop after buying it (also had the fenders Line-X - I buy stuff to own for the long run).
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Re: Brought home an orphan….
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2015, 08:36:45 PM »
Low mileage like that makes it a bargain in my opinion  8)
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Re: Brought home an orphan….
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2015, 11:00:50 PM »
77,000 and a dump bed, 4X4,  diesel , I think you stole that one!! Good luck!

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Re: Brought home an orphan….
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2015, 11:08:10 PM »
You did good!  I had a 2004 with the same engine.  2 sets of injectors on warranty.  When it needed a third set at 240 k I decided it was time to part ways.   

Make sure you do fuel filter as maint calls for.  I actually changed mine each oil change.   

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Re: Brought home an orphan….
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2015, 11:26:47 PM »
I have a 2006 Duramax  3500 srw with 250k on it all original only thing besides normal wear parts tires breaks etc... that I have done to it is a TCM at around 190k it's been a very good pickup. I'd say for a dump with only 77k you did well!
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