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01 duramax purchase

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by yearground, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. yearground

    yearground Member
    from muskoka
    Messages: 64

    Got a chance for an 01 sierra 4x4 reg cab duramax with a blizzard 810. As for the blade, it's orig. and still has most of the paint and decals on it. Gives me insight into use. The truck has 65k miles on it, is in very good condition, and just had ALL brakes, front end, and hubs done. I can buy it with a safety but have been scared off it by some guys I know. They say it will without a doubt have injector issues, etc since it hasn't yet (checked vin @ GM) The truck is clean and I want it but needs some convincing. Is it all HYPE about the injectors? Should I worry if I'm on a limited budget? Looking for anyone that knows them to donate $0.02 to my query.
    Thanks,
    Ted
    ps it's 10K canadian which seems good to me
     
  2. Schwinn68

    Schwinn68 Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    post up a pic if you can. I wouldn't hesitate to buy that truck for that price. There is a chance the injectors will go out but they are still covered under a special warranty. Chances are if it's lasted this long without problems you might not have to worry about it. There is always risk in buying used equipment but I would probably just buy it.
     
  3. yearground

    yearground Member
    from muskoka
    Messages: 64

    Injectors are covered by a 7 year, 200 or so thousand miles. They're over 500 bucks each here.

    GMC2500 Front.jpg
     
  4. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    Even if you go over the 7 years, as long as you are under 200k you really could complain enough to get them to at least split the cost with you. I wouldn't sweat the injectors. Looks like a nice truck. I'd buy it for the right price.
     
  5. yearground

    yearground Member
    from muskoka
    Messages: 64

    Anyone know who I could squawk to in CANADA? GM dealership here sorta chuckled...
    I'd really like to hear from a vet. GM wrench.
     
  6. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    Seems like a good deal to me plunk your money down and take your chancestymusic:waving:
     
  7. Schwinn68

    Schwinn68 Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    after seeing the pic, I really think you should buy it. That seems like a steal for that truck. It has low miles and all the front end is new plus a plow and dump bed. I'd be tempted to come up to Canada to get it if you don't want it.
     
  8. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    I'm with Schwinn-jump on it. If you pass, let me know. Maybe I missed it, but is the dump insert included too?
     
  9. musclecarboy

    musclecarboy 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,303

    Get it man. Head gaskets are an issue, usually once you're at 120k miles or more. My 02 has 335km on it now to give you an idea of durability. Also, LOOK AT THE TRANSFER CASE!! IT MAY HAVE THE "PUMP RUB" ISSUE!! It happened to me and wasn't pretty. Search it. For 10 grand I'd buy it.

    EDIT: Holy crap I didn't even see the dump bed! BUY IT!
     
  10. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    Head gaskets were pretty much 01's only so you're right. BUT, 65k? It would be the last thing on my mind. Usually not an issue untill 200k plus and ONLY if the coolant wasn't maintained properly. I have 1 under the knife now with 253k and sludge for coolant. Flush it like you're supposed to, losing the junk dexcool wouldn't hurt either. ;)

    Also true on the pump rub, but I've had 6 and not a single one with the problem (knock on wood!)
     
  11. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446


    Dont turn it up. Most people have issue becuase controler boxes raise pressure. i would worry much about Injectors just run some fppf in it. This tuff is like 10 a bottle. I get it at Fleet Pride

    http://www.fppf.com/dieselpowerteam.asp
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2009
  12. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    What is the front axle rating on your 2500's. Did you special order the plow package? The reason I ask is I am also looking at purchasing a 2500 D-max and have found that there is a problem with weight on the front axles once plows are installed. Ft axle rating on the one I am looking at is 2130 Kgs. The truck weighs in at 2000 kgs with no plow. Once plow is installed I would guess the frt. axle weight would be 2500 kgs. Around here guys are getting fines of upwards of 1500 bucks for being over weight on the front axle when plow is installed. Thanks. Any help is appreciated!
     
  13. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    Not true. It's actually proven to be the opposite. Stock trucks fail prematurely, those that have more fuel running through them don't.


    No plow package available on Dmaxes, especially not Crew Cabs. I run a vplow on mine and my front axle weighs 5,640 with the plow up. It's rated 4,800lbs. I've done it for years.
     
  14. sparky8370

    sparky8370 Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    My 01 came with plow prep, it's an ex cab. The 01s can handle heavier plows for some reason too. I have about 125,000 on mine now. I did the head gaskets at about 105,000. The injectors have never been a problem. I have altered my ecm from since around 110,000. I need a new tranny now, but that's no fault to the truck. I was getting on it pretty good with a heavy tune for a while.
     
  15. yearground

    yearground Member
    from muskoka
    Messages: 64

    yeah...dump box too...2 yd. hydraulic
    Gonna buy it tomorrow but am looking for some nay-sayers so I can get the new kitchen...please continue.........

    GMC2500 Rear.jpg
     
  16. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    Yeah, you shouldn't buy it.......instead, why don't you just give me the guys ph#?!?!?!? :D
     
  17. aeronutt

    aeronutt Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    You're trying to decide between this or a new kitchen? You aren't a dude are you? Only a chick would consider a new kitchen over this... :D How long will it take for the kitchen to pay for itself? How about the truck?
     
  18. yearground

    yearground Member
    from muskoka
    Messages: 64

    kidding about the kitchen...she was standing over me as I typed.
    Test ride / push @ 11am. I was advised to run it hard and look for white smoke but is there not a test they can do to test the injectors?
     
  19. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,867

    I think its one hell of a good deal!
     
  20. Kunker

    Kunker Member
    Messages: 96

    Dude if you don't buy the thing I'll be down next week, checkbook in hand.