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Diesel Dan

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PostSubject: New(er) tow rig   New(er) tow rig EmptyNovember 4th 2018, 11:25 am

Moving closer to the modern age.
Just picked up a 2006 CC/LB K2500 GMC Duramax/Allison.
Higher miles but very clean body, has 277K on it.
Looks all stock, still has OEM air box and exhaust.

Have to get some better pics but it's a plane jane white work truck, just what I wanted.
One option I would have liked is cruise control but will add it.

So much quieter on the highway than the old 6.5L truck.
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PostSubject: Re: New(er) tow rig   New(er) tow rig EmptyNovember 9th 2018, 8:10 pm

A lot more get up and go too I imagine.
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PostSubject: Re: New(er) tow rig   New(er) tow rig EmptyNovember 9th 2018, 11:29 pm

New(er) tow rig Lbz10
Pic of truck
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PostSubject: Re: New(er) tow rig   New(er) tow rig EmptyNovember 11th 2018, 3:43 pm

Looks good. You should get some heavy duty use out of it. I love the way you can drain the Allison and change the filter like you change an oil filter.

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PostSubject: Re: New(er) tow rig   New(er) tow rig EmptyNovember 11th 2018, 9:55 pm

Nice find! My bed is falling apart going to patch it, and put a new rear fender and go from there for now. I'm either going to save and bite the bullet and spend 6k on a hauler body or I'm just going to box out the frame with aluminum and put a deck plate on with full polished aluminum fenders. Or I may sell it and buy a used 2500 denali.
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PostSubject: Re: New(er) tow rig   New(er) tow rig EmptyNovember 12th 2018, 12:28 am

It's rust free, I  bought it out of Alabama but don't know all the history.

Planning on full EGR delete and a tow tune because...….needs head gaskets. No
Not totally surprised as I had sneaking suspicions that may be why it was at the auction.

So lope tune, 200% injectors, phat single turbo, crank up leveling keys, drop the rear, 22x12 force wheels, bed stack, LED lights, DIRTYMAX stickers..... New(er) tow rig 2335134535

NOT! Going to keep mostly stock with some improvements for reliability and efficiency.
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PostSubject: Re: New(er) tow rig   New(er) tow rig EmptyNovember 12th 2018, 4:52 pm

I don't know if you remember Stretch ( Bill) on this forum, Can't think of his name on the pick-up truck forum. Anyway, he did his own head gasket at a friends house after he found a leak and was able to do the job himself. Last I talked with him he was still driving his 71/72 DMax.

It was Mistral on the pick-up forum now that I remember.

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PostSubject: Re: New(er) tow rig   New(er) tow rig EmptyMarch 22nd 2019, 10:56 pm

Finally installed a 2 post lift.
Now starting on head gaskets.New(er) tow rig Hg10
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PostSubject: Re: New(er) tow rig   New(er) tow rig EmptyMarch 23rd 2019, 12:02 pm

That looks great. It must be nice to work indoors and have a lift. How difficult was it to separate the cab from the frame?

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PostSubject: Re: New(er) tow rig   New(er) tow rig EmptyMarch 24th 2019, 2:56 am

Actually not that bad.
Taking my time as this is the first Dmax I've worked on, never even changed oil on one until now. Took my time with the wiring. The fuse box area gets pretty busy. Some just move the A/C compressor over to the passenger side battery tray but I hung it off a 2x4 close to it's original location. Want to take it easy on those 13 yr old a/c lines.

Rolled the frame outside today and degreased and pressure washed the engine/trans/frame. It is truly amazing how clean these southern vehicles can be. Most likely was a work truck but looks all original, which I prefer. Now I think I'm going to keep the EGR/PCV intact and eventually get a emissions legal tune. Made it 277K with EGR so why mess with it. Now if it was a 08-10 LMM that might be another story.
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PostSubject: Re: New(er) tow rig   New(er) tow rig EmptyMarch 24th 2019, 12:55 pm

Good for you. Clean truck, everything looks good. There are times I miss my 2002 DMax.

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