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Old 12-19-2011, 06:06 PM
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Considering trading truck for another diesel

Im so disapointed with my 06 f250 that im considering trading it in on a duramax. I have had this truck about 6 months and already dumped over 2500.00 in it and now im having turbo issues, i mean whats next, the injectors. My dad has a duramax and hasnt had a problem yet and he drives his truck hard. Im really confused right now because i cant keep dumping money in this truck, im going broke. When i first bought this truck i was soo excited and now i just want it gone. To be honest im afraid once i get rid of it i will really miss it. I know the chevy's dont even compare to the fords, but i feel they are way more reliable and i dont like dodge....
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Old 12-19-2011, 06:11 PM
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:14 PM
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Im so disapointed with my 06 f250 that im considering trading it in on a duramax. I have had this truck about 6 months and already dumped over 2500.00 in it and now im having turbo issues, i mean whats next, the injectors. My dad has a duramax and hasnt had a problem yet and he drives his truck hard. Im really confused right now because i cant keep dumping money in this truck, im going broke. When i first bought this truck i was soo excited and now i just want it gone. To be honest im afraid once i get rid of it i will really miss it. I know the chevy's dont even compare to the fords, but i feel they are way more reliable and i dont like dodge....
Just need a little more info here for the 2500 what have you done, it should be in good shape now. With the tubo and egr valve you should run cetane boost in the fuel and once a week drive it like you stole it to keep thing working and clean.
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$2500 is not that much to spend on a diesel. Just doing an EGR delete, exhaust, oil cooler, and swithching to EC-1 coolant and synthetic will set you back almost that much. Your turbo could just need cleaning, a few hours and a cleaning kit will take care of that. I doubt you are going to have any better luck with Duramax. I looked at Duramaxes before I bought my 6.0 and just about everyone had injector issues. All of them have issues just depends on what you want to spend your money on. Either that or go buy an new one and get rid of it after warranty.

One the flip side if you are not happy with the truck there will always be something making you want to get rid of it. Went through that with my first diesel (powerstroke) and regretted it all the time till I bought my 6.0
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:18 PM
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Yes do explain on the 2500, it will tell allot about any future issues or non issues.
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depending on what year duramax look at replacing the injectors, changing intakes due to overheating, and if you want to mod it at all a new trans. On top of that they cost more and arent as nice I was looking at them too but just not worth it IMO
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:46 PM
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yea dont do it. they sound awful and imo the interior is so plain. all trucks have issues. you will regret trading it or selling it for a dmax, dont get me wrong there good trucks but not as good as a ford. never has and never will be.
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:21 AM
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I'm in the same boat as you! I bought the truck and after 3 months or so the headgaskets went and had to replace the oil cooler and deleted the egr cooler. In the past 6 months I lost all 4 calipers. And now the truck shakes at idle pretty bad and the trans shifts like crap all the time and now my rear end makes weird noises and only one wheel spins. Truck has 94k and its an 05. I'm sick of spending money every week and driving in fear. I looked for something with a manual trans but only found a bunch of dodges. I dont kno what I'm doing next. I also considered a gas truck. Good luck to you.
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:14 AM
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Frankly a gas truck with a v-10, or an f-150 are both much cheaper to own, I have had f150 supercrews, and have a v-10 Excursion, with a v-10 you pay at the pump, rather than in bigger chunks for maintainence/repairs. Duramax trucks have poor steering/ suspension durability(ball joints, pitman arms, idler arms tie rods etc) and allison transmissions do not hold up to mods without upgrades, and are really expensive to repair. The problem is not with Fords in general, but with your particular Ford now that you are partway down the road to making your truck right, you want to start over and Gamble on another? If you can't afford your truck you need to trade way down to something that you can afford when unexpected repairs pop up.
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:32 AM
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Duramax's are good trucks all around, they have a proven themselves for 11 years now, I had an 07 classic LBZ, loved it but it was up on warranty and I wanted to try ford again so i puchased the 2011 6.7 liter. My 05 6.0 powerstoke gave me headaches like you couldnt imagine, in the 9 months I owned it, it was in the shop 3 times and the last time was not under warranty and ended up costing me 3k so I sold it instead and purchased a d max. In my opinion, i'm not a fan of the 7.3's 6.0's or 6.4's becuase of there repeated problems and terrible fuel mpg but the new 6.7 is really nice all around!
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