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Old 01-04-2012, 08:05 PM   #197
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All I can tell you is I have one fleet account who turns them at 750,000 miles. They seem to think that the durability vs. maintenance/repair costs pencil out to that mileage.

They are a trailer manufacturer with their own dealer delivery trucks. They run pretty much 16 hours a day loaded.
Any idea of the average mph? Or how many engine hours when they turn them?

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Old 01-04-2012, 09:10 PM   #198
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Not for sure, but they are highway miles delivering utility, horse, car, etc trailers....so my guess would be avg. 50 mph over life.....so 15,000 hours or so. I doubt they see much idle time like a pto service truck or a semi, if that's what you mean. That's strictly and educated guess of how that type of fleet is normally run. I never asked these guys specifically.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:25 PM   #199
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Your guess makes sense. I think of these engines as being 10,000-hour capable. Those miles and use then make sense for the outer edge of what is realistic.

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Old 01-05-2012, 09:12 PM   #200
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May be worth checking into.
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:48 AM   #201
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Bill, I bought the truck at 2 yrs old with 41,700 miles on it.
Obviously, I have already made the decision to not trade, but do the repairs and drive it some more.
Scoggin-Dickey in Lubbock is one of the largest parts distributors for GM in the nation. They are the source of the info on the OEM filter only being 7 microns. I will have to double check exactly what specs are on that filter at the dealer. I know the CAT filter is 2 microns and cost $17.75 each out the door instead of $55.10 for the OEM filter, so I am not unhappy about the secondary system from Nicktane.com.
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:24 AM   #202
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I was going from memory...maybe GM went from 10 to 7 microns...it's been several years ago, and some of the sectors of my carbon based hard drive have fallen out of service. I'll look into it.

The only published bulletin I find is from 3/09 and doesn't give that level of detail.
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:01 AM   #203
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Carry and extra filter. One load of dirty fuel and you'll be dead in the water.
We went camping with the family over New Years weekend. My brother-in-law got a slug of bad gas and limped all the way home going 40mph. Tuesday we went to dinner with friends that just got back from Glamis Dunes. He got a slug of dirty diesel somewhere and paid $75 for a fuel filter in the middle of nowhere. Someones trying to tell me something so I ordered a spare (set) to carry under the seat.

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Old 01-07-2012, 04:17 PM   #204
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One of the old time urban legend/myths that IS REALLY TRUE....If a tanker is at the station filling the tanks, move on down the road to next station.
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One of the old time urban legend/myths that IS REALLY TRUE....If a tanker is at the station filling the tanks, move on down the road to next station.

and if the tanker pulled away 5 minutes before you pulled in, you still get bit if their tanks are not clean and filtered on the uptake.
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:20 PM   #206
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and if the tanker pulled away 5 minutes before you pulled in, you still get bit if their tanks are not clean and filtered on the uptake.
That's true! Luck of the draw, sometimes. Gasoline can be the same sometimes.
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:34 PM   #207
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I did not feel comfortable pulling my 31 foot very far with the GMC 1500. Besides the transmission fell out not pulling anything so I had concerns. I saw a new 2500 HD Denali with a Duramax diesel. Didn't even drive it but made the deal mostly for the Allison. In30 seconds fell in love with it. Soon I hope to hook the AS and see how the torque works. Planning on many good miles. As a first time Diesel guy with no knowledge any recommendations on the best oil to run in a diesel. I have always used Casteroil but this is a new game for me. Thanks for information.
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I did not feel comfortable pulling my 31 foot very far with the GMC 1500. Besides the transmission fell out not pulling anything so I had concerns. I saw a new 2500 HD Denali with a Duramax diesel. Didn't even drive it but made the deal mostly for the Allison. In30 seconds fell in love with it. Soon I hope to hook the AS and see how the torque works. Planning on many good miles. As a first time Diesel guy with no knowledge any recommendations on the best oil to run in a diesel. I have always used Casteroil but this is a new game for me. Thanks for information.

Rotella 15-40. I am at 238,000 and going strong.
Only issues I have had are fuel filtering related. Consider adding secondary fuel filtration to 2 microns minimum ASAP to avoid dirty fuel related problems.
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I did not feel comfortable pulling my 31 foot very far with the GMC 1500. Besides the transmission fell out not pulling anything so I had concerns. I saw a new 2500 HD Denali with a Duramax diesel. Didn't even drive it but made the deal mostly for the Allison. In30 seconds fell in love with it. Soon I hope to hook the AS and see how the torque works. Planning on many good miles. As a first time Diesel guy with no knowledge any recommendations on the best oil to run in a diesel. I have always used Casteroil but this is a new game for me. Thanks for information.
Not stupid...the difference from the little 1/2 ton will be night/day.

I run Rotella full syn and get ~ 10k mi between changes according to the DIC. Those are towing/hauling miles...our truck is not a daily driver. Could extend that with secondary filter and analysis...but I am too lazy...

Congrats on the DuraMax/Alli...you will love it.

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