Dude, check out www.cumminsforum.com I am a member there. They have a section that is dedicated to the truck you are talking about and they talk about the good and the bad. Spend 30 minutes there and all your questions will be answered.
I have not done the delete or unplugged the egr.
i'm not sure I would do that vegetable oil deal...
I have an 08 3500 laramie. I love the truck but have had my issues.
Pros: 1.) pulls my 36' apache better than my 05 3500 did (be sure to put a titan 18k lb hitch on)
2.) Exhaust brake is great because I tow with it everyday
3.) Nice turning radius and overall easy to maneuver in the city
4.) Love the bells and whistles (nav., sunroof, pop out step ups etc.)
5.) Don't have to clean exhaust soot off of back bumper or front of boat after a long haul.
Cons: 1.) Fuel economy
2.) Warranty issues (turbo replaced @ 10,000 miles, had a transmission leak, dash shield recall, currently have a brake fluid leak that have not wasted a day to mess with at dealer yet
Great truck and I am looking forward to getting out of warranty so I can do the deletes. When my turbo started throwing codes every day I was glad I had a warranty even if it did take them a week to fix it and I had rent a truck because my rental vehicle was an F***in mini van.
Lastly, I can tell in my truck that if it wasn't for the regens that my fuel economy pulling utility trailers around town would be more like 18-19mpg rather thatn the 13-14mpg that I am getting. If you watch the overhead lie-ometer you can see the fuel economy hit the crapper when the regen process kicks in. I am up to 19,000miles now and it appears the fuel economy has improved slightly as most diesels do.
If you decide to pass, let me know about it. I've been kicking around the idea of getting a new tow rig.
"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation."
My white 2006 dually is for sale. 62,000 miles, never a problem with anything on it. Motor is stock except for True Flow air filter system and Fluidampr. 3.73 rear end and 6speed G56 manual transmission. 2wd. am/fm/cd/sirius, LineX bedliner, Popup gooseneck hitch, 5th wheel mounting rails available n/c.
I don't know anyone that has one of those engines that likes it. Great power, but they are always in the shop for emissions, or they won't run right. Soemthing like that. It isn't the mechanical parts, it has something to do with the emissions (rap. Buy an 04 with low miles. That was the last year of the bulletproof truck. Get the first generatio HO engine. The late production model o4's made more power, but the milage was on it's way down.
If you decide to get it, make sure it has a good warranty.
Remember that I sold these turds for 3 years right around the time that they started screwing them up. Can't go wrong with a low milage early production 2004.
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