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Yelp, something years ago just told me to buy the 2006 LBZ. It was December 2005 the dealer had some left over LLY Trucks, but I said nope I want the LBZ, its got more power. So here I am I have the 2006, 2500HD crew cab 4x4, with about 87,800 miles on it.This is the first L5P we got to tear into. Personally I would NEVER own one. These things are just stupid. And I thought the LML was a pain in the ass to work on. If you want a duramax get a LLY or LBZ.
I take a 6.5TD over an GM Uber screwup LLY Duramax overheater any day because the temp problems on a 6.5 are a known known and can be fixed. (Except for Hummers: they just expend the engines.) My modified cooling system 6.2 turbo IDI has drug many trailers through Death Valley in the 121 degree temps with the AC on. First (only and last) trailer I drug through Death Valley with that POS LLY overheater I had: it was a survival situation with the heater on high in 121 degree temps and nothing was cooling it down. The LLY had programming and the AFE intake elbow to help with known LLY design defects aka temp problems before setting out. No, backing off the throttle and manual downshifting to keep RPM up doesn't stop the temp runaway on an LLY when it decides it's going to pin the guages in the red.This is the first L5P we got to tear into. Personally I would NEVER own one. These things are just stupid. And I thought the LML was a pain in the ass to work on. If you want a duramax get a LLY or LBZ.