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Old 01-15-2020, 06:35 PM
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Default I'm looking at a 2016 Silverado K2500 4x4 , any feed back ?

It'a 6.0 and I'm just wondering if they have any inherent issues ?
It has 90,000 miles on it and a few dings but overall its in good shape .
It was pulling a goose neck trailer , still has the ball in the bed .
What are your thoughts , please ?
Old 01-15-2020, 06:55 PM
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Only thing that would really hurt that motor would be lack of maintenance. That is easily a 250k-300k motor if not more. When I buy vehicles I usually look for trucks around that mileage as they have a ton of useful life left. Very strong motor. Make sure if you do buy it, pay attention to the trans, get it serviced.
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Thanks Cody !
I'm looking at short hauls to the ramp mostly and I hardly put any miles on a vehicle , maybe the keys a couple times a year .
Not sure about the service , I'll have the carfax tomorrow .
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I had one, and miss it! Was a great truck for me, should’ve kept it.

If you’re towing with it, just be sure to let the motor rev.
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I owned a 2016 GMC 2500 Crew Cab, 4x4 with the 6.0. I loved the truck and the motor. Would still have it, but, bought a huge 5th wheel, about 14,000 lbs. It did pull it, but, gave it all it wanted and got 6mpg. Otherwise, its a great truck and motor. They will last forever, they are just thirsty. Mine got around 13mpg in everyday, non-towing driving.
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Well I picked it today and I just love this truck !
It should be just the ticket for pulling my cat .
Time will tell .
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^^^^Yep, I own a 2016 GMC 2500 4X4 6.0L only have 24k on it but it has been a good truck no issues..
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I’ve had four Duramax presently have a 2016 Silverado High country,

with my third one we did 8000 miles out west and averaged 10 mpg, pulling a 12000 pound fifth wheel.

the16 averages 20-21 around the neighborhood and I’ve gotten as 23-24 over the road.

with only 40k miles on this one and 73 yo this will be my last one. Last boat and LAST WIFE
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Originally Posted by Smitty 45 View Post
Well I picked it today and I just love this truck !
It should be just the ticket for pulling my cat .
Time will tell .

My 2013 has 256k miles. Pull 10k+ everyday for work. Still going strong. 14mpg empty, 8 pulling
crew cab long bed 4x4
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'13 K2500 6.0 6L90E 180K and still runs and drives like new. I pull a 26' boat and work trailers with some regularity. Keep the transmission serviced with Dexron VI synthetic too, I changed the filter kit at 100k and now use my oil extractor for my Yamahas every 3rd or 4th engine oil change to swap out 4 quarts of tranny fluid. Other than shitty fuel economy (8 or 9 city/13 hwy) I cant complain, gets the job done.
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I'm getting around 12 mpg or less around town , but I only drive two miles to work , then back .
The seats are wearing on the door side from sliding in and out .
Is there a fix for that ?
Can I order the seat panel and have it sewn in ?
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Originally Posted by Smitty 45 View Post
I'm getting around 12 mpg or less around town , but I only drive two miles to work , then back .
The seats are wearing on the door side from sliding in and out .
Is there a fix for that ?
Can I order the seat panel and have it sewn in ?
Very common problem. You can order a new bottom section cloth. Remove seat bottom from frame , remove old cloth, and stretch new cloth over. Its tedious, but worth it. There are also companies that will do it, for not that bad of a price. If the foam is degraded, you may need a new pad. As these trucks get taller and taller, it's a common problem. After u fix it, put step bars on it so it doesnt happen again
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Originally Posted by Codycat View Post
Very common problem. You can order a new bottom section cloth. Remove seat bottom from frame , remove old cloth, and stretch new cloth over. Its tedious, but worth it. There are also companies that will do it, for not that bad of a price. If the foam is degraded, you may need a new pad. As these trucks get taller and taller, it's a common problem. After u fix it, put step bars on it so it doesnt happen again
Do you have a source or a link ?
Mine are leather , do they have that also ?
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Originally Posted by Smitty 45 View Post
Do you have a source or a link ?
Mine are leather , do they have that also ?
Yes they do have leather. Ebay
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I have a 2014 Chevy 2500HD 4x4 with the 6.0 gas engine. Been a very reliable truck, pulls well, and is fairly comfortable for a HD truck. Only issue is it likes to drink gas, get around 14 to 15 MPG, but other than that I like the truck.
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Katzkin for leather.

Great truck I had a 15' duramax.
Change your sparkplugs and use Iridium NGK or AC- DO NOT USE BOSCH.
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I would change out all the fluids and filters. Buy high quality synthetic ATF for the trans; synthetic gear oil for the diff, and replace engine oil and filter. Best couple hundred you could spend on that truck, and you will now have a benchmark.
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Thanks guys , all good stuff !
I will do the plugs and the fluids , the seat is going to have to wait till it actually tears .
I'm getting 12 mpg around town , but just love the truck .
I paid $20,800 for it with new tires , but it has a couple dents I need to have fixed .
It was someones work truck , but I'll shine and buff it up , LOL

You can see the dents at the bottom of the doors .

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