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Looking to buy a Duramax?

I found a 2002 Duramax 4x4 CC shortbed body and interior look good, 165k miles. Not sure yet if it has had a tuner or found out about injector replacement either. Im at the point where Im not real sure which duramax motor to go with, I like the deal ive found but if you guys think I would be better off buying an LLY or Lbz I dont mind waiting for the right one. Eventually I want to get EFI but thats down the road and im not going for 500hp either just wanna have some decent power. Let me know what you guys think, and when i go back to look at it again what things do I need to look for on the front end an other areas. Just trying to make sure I make a smart buy and do not want to buy a money pit. I had an 03 Cummins in the past but I just like the chevy interior better. Thanks Guys for your time
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2002 would be an LB7. They are the only non-VGT Duramax and are a very nice choice. Post the vin in the vin check section and ask the seller to see the maintenance receipts. As long as it was maintained, it should give you no troubles.


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Feel stupid lol whats Non-VGT?
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A LBZ would be a wiser investment, being that everything is newer and fractionally has a better longevity. A VGT is a Variable Geometry Turbo.

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