TDG Mafia # 81
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
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There are some head gasket issues with the 01's also. GM revised both the torque specs and the head gasket design. Mine went out the day that I bought my truck so the dealer covered it luckily, but the head gaskets are a salty dog. I would check to see if they have been done on that truck before I decided to offload that other truck. There are other minor issues like wheel bearing hub assembly and block heater cords.
My block heater hasnt worked all winter and my truck started like a champ in -25*. So that wouldnt be such a big deal, as long as you have good batteries. Once the cord is replaced it hasnt failed since, but factory ones were prone to failure.
On the good side, my truck has performed next to flawless since I bought it, and I love the nice economy and power that I have in it.
2001 GMC 2500HD EC/LB, 4X4. A few go fast goodies. 540hp/1107tq Danville Dyno 11/09, Kennedy 40% injectors.
05 IH 9400i with Cummins ISX pulling a lumber bunk trailer, stuck in a swamp somewhere in Indiana.
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