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2007 Chevy LBZ Duramax Build

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To start, I want to address a few issues that came with the deal…

1. The passenger side taillight was broken. I replaced it with a cheap Amazon look alike.

2. The gauge cluster lights and dim kept flickering on and off. I diagnosed it to be a faulty dimmer/headlight switch and replaced it with another cheap Amazon purchase.

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This one day, at the local Junkyard…

I stumbled across a badly wrecked LMM Duramax and found…

A Banks Intake, Weather Tec floor mats and a Banks Six Gun Tuner. All for only $75!

After cleaning the Banks filter, waiting for a pre filter and correct LBZ Banks intake elbow to arrive, I install the goods!

I went back to the same Junkyard a week later and scored 2 good used Interstate batteries, 2014 Like new vinyl seat covers, 2006 Yukon Bose Door speakers and chrome door handles. Installed the same day. $60

Edit: And a free set of new jumper cables

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Unfortunately the LMM Banks 6 gun tuner will not work on the LBZ… Bummer. It is for sale…

On a positive note, the Banks Intake actually surprised me with some added power and faster response! The old stock intake is rated for 500hp and it had a new honeycomb filter pre Banks Intake.

The Blazers old adjustable hitch did no good sitting on the shelf collecting dust. Found a great use for it.

Edit: For my reference because I forget things…

16,000 Pound Pintle Weight
1,600 Pound Tounge Weight
7,500 Weight Carrying Weight
12,000 Weight Distribution

I already have Hotshot Driving Companies pounding down my door… No Joke!

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It does not bother me as much as it should… I know that one day, I will find time to prep, sand, prime and paint it. I have the tools and know how. It has been Googled the white in color tends to do this… The bedrail damage? I’ll see if the paintless dent repair kit I have on the shelf can fix that later this summer.

I am not complaining at all! I have the last year pre Def Duramax out there!

Edit: One more picture for good measure :-)

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I’ll follow along.
Probably the most reliable year for Duramax.
Awesome! Welcome aboard and don’t forget to buckle up! NASA is about to take off!

I agree! Seems like a ton of people want to buy the LBZ since they have a lot more power potential within the middle class financial grasp.

The LP5 is just too darn expensive right now for the average Joe and it has not been around long enough to get longevity reports.

An LP5 would be cool though…
 

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I had the worst fishing trip ever yesterday. As soon as the boat was in the water, the motor would not idle unless I manually turned up the throttle. Also one of the boat trailer tires blew on the way home and the Duramax driveshaft carrier bearing went out too. :-( Shit happens in 3’s

Anyhow, today I replaced the carrier bearing. O’Rileys #6064. I used a 10” reach puller to get the bearing off. Darn thing was expensive. $298!

The total time would have been about 1 hour if I had the puller and the correct bearing to begin with. So hopefully if any LBZ owner has a bad drive shaft carrier bearing go out, these part numbers should be what you need.

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