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    Default Just bought my first diesel..06 6.6l Chevy duramax 4x4 crew cab

    Hi there . I just bought my first diesel truck and I need lots of help because I don't know squat about diesels.... If u have an 06 Chevy duramax 4x4 6.6l engine, I need a list of the things That I should do to maintain my truck in good condition....such as oil change and with oil is better for this truck...that sort of thing...thanx

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    Welcome aboard the GMTC. I'm not much of a diesel know it most, but I just wanted to say welcome aboard.

    If at first you don't succeed, get a bigger cheater bar.

    1999 GMC Sierra SLT Z71 | 5.3 "Vortec" | Spectre "Cold Air Intake" | TransDapt TBS | Hypertech 30005 Tune | 2005 Chevy Tail Lights | Denali headlights | Grill Mounted Fog Lights | AWS Bug Shield | 265/70/16 Futura Scramblers | Boss HD Speakers | 2005 Overhead Console | Flowmaster Super 40 mufflers 2N1O | Mostly stock-ish
    Bigger Amp Alternator | Electric Fans | Transmission Fluid cooler | Paint (Halfway there)| Interior Restoration/Upgrade with newer model parts | Window Visors (In channel) | Tint | Low-Profile Tool Box | LEDs throughout stock cab locations (68% Done) | And whatever is spurr of the moment
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    Thanx... I got in this forum to chat with people that might give me sum tips on these diesel truck is nice it's just that I have no clue on the maintenance of a duramax

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    welcome to the club and enjoy the site.......
    Duramax 6.6 lly there is lots of info around for you ..... just snoop around the threads you will find all you need to know and all those who know....

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    Welcome to the GMTC, hope you enjoy your stay.

    2002 Chevrolet Silverado Extended Cab SportSide: See Mods in My Garage

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    Welcome to the G M T C !

    2010 Z/71 Colorado C/C
    Black 4X4 w/5.3L V8
    2007 Winnebago Adventurer
    w/8.1L Chevy & Allison 6spd.
    Canyon Lake, Texas

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    Welcome to the club. Sounds like you have a beautiful truck there. Take your time and browse through all of the threads and you should find some good info to start with. At worst it will give you more detailed questions to ask and just post a new thread. Good to have you and I look forward to seeing some pics of that beast.

    To Be Completed (Eventually):
    6" BDS Suspension lift | KingShocks Front and Rear Coil Overs | 4.56 Gears | 35" A/Ts (TBD) | Cervinis 07-12 Silverado Ram Air Hood | Fab Fours Front Winch Bumper (CS07-H2051-1) | Fab Fours Full Size Rear Bumper (CS07-W1850-1) | RX-2 Series Main Grille (Black) | Line-x Bed and wheel wells | Skid Plates | Rizor Automated Tonneau Cover | Custom Bed Insert | RBP RX-3 Series Nerf Bars | Kenwood Excelon DNX9990HD | JL Audio Stealthbox (2x500RMS) | JL Audio HD 1200/1 Class D Mono Amp | JL Audio C5-653 Components (Front) | JL Audio C5-650 Components (Rear) | JL Audio Slash v2 300/4v2 Class A/B Amp

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    once i get a lift, some nice rims and good size will b a beast...Click image for larger version. 

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    Welcome to the Club!!!

    Check out this may find it helpful.

    Mike (Denver, CO) - 2008 Sierra 1500 Z71 SLE 5.3L 4WD

    SUSPENSION: Rancho 4" Suspension Lift; Rancho RS9000XL Shocks; Rancho Skid Plates; Rancho MyRide Wireless Shock Controller;
    BFG All Terrain KO 315/70/17
    DRIVE TRAIN: 4.56 Gears; Detroit TrueTrac Differential; True Cool 40k Transmission Cooler
    PERFORMANCE: DiableSport Predator Tuner; Custom Tuned by Diablew; Magnaflow Exhaust; AFE Cold Air Intake
    ELECTRONICS: Kenwood DNX6180 Touchscreen; Subthump box w/10" Kicker; Driver Information Center (DIC); Rear View Camera
    ACCESSORIES: Westin Brush/Grill Gaurd; Westin Nerf Bars; Truxedo Tonneau; 20% Tint; Tow Mirrors w/Heat & Signals

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    With that engine, it's already a beast. The lift and tires will certainly solidify the fact though. I love the fender flares too. What brand are they and how do you like them? Put a 4-6" lift on that and some mean 35" A/Ts and I think Surreal might have competition for my favorite NBS on here.

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