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Old 10-18-2020, 03:06 PM   #1
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Question Anyone in here own a Yak

Looks like I might be buying a 2007 Kodiak

Never owned one, much less any kind of Diesel,
any advice other than throwing lots of $ at her?

Likes, dislikes, would you own again, or no way?

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Old 10-18-2020, 03:40 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone in here own a Yak

What type of Diesel Engine does it have?
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Old 10-18-2020, 07:13 PM   #3
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Re: Anyone in here own a Yak

It has the Duramax Diesel engine, in another thread he mentioned it was a c4500. 8.1 gas and 6.6 diesel were the only 2 engine options in 4500/5500 01-10.

You looking for any specific info? Shouldn't need to throw lots of money at it unless it needs work. But just like any modern diesel, everything is more expensive than its comparable gas twin.

The engine will be the same as a 2500hd/3500 (LBZ) but detuned for less power. 2007 should have the full 6 speed transmission. 06+ have a 6 speed transmission but the 6th gear is locked out from the factory until 2007 or 2008 models. It can be enabled with a computer reflash from the dealer.

Change the oil every 5000 miles and fuel filter every 10,000. Add a lift pump to help out the injection pump and get extra filtration.

Go to dieselplace.com and search their heavy haulers section. There was alot of good info back in the day. Its slowed down alot now though.
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Old 10-19-2020, 11:15 AM   #4
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Re: Anyone in here own a Yak

So what do you plan to do with it?

I was thinking that a 12' cabover camper on a flatbed C4500 would be nice stable rig.
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Old 10-21-2020, 05:44 AM   #5
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It has the Duramax Diesel engine, in another thread he mentioned it was a c4500. 8.1 gas and 6.6 diesel were the only 2 engine options in 4500/5500 01-10.

You looking for any specific info? Shouldn't need to throw lots of money at it unless it needs work. But just like any modern diesel, everything is more expensive than its comparable gas twin.

The engine will be the same as a 2500hd/3500 (LBZ) but detuned for less power. 2007 should have the full 6 speed transmission. 06+ have a 6 speed transmission but the 6th gear is locked out from the factory until 2007 or 2008 models. It can be enabled with a computer reflash from the dealer.

Change the oil every 5000 miles and fuel filter every 10,000. Add a lift pump to help out the injection pump and get extra filtration.

Go to dieselplace.com and search their heavy haulers section. There was alot of good info back in the day. Its slowed down alot now though.
Thanks for all th information

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So what do you plan to do with it?
New Tow Piggy
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New Tow Piggy
Oh - like for a fifth-wheel or gooseneck?

Doncha noe an F-150 is all you need for that...?
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Old 10-26-2020, 05:37 AM   #7
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Oh - like for a fifth-wheel or gooseneck?

Doncha noe an F-150 is all you need for that...?
She is setup for all 3

(5th, Goose, Receiver)
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Re: Anyone in here own a Yak

Well, congratulations for wanting to get a Real Truck to pull a heavy trailer

A couple years ago I was sorta drooling over the fiber optic construction outfit's C4500 flatbed. I think they said it had a 6.0 gas in it (same as I now have in my K2500HD WT). Of course I was also drooling over their JD-650 dozer. I really wanted to borrow it over the weekend while it was sitting at the end of my driveway
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