Originally Posted by gotsand?
sticker says june of 2004...so I would guess 2004.5
what is the difference? which one is better?
The 03-04 get a few mpgs better than the 04.5 and up. I think the 03-04 have a frame or engine mounted lift pump that tends to be problematic, or so it seems from all the posts on the diesel sites.
Do some research on one of the several diesel truck sites out there: TDR, Dieselresource, Cumminsforum, etc. Just beware, after visiting them you'll wonder how the truck even runs without extra filters, aftermarket lift pumps, fuel additives, etc. :chiefwoohaw: :chiefwoohaw::chiefwoohaw:
My 05 CTD is the identical twin to yours and it been the best truck I've owned so far (9 not counting heeps) though I was hoping for better mpgs. Hope yours serves you well.