How big of a battery do you need for a Duramax?
Although Duramax engines generally prefer batteries with a group size greater than 48, check the owner’s manual to get the appropriate battery size for the vehicle. Remember, the larger the battery, the more power it provides, so always choose the largest possible size that will fit your vehicle.
What are cold cranking amps on Duramax battery?
Determine the temperature tolerance rate of the battery before making the purchase. Cold Cranking Amps are the number of amperes a battery at 0 degrees Fahrenheit can discharge for 30 seconds while sustaining 1.2 volts per cell. Cold weather can drain the charge, thus it is essential to determine the CCA ratings of the battery.
What should the charging cycle be for a Duramax Diesel?
Charging cycles are another important trait for an ideal diesel battery. A charging cycle of 400 would be sufficient for a standard heavy-duty vehicle, but Duramax diesel engines require a charging cycle of at least 500 to sustain a durable charge in the vehicle.
What makes a Duramax diesel engine so good?
Duramax diesel engines are manufactured with powerful components that require ample energy from the battery to crank them. When hot climate affects the functionality of the vehicle, a battery that can sustain extreme temperature tops the list of features for a good battery.
How can I Keep my Duramax Diesel pump healthy?
However, there are measures you can take to keep the pump happy and healthy, the first being to always buy your diesel from a high-traffic, reputable filling station that’s known to dispense good, clean fuel. Second, always change the fuel filter at or before the recommended service interval.
What are the problems with the Duramax LB7?
One thing the ’01-’04 LB7 Duramax is notorious for is injector failure. The two primary failure points of the factory injectors are internal cracking of the injector body itself and corrosion-induced failure of the internal ball seat.
Are there any problems with the Duramax engine?
The failure is most common in higher horsepower engines, but can still occur in moderately modified and even stock power plants. Not specific to one version of Duramax in particular (ex: LB7, LLY, LBZ, LMM or LML), the problem exists across all generations.
Why is the odometer not working on my Chevy truck?
All the gauges (minus the broken speedometer) spike high to low. Sometimes the odometer/message center will work, but not display the correct mileage when it does work. My main battery was dead today. I noticed that the odometer display was still on when I turned the truck off; it was just a few bars of color on the display.