What causes a Duramax diesel engine to heat up?
When the engine is working hard, the turbocharger is drawing in a ton of air, and the restrictive stock turbo inlet tube can effectively choke the VGT turbocharger causing the compressor outlet temperature to skyrocket, heating up the intercooler, and ultimately raising the temperature of combustion and the coolant temp.
What happens if the crankshaft on a Duramax goes bad?
Perhaps the most devastating of all Duramax failures is a broken factory crankshaft. Not only does this mean game-over for the engine, but it results in a truck that’s down for weeks (if not months) and a huge chunk of change missing from your wallet.
What kind of transmission does a Duramax diesel use?
It was the first to come bolted to the six-speed Allison transmission which provides a lower cruising RPM and greater fuel efficiency when compared to the five-speed on the LB7 and LLY.
Why are the Pistons on my Duramax not working?
Low-quality castings from its suppliers and a reduced amount of meat present in the wrist pin area (thanks to the use of wrist pin bushings) are to blame for factory piston failure. In most cases, the cast-aluminum piston cracks along the center line of the wrist pin, as shown above.
Is the GMC Duramax Trans won’t shift?
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What happens when a Duramax engine goes down?
Not only does this mean game-over for the engine, but it results in a truck that’s down for weeks (if not months) and a huge chunk of change missing from your wallet. The failure is most common in higher horsepower engines, but can still occur in moderately modified and even stock power plants.
Why is the Speedo not working on my Duramax?
Speedo isn’t working and the service Brake system light is on along with the parking brake indicator and the abs lamp. Still isn’t showing the gear indicator. What other speed sensors does this truck have?
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.