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Old 10-11-2016, 09:17 PM   #31
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New dmax owner, but a bad start

I think a turbo failure is pretty rare per a thread I'd read on another forum of a failure on a 2016. These are complex machines, so stuff is bound to come up.

I've really enjoyed my truck so far. This past weekend we traveled up to Chickasaw National Park from DFW. Even with strong headwinds, and the cruise set at 68, it just pulled quietly in 6th for all but a short bit as we crested the Arbuckles. It dropped to 5th there.
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Old 10-12-2016, 10:49 AM   #32
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Had a weird experience with Mt Dmax while traveling back to Oklahoma. The turbo failed with only 10,000 miles on it. Dealer in Tennessee replaced it and said they had never seen one fail at such low miles. Truck did great thru Tennessee and Virginia mountains. Averaged 13.2 mph for the 3700 miles. Coming over the Appalachianso, got caught behind 18 wheeler and got slowed down to 45 on incline. Pulled out, ran 2300 to 2400 and climbed right back to 65 with no trouble. Love my Dmax.

Doesn't matter what brand turbo can fail, if you look at failure rate it is pretty low overall.
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Old 10-12-2016, 11:31 AM   #33
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Just wanted to comment on the plug you had snapped a picture of. I could very well be wrong, but that just might be the plug for the LED bed lighting option, if you don't already have it.

EDIT: My bad for not looking at the post dates. You probably already figured out what the plug was for, since it was two months ago. Sorry about that.
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Old 10-12-2016, 05:02 PM   #34
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Actually I hadn't figured that out. Thanks.

I do have one complaint on this truck. The paint. Less than 2K miles on the truck multiple dings down to bare metal. Other cars/trucks I've had can take a rock or door ding here and there and not go all the way through the surface.
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Old 10-26-2016, 10:30 PM   #35
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I love my 2015 Duramax. 17000 miles and no warranty issues. It is an awesome tow vehicle. All Duramax pickups are 3.73 fears for 2015 and 16. Not sure on gearing for older models.


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I just bought a 2016 2500 Duramax/Allison on Saturday and mine came with the 4.10 rear end. I have the 4x4 z71 and LTZ package.
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I just bought a 2016 2500 Duramax/Allison on Saturday and mine came with the 4.10 rear end. I have the 4x4 z71 and LTZ package.
Id like to see a pic of your RPO codes in your glove box.
I've never, ever seen any available option for the duramax other than 3.73, unless it was in a Kodiak or topkick truck.
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Old 10-27-2016, 02:55 AM   #37
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I have it on the sticker that was on the window sticker. Check out the mechanical section.


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Old 10-27-2016, 03:07 AM   #38
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The sticker shows a 6.0 gas engine.
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The sticker shows a 6.0 gas engine.
Indeed it does. Someone must've given me the wrong sticker because those Duramax badges and that noise from the engine is pretty diesel-y.

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compare your speed and rpm with another 16 dmax, the sticker is probibly in error
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