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Old 04-05-2014, 09:32 AM   #31
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Thanks guys. These answers are pretty consistent.
Happy camping and I hope the OP gets his issue resolved without spending too much money.
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:56 AM   #32
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If it were me I'd be doing the breaking in driving without and then with the trailer. With my D/A 2011 it was 500 miles without and then 5oo miles with the 5er. That way, driving on a highway at 50 mph I got to know the way the truck handled, without and then with the 5er. Besides it was a way to see the country side without being on a go fast highway.
That's how we broke in our 2006 Dodge Cummins. Only it was 1000 miles before towing, then 500 miles towing at a max speed of 50 mph.
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Old 04-05-2014, 10:34 AM   #33
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Bil let his daughter's bf use truck to move her...he put gas in tank....made it bout 15 miles....ins covered it, but his premium went sky high....2011 gmc

These new bosch pumps are divas...they will gall if u sneeze on em...I always run 5% BIO and/or additive in every tank...poor lube from ulsd is the main concern..well..besides putting contaminates in on your own...lol

Cousins fiancee put 3 gal of def in tank...idled it for 10 min....fuel system shot....his business wrote it off, I got an extra tailgate and his black rear bumper :-) (2012 f350)

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Old 04-05-2014, 02:11 PM   #34
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Did I miss something? I haven't heard anything about $2k.
And yes nowdays 10 miles is enough to trash a fuel system in newer diesels. Todays diesels compared to the earlier 2000's diesels have changed GREATLY. Just look at a scan tool at available options. There is an ecm for everything, and stricter tolerances and specs on everything.
Guess I need to say "current" dealer tech

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Old 04-05-2014, 02:15 PM   #35
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Not to jack the thread but since there seems to be several techs chiming in I have a question that I've never seen a consistent answer on.
I currently own an '11 2500 HD D/A. I'm going to pick up a '15 dually this year and was wondering if the Duramax requires or if it's best to break it before towing the 5er. I've been told it's not necessary and I've been told to put about 1K on it before towing. What your thoughts ?
This will be the last pickup for a very long time and I want to make it last.
Very much worth it to look on the manual, little known fact, GM required a break in before towing on..........differentials. Yes, some 1500 chassis trucks, Suburbans and Tahoes had a break in period then change to synthetic before towing. I learned that when a family came into town with a brand new Suburban, that they used to tow their brand new TT to the locan NASCAR race. 2,200 miles on the vehicle, rear diff bearings shot. I built it, filled it with syn, never heard from them again.

So, you never know. I'd check the OM.
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Old 04-05-2014, 03:24 PM   #36
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Not to jack the thread but since there seems to be several techs chiming in I have a question that I've never seen a consistent answer on.
I currently own an '11 2500 HD D/A. I'm going to pick up a '15 dually this year and was wondering if the Duramax requires or if it's best to break it before towing the 5er. I've been told it's not necessary and I've been told to put about 1K on it before towing. What your thoughts ?
This will be the last pickup for a very long time and I want to make it last.
Heres what my manual says. Not new, but doubt that gms position has changed. And I dont know anyone that drives one at 55mph.


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Old 04-05-2014, 04:03 PM   #37
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I have an '01 7.3l F250 diesel and I spray painted my fuel cap bright green with DIESEL stenciled across the face. I always try to be the only one to fill up my truck but often in Oregon they require you to allow the fuel island attendant to do it for you. I was in Florence, OR talking with one of these attendants a few years ago and he told me so far that summer the kids who worked there had filled 2 diesel trucks with gasoline.
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Old 04-05-2014, 05:08 PM   #38
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Question for you knowledgeable techs that say that these newer smokers can not take a little gasoline. Can they run anything else but clean green diesel or does the least little contaminant will lock them up to be no more than a yard ornament? I toss all kinds of liquids down the tank and not worry at all about it. My Brother-in-Law has a Ford F-250 2010 and I get way better mileage than he does..... When he said that he had to add muffler oil to his truck.... I thought that he was smoking and drinking too much again...
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Old 04-05-2014, 06:03 PM   #39
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Heres what my manual says. Not new, but doubt that gms position has changed. And I dont know anyone that drives one at 55mph.


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Thanks. I better buy it in the off season then. Too much temptation to hook it and go.
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Well they will burn 20% biodiesel ?...but no you cant pour motor oil in em anymore...thats the trade off for the emissions junk, but also why they put out 400+ hp straight off the lot.....mainly it has to do with the high pressure pump and the injector setup. ....and I still laugh at people who tell me that def is for the regen or makes mileage worse...speaking of mpg, if you delete the emissions stuff on a newer one (egr/def/dpf) you can get a hefty kick in mpg...but heck ill take 21mpg hwy and no diesel clack or smoke any day....to each their own...if my dpf fails or clogs I aint putting another on tho. ..just saying...lol

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