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About mjcmichigan

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  1. DEF

    I’ve added Blue DEF and Walmart brand. No issues. Both stores sell a lot, so it was fresh. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Diesel vs 5.3

    Sounds like great advice! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Diesel vs 5.3

    No problems with Def yet. I get close to an oil change between needing to add DEF. My dealer will throw in DEF with the oil change,so asked about when I got a new service writer. He made an interesting comment. If you keep DEF full, eventually the computer will think the sensor is broke and it will throw Codes about DEF not working. He wasn’t specific, so this time I’m running it Dow to 20%. I’m currently at 27% and it will take a couple weeks of driving to get there. Anyone know how that DEF sensor really works? Sounded like BS to me as I’m in analytics and IOT. Never heard of a program that would assume a sensor is broke if it doesn’t get low on some period. If it gave the same value all the time... yes. Been loving the Canyon. Looking forward to the lease running out and considering the DM 3.0 I did forget to mention. Father in law has a 1500 from 95, and the 5.7l turbo diesel put out marginally more power that the 2.8DM 188HP vs 195HP 396ft# vs 400 ft #. He’s considering getting a 2.8l DM now. Told him to wait til he can see the 3l /1500. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Diesel vs 5.3

    You might end up pretty happy. I’ve had a couple Silverado 5.3l 1500 that I I used for commuting and boat trailering. I now have a 2017 Canyon with the 2.8l Duramax. My boat is 3000# fiberglass, 9’ tall, 8’ 9” wide on a 1200 # trailer. Canyon pulls it no problem. Can run 70+ mph easily. My commuting experience has been great. I drive 20 miles each way. 70 mph. Mostly highway or rural roads (55). It loves the heat and speed. Gas mileage overall with 21,000 is 26.3mpg. Best 50 mile ave was 38.5 mpg on the road between white river ontario and Hornepayne. Has done it repeatedly. Love 55mph no stopping, it is hilly, and 100km between the towns. Does that mileage in both directions. City driving, it will drop to 18/19 in the winter with warm ups and 4wd. The big negative is cargo box capacity. My 1500 was 1000#. Canyon is 700 or 750. Mine does have the extended box (a little short of 6.5’) I hear the 2019 Silverado 1500 will have a 3.0l duramax available Pictures were taken Saturday evening driving home from Detroit at a rest stop along I-75. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Towing Question

    A long time ford truck guy switched to Chevys after borrowing my 1500 5.3 Silverado to go retrieve is boat when his 150 blew its tranny. He could not believe how much better behaved it was. That said, his Ford was 90’s vintage and vs the new at the time Silverado. What won him over beyond on road performance was the maintenance schedules. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Towing Question

    Yes. I think it would pull it fine. My boat is 9.5’ wide and 8.5’ tall, so it has a lot of surface area. The 2.8 pulls it nicely. In Canada heading up for a week if fishing, 4 men and gear, it took an 8% grade to make it downshift. It’s a really torquey truck. My father in law has the 95 version of your truck. When I retire, I’ll get a 2500 or 3500. Lol. My 24yr old has an 07 top kick with the 6.6l duramax. That was an eye opener for a young man. Commercial class vehicles are harder to insure and harder to get parts for. My neighbors 25’ Airstream goes 7500#. He pulls with a full size gas truck. Wishes it had extending mirrors so he could see when backing it in. The canyon would be harder being narrower and 7500 is over the GWVR. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Towing Question

    Lol. Just to torment you a bit. That 2.8 pulls 30 mpg at 70-75mph. If I’m doing 55 it’s pushing 40. 23 around town Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Towing Question

    I’ve got a canyon with the 2.8 l duramax. I pull a 4000# boat no problem. The big thing you’ll notice coming from a 2500 is brakes. The 2500 has big heavy duty brakes. The canyon stops a lot longer. FYI the 2019 1500 is supposed to have a 3 litter duramax. Depending on your car trailer weight, that might be a better choice. Check the tongue weight. I think the canyon is 600#. You won’t have the heavy springs you have on the 2500. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Service Emmission System

    Thank you for the clarifications and corrections. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Service Emmission System

    Thanks for the update.... have a good trip with the truck... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. Service Emmission System

    Please post when they figure it out! Thanks! At 55mph, pulling 38 mpg? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Service Emmission System

    Was thinking about it more. My commute is 20-40 minutes of highway driving. That’s what they want for a regen. If the previous owner did a lot of short trips and no highway... it really just might need a road trip. Idling isn’t good enough for regen. It needs to be working a bit to regen. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Service Emmission System

    Regen has to do with DEF. I haven’t had an issue with mine, but have only 15k on it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Any Diesel shifting problems?

    I have the little Duramax in a Canyon. Have almost 15k on it. It’s very drivable. The tranny does behave pretty good. On a trip to Canada on the 90km/hr highways, it was taking 8% grades to make it drop to 5th. Held the speed perfectly, and no heavy lugging. I think you are right. Comes down to who is doing the tuning.
  15. Any Diesel shifting problems?

    I have the 2017 GMC with the Diesel 4 cylinder. Loving it. I commute with it and do the hunting fishing thing. Over the first 4700 miles my odometer says the average diesel mileage is 27.8 mpg. Highway trips its 30+, around town 22-23. Yes it holds the gear on grade, but it holds the speed and I found grades it would down shift. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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