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About mjcmichigan

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  1. Diesel vs 5.3

    I’d agree. I Went from a 5.3l to 2.8l Dura-max. I pull a 20ft fiberglass IO that sleeps 2, between trailer and boat it’s 4500#. Pulls no problem. Milage is great. I did want to add that the Specs on the 2017 Dura-Max that HP and Torque compare to the heavy duty full size trucks that ran the 5.7l turbo diesel (1995 vintage) very comparable. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Diesel vs 5.3

    My dealer’s service rep tells me, you can get a light on if you don’t let the DEF get below 20%....evidently it does like being topped off every oil change. I have for had trouble with my DEF fluid. Great Truck! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Any Colorado diesel owners

    2017 Canyon Diesel owner. 24,000 miles. Averages 26.4 MPG. Including Michigan winters. Pulls my 4500# 20ft boat/trailer easily. Climbs. Hills like no tomorrow.. takes a full load and 8% grade to make engine downshift to hold 80kph.(56 mph). Great on two tracks. Have not stuck it in a swamp yet! Loving owning my first diesel. Take it hunting and fishing, and drive it to work. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. 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
  5. Diesel vs 5.3

    Sounds like great advice! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Service Emmission System

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

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

    Please post when they figure it out! Thanks! At 55mph, pulling 38 mpg? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. 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
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