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About mjcmichigan

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  1. I have a 2017 duramax 2.8 with the long box. It’s great. I love it. Most the time the mid size works well for me. I hauled pavers in the bed and had to make two trips so I didn’t overload the bed. Bed rated at 700# vs 1000# on the Half ton. The pavers were 5# each and needed 360blocks. I made it with 2 trips. The half ton would have needed 2 trips too. A friend got the 1/2 ton Chevy in February. He’s beside himself. Previously he had a 2500 and a 6.6TD. He can’t believe the milage, drivability and performance. I’m Thinking about upsizing. Probably depends if I lease or buy. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. If you love gas mileage, you’re going to be happy. I have 36000 on my 2017 Canyon long bed and my trucks lifetime mileage, including getting stopped in bumper to bumper, towing a 4500# boat/trailer is 27.1 mpg. On the Canadian Highway 17 I got 39.4 mpg over 50 mile rolling Average. It took an 8% grade to make the tranny downshift while doing 60mph.... it’s a happy little motor. I do go off road and it likes it. Narrow than a full-size, and short wheel base, I can get in and out of places that make the big trucks shy off. My lease is up I. October. Not sure if I’ll do the canyon(2.8l duramax) or the Sierra (3.0l duramax). I do miss the bigger box. I have a friend with the 3.0 l who really likes it(prior vehicle was a 6.6l duramax. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. I should say.. many dealers charge a diagnostic fee for pulling the code. You didn’t mention that. I bought a hand held code puller and it can reset the error codes, so you can clear it if it makes sense. I’d clear loose gas cap and other non-problem codes. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I’d think that would be under warranty still. I have a 2017 2.8 Duramax and I’ve never had to reprogram it. Did you take a lightening strike? You can contact the Zone dealer and ask for a full refund. Ask them to show you the defective parts.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Your dealer is not a good dealer. No definition of a good dealer includes any of the BS you’ve dealt with. Lemon law and regional zone manager should be contacted. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I’ve used prestige and Walmart brand. All work fine if reasonably fresh ( The local station with DEF on the pump requires the big diesel nozzle. I could not use it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. My daily is only 6 miles. Haven’t had any DEF issues. Seems to regen when I’m on the highway. Haven’t noticed regen in town. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Neat feature! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Nice looking truck. I googled the images as I didn’t know the trailboss badge. Today, I drove to Cabelas about 30 miles on the highway at 75 mph (also against the wind) instantaneous mileage was 29-36. On the way home, with the wind, on backroads doing 55, I was getting 25-28, then hooked up with the highway doing 75 again, and still pulling 25-ish. I’ve seen this periodically, and I think that’s was regen looks like. I’ve had long trips were the overall mileage is great, but there is a half hour or so, where the mileage drops. I run my tires between 36 and 40psi.(depends on load). I have a tonneau cover as well. Most people that drive the 2.8l duramax are quite happy. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. The Tech sounds like a dope. It does need occasional 30 minute high way trips to regen. I get 6000-9000 miles between oil changes, and I let me DEF run down to 10% before filling it. My tech said, you want to trip the low DEF periodically. If you keep it topped off the programming assumes the sensor is broke at some point. I can’t imagine that would apply to the low milage you had. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I’ve got the 2017 with the 2.8l duramax diesel. I’ve loaded it with 4 men and a full load off fishing gear for a week in Canada. Pulled 38.5mpg when in the 55-60mph range. 33 at 70-75mph. It took at 8% grade to make it drop out of overdrive. Nearly 400ft# of torque. I have a 4000# boat on a 1000# trailer. It pulls it comfortably. The boat is 9’ tall on the trailer and 8.5’ wide on the trailer. I did get the 6.5’ box and crew cab and 4x4. It’s hauled a lot of fish game and gear. The 4wheel drive is solid. Never stuck on a two track or 4 wheeling.. Range on a tank of diesel on the highway is 600+ miles. I like the Canyon. Haven’t decided to get that or the full size diesel next time. I went on a two week hunting trip in the bush. It was hard to get all that gear in.. might go up to full size. I do love the diesel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Agreeing, and have used Wal-Mart def Check the date Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Hi Rey, I’ve got a 2017. That sound, I don’t recognize. As loud and clear as it is, I’d speculate it’s in the cab. Sounds like a relay to me, but don’t recognize it. Maybe others will. I did see the post the first time you put it out there. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. 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
  15. 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
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