Afternoon ladies and gents. I have spent hours upon hours trying to do my homework here on the GM 6.0 gasser engines. I have been around diesels the past 6 years, love my current tow rig. (2013 Ram 2500 Tradesman w/ 6/7 cummins) Truck is stock no deletes. What brought me here is we have our first baby on the way, the thought of saving some money by trading down to a gasser seems like a good idea. But i am not sure with how often i tow that i will be happy.
I live in Illinois and tow a 28 ft enclosed racecar hauler throughout the state (mostly flat). I tow every weekend from April to October generally, the trailer weighs close to 8K loaded. Obviously the cummins tows this with zero issues, and i'm assuming the GM 6.0 would tow this fine as well. I found a 2009 Chevy 2500 that's loaded with 110,000 miles on it. It appears to be in great shape, from what i found out it has the LY6 engine. If i were to make the switch i'd free up over 100 bucks a month, but is that really enough to justify the switch? I'm not in a bind for money at the moment, but obviously saving some money never hurts.
I guess i'm basically looking at some opinion's from guys that have maybe made the switch from a diesel to a gasser, and see what there thoughts were? Or do i tow enough that i should just stick it out with the diesel? Looking forward to your thoughts!
*Also, i would estimate that based on my location and where i'm traveling i drive roughly 3500-4000 miles a year with the trailer hooked up.
I have over 2,200 miles on my truck and really like it. A few minor issues:
My gas gauge hits E and low fuel light comes on after consuming 21 gallons. So, I have over 5 gallons and approx. 100 miles left before running out. This is about 2 gallons too early IMO. Is anyone else experiencing this? Also, I have a few times where the indicator lights don't come on my heated seat buttons. The seats still heat up, just no lights. After adjusting the volume from the steering wheel, the volume graphic will sometimes stay on the display in the dash. After remote starting, I will enter the cab and after hitting the start button, a warning will appear on the display: "Service Steering Column Lock". I'll hit the check mark to dismiss and it goes away. I hope they come up with fixes for these items. Thanks.
By Rogue Leader
Hey guys, been searching but haven't found a simple way to look this up. I have a 2008 Silverado 2500 HD 6.0 Gas, extended cab, 8 foot bed, I am reasonably sure its a 3.73 axle ratio and it has the towing package. The truck has almost 180k on it and the rear diff cover is leaking (seeping through). What I want to get is:
Has one on my old truck, its a nice piece. However I see that they only make it for a 9.5" ring gear. I see that my truck could be 9.5, 10.5, or 11.5. How do I go about identifying it?
By Dr Awesome
Does anyone run E15 88 octane gas on a regular basis? I know it is at stations in MN, not sure how widespread it is, but it's a 15% ethanol blend (vs 10% normal) and is a little bit cheaper. It says its OK for all vehicles and trucks 2001 or newer. Just wondering if anyone runs it on a regular basis or has evaluated the mileage they get with it vs other gas options.
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