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2013 3500 4x4 Chev Duramax issue
« on: September 08, 2017, 11:44:00 AM »
Feel like venting.

I bought this truck brand new. I have never had anything wrong with the truck. I use it for hunting/fishing/traveling towing our trailer. Truck has 55k on it. Kept oil change, tranny service etc. Last weekend the check engine came on in the mountains. Stayed on all weekend went off one day on Monday came back on. Call local GM dealer said bring it in. Ran tests and said complete turbo failure. Big job, cab off just to replace turbo. Nox sensor went out as well.

Luckily the truck didn't go into limp mode, that would have sucked.

Reason why I bring this up  I have dealt with this before on 08 F450 6.8L almost everything you can think of went wrong with the motor and tranny, cab off repairs, injectors, oil pump, radiator, turbo, bed plate leaks, 2nd oil pump, tranny-headache. Maybe it was because it was the first year of the 6.8L. 

Anyhow, GM dealer needs 10-14 days to fix which includes ordering parts and luckily GM is warranting everything. I think it will be time to trade the truck in. I love this truck pulls great. But oh well my Friday vent.



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Re: 2013 3500 4x4 Chev Duramax issue
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2017, 11:59:53 AM »
As long as you don't think trading it in will make it easier next time a diesel breaks on you, go for it.

On a good note, you don't have to pull the cab on a Ford to replace the turbo. We keep them in stock if that tells you anything.
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I can't figure out why it would take 14 days to replace the turbo.  That's weird.
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Re: 2013 3500 4x4 Chev Duramax issue
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 12:00:53 PM »
PS your 2008 F450 was a 6.4 diesel, and it was the first year of a really crappy engine. Kind of a huge double whammy working against you there.
 
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Re: 2013 3500 4x4 Chev Duramax issue
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2017, 12:07:31 PM »
As long as you don't think trading it in will make it easier next time a diesel breaks on you, go for it.

On a good note, you don't have to pull the cab on a Ford to replace the turbo. We keep them in stock if that tells you anything.
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I can't figure out why it would take 14 days to replace the turbo.  That's weird.
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Re: 2013 3500 4x4 Chev Duramax issue
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2017, 12:13:10 PM »
As long as you don't think trading it in will make it easier next time a diesel breaks on you, go for it.

On a good note, you don't have to pull the cab on a Ford to replace the turbo. We keep them in stock if that tells you anything.
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I can't figure out why it would take 14 days to replace the turbo.  That's weird.
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Yeah your right it was a 6.4L it was built in 2/07. I saw the Ford cab completely off of the truck and tore down to the short block, but that was in 2010. This ford took 14 days to fix at Bickford.

Only reason to make it easier to trade it in is because the warranties will go next year on the chev.  :tup:

I don't care if it takes 2 days, 2 hrs or 14 days to fix. Just fix it and I don't have to pay for it.

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Re: 2013 3500 4x4 Chev Duramax issue
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2017, 03:58:07 PM »
We used to have the cabs off of at least 1 ford truck every day. They've made stuff more accessible now and the need to pull cabs is greatly reduced.  Somewhere I have a pic of 3 cabs off at the same time.  I think @Woodchuck  has seen that picture before.
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Re: 2013 3500 4x4 Chev Duramax issue
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2017, 02:35:37 PM »
My truck was fixed at a local Chevrolet dealer on the Turbo, EGR and NOX sensor in Sept. I put about a 1000 miles on it with the new parts. I am getting a strong exhaust smell in the cab when idling and sometimes when running the truck. I took the truck back to the dealer today. I asked them to check the down pipe for alignment/cracking and told them what was going on. Dealer diesel mechanic inspected it and said there is nothing wrong with the truck and exhaust system? The truck made me sick the other day. my truck is a stock 2013 Duramax 4x4. Any thoughts on the issue?

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Re: 2013 3500 4x4 Chev Duramax issue
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2017, 02:57:13 PM »
I have a 2014 2500 4X4 Duramax, I got a recall letter from GM for exhaust fumes in the cab. You may want to ping the dealer on that.
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Re: 2013 3500 4x4 Chev Duramax issue
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2017, 03:49:30 PM »
When Bickford replaced thet turbo in my '08 F-350 they either didn't install or installed the original gasket and we had exhaust coming in the cab. That was the 4th time the cab had to come off, and the final straw for me as it was about to go out of warranty. Love my new Dodge!

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Re: 2013 3500 4x4 Chev Duramax issue
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2017, 02:56:27 PM »
I have a 2014 2500 4X4 Duramax, I got a recall letter from GM for exhaust fumes in the cab. You may want to ping the dealer on that.

Thanks to everyone for responses

Chevy dealer where truck is at called me today after cold start confirm fuel exhaust leak in the cab. They are replacing clamps and gaskets that are leaking thru a bulletin that Chevy had on the 2013 trucks. I have owned truck since new never received a letter or recall letter on this issue. The dealer wants truck for extra day to confirm exhaust leak is fixed.

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Re: 2013 3500 4x4 Chev Duramax issue
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2017, 04:05:40 PM »
My 2006 Chevy Duramax 3500 with 150k on it still hasn't had a single issue outside of the usual maintenance of brakes tires and oil ... One of the best diesel motors out there IMO

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Re: 2013 3500 4x4 Chev Duramax issue
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2017, 06:36:59 PM »
It's posts like this that I'm glad I have a gas. I'd like to have the better economy, but it seems like you just give it back on the higher cost of the engine and the repairs.

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Re: 2013 3500 4x4 Chev Duramax issue
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2017, 10:14:32 AM »
 :yeah:  I stick to gas for this exact reason.  8.1L big block with a Allison transmission has been really good to me with more then enough power for my needs.  Ill take crappy fuel mileage over unreliable any day.  To much to go wrong on the new diesel trucks.  If your towing 12K plus then there's no getting around the diesel and your gonna have to pay to play but that isn't the case for 90% of the trucks guys are using as daily drivers.

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Re: 2013 3500 4x4 Chev Duramax issue
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2017, 11:20:21 AM »
I have the same combo, Buzz. I love it- super reliable & plenty of power. I bought it for towing & hauling, so I don't complain about the mileage.

 

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