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04.5-05 LLY Duramax Powertrain Discussion of components that are directly involved in the power production and all that is needed to get and keep the truck moving . Engine , Transmission Ect

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Old 01-01-2014, 06:50 PM   eBay Motors  #11 (permalink)
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I got the gelling under control. For some reason it seems like the truck still isn't getting up to speed like it used to? I am wondering if this could be related? It seems like the truck is running well but it feels almost like there is a small trailer back there? Transmission related?

Maybe like tow/haul is on but I have no dash light indicating that? I have never used tow haul on my diesel so I don't know what it should feel like in that mode. It feels like it takes longer to shift, decelerates really fast, and feels like you REALLY have to get into the skinny pedal to get from 65 up to 70 to pass someone
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:01 PM   eBay Motors  #12 (permalink)
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Winter blend fuel makes less power.
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:06 PM   eBay Motors  #13 (permalink)
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Winter blend fuel makes less power.
I'm used to that power loss I noticed that when we got winter blend... This seems different, like something is holding the truck back? Maybe I am just paranoid but something doesnt seem right? For the sake of argument, what would happen if Tow/Haul was on? what would my truck be doing in Tow/Haul w/o a trailer
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:08 PM   eBay Motors  #14 (permalink)
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Not to hijack, but why should you never fill the filter with fuel when you change it? We do this on our semis and pickups and have never had any problems.
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:13 PM   eBay Motors  #15 (permalink)
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Not to hijack, but why should you never fill the filter with fuel when you change it? We do this on our semis and pickups and have never had any problems.
Because the fuel that is put into the filter is not going to get filtered.
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:29 PM   eBay Motors  #16 (permalink)
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I haven't experienced any gel up yet even here in AK, so far my problems have been PS related. I just noticed some fluid staining the snow under the truck this morning.
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:32 PM   eBay Motors  #17 (permalink)
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Also when its that cold your gear oil is very stiff that could make it feel like you are towing a trailer. As for having tow haul on it wont do anything other than what it normally does when you have a trailer.

As for the power steering issues take the lines to AK rubber and rigging and they will fit them with arctic grade hose. Also make sure you use a synthetic fluid.
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:35 PM   eBay Motors  #18 (permalink)
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Also when its that cold your gear oil is very stiff that could make it feel like you are towing a trailer. As for having tow haul on it wont do anything other than what it normally does when you have a trailer.

As for the power steering issues take the lines to AK rubber and rigging and they will fit them with arctic grade hose. Also make sure you use a synthetic fluid.
Will GM Spec transfercase fluid run stiff? I always had Synthetic 5W-30 in my case?
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Its just ATF unless you have the auto button.
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Its just ATF unless you have the auto button.
I do indeed have the push button
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