|06-07 LBZ & 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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|07-15-2010, 04:32 PM||eBay Motors #1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Ckeck engine light on 06 Duramax LBZ
We are heading west on I40 from North Carolina pulling a Cameo 35sb2. I stopped about 150 miles from here at a Flying J to fill both tanks. and pulled into Albuquerque, NM into a campground. Everything fine no check engine light and running good. This morning I checked the oil and it was a quart low, so I added a quart. When I started it I got a steady check engine light. I have checked the fuel caps and oil cap and dipstick and everything OK. Any ideas on something else to check ? It still running good , no smoke as good as ever. I do plan to top off the fuel tomorrow before heading to Williams , AZ or should I see a Chevy dealer first ? The truck has 58,000 miles on it.
|07-15-2010, 04:34 PM||eBay Motors #2 (permalink)|
I would go to autozone or some other parts store and have them read your codes....most of them do it for free. Dealers might charge big time just to download the codes.
BTW, Welcome to the forum.
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|07-15-2010, 04:36 PM||eBay Motors #3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Gloucester, Va
x2 welcome to the forum, like ob_1jr said most of all your parts stores will scan your truck for free, good luck and have a safe trip
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|07-15-2010, 06:16 PM||eBay Motors #4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Turbo vane sensor..
I just got a check engine light on my '06 LBZ with 65000 miles about a month ago while towing. No obvious problem, just a slight loss of power. It was a code for the turbo vane sensor. Not covered by warranty, $850.00. GMC claims it is part of the emissions, which is only covered to 50,000 miles, even though it controls the turbo.
After doing some research it seems this is a common problem on the LBZs starting about 50,000 miles. Also, the turbo vane solenoid goes out at about the same time. I'm in the process of changing mine now just to prevent future problems. The cost is about $190.00 if you do it yourself.
|07-15-2010, 09:40 PM||eBay Motors #6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: San Antonio
Little late in the evening but here is a bump for ya. You never know who is watching at this hour.
'06 2500 HD cc 4x4 Allison trans
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LBZ w/200k+ seen as high as 21mpg and as low as 8mpg
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|07-16-2010, 08:19 AM||eBay Motors #8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: So. Cal
LBZ engines seem to have problems with the Glow Plugs- GM covers them with warranty for 100k or 5 years.
It does not hurt to drive it , but will be harder to start in cold weather.
Chevy 04.5 LLY, 2X, shell, XDR, MikeL Heavy duty up-grade, 6spd, TransGo, deep pan, de-badged, 65 Gallon replacement Aero tank, LBZ-mp, Kennedy pump, shimmed, Pre-fuel filter, tow mirrors, BU cam, gauges, GPS, Sirius, bags, custom grille, fender vents, HD trans cooler- Curt front hitch, footwell lights, load lights, Studs, head gaskets.--- Jerry
|07-16-2010, 10:10 AM||eBay Motors #10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2010
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FYI, there was a recall that had something to do with the glow plugs. Probably a free fix!
06 CCSB LBZ 4x4 LT3; torsion key lift (leveled); 265/75-16 Pro Comp A/T on OEM wheels (winter), BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain 275/70-18 on XD Diesel 18x9 (summer); MBRP 4" turbo back with Corsa muffler; EGR blocked; Edge Insight CTS gauges; EFI Live DSP2 by Idaho Rob - 80HP DD and 40HP tow with turbo brake (love it!); Rancho 9000XL shocks; updated rear cab mounts; Transgo Jr.; Merchant Automotive tie rod sleeves; everything synthetic; Access Tonneau hiding Line-X; tinted windows 5% all around; Tekonsha P3 brake controller; HIR bulbs, more to come soon......