v8sten's Denali 3500HD slow and long build process - Chevy and GMC Duramax Diesel Forum
11-16 LML Performance Parts Discussion Discussion of Performance Parts For the 2011 to 2016 LML Duramax Trucks No Advertising

 4Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-18-2017, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 105
v8sten's Denali 3500HD slow and long build process

I got the idea from the "DirtEmax-USMC long term Build" thread and figured why the h3ll not do my own. I just got my Denali a month ago and already have done quite a few things. There will be much more as time progress's.

A little background, The truck was a 1 owner truck that only used it for RV trailer towing, thats it. I bought it with 29,7XX miles and it is a 2011 truck. What I didnt know was the issues it had from sitting up for such a long time. The vanes in the turbo were stuck and it started to throw a P003A code twice a day, shortly after I bought the truck. So I proceeded to remove the turbo and fix the issue.
Attached Images
     

2011 GMC 3500HD Denali 4x4 Dually

- All stock mechanically (for now)
- AirRide Helper air bags
- B&W Turn-Over Ball Goose Neck
- 75 gallon aux fuel tank

DRW Club Member #323
Build Thread
https://www.duramaxforum.com/forum/11...d-process.html

Last edited by v8sten; 12-18-2017 at 10:23 PM.
v8sten is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-18-2017, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 105
Moar pics
Attached Images
     

2011 GMC 3500HD Denali 4x4 Dually

- All stock mechanically (for now)
- AirRide Helper air bags
- B&W Turn-Over Ball Goose Neck
- 75 gallon aux fuel tank

DRW Club Member #323
Build Thread
https://www.duramaxforum.com/forum/11...d-process.html
v8sten is offline  
post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-18-2017, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 105
Got the turbo all back together and back running on Thanksgiving.
Attached Images
     

2011 GMC 3500HD Denali 4x4 Dually

- All stock mechanically (for now)
- AirRide Helper air bags
- B&W Turn-Over Ball Goose Neck
- 75 gallon aux fuel tank

DRW Club Member #323
Build Thread
https://www.duramaxforum.com/forum/11...d-process.html
v8sten is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-18-2017, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 105
Removed the B&W Patriot rails and installed the B&W Turn-Over Ball Goose Neck
Attached Images
     

2011 GMC 3500HD Denali 4x4 Dually

- All stock mechanically (for now)
- AirRide Helper air bags
- B&W Turn-Over Ball Goose Neck
- 75 gallon aux fuel tank

DRW Club Member #323
Build Thread
https://www.duramaxforum.com/forum/11...d-process.html
v8sten is offline  
post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-18-2017, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 105
With a little bitty fuel transfer pump, it takes forever to transfer the diesel from one tank to the other. The past owner wired it to a momentary switch that you had to hold down for over 30 minutes to transfer 1/2 tank to the main tank. Nope, I wired in a toggle with a LED indicator and made a nice carbon fiber patch panel to cover the hole where he placed the momentary switch. At a later date I will get a better pump and bigger lines so it doesn't take forever like it does now.
Attached Images
     

2011 GMC 3500HD Denali 4x4 Dually

- All stock mechanically (for now)
- AirRide Helper air bags
- B&W Turn-Over Ball Goose Neck
- 75 gallon aux fuel tank

DRW Club Member #323
Build Thread
https://www.duramaxforum.com/forum/11...d-process.html

Last edited by v8sten; 12-18-2017 at 10:25 PM.
v8sten is offline  
post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-18-2017, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 105
Then there is this rats nest for the airbags that needs to be tamed. I dont know WTH they were thinking. Ill prolly add an airtank while i clean this mess up
Attached Images
 

2011 GMC 3500HD Denali 4x4 Dually

- All stock mechanically (for now)
- AirRide Helper air bags
- B&W Turn-Over Ball Goose Neck
- 75 gallon aux fuel tank

DRW Club Member #323
Build Thread
https://www.duramaxforum.com/forum/11...d-process.html
v8sten is offline  
post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-18-2017, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 105
This isn't necessarily truck related but the most recent. I used it as a work bench on the latest project I did. A trans rebuild and rear end swap on a 2006 Corvette.
Attached Images
  

2011 GMC 3500HD Denali 4x4 Dually

- All stock mechanically (for now)
- AirRide Helper air bags
- B&W Turn-Over Ball Goose Neck
- 75 gallon aux fuel tank

DRW Club Member #323
Build Thread
https://www.duramaxforum.com/forum/11...d-process.html
v8sten is offline  
post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-19-2017, 01:02 AM
Duramax Lifetime Supporter
 
M.A.M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Millersburg, OH
Posts: 8,455
Garage
Subd...


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

2017 GMC 3500 DRW/CCLB

--2015 GMC 3500 SRW/CCLB--
M.A.M. is online now  
post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-20-2017, 07:55 PM
Junior Member
 
rickinsav's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Savannah, GA
Posts: 39
Impressive.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
Sierraluva likes this.
rickinsav is offline  
post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-20-2017, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 105
Quote:
Originally Posted by rickinsav View Post
Impressive.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
thanks, tomorrow i have some lift keys coming in. ill be under the truck removing the running boards and looking for a thumping noise. I think its the bushings for the torsion bar cross member. so while im there....... it could be loose body bushings too, since those were messed with in the passed when these running boards were installed. also clean up those god awful air lines.

2011 GMC 3500HD Denali 4x4 Dually

- All stock mechanically (for now)
- AirRide Helper air bags
- B&W Turn-Over Ball Goose Neck
- 75 gallon aux fuel tank

DRW Club Member #323
Build Thread
https://www.duramaxforum.com/forum/11...d-process.html
v8sten is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chevy and GMC Duramax Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome