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Ms. xxxxxx,
Please read my original request for information. I did not request specifications or information on diesel fuel or biodiesel.
- Since I just ordered the truck and the earliest expected delivery date is late June 07, it would be reasonable to assume that I do not have a Duramax Diesel Engine Owner's Manual Supplement!
- I have spoken to several knowledgeable individuals at my dealership, however they are not the policy makers or stewards of the GM Warranty, so as helpful as they were they were not able to answer my questions.
- The person who is in the best position to address my concerns will probably be someone that is knowledgeable with the content, policy and limitations specified in the Warranty, addressing my questions on lubricity, fuel additives and synthetic oil.
I appreciate that you may not have the answers to my questions, therefore it would make sense to pass this information to your supervisor who in turn can direct someone with the answers to deal with the matter.
I am a subscriber to a Duramax Users Forum (US/CDN) and many of them would like to hear answers from GM, to my questions, so I will be posting these emails.
Collectively as a group, we spent a lot of $$$ on GM Duramax trucks and we would like to preserve our investments.
Looking forward to specific answers.

Yours truly

GM_Canada_Call_Centre wrote:
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> Thank you for your e-mail.
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> Information on recommended fuel may be found in the Duramax Disel Engine Owner's Manual Supplement. It is acceptable to use diesel fuel containing up to 5% biodiesel (B5), but the final blended fuel must meet the same specification, CAN/CGSB-3.517 (Low Sulfur Diesel) in Canada, as other fuels used in your vehicle, and the biodiesel used for making this fuel must meet the latest version of ASTM specification D 6751.
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> For further information, we recommend you speak to the Service Manager at your GM dealership, who is in the best position to address your concerns.
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> Thank you for contacting General Motors of Canada Limited.
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> Christine xxxxxxx
> General Motors Internet Correspondent
> www.gmcanada.com
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> If you wish to reply to this email, please click here: https://contactus.gmcanada.com/req_reply.aspx?iid=1-40027001&lang=ENU
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> -----Original Message-----
> Sent: 04/04/2007 16:28:28
> Subject: I am a current owner and have a question, concern, comment or compliment.
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> I recently ordered a 07 next gen 2500 Duramax. I am concerned about the lubricity of the new diesel fuel. What is GM's policy with respect to waranty if fuel additives like Stanadyne, Amsoil etc. are used in my new Duramax LMM. Also what is GM's policy regarding the use of 100% synthetic oil.
Note: no vin available yet,>



And so it goes on!!!!!
 

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that has got to be the worst reply i have ever heard from a dealer.
it was like she could have just said, uhhhhh i dunnnnnooooooo

i say we form a group of about 50,000 duramax owner and go with baseball bats and demand a straight answer
 

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warranty

In the US, I know for a fact that GM cant tell you what brand of oil you can and cant run, they can only provide a minimum requirement specification, such as "oil must meet API cc/cd specification" and recommended grade for ambient temp in your area. Thanks to the Magnusson-Moss warranty act if the dealer requires you to use a consumable product like the factory brand oil to maintain your warranty the dealer must provide it to you free of cost....

But in Canada I know nothing. I would immediately install a bypass filter setup when I got it home and swap to Amsoil 100% synthetic oil, after the first oil change if it was mine. :gearjamin
 

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The bypass filter does a few things when installed properly and heres the basic rundown:
First: It installs a full flow filter in place of the original filter (which the OEMs will open up and bypass unfiltered oil to the engine when the oil pressure is too high, such as cold starts, the full flow doesnt rarely ever bypass) the full flow uses a better media to allow more flow of oil without "opening up" when the deltaP (or differential) is too high for an OEM.
Second: There is the actual "bypass" filter which is usually remote mounted and tapped into the pressure gallery and returns to the sump that has a very small micron rating to trap all the unwanted particulates that pass thru the normal filtration, and eventually pass into the "bypass" filter. That allows the flow thru the "tight" filter without starving full flow to the engine.
These setups are very effective at increasing engine service life because your oil is so much cleaner, and a byproduct of it is that your oil also lasts longer. It is an expensive initial investment, usually @ 250.00 for the kit plus installation. But it is well worth it for anyone expecting to keep their rig for a while.
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The Bypass filter is about the best preventive maintenance you can do for your motor. Synthetic or Dino oil, a Bypass filter will keep it clean longer.
 
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