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I took my truck in for it's first service yesterday. Mentioned to them that I could hear what sounded like an exhaust leak and to have them check it out while in there.
Come to find out the exhaust leak is from a crack in one of the turbo veins. They think the crack happened from ice build up. They're ordering me a new "redesigned" turbo, which is on backorder.
Truck has 5,000 miles on it, I live in Northern Vermont where it gets cold.
 

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Yep that’s a thing. Heard of more than a handful of those getting replaced. Glad you’re being taken care of
 

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No idea how long it'll take to get the part, or how long the repair will take them. I wonder what I'll get for a loaner vehicle.
 

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According to the dealership the new turbo SHOULD be in on Friday. So hopefully they can get me in quickly and get it done by next Friday. I have to tow my new trailer next weekend to a track day!
 

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I might just claim I NEED a truck for work (or at least something that can tow a trailer) for my loaner vehicle so that I'm not SOL in case they run into any issues.
 

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Just got a call from the service department yesterday saying my turbo was in. I'm dropping it off either Tuesday or Wednesday next week and getting a loaner, luckily I won't need to tow anything after this weekend for a few weeks so I can do without a truck. Wonder how long it'll take to replace the turbo.
 

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Dropped my truck off yesterday. What a **** show that was. The computers in the service department weren't working and when I said who I was and why I was there and that I needed a loaner the girl at the counter had no idea what I was talking about and said there wasn't a loaner set up. She scurried around and eventually got it all taken care of but it took way longer than it needed to. I ended up with a brand new 2018 GMC canyon V6 as my loaner. Has 38 miles on it. It also has the 8 speed automatic transmission. After I drive it a bit I'll write my impressions compared to my 2.8 6 speed.
 

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Got my truck back the other day. It only took them a few hours to replace the turbo. Lucky for me. I hated that V6 canyon. The 8 speed was annoying as hell to drive with. I live in Vermont where it's not flat, so it would shift like crazy when accelerating to get to the lowest RPM to save on fuel, but then when we got to a hill it would have to drop 2-3 gears to stay at a constant speed.
I love my diesel. Also driving the Canyon I averaged like 18.8MPG over the two days I had it. Eww.
 

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Baggey22,
Just out of curiosity, are you running a catch can on your truck? Trying to figure out if a CC would prevent this as I’m currently researching the little duramax.

Thank you in advance.
 

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From what I’ve read it sounds like frozen moisture in the intake breaking loose and causing trouble. A catch can should eliminate this as long as that is the only way that moisture can get in there.
 

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As a side note, my truck is at the dealer again for a rear passenger suspension noise. When I would go over bumps there would be a loud metal clunk sound. They washed it and greased things on Friday and wanted to let things dry over the weekend and I should hear at some point today if that fixed it or if there's something else wrong.
I have another gas Colorado.......I still don't like it.
 

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Hopefully everything is fixed up for you. It really sucks to have problems with a new vehicle. I was actually told not to buy a gas Colorado as they are having issues with oil pumps that are supposed to be variable pressure but get stuck on high pressure and take out oil cooler lines... now with the Duramax stuff I’m reading about I’m honestly not sure what to do. Probably hold off a while.
 

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Thats what warranties are for. Bulletin for rear suspension noise called for re-torquing the leaf spring u-bolts. Rear suspension doesn’t get grease
 

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RCD, I agree. But the best warranty is the one you never have to use.
I agree to a point, but I'm glad i had my warranty with my DEF fluid issues. But, since that got sorted, I've been problem free for 25,000+ miles.
 
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