I don’t know if I’ve ever heard of anyone changing them as regular maintenance. More so when the truck starts hazing white smoke all the time. But, our trucks may not haze with the DPF and all, that was an older diesel tell-tale sign.
Short of monitoring the balance rates of the injectors one way or another, I don’t know honestly.
It depends greatly on fuel quality and if a good lube additive is used with each fill up. They may last less than 100K or they may be a lifetime component that goes over 400K. It is not uncommon on the big Duramaxes with aftermarket FASS lift pump, separator / filtration systems (those trucks needed this system as they had no lift pump in the tank and apparently not great fuel filtration) to essentially go "lifetime" on their injectors.
Our trucks have a lift pump in the fuel tank so we do not need to worry about that. We also have a dual fuel filter water separator box with a water sensor that will display a message in the DIC if water is found. I like to think GM learned from the older big Duramaxes, and that our fuel system's filtration is adequate.
If the truck ever misses or does not run right, have it serviced immediately. With today's extremely high pressure common rail fuel systems, either these these engines are running perfectly or they are potentially damaging themselves. It is not like the old days in the 70s (truly the nadir of car manufacture) with our gas engine's leaky carbs and points ignition, where missing and crappy running at times was "normal".
I think with diesels what you put into them is what you will get out of them. Take care of it and it will take care of you. For me this means changing the fuel filters and checking for water every 20K and using lube/cleaner/cetane additive with each fill up.
So started using the Lucas complete engine treatment. I filled the tank and reset the trip to watch mpg over the next 5000 miles. Fuel filters are fresh so I can see if they get dirty faster than normal or pick any thing up. I'll use a second can at the next fill up on Friday or Monday.
I have over 202,000 on my 2015, only problems experienced was due to manufacture's (GM) screwed up def programing. Never used additive deleted at 200,000 and running better than ever. 4x4 at 70 mph over 30mpg
Yes I have done the service at 150000. It ran me around 800 at the dealership from what I read it was pretty involved and I didn't want to go through it. A little uncertain about my ability to get it right and really didn't trust just any body to do it around me. Most of the locals here are just used car dealers. I wanted to have a gm tech do it just in case there was a problem.
So I ran the Lucas in my fuel last week 598 miles on that tank which is near average. Now I'm half a tank into my second tank and I have a P11B3 DCT bad o2 sensor. I know I have alot of miles on the truck and I don't consider this a real problem in fact I'm kind of impressed this is my first DTC. I'm wondering if the additive helped throw the code. I just tuned around 3500 miles ago but I do t think that's the problem.
I got my first DTC today at 178000+ miles. Scan tool shows ECM P11B3. I couldn't find any specific threads here of any body has any input I'd appreciate it. Truck runs fine no noticeable problems mpg dropped a little. Rock crawler dude had started a thread for codes but he divorced from his...
Has any body replaced the stock upper and lower ball joints. My front end is starting to wear out from all the dam potholes. But 170000 on original parts not to bad. I was wondering if anyone has replaced their ball joints with icons Delta joint. Any suggestions on tie rod ends.
Since buying my truck, a good chunk of the miles I put on it have been hauling and towing, and I usually don't leave my locale without some kind of load. My truck's mileage is approaching the severe duty recommendation for transmission service. I'm curious if it's possible to do a DIY service...
So right now my truck has 20k miles till the warranty is up then i plan to delete it. But for now how is the best way to clean all the soot and crap from the egr and intake? I assume just taking it off and cleaning it?