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post #1 of 71 (permalink) Old 07-01-2010, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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Duramax owner ready to make the switch

Okay - I've been a Duramax guy for a LONG time, but I'm ready for a new truck, and the 6.7 looks SWEET.

What I want to know is - what are the issues with the new engine?

For example, my LMM runs HOT when towing, and oil pressure drops down to levels that make me nervous.

Are there any similar early issues with the Scorpion?
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post #2 of 71 (permalink) Old 07-02-2010, 01:14 AM
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I just put 2800 miles on with trailer in tow last week with no issues. Trailer was 7x16 enclosed and scaled at 6800#. Also had 1300# in the bed. As far as oil pressure goes, I haven't seen an oil light yet so it must have good pressure.(There is no guage.)

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id give em a year theres no miles on any 6.7 yet.


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i'm at 5900 miles no serious issues. go for it and don't look back.

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Okay - I've been a Duramax guy for a LONG time, but I'm ready for a new truck, and the 6.7 looks SWEET.

What I want to know is - what are the issues with the new engine?

For example, my LMM runs HOT when towing, and oil pressure drops down to levels that make me nervous.

Are there any similar early issues with the Scorpion?
the LMM had major issues with overheating, there was a very large lawsuit from a guy in i think texas against GM because of the horrible overheating problem, pretty much the only thing i can add since i do not own a 6.7 or have been around the 6.7, i just like to read the 6.7 section if i'm bored lol

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Re: Duramax owner ready to make the switch

The LMM didn't have any issues with overheating.
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The LMM didn't have any issues with overheating.


I thought that was the LLY that was prone to overheating.

I know the LMM is very sensitive to water in fuel. A buddy has a GM performance shop and they have had two LMMs in the past few months needing a new fuel system and injectors.

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Re: Duramax owner ready to make the switch

That is what I thought too. The LLY had the overheating issues and if I remember correctly, that lawsuit you are talking about was that idiot who was towing a Uhaul truck on a gooseneck trailer with the box of the Uhaul facing turned into the wind and was complaining he could only go 65mph towing 15k lbs and the truck was overheating. That was a joke!
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gotcha, thanks for the correction, i was misinformed

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Re: Duramax owner ready to make the switch

learned a few facts about a duramax today lol..the 6.7 seems pretty stout!!

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