Your Truck Source

Your Truck Source


 
RULES  HomeHome  PortalPortal  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Have you told all your friends about the excitement here at MyTruckSource.com?
Have a new ride you want to show off? Or you want to see our other members rides? Check out our PRIDE & JOY Forum!

Share | 
 

 GM To Pause Duramax Diesel Production

Go down 
AuthorMessage
merlin5577
Admin
Admin
avatar

Posts : 2938

Age : 33
Location : Taunton, MA

PostSubject: GM To Pause Duramax Diesel Production   October 1st 2009, 12:40 pm

Evolution of evolution;

Quote :
Automotive News reports that GM is scheduled to stop building the current LMM version of its 6.6-liter Duramax V-8 diesel engine and will pause all diesel engine production for four-and-a-half months, starting in mid-December. During the production halt, GM will tool-up the Moraine, Ohio plant, where the Duramax is manufactured, to produce the new LML 6.6-liter Duramax V-8, which will roll off the assembly line starting in mid-April 2010. Automotive News spoke with GM powertrain spokesman Tom Read.

The new LML Duramax V-8 powertrain will use urea selective catalytic reduction to meet tough new EPA rules that limit nitrogen oxide emissions.

GM is expected to build up a supply of current Duramax motors to help meet demand until the new motor arrives in the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Heavy Duty pickups.

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2009/09/report-gm-to-pause-duramax-diesel-production.html

================================================
-Robert.
My Fleet;

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L 6A
2010 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L 6A
2003 Chevrolet Silverado LS 6.6L 5A
1997 GMC Suburban SLT 5.7L 4A


"If you dont stand behind our troops, feel free to stand in front of them."

New Idea
Back to top Go down
FaselZ71
Almost Addicted Member
Almost Addicted Member
avatar

Posts : 1087

Age : 30
Location : Northern Lower Michigan

PostSubject: Re: GM To Pause Duramax Diesel Production   October 1st 2009, 8:45 pm

Yeah very interesting! My boss is looking into a new duramax maybe he should just wait... If the new diesel is gonna be better then the current!
Back to top Go down
merlin5577
Admin
Admin
avatar

Posts : 2938

Age : 33
Location : Taunton, MA

PostSubject: Re: GM To Pause Duramax Diesel Production   October 1st 2009, 9:49 pm

The new Duramax is really just a revamped design, not a complete new engine. The older ones didnt have problems, the new ones shouldnt.

================================================
-Robert.
My Fleet;

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L 6A
2010 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L 6A
2003 Chevrolet Silverado LS 6.6L 5A
1997 GMC Suburban SLT 5.7L 4A


"If you dont stand behind our troops, feel free to stand in front of them."

New Idea
Back to top Go down
merlin5577
Admin
Admin
avatar

Posts : 2938

Age : 33
Location : Taunton, MA

PostSubject: Re: GM To Pause Duramax Diesel Production   October 1st 2009, 9:56 pm

Emissions. The LML has much lower NOX emissions then the LMM.

================================================
-Robert.
My Fleet;

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L 6A
2010 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L 6A
2003 Chevrolet Silverado LS 6.6L 5A
1997 GMC Suburban SLT 5.7L 4A


"If you dont stand behind our troops, feel free to stand in front of them."

New Idea
Back to top Go down
merlin5577
Admin
Admin
avatar

Posts : 2938

Age : 33
Location : Taunton, MA

PostSubject: Re: GM To Pause Duramax Diesel Production   October 1st 2009, 10:14 pm

2010 the new diesel emissions restrictions take effect, each manufacturer will be issuing updates or new engines all together.

================================================
-Robert.
My Fleet;

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L 6A
2010 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L 6A
2003 Chevrolet Silverado LS 6.6L 5A
1997 GMC Suburban SLT 5.7L 4A


"If you dont stand behind our troops, feel free to stand in front of them."

New Idea
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: GM To Pause Duramax Diesel Production   

Back to top Go down
 
GM To Pause Duramax Diesel Production
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Has anyone else swapped in a diesel, air-cooled or water?
» YANMAR 24 HP DIESEL TRACTOR
» 2004 Chevy Duramax 3500
» Bad diesel fuel
» 2008 Toyota Tundra Diesel Dualie - 1-Ton Diesel Truck

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Your Truck Source :: Trucks :: General motors-
Jump to: