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2001 duramax troubles


Created On Monday April 30, 2007 16:53 Diesel Talk
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lisat
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Note Monday April 30, 2007 16:53 View thread in raw text format
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We just had our 2001 3500 duramax 6.6 in for a check, we were going through gallons of coolant with no obvious leak just white exhaust smoke. Mechanic said head gasket needed replaced, he found a cracked head, replaced it, put it all back together and said he screwed up the valve adjustment, black smoke, knocking. 2 weeks later.... they now say it is a rod and the lower engine is shot. How could this be if there was NO knock or any sign of a problem other than the vanishing coolant and some white smoke?

Are they trying to cover for jacking up the rods? Help please... we are now approaching a bill that is exceeding our replacing the engine in the first place. sad

Edited: Monday April 30, 2007 at 17:01 by lisat
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A crack in a head can cause water to leak into the cylinder when the engine is not running. Starting a engine with water in a cylinder can very easily damage and bend a connecting rod. Maybe this happened to your engine and the bent rod did damage to the engine block or crankshaft?

Don’t know, just a thought.
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DIESELVANE
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also burnig coolant will cause it to get into the crankcase and it will ruin bearings in a hurry.

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<< also burnig coolant will cause it to get into the crankcase and it will ruin bearings in a hurry. >>




Very true. Good point.
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TheDieseliminator
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The Duramax diesel engine is an awesome engine in every aspect except for the fact that it has aluminum cylinder heads. A head gasket(s) could easily be seen as going bad in an aluminum headed engine design. It's usually been the case in almost every other engine design and nothing beats a cast iron cylinder head on a diesel engine. I still am very disappointed at Isuzu for doing that with the 6.6 V8 and I think that they could have done better. Good luck with getting yours back together.

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