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Postby buelldude [OP] » Nov 26 2019, 9:45am

So to start this off
Going back to a full size truck with mpg that so has been higher than my last diesel. I wanted more tow power. What about anyone else, seems like this 1/2 ton diesel group isn't catching on. I know its the first year and no one wants to buy one till they get feed back from others that took the dive.
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Re: new 3.0

Postby buelldude [OP] » Nov 27 2019, 12:58am

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Re: new 3.0

Postby ohiost90 » Nov 27 2019, 2:11am

It will be interesting to see if these small diesels find a place in this segment. The American car market hasn't been kind in general to diesels. These small diesels don't have as much towing capacity as the larger gassers in this segment. But the gas mileage is better. So if a 10K+ rating isn't as important to you, seems like a reasonable choice. It will be interesting to see how they catch on.
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Re: new 3.0

Postby adam86107 » Nov 27 2019, 2:25am

I'm a diesel guy but I don't know why anyone would choose this engine over the 6.2L. However, I also don't know what the price difference. I do know they got the same torque output, I'm sure the diesel is at a lot lower RPM. Still not enough to justify in my opinion.
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Postby mjrchabot » Nov 27 2019, 4:30am

adam86107 wrote:I'm a diesel guy but I don't know why anyone would choose this engine over the 6.2L. However, I also don't know what the price difference. I do know they got the same torque output, I'm sure the diesel is at a lot lower RPM. Still not enough to justify in my opinion.


I thought I read that pricing in Canada at least has the upgrade to the 6.2 or 3.0 pretty much on par with each other. I would probably go for the 6.2 as well because soon enough N/A V8s will disappear.

I do like the fact the 3.0 is an inline six and the peak torque is at a low RPM.

Now, if GM went ahead and replaced the 2.8 in the midsize trucks with the 3.0 - we have a winner!


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Re: new 3.0

Postby ohiost90 » Nov 27 2019, 4:44am

not to derail this thread too much...but i think it would be interesting if GM developed an inline 6 diesel with HP and torque numbers in-between (or about the same level) the 6.6 gas and the Duramax for their 2500s and 3500s.
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Re: new 3.0

Postby buelldude [OP] » Nov 27 2019, 9:56am

Here is the deal and what put me over the edge on buying my truck. I went in with a 17 Colorado 2.8 2wd (been getting the same mpg's as the Colorado), I gave them a limit on cash deal. I also told them that was out the door price and the rest is history. I have yet to go on a long trip with it but the 6.2 would have to do some really great things to get the mpg over 31. The other thing on this was, you have to run the good gas, not reg. So at 16/20 on good gas its about $0.15 per mile. The diesel 23/29 $ 0.09 per mile to drive. The math says it all and where I live when the storms hit and people start to fill up their trucks/cars with gas, the diesel pumps never run out at the reg stations. I always have fuel. Plus it just sounds good.
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Re: new 3.0

Postby mandinga » Nov 27 2019, 12:06pm

The tow ratings seems to right up there with the gas engines. I have a few years until I replace my truck, which gives some time for the 3.0 duramax and power stroke to prove themselves. But I will likely go with Diesel for my next truck. Everyone I know with the R** Ecodiesel is very happy with them. Great fuel economy, strong towing, and no stupid AFM. I'm surprised there isn't more chatter on these forums about the 3.0.
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Postby adam86107 » Nov 27 2019, 12:28pm

Do these new smaller diesels has DEF, DPF, and EGR?
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Postby ferraiolo1 » Nov 27 2019, 1:25pm

Sure do. Buddy just bought the Colorado with the mini Max. Getting an average of 30mpg. But it’s all a wash to the added cost of fuel, def, and maintenance.

Neat sounding exhaust notes from these though

And I have heard the opposite with the eco diesel. There is a lot of info on the forums and YouTube about their various issues.

I know some one who ditched theirs after about a year of ownership


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