Diesel engines

Asked by Apr 09, 2016 at 06:44 PM about the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Which is the most reliable

6 Answers

113,575

Are you talking about the high speed diesels in todays pickups or the low speed diesels in todays trucks?

Best Answer Mark helpful
64,185

All 3 manufacturers of full sized diesel pickups have there own quirks and problems. I like Fords 6.7 diesel, but it is expensive to maintain as are the others. Only buy a diesel pickup if you need it for towing. I would avoid the 1/2 ton Dodge Ecodiesel as it has issues with the DEF system and other problems.

Tennis shoes, I'm not sure of the difference between the two. Can you explain? Bob, I am thinking of towing but am my sure if it's worth the additional cost, nor how much I actually would be towing.

64,185

Getting an idea of your towing weight would be helpful. Diesel engines take about twice the quantity of engine oil than do gas engines. Diesels have fairly expensive fuel filters and they are difficult to work on due to the limited space available. Also if you are going to do lots of short trips around town some of the sensors can become sooted up requiring a trip to the dealership (a friend has this problem with a Dodge). What ever you buy I would recommend getting a vehicle that is under warranty as diesel repairs can run in the thousands of dollars.

113,575

The way I am reading your posts it sounds like you wanting information on the high speeds, from things I have heard and read that the GM diesel is the way to go for most that are looking to do any kind of hauling or towing but most are headed to 1 ton and not a 3/4, even though a 3/4 might be enough truck for what they are doing with it. The one thing I have read is most put on an exhaust brake and it seems to be saving brake linings and rotors. Diesels require good clean fuel, find a reliable source and stick with it. Matainance is another factor, diesels are hard on oil so keep it serviced. HTH

1,035

If it dont say cummins,it ain't a diesel

Your Answer

Silverado 2500HD

Looking for a Used Silverado 2500HD in your area?

CarGurus has 29,860 nationwide Silverado 2500HD listings starting at $2,500.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Experts

  • #1
    Steven Loeffler
    Reputation
    540
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    370
  • #3
    Matthew Wagner
    Reputation
    330
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 2500HD
142 Great Deals out of 15,260 listings starting at $3,500
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
374 Great Deals out of 42,218 listings starting at $1,600
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,781 Great Deals out of 149,286 listings starting at $1,495
Used Dodge Ram 2500
147 Great Deals out of 4,934 listings starting at $2,495
Used Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD
142 Great Deals out of 10,848 listings starting at $8,800
Used GMC Sierra 1500
722 Great Deals out of 58,462 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ram 2500
238 Great Deals out of 34,828 listings starting at $6,995
Used Ford F-350 Super Duty
431 Great Deals out of 24,311 listings starting at $3,900
Used Ford F-150
2,344 Great Deals out of 215,477 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Silverado Classic 2500HD
19 Great Deals out of 399 listings starting at $4,200
Used GMC Sierra 3500HD
58 Great Deals out of 5,048 listings starting at $9,997
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500
3 Great Deals out of 212 listings starting at $4,495
Used GMC Sierra 2500HD Classic
4 Great Deals out of 176 listings starting at $7,995
Used Toyota Tundra
478 Great Deals out of 38,526 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD
6 Great Deals out of 233 listings starting at $2,650

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.