So my ol' man bought an '09 Duramax a few years back, brand new, zero miles. Fast forward to today (after some idiot failed to tighten the turbo outlet pipe ... then another idiot forgot to install the o-ring .. resulting in 2 loud pipe separations on 2 separate occasions .. but that's a whole other topic
Last Sunday we towed the boat down to C C Bay. About halfway there, the truck bucked a couple times ... then the engine light came on. The DIC says "clean exhaust filter". What a friggin' joke that is!! SO I crawl under the truck, & the damn filter is WELDED to the pipe!! WTF is that *censored*?!?!? So the only way to "properly" clean this useless, stupid, moronic, treehugger device is to bring it to the dealer & get porked at $99/hour to command their Tech II to 'clean' the god damn filter! What a friggin racket this is!
Now I hear in addition to this, the new ones out now require a PISS tank! So it looks like the good ol' days of the diesel are finished. Another step backward for America. Unbelievable. I would NEVER spend what their asking for these new diesels, only to end up in "reduced engine power" mode for half my trip because of the god damned EPA. Way to ruin another fine American made product! $60 grand to break down??? Why bother??
I was so pissed ... and appalled ... all at the same time. I guess the only solution is to break out the welder & build your own vehicle. God knows nobody else can.
Oh, this thing only has 30k on it ... and this is like the 3rd time this issue has happened. Makes me F***ING MAD!!