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Old 04-19-2018, 11:41 AM
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It sounds like they aren't performing proper diagnosis, but throwing parts at it (all too common these days). Possibly stringing you along to run up the bill (less common, but still happens). $1100 for the FPR seems quite steep, including diagnostics. I suggest getting another local dealer involved, preferably one claiming extensive Duramax experience. A local Diesel jobber may do you better. Ask around.
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Old 04-19-2018, 01:09 PM
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Hey DmaxMaverick,
Yeah, I lost my patience there for a minute. I agree that they are trying to run the bill up or something. I contacted a shop that was recommended to me by a neighbor that goes to church with the wife. Everything he owns is a diesel except for his log splitter and chain saw.I tried them before I sent it to the dealership but did not get a response back until the day it was supposed to be at the dealership. Unfortunately he was out of town that day. This shop only works on diesels and their hourly rates are about $30.00 less than the dealership. He has estimated the replacement at less than half of the dealers guess! Yes, that includes parts. He said while the truck was in his care and waiting for the CP3 to get there he would check it out himself.

Yeah, I run into guys that just throw parts at problems all the time in my industry. We call them "shotgun specialists". When I work on a machine I always look for the simplest thing first if the error codes and books are not helping.

I really wish I had a garage and a paved driveway!!!
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Hello everyone,
Sorry it has been a while. Popped a tendon in my lower back.

O.K., so the new/refurbished CP3 has been installed and the truck is running as good or better than it was before. New CP3, both thermostats, and an oil change. $1400.00. As you can see from the pictures, it sheared a shaft. He said he had never seen one do this before. Just my luck. They also cleaned and painted the oil filler neck and the water pipe that runs across the top of the engine. I picked the truck up last Friday evening and drove it home and it sat in my driveway until yesterday when I made a trash/recycling run. Truck fires right up and everything seems to be O.K.

As far as the battery indicator not working, well it decided to come back on when the rest of my dash came back to life. Time to order a new dash assembly.

I talked with the shop owner about a FASS system and one is on it's way as I type.

I thank each of you for discussing this with me. I have been working on my gas vehicles for 40 years but this is my first real issue with a diesel. I guess I must learn more about them.
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Thanks for the update!

Never seen that before, either. The pump must have been seizing early on, as the dealer was able to start and run it (albeit, not well), then seized and broke the shaft. The visible damage is not on the fuel side, so maybe you'll get lucky with no injector contamination. I suggest dropping the sump to make sure you get all the metal pieces (shaft, seal, etc.) out of it you can.
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