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Old 04-19-2018, 11:41 AM
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DmaxMaverick DmaxMaverick is offline
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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
Cold water Cold water is offline
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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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