Category: Chevrolet

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New Project Vehicle – 2017 GMC Canyon

After the Ford Ranger was discontinued in 2011 the only option for a midsize pickup truck was the Toyota Tacoma.  Thankfully GM re-entered the market in 2015 with the new Colorado (and Canyon twin). We obviously were thrilled when GM decided to put a torquey 4-cylinder diesel in the truck.  We test drove the truck ...

Colorado ZR2 Duramax: The Best Factory Package Ever?

Last year Chevrolet re-introduced their compact pickup, the Colorado (or Canyon in GMC form).  We were excited to see that Chevrolet fulfilled their promise to offer a diesel-version.  The stout 2.8L inline 4-cylinder engine was torquey down low and made all the right noises.  We came away from our test drives impressed, though worried there ...

How To: Chevy Cruze Under-Tightened Intake Clamps

The Gen1 Chevy Cruze Diesel has had its fair share of emission sensor failures over the years. Many owners speculate that the sensor failures are related to un-metered air entering the vehicle’s system. The Cruze uses a MAF(Mass Airflow) sensor to obtain a measurement of airflow that is entering the vehicle’s intake system. The MAF ...

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Chevy Cruze Diesel Fuel Filter Change How-To

HOW-TO: A tutorial on changing the fuel filter in your 2014-2015 Chevy Cruze Diesel

Scangauge II and Chevy Cruze Diesel

  We picked up a Scangauge II to use with our Chevy Cruze to monitor a few different things while driving. I have found the unit to be great for monitoring when the car will begin to perform a DPF regen.  I am currently monitoring the following: MAP: Manifold Absolute Pressure reading. The MAP will ...

Water in Fuel Drainage Chevy Colorado Diesel

Removing water from the fuel in your truck is important to maintaining engine health–water in the fuel can severely damage components of your injection system. Water in your fuel tank can also provide an environment for fungi and bacteria to grow, which can corrode fuel lines and rubber components. If the water in the fuel ...

Chevy Colorado Diesel Fuel Filter Change

This is a how-to on replacing the fuel filters on a 2016 Chevy Colorado diesel with the 2.8L Duramax engine. This should be done every 22,500 miles (or when your vehicle indicates it’s time on the fuel filter counter). Tools Needed Nitrile Gloves 27mm Filter Wrench (Ram EcoDiesel)(Colorado Diesel)(N57) Fuel Filter Set (Colorado Diesel) Procedure ...