Category: Colorado/Canyon Diesel

Yes, the 2.8L Duramax is a cousin of the Jeep CRD 2.8L from VM Motori

Is the 2.8L Duramax the same as the Jeep Liberty CRD 2.8L? We get asked this question all the time here at IDParts, and we’ve noticed there is a lot of confusion about the actual source of the Colorado/Canyon 2.8L Duramax engine. It isn’t a “real” Duramax or even a “GM” engine, and it isn’t ...

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). Our crew here at IDParts was obviously thrilled when GM decided to put a torque-y 4-cylinder diesel engine in the truck. ...

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 ...

Chevy Colorado 2.8L Oil Change How-to

Here is a how-to on replacing the oil filter on 2016+ Chevy Colorado diesels.

Colorado Diesel Maintenance Schedule

Here is the maintenance schedule for the 2016+ Chevy Colorado diesel with the 2.8L Duramax engine!

The Best Diesel Fuel Additives

There are many, many different fuel additives available for diesels. A quick google search or a stroll down the aisle at your local parts store will give you plenty of options from which to choose.  Are they necessary and which one is the best?

Brake Rotor Basics

On modern VWs, whenever you replace your brake pads, you should also replace your brake rotors. This is because brake rotors become scored from use, and a pad might not seat correctly on a worn rotor. Below we highlight a few key characteristics of brake rotors and show you what to look for when buying.