Diesel pickup trucks are powerful, durable, and capable vehicles. But older vehicles powered by a Duramax engine could be suffering some damage. While many of the major drivetrain components will last for the long haul, the supporting parts can experience wear and tear, leading to performance issues with your vehicle.
Thankfully, there are many simple and affordable ways to upgrade your Duramax engine to ensure your truck runs efficiently for years to come.
The ASE-certified diesel truck repair technicians at Pioneer Automotive in Denton, Texas, are here to explain more.
Before you decide to add any upgrades to your Duramax, it’s wise to know more about its current condition. One of the most common problems with older Duramax engines is leaky fluid lines or hoses. This can affect your power steering and even your brakes.
Other common leaking problems 15- to 20-year-old Duramax trucks can experience transmission leaks and leaky transfer cases. If your vehicle has either of these issues, book an auto repair appointment at our shop right away.
Now that your diesel is in tip-top condition, here are some cost-effective Duramax upgrades to boost its performance:
Filter Upgrade: Oil and filter changes are essential to keep your diesel running smoothly for years to come. We recommend using a stock AC Delco oil filter to efficiently remove dirt and debris and clean your oil.
Transfer Case Brace: Some later-model Duramax trucks have larger rear adapters for their transfer cases. If this applies to your truck, consider installing a transfer case brace that attaches to the outer bolts on top of the Allison transmission adapter.
Today, if your Duramax engine needs to be repaired, contact the experienced diesel repair team at Pioneer Automotive in Denton, Texas. We can get it ready for any upgrades! We’ve been providing our customers with top-notch car care services since 2009. To book your appointment, call us today at (940) 381-0200.