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Q: How are you getting weekly updates on your diesel orders?
1. Proceed to GMC or Chevy website
2. Click on the "Contact Us" link
3. Click on the "Chat" or "Chat with us" buttons
4. Provide your order number (6 Digits Alphanumeric from Dealer)
5. Request weekly updates from CSR*
*Note recently Chat has been requiring a TPW before sending weekly updates to some forum members.
Q: How long will a diesel take to come in?
As of March 2016 we are seeing 3 months from order date based on forum member data supplied within the TPW spreadsheet.
(Yes diesels have been delivered to forum members despite what your Dealer is telling you).
Q: Where is this "TPW Spreadsheet" at?
The TPW Spreadsheet is a Google Doc that anyone can update with their order information at the link below:
Q: What real world MPG can I expect with the diesel?
Fuelly Real World Results - Canyon:
Fuelly Real World Results - Colorado:
Otherwise... official media test results:
- Motor Trend (`16 Canyon 4WD): 22/30/25 (Link
Q: What technical articles exist about the diesel?
Owner's Manual Supplement:
2.8 Duramax - GM Techlink Article
Centrifugal Vibration Pendulum Absorber:
6L50 CPVA - GM Techlink Article
DEF System Techlink:
Q: Why are you buying a diesel when it takes so long for the gasoline / diesel price differences to show ROI?
This is a complicated question that some prefer to evaluate with one piece of the equation: fuel price comparisons. Others prefer to look at the total cost of ownership (TCO) figures instead. TCO accounts for gasoline, repairs, maintenance, insurance, depreciation, fees, and taxes. For example, in 2013 the University of Michigan analyzed (Link
) thousands of diesel and gasoline vehicles sold at auction with the diesel variants saving buyers $2,000 - $7,000 over a 3-5 year window.
Others need features the diesel offers such as:
- Improved towing capacity
- Improved MPG while towing heavy capacities
- Trailer controls / engine braking for towing in mountains
- Auto 4WD (Canyon AND Colorado Diesels both have Auto 4WD)
Finally some simply enjoy owning diesels: If you have the means, we highly recommend picking one up.