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Mesa drivers looking for a diesel-powered truck can rest easy; the Chevy Silverado touts a seriously impressive Duramax turbo-diesel engine variant.

If you're a Mesa or Scottsdale driver that prefers the added torque that comes with diesel engines, the Chevy Silverado has drivers covered. Indeed, Chevy Silverado 1500 and HD models feature some of the latest engine technology that deftly combines raw power with versatile truck capability. The full-size Silverado lineup offers Glendale, AZ drivers class-leading torque and horsepower along with modern efficiency. The inline six-cylinder engine features a host of cutting-edge features that combine to create a distinctly modern engine offering. The 3.0-liter Duramax engine block is mad of lightweight aluminum, touts smart technology for increased efficiency, active thermal management, ceramic glow plugs, and a water charge air cooler. Additionally, the 3.0-liter Duramax engine boasts a variable geometry turbocharger, which helps provide increased performance and efficiency.

Inline-Six Engine Architecture

The Duramax engine features overhead camshafts that offer directly operate the valves. This system works in unison with four valves per cylinder that are activated by (maintenance free) finger followers with hydraulic lash adjusters, which help adjust airflow in and out of the engine. All of the above-mentioned works with an aluminum cylinder head (topped with a lightweight composite cam cover) that incorporates the crankcase ventilation and oil separation systems.

Variable geometry turbocharging

The Duramax is able to create class-leading horsepower while maintaining healthy efficiency thanks to variable geometry turbocharging. This system utilizes closed loop controlled vanes and sophisticated electronic controls to automatically adjust boost pressure to the specific value based on engine running scenarios and power demand. Additionally, the Duramax features liquid-cooled functionality that works with a low-friction ball-bearing shaft for quicker spool-up of the turbine and quicker light-off of the exhaust catalyst.

Variable intake manifold

The Duramax boasts dual air intake pathways for each cylinder. These electronically controlled flaps (one for each cylinder) minimize or extend the airflow to each cylinder. This technology can help Tempe Peoria drivers by optimizing the airflow intort h engine and improve performance and overall responsiveness of the RPM band.

Variable-Pressure oiling system

This remarkable system dynamically adapts on the go to the oil needs of your engine. Your engine needs vary depending on performance demand. The variable-displacement vane oil pump provides Mesa drivers with increased overall efficiency. The Duramax uses low-friction diesel dexos 0W20 oil.

Active thermal Management

Active thermal management helps the engine heat up or cool down, depending on your needs. This system specifically distributes coolant or heat to various parts of the engine to expedite the overall need of the engine. This can assist with heating up or cooling down the passenger cabin, as well.

Duramax Engine Overview

The 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel inline-6 engine produces 277 horsepower and 460 foot-pounds of torque. The Duramax engine comes paired with a ten-speed automatic transmission and a choice between two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive.

  • 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel inline-6 engine: 277 horsepower/ 460 foot-pounds of torque; estimated fuel economy: 23/33 city/highway miles per gallon
  • Ten-speed automatic transmission
  • Two-wheel drive/ four-wheel drive

Want to check out a Chevy truck that's outfitted with a Duramax engine? Stop by a Lifted Trucks dealership!

With two dealerships in Arizona, Scottsdale and Glendale, AZ drivers can look forward to plenty of options! Whether you're considering a Duramax engine for its substantial towing power or its hauling capabilities, drivers can count on the Lifted Trucks team for assistance! Stop by our dealership from Mesa to test drive a Chevy truck equipped with a Duramax engine!

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