How do you reset the Duramax DEF system?

To reset the system, press and hold the thumbwheel for two seconds while Fuel Filter Life Remaining is displayed on the DIC.

What DEF fluid does Chevy recommend?

The all-rounder best DEF fluid for Duramax is the Prestone Command Diesel Exhaust Fluid. It comprises 32.5% urea (the rest is water) which is a safe amount. This is also compatible with all SCR-equipped engines, including the Duramax V8.

How do I clear DEF quality Duramax?

Do a manual regeneration clean it up. Then it has to pass a DEF fluid quality test. If you can keep driving it, the ECM will run the tests and either clear the message or turn the light back on. It has to see the system working normal for the message to clear.

How do you know if your DEF fluid is bad?

The easiest way to spot bad DEF is to look at it. The fluid is naturally clear so if it appears cloudy or colored, it’s likely contaminated or old. Contaminates, including small particles or larger rocks or dirt will also be easy to see. If DEF has gone bad, do not attempt to use it.

What happens if you run out of DEF?

If the truck is allowed to run out of DEF the engine’s power is reduced, a solid red warning will be displayed and the vehicle speed will be limited to 5 mph until the DEF tank is refilled.

What is the best DEF on the market?

The Prestone Command Diesel Exhaust is the best DEF fluid for Cummins Ram 2500. It’s a pure urea solution that can readily bring the NOx emissions down to a safe level. It’s also compatible with AdBlue if your diesel vehicle has been using that. While it’s a little pricey, it does keep the consumption around 3 percent.

Is one brand of DEF better than another?

“You can switch brands of DEF at any time. Mixing different brands of DEF in the DEF tank will not harm the SCR system as long as both brands follow the standards, particularly ISO 22241.” The amount of diesel fuel you use will determine the amount of DEF you use.

What causes poor DEF quality?

While it is common that the root cause is poor DEF quality, it is not a guaranteed cause by any means. Potential causes beyond bad DEF fluid include: Bad NOx sensors. Contaminated SCR box.

Can I delete DEF?

The catch about a DEF system is that you have to keep its fluid reservoir filled regularly to keep it functioning properly. This doesn’t just take time – it costs money, too. Deleting your DEF system can help save you money. Plus, your exhaust might have a bit of a beefier growl once you’re done.

Why DEF is bad?

If you ignore the DEF warning the truck will cease to work. Some diesel engine manufacturers allow the engine to go into reduced power mode so the truck can “limp home” or limit the number of times you can turn the engine over.

What kind of truck is the 2014 Chevy Silverado?

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a full-size truck that seats up to six passengers, and it’s available with three cab styles and three bed sizes. Both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive are offered, and buyers can choose from the following trims: 1WT, 2WT, LT, LT Z71, LTZ, LTZ Z71 and High Country.

When did the Chevy Silverado medium duty come out?

In 2018, at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, IN, Chevrolet unveiled the first medium-duty Silverado, expanding the model line to a 4500, 5500, and 6500 chassis cab. Largely the successor to the 2003-2010 GMT560 chassis, the medium-duty Silverado is exclusive to Chevrolet, with no plans for an equivalent GMC version.

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When did the Chevy Silverado pickup truck come out?

Jump to navigation Jump to search. The Chevrolet Silverado, and its mechanically identical cousin, the GMC Sierra, are a series of full-size and heavy-duty pickup trucks manufactured by General Motors and introduced in 1998 as the successor to the long-running Chevrolet C/K line.