2.8 Duramax Diesel Engine Problems, Oil Capacity/Type

The Chevy Duramax diesel engine was available in 2016.

Problems reported by owners:

  • Low or no boost
  • Vibrations
  • Loss of power
  • Bad fuel mpg
  • Loud noises from turbo
  • Inducer issues
  • Emission issues
  • Failed turbo
  • Timing belt bad
  • Clogged injectors
  • Rough idle
  • Delayed acceleration/dead pedal



Used in Chevy Colorado, Express, GMC Canyon, Savana
4cyl turbo diesel
Grey Cast Iron block
aluminum head
bore 94mm, stroke 100mm
16.5:1 compression
181 HP
368 lb-ft
6 qt of 5w-30 oil


2016 Colorado diesel 2WD had EPA estimated 22 mpg city.