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Production of Duramax Turbo-Diesel Engine Reaches 2 Million Units

Production of Duramax Turbo-Diesel Engine Reaches 2 Million Units

General Motors, DMAX, Ltd. and its employees celebrated production of the 2 millionth Duramax 6.6L V8 turbo-diesel engine this week at the Duramax Engine Plant in Moraine Ohio.

DMAX manufacturers the Duramax diesel engine for use in heavy duty versions of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups, as well as some Navistar commercial trucks and a number of marine applications.

The latest edition of the Duramax 6.6L V8 turbo-diesel produces 445 horsepower at 2,800 rpm and 910 lb-ft of torque at 1,600 rpm and is capable of running on B20 biodiesel fuel.

Established in 1998, DMAX, Ltd. is a joint venture between GM and Isuzu.

Construction of the plant began in 1998, with the first engine rolling off the assembly line on July 17, 2000.





 

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  1. member12
    It's a fantastic engine that has earned an excellent reputation for power, efficiency, and durability.

    Even if you hate Chevrolet or GMC trucks, it is difficult to criticize their diesel power plant. For years the Duramax was a consistently reliable and powerful option even as Ford struggled with competing engines ranging in size from 6.0L to 6.7L V8s.
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