2013 Duramax been sitting for a year

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Angelttt, Dec 24, 2021.

  1. Angelttt

    Angelttt Bobtail Member

    1
    0
    Dec 24, 2021
    0
    Just bought this truck and the previous owner didnt use it for a year, he started it every once in a while but thats it, the truck struggles to start, sometimes it will start right away, other times it can take 10 attempts, after a few tries the sign warn. Engine will show on the screen, any ideas on what should i do, i just did full service and replaced all filters.
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. goga

    goga Medium Load Member

    699
    1,210
    Nov 11, 2021
    Earth..
    0
    If you don't use it, you're going to looze it. Just drive tha thing.
     
  4. Dave1837

    Dave1837 Road Train Member

    1,087
    3,182
    Nov 16, 2019
    Pennsylvania
    0
    Have you tried plugging in the block heater overnight and trying it in the morning? If it starts right up after the block heater has been plugged in then I would start chasing down a glow plug issue
     
  5. jason6541

    jason6541 Road Train Member

    2,318
    4,853
    Mar 5, 2012
    Omaha, NE
    0
    Of course it needs to be fully serviced
    All the fluids. Who knows when the trans and such were serviced. Fuel filters could be full of algae. If tank was not full and vehicle parked with biodiesel. The condensation will feed the algae. Biodiesel is hydroscopic. Meaning it’s like brake fluid and will absorb moisture from the atmosphere.
     
    Lite bug Thanks this.
  6. Magoo1968

    Magoo1968 Heavy Load Member

    773
    2,027
    Mar 18, 2021
    St Malo mb
    0
    If you’re in a cold climate and it still has summer fuel in tank that could affect it a bit. Is it only when cold or even when it’s warm that it has issues starting.
     
  7. MacLean

    MacLean Medium Load Member

    692
    1,868
    Sep 12, 2017
    0
    Sitting a year is tough on anything and there could be a few problems. Could be the ground wires. I had mine recently corrode and break. For a while before it would drag trying to start sometimes and fire right up other times. I’d check there.
     
  8. Dadetrucking305

    Dadetrucking305 Heavy Load Member

    754
    2,052
    Sep 15, 2011
    Cibolo,Texas
    0
    Create an account on Duramaxforum.com and ask the question there.They are Duramax experts.
     
    bzinger and Magoo1968 Thank this.
  9. Heavyd

    Heavyd Road Train Member

    7,376
    5,675
    Feb 4, 2009
    0
    Do you mean Durastar?
     
    AModelCat and bzinger Thank this.
  10. MacLean

    MacLean Medium Load Member

    692
    1,868
    Sep 12, 2017
    0
  11. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

    24,118
    120,192
    Jul 7, 2015
    Canuckistan
    0
    Yeah I'm puzzled too. Does international even put the Duramax in anything other than the medium duty trucks they partnered with GM on recently?
     
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted