15k: Turbo Diesel: 2004 Chevrolet Suburban DMAX Swap

The Duramax V8 turbo diesel engine was built from a joint venture between General Motors on Isuzu starting in 2001.  The DMax is a heavy duty engine and was only available in the H1 Hummer, GMC Sierra/Savanna/Topkick or Chevy Silverado/Kodiak/Express.  It never made it into Chevrolet’s Suburban people hauler, but it does fit if you give it the chance.  Find this 2004 Chevrolet Suburban DMAX Swap currently bidding for $14,000 with a few hours to go.

The 10th generation Suburban was only available with various version of the Vortec gasoline V8 from the factory and while it’ll do a fine job towing,  it makes for a thirsty ride.  The Suburban shares its GMT800 chassis with the Silverado, so it seems a shame that GM never built an HD diesel powered version and a previous owner of this one fixed that.

Under the hood of this Suburban is an LLY spec 6.6 liter Duramax V8 diesel, Garrett VNT boosted and intercooled to  305 horsepower and 605 ft-lbs of torque.  The stump pulling behemoth returns a surprisingly good 14-17mpg according to the seller – almost twice the economy of the gasoline version.

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