This thread makes me paranoid. I have almost 45k on my 06 and haven't had a problem. Is this something that happens to every 05-06 or is it just certain ones? Should I be worried about it even if the laughing monkey hasn't happened? And if so should I take steps to prevent it? Seems like a lot of time, work, and money.
I think I may try the 5w-40 diesel motor oil on my next oil change after doing some reading on here. Anyone else seen good results from this?
chevy, pick a nice day, review the TDC video or the sharpie video on the first page. Check it first. Some have no problems and some do. I won't get into most/all/many since we don't know, but let's just say there are enough incidents to warrant a 3000 post thread where you rarely hear anything from other model years.
Chances are you will have wear. If so it looks like modifying the existing OPDA or starting over with a new OPDA and modifying are your options.
The oil cup or oil bath design are relatively easy to complete and will offer substantial improvement over the grease design.
Also to clarify, Mobil 1 5w40 Turbo Truck Diesel is a mixed fleet oil suitable for gasoline and diesel vehicles. It is not a traditional diesel oil. I've been using it for over a year with no problems. That or VR1 are the most popular oil, however there are some Shell Rotella brands that are suitable too.
The first page will have current info, videos, pics, and a summary of a lot of the stuff we've discussed over all these pages.
It's good to be concerned about it. I was completely freaked when I found out (granted I had laughing monkey), but over times I've realized it's very manageable it you take easy proactive steps.