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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Duramax 6.6L Valve Lash Adjustment

Duramax 6.6L Valve Adjustment 

Duramax Diesel Pickup Truck

This is one method used to set the valve lash on your duramax engine
Valve adjustment should be performed anytime the heads are removed. It's also good practice to adjust valves during service that require valve cover remove. 

TDC (Top Dead Center)

First start with, locating the timing mark on the front engine cover and the harmonic balance. 
Rotate the crankshaft in order to bring the number 1 cylinder to TDC (Top Dead Center) of the exhaust stroke. This mark should be aligned with the mark on the engine. 

To adjust the valves, start by loosening all the jam nuts with a 14mm wrench, you will also need a flat screwdriver to make the adjustments.

Adjust the valve using a .012" feeler gauge Use your .012” feeler gauge between the rocker arm and the valve bridge as pictured. The correct setting is had when there is slight resistance when moving the feeler gauge. It should not be so tight that the gauge can not be removed. Once the proper setting is made, tighten the jam nut while holding the adjustment screw. Verify that your setting has stayed after tightening the jam nut. After going through all the valves, rotate the engine over about 10 times by hand in a clockwise direction. Now, bring cylinder number 1 back to TDC and recheck your adjustments. You may find that some have loosened up a bit, go ahead and readjust them to spec.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Gale Banks Duramax Performance

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Gale Banks LMM Duramax

Banks is the Official Distributor of The Duramax 6.6L  Turbo-Diesel Engine

Gale Banks Engineering and General Motors Powertrain have signed a new multi-year OEM engine supply agreement.

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Got a 2004 to 2011 Duramax Diesel power GM/Chevy truck and you are in need of a fresh engine? Banks Power has 30 LMM Duramax Long Egnines, built to your specification at the DMAX plant, for  military HMMWV engine upgrade program that is now complete.
The Engines have been thru the assembly line testing used for the production engines at the DMAX. They include the intake, exhaust manifolds, rocker covers, water pump, front vibration damper, cam crank position sensors, flex plate, engine oil cooler, and oil filter. 
These engines have the strongest heads, block and internal components available in a 2004 thru 2011 Duramax factory assembled engine and make a great stating point for a high performance or marine build as well.

Gale Banks Duramax Engines 

These engines do not require a core charge Gale Banks Power is offering a program that no on other company has in the industry. The cost of these Long Block Duramax Engine start at $6500.00 Dollars and they don't even compare that to the cost of a quality rebuilt used engine. And, you can sell your used core engine to cover the cost of the new engine cost because you get to keep your core.