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kstruckcountry last won the day on December 1 2016

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  1. What did you do with your truck/shop today

    Did a 2006 Impala alternator last night. Definitely harder to get to than my pickup, but still pretty easy. Old one was whining. The bearings sound squeaky when turned by hand. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  2. What did you do with your truck/shop today

    I actually like fuel injection, I just don't like it when it's done wrong. Deere even put the injector plugs underneath the fuel rail, where access is blocked by the intake manifold. Did notice one of the spark plugs was pretty fouled, and they are brand new. Apparently the injectors on these like to leak, which could explain the fouling. However, it's strange that it doesn't leak when the engine is off, if it did it might cause a hard start, and it starts fine. Deere also put the alternator next to the engine (instead of on top), in the dustiest, grassiest place possible. It's difficult to access to even get a multimeter on it. The taillight harnesses drag on the tires if you drive with the bed in the dump position. Overall, not designed well. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  3. What did you do with your truck/shop today

    Worked on a John Deere Gator 825i. What a terrible experience. It was running rough and very short on power. Smelled rich. Checked all spark plugs, injectors, etc. No CEL or any indicator light to speak of. Figured I should take out the 02 sensor just to eliminate exhaust issues, but the stinking sensor plug hooks in where you can't even reach it. Not sure what to do next. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  4. What if?

    I have had my 2006 for over 6 years and 80,000 miles. It has been a really good vehicle, costing almost nothing in repairs (around $400/year). I've had some great road trips and adventures in it. It doesn't have the power of the new pickups, but plenty of creature comforts. Auto dual zone AC, dimming mirrors, mirror and rear window defrost. I've added a 6" Pioneer with bluetooth and a wireless charger. On top of that, it has what I believe to be the most comfortable bucket seats ever. The other day I realized I have no idea what I'd do if something happened to it. I considered all of these option, still no idea. 1. Find another 2006/7c Silverado or Sierra with low miles. Add everything I currently have and keep rolling. 2. Buy a new or nearly new Colorado ZR2. A ZR2 could handle 99% of my occasional towing, and would be comfortable on rough roads. Even better go-anywhere ability than my 2006. 3. Buy a new or nearly new 2500 with 6.0 V8. The durability of the 3/4 ton along with the 6.0 is really attractive. The capacity is overkill for me, but it should hold up really well. 4. New or nearly new Ford F150 5.0. I think the 5.0 is the best engine Ford makes. The big draw here is the available 35 gallon fuel tank, which I don't believe is available on anything else I listed. Better range than the others with the big tank. Any thoughts? Has anybody here switched from an older pickup to one of these options? Hopefully I can keep driving this pickup for another 160,000 miles, but I want to have my ducks in a row just in case. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  5. What did you do with your truck/shop today

    Got to 160,000 miles today. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  6. Knives!

    I am still using a Kershaw 8200GRY. Definitely not a "high quality" knife, but it is easy to open and close one handed, which is a priority for me. It also has a flathead/bottle opener, which I use as much as the blade. I've been looking for a knife with similar features and better steel for years, and never found one. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  7. best AT tires for winter?

    I have run LT tires for about 70,000 miles now on my 2006. The first set of Cooper's didn't hurt my mileage any, compared to the 4 ply SRA's. The ATW's seem to have taken it down about .5 mpg, hard to say exactly though, since my driving has changed to more in town since I've gotten them. IMO, it's cheaper to lose a bit of fuel economy than get flats and slide into things. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  8. Do you want to be safe, or do you want to be able to see? Lol Kind of ironic. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  9. What did you do with your truck/shop today

    They mentioned in my last report that the filter must be doing well to keep silica levels low. Still running the ProDry. I did the first gear oil change since the rear end rebuild. The magnet had a bit of stuff on it, but not enough to concern me. https://imgur.com/gallery/kLtyZ/comment/1157125427 Apparently I need to watch a tutorial on Imgur, can't figure out how to post pics.
  10. Is it possible you're hearing the injection system? Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  11. The hose are crappy plastic. They can crack. You might not be able to find the hole yourself, but replacing all the rear ones with rubber hose and hose clamping them could help? I'd also check under the hood too. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  12. Ruger American Rifle

    I would not hesitate to get the Ruger. But Academy has a Savage with better features for under $500. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  13. Overheating on my 2005 chevy Silverado 1500

    The top hose should be hot and the bottom relatively cool if the rad is doing it's job. Fans have no reason to kick on at 205. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  14. best AT tires for winter?

    ATP's are rated to 55k, I believe. My E rated ones were anyway. They still had sipes nearing 60k. Vehicle weight and use affects a lot. I was happy to go to the ATW's for a life of 45k and more snow/wet traction. Having a pattern similar to the AT3's I knew they would handle dirt well too. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  15. I don't know why anyone would want to be able to reach into the bed anyways..... Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk

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