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Retired Bob

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    2014 Silverado 1500 2WD LT DBL
  1. Not to highjack - just a quick question to Marticus - how do you like those Cooper tires in your picture? Now, back to 'brakepads'
  2. How about some non-skid liner. You cut it to size with scissors - think it comes in colors - many different brands - also used for tool-boxes. Something like: http://www.go2marine.com/product/73726F/scoot-gard-non-skid-roll-scoot-guard-portable-non-skid.html Above link is just one example but I use Scoot Guard for many uses and it works great - and is very inexpensive. If you try it and don't like it, toss it and you're only out a couple of bucks - or use it in the house. Can probably get some in the houseware section in your grocery store Do a Google search on scoot-gard and click on images to see colors.
  3. I know a lot of people believe Amsoil is one of, if not the #1 oil to use. Yet checking the GM site, Amsoil does not appear on the approved licensing list. Would you continue to use Amsoil in your GM truck even tho it's not a Dexos 1 approved oil?
  4. x219c is correct in that E85 does not necessarily need to have 85% ethanol. https://www.afdc.energy.gov/fuels/ethanol_e85.html "E85 (or flex fuel) is a term that refers to high-level ethanol-gasoline blends containing 51%-83% ethanol, depending on geography and season (see Fuel Properties and E85 Specifications). It can be used in flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs), which are available from domestic and foreign automakers. Use the Vehicle Cost Calculator to look up FFV fuel economy, fuel costs, and greenhouse gas reductions. Other than lower miles per gallon, motorists ...."
  5. What do you make of this article on synthetic oils? Do you really care? http://www.synlube.com/synthetic.html Mobile1 Extended Performance 15k miles between changes. https://www.mobil.com/english-us/passenger-vehicle-lube/pds/glxxmobil-1-extended-performance and Mobile 1 Annual Protection. https://mobiloil.com/en/motor-oils/mobil-1/mobil-1-annual-protection Proven protection for 1 full year**Or 20,000 miles, whichever comes first. Introducing the once-a-year oil change. New Mobil 1 Annual Protection ultimate full synthetic motor oils feature breakthrough lubricant technology that provides protection for one year between oil changes or 20,000 miles, whichever comes first – guaranteed.† (These articles are for your info only)
  6. Have you had any fuel system work previously done on your truck? http://www.gm-trucks.com/forums/topic/203823-fuel-leak-gm-fix-2014-silverado-1500-and-sierra-1500-models/
  7. http://sandyblogs.com/techlink/?p=7882 These conditions may be caused by a fuel leak at one of the high pressure fuel rail pipe connections that was incorrectly installed during service of another engine component that required the fuel system to be opened, such as fuel rails, fuel injectors, high pressure fuel pump, etc. TIP: The engine fuel feed intermediate pipes must be replaced during any service repairs that require one or more of the pipes to be loosened or removed.
  8. https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RCAK-17V437-1706.pdf ProProblem Description: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Buick Lacrosse and Chevrolet Spark EV, Caprice PPV and SS vehicles, 2014-2017 Buick Encore and Chevrolet Corvette, Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles, 2015-2016 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Tahoe, Trax, Suburban and Silverado 2500 and 3500 and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL vehicles, and 2015-2017 GMC Sierra HD 2500 and 3500 vehicles. While being previously remedied for recall 16V-651, the affected vehicles may not have received the complete software update necessary to remedy the recall condition. Without the update, certain driving conditions may cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) software to activate a diagnostic test. During this test, deployment of the frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners would not occur in the event of a crash.
  9. Duramax Diesel Hesitation and Other Conditions May 1, 2017 Some 2017 Silverado and Sierra models equipped with the Duramax Diesel 6.6L V8 engine (RPO L5P) (Fig. 20) may have a hesitation, bump, harsh shifts or other related conditions. Any of the following DTCs may be set: P0097, P0128, P0181, P0263, P0266, P0269, P0272, P0275, P0278, P0281, P0284, P040C, P040D, P041C, P041D, P0483, P054F, P10D1, P11CC, P22FE, P24C7, P2635, P2636, or P2BAA. If these conditions are found, reprogram the Engine Control Module (ECM) and Transmission Control Module (TCM) with the latest calibrations available using the Service Programming System (SPS). Both the ECM and TCM must be updated to the latest software. Not updating both modules may result in additional undesired vehicle performance. If the ECM and TCM have the latest calibrations, follow the diagnostic procedures for the set DTC in the appropriate Service Information. – Thanks to John Stempnik
  10. DALLAS, Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunoco Ultratech™, a high detergent fuel blend, will be available to customers starting April 1, 2017 across all grades of gasoline at every Sunoco station across the country. ------- A high detergent fuel blend (the same levels as NASCAR fuel) that significantly exceeds U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gasoline detergency standards. Beginning April 1, 2017, Sunoco UltratechTM will be available to customers across all grades of gasoline at every Sunoco station across the country. ------ February 22, 2017 Today, more than 50 fuel brands are Top Tier certified, representing about two-thirds of fuel sold in the United States and Canada. One of the two newest brands to join the certification program is Sunoco LP’s Sunoco Ultratech, which will be available at all its branded sites across all gasoline grades, beginning in April. and so on - Ultratech is a new name used by Sunoco to describe their fuels and 'Ultratech' and 'Top Tier' apply to all grades of Sunoco fuel. BTW, I have no association with Sunoco. I only read this and thought it was worth passing along as we have an abundance of Sunoco stations in SC - and the price of their gas is the same as or even less expensive than other brands, Top Tier or not.
  11. As of April 1, 2017, Sunoco became a certified Top Tier gasoline across all 4 grades of gas: https://www.sunoco.com/quality-fuels/ultratech/
  12. Or if they don't offer loaners, they probably will get you a rental car (they pay for the rental) from a firm they routinely do business with.
  13. Read: https://www.bgprod.com/blog/avoid-gdi-performance-loss-with-new-bg-gdi-fuelair-induction-service/ and view a video: https://www.bgprod.com/services/gasoline-fuel-services/gdi-fuelair-induction/
  14. Search this forum for extended warranty - there has been a lot of good info written already. I'd do the search for you but I'm feeling lazy.

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