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Retired Bob

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    2014 Silverado 1500 2WD LT DBL
  1. Some 2015-2018 Escalade, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, Sierra and Yukon models may have a clicking, popping, or cracking sound coming from the front suspension or front frame area while the vehicle is making turns. The sound also may be felt in the footwell area. The sound may be caused by either insufficient torque of the front frame crossmember or lower control arm bolts. Read about the fix: http://sandyblogs.com/techlink/?p=8386
  2. My Line-X dealer had bought over 1000 new Stainless Steel 'screws' for 2014+ GM truck access panels and used these after spraying - just the right length. I don't know if GM has any. If your spray dealer won't replace your new screws with the correct length, you may need to buy your own - just take one from your access panel when you go shopping so you get the correct type and length.
  3. Try one more thing: on the driver's front door, where the top of the door goes out to the far edge when the door is open, notice there is weatherstripping along the top of the door AND along the outside edge of the door but there is NO weatherstripping right at the point where the top of the door curves and then goes down. Try putting any stick-on foam tape in this area - the tape does not need to follow the curve, in fact you can use multiple short pieces of the foam tape to make it around the curve. See if that makes any difference - if it does, then you can do a better job with the foam tape just so it looks better.
  4. When you send a letter or email to a company CEO or other executive make certain all spelling is correct and no pissing/moaning in the letter - remember, these people are executives and expect your letter to be to the point, so begin with an opening paragraph ("I am writing because of the many problems I have with my new xxxxxx"), then explain why you are writing, then end with a paragraph that explains what you would like done to fix your issues (be realistic -"I believe these issues are more than anyone would expect from a new vehicle and I would hope we can reach some resolution on ...."). Be sure to give them your VIN number and how to contact you. Read your finished letter over again and fix or change anything necessary. Make sure to print yourself a couple of copies.
  5. You might consider sending an email to GM. Give them all the info (VIN #, etc) and how you use the truck (drive off-road, city, highway) and ask them what routine you should follow. If they reply, you will then have a written answer should you ever have need of proof.
  6. Goodyear has offered an approx 50% price off for either the Goodyear Wrangler Forttitude H/T tires or the Goodyear Assurance CS TripleTred All-Season tires. Now I need to choose which one.
  7. I have a 2014 Silverado Double Cab 2 wheel drive with 12,300 miles and original dealer tires: Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max, P265/65R18. No mods to the truck, all highway and in-town driving. The tires are rotated and I maintain 35psi front / 34psi rear. Here are 2 pictures of the roughness and wear - same on all 4 tires. What could be the reason for the wear. Or, is this wear not a problem at all?
  8. Fluid Film Question

    Give the staff at the company a call to discuss this subject - they are more than willing to discuss things with you.
  9. Not to highjack - just a quick question to Marticus - how do you like those Cooper tires in your picture? Now, back to 'brakepads'
  10. 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.
  11. 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?
  12. 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 ...."
  13. 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)
  14. 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/

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