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Retired Bob

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    2014 Silverado 1500 2WD LT DBL
  1. http://sandyblogs.com/techlink/?p=9439 A Low Coolant message may be displayed on the Driver Information Center of some 2017-2018 Silverado and Sierra models equipped with the 6.6L Duramax diesel engine (RPO L5P). An inspection of the radiator surge tank may appear to show a low coolant condition. http://sandyblogs.com/techlink/?p=9437 When draining and filling the cooling system on 2017-2018 Silverado and Sierra models equipped with the 6.6L Duramax diesel engine (RPO L5P), the correct special tools must be used.
  2. Good point (unlatching the hood) as the Remote won't start the engine if the hood is unlatched - safety feature so that the engine can not be started if someone has the hood open and they are working on the engine.
  3. Win a new Silverado - specs on Web site: https://trucksweepstakes.nra.org/the-truck/ This was posted simply to let you see the specs and mods to this supercharged vehicle, but not to get you to join the NRA. Interesting pictures!
  4. Here's a video on how the service tech should be flushing the coolant system for a 2014 + Silverado: https://chevroletforum.com/how-tos/a/chevrolet-silverado-2014-present-how-to-flush-your-radiator-389865 Maybe not as thorough as FL335i, but ...... How often to do a flush and what brand coolant is another matter. Some even suggest using distilled water for the cleaning flushes.
  5. The 'Title' says it all - a video from the car show with a good discussion on the new 'cylinder deactivation' concept (about 1/2 way thru the video). Other good info also. https://news.google.com/news/video/MdgVbpj0hHc/dPrbIXFlEJvaJWMFwRPX8DkqQ0xsM?hl=en&gl=US&ned=us
  6. Jadis, my 2014 Silverado LT does exactly the same thing. At times I am reluctant to play with the screen while I am driving and just leave it on 'phone' until I'm in a safe place to fix it - a pain in the butt!
  7. Jim, it sounds like you have a good grasp of the issue/noise but not on the solution. Just for the heck of it why not pull the cabin filter as see if anything changes as there have been several threads relating to trash (leaves, sticks, etc) falling onto the cabin filter fan. Checking the fan would not be a big problem in time or complexity.
  8. How exactly does a guarantee like this work? Does the tire shop keep everyone's old tires for 30 days just in case the customer does not like the 'new' tires?
  9. I thought the squarish wheel wells on the current models were to help increase gas mileage - that's what I was told anyway. Guess they didn't help too much as they're gone in the pictures - well not entirely, as the pictures show a kind of combo of square and of round design.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.

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