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    2017 Silverado 2500 HD Duramax Diesel CrewCab 4x4 LTZ
  1. I have been keeping track of my DEF level ever since I started driving my truck to see how much it was using. I drive 160 miles a day. I have been averaging 1 to 1.5 gallons of DEF per 1000 miles. I just top it off about every other fill up. I use the Blue DEF and have seen no problems so far.
  2. Thanks for all of the replies. Some good information here. Most just reinforces what I already thought but I am one that likes to research things before i do them and I am always looking to learn more. So far I like this truck a lot. I have had several over the years but this is my first diesel and since I am a DIY kind of guy, I am trying to learn as much as I can.
  3. I know what you mean about the cost. I have been driving at least 160 miles a day for the last four years so my oil changes are often. With this truck holding 10 quarts of oil I will be looking for every discount I can get.
  4. redwngr Where I live it can be anywhere from below zero to above 100 degrees. You never know around here. I am leaning toward going with the full synthetic and have been using Mobil 1 for several years. That narrows it down to: Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck 5W-40 Mobil 1 Delvac ESP 5W-40 Mobil Delvac 1300 Super 15w 40 I will check and see what is available and prices in my area. I think any of them would be a good choice. I was not sure if there were any downsides to using synthetic oil in the diesel engines.
  5. I know this topic comes up from time to time but I am trying to decide which engine oil to use in my 2017 Silverado with a 6.6 duramax diesel. I've been using Mobil 1 in all of my gas engines in the past and have had good results so far. I am wondering if I should do the same with the diesel, or just go with the conventional oil. Full synthetic, synthetic blend, or conventional. Any thoughts?
  6. This is correct. I just went through the same thing with my dealership. I asked for the standard mirrors to be swapped for the tow mirrors. Being knowledgeable about these trucks (unlike the people at the dealership) I asked before my service appointment if they had the CORRECT mirrors because I did not have the time to make multiple trips to the dealership to replace the wrong mirrors. They assured me that what they had was correct. Well, guess what? I got the mirrors that do not power fold ( which were in a kit). I would like to get them to change the mirrors but because they were at no cost to me, I will probably just keep what I have.
  7. I have a 2014 Chevy LTZ Double cab with 5100's front and rear. I was wondering how many miles people are getting on these shocks. Mine are at 60000 and they seem to be getting worn out. The ride is pretty hard (jolting) when going over bumps. It always sounds like something is loose in the suspension to me but I can't find it. There always seems to be something wrong with the suspension on this truck that I can never figure out. And it does vibrate at highway speeds.
  8. What do you carry for your CCW?

    I carry 1911's. Springfield EMP .40, Colt Commander .45, Colt Mustang .380 to name a few. And being a lefty, I don't have any problem with them. They are my favorite handgun.
  9. It is hard to tell. I was looking at mine and with it in the highest setting, there are no grooves above the spring seat. With his you can see one groove so it looked like it might be down one.
  10. Cliff14Denali, I just installed the 5100's on my 2014 Silverado LTZ. It looks like your snap ring is set in the second position from the top. If it was in the top position you would not be able to see the groove.
  11. I would like to know how this turns out too. I have the 5100's. Already installed the rears today. Just waiting for the time to get the fronts installed. How do they ride on the highest setting? I wish I could find some information on the torque specs of the front suspension parts. I know I will have to remove something in order to get the struts out and back in again. There doesn't seem to be any repair manuals for this truck yet.
  12. I thought they would be available by now but, maybe not. They have a lot of good information that is nice to have when working on your vehicle (torque specs, capacities, etc.). I saw the one from Helm but that is a little expensive for what I need. I will have to keep looking.
  13. I was wondering if anyone knows where to get repair manuals for the 2014 Silverado. I always had a Chilton or a Haynes manual for my other vehicles but I can't seem to find one for anything after 2013. Are they not out yet?
  14. I am interested in how this turns out too. I have been considering putting the 5100's on my 2014 Silverado. I had them on my 2012 Silverado and they were great. I liked the ride and they leveled the truck. I'm just trying to get more information as to how they perform on the 2014's.
  15. Broken decap bolt on 223

    Glad to hear that you got it figured out. I think you will like the case lube. It seems to work well for me. Let us know how the new trigger works out.

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