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Adamrg

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  1. Wonder when they changed. My dad had a 05-06'ish escalade he had to cut for a customer, and same for a co workers Envoy of the same era. I still won't believe it just because of stainless cables. Nothing escapes this nasty shit around here without preventative maint! 🙄 We had engineers come through a yr or so ago and said they made a change in hardware because they figured out they could save so many millions a yr. great, they'll rust even faster. We already see nuts and bolts that are rotted beyond a socket head after just a yr.
  2. I had and still have thoughts about that. More so because I've seen far too many of those cable mechanisms fail after years of rust and rot, and then when you really need the spare, you end up beating the daylights out of that mechanism. I don't use my bed to capacity often, but when I do, I need it, sans a big wheel assy. Catch 22
  3. Northeast Ohio. I filled up last back In June-July so freezing wouldn't be the issue. maybe as of late, but the initial issue showed up back when it was 90+
  4. For what it's worth they may have filled it but the screen hasn't updated yet. Mine is pretty slow to update once it gets below 'ok' level. Filled up at my last oil change, just performed an oil change the other day, def gauge still reads 24%. Never moved since last time of filling. Drove me nuts for about two weeks and then I stopped bothering to look unless 17's have different programming than 16's
  5. I've not had the pleasure, but my dad has done dozens of them, as well as his own on his old 99. Not a walk in the park, I hear.
  6. I do fluid film, my brother oil sprays. Both will wash away over the course of the year so it is something that has to be done annually. No big deal for me, I have the fluid film air gun and just throw up on lift (this year was jackstands in my garage) and spray away. Total time was about 4hrs start to finish, so not even that time consuming. Worth it to protect against the nasty brine and salt, if you ask me.
  7. Yeah I'm not interested in reapplying the same wax that is already on there; the same wax that dries up in months and falls off in chunks. The first oil change was due before the first winter so I put it up on the lift, just the lift pads contacting the frame was enough to wipe/smear the wax away, so I had no doubts it wouldn't be around for long. As for fluid film thinning out the wax and smearing off- it definitely does. The fluid film is a semi runny gel/oil type substance though- so where wax disappears, fluid film will fill in. If I had the time, I'd scrape all the wax off anyways, the stuff hurts more than it helps, no matter who shows up to defend it. I've seen huge chunks peel off after a few years with a giant rust pocket underneath it.
  8. Sprayed my truck with fluid film last year, first winter for it. Crawled up under a couple days ago to spray again for this year- you can definitely tell right where I got lazy last year. The rest of the truck is pretty rust free, aside from some real light areas on calipers and brackets- not too worried about those areas
  9. I'm not here for a pissing contest, so with that said, you're right. Case closed Hopefully this link is ok to post, i reference gm literature but this is the same info http://www.duramaxhub.com/duramax-maintenance.html I've also beat my head against the wall about switching over to transynd fluid when I'm due for trans service, I'm still contemplating. Synthetic fluid that Allison says is good for 150k under all conditions
  10. I'll keep that in mind next time I'm at Midas and they sell me a $2500 brake job on a 20k mile car. Good thing I didn't go to the dealer, probably would've been $6000!!!! Some peoples misinformed opinion you'll never change, just don't try passing it off as fact, jack 🙄
  11. lugs are 120 I thought. Caliper bolts are just 'tight'. I'm sure there's a torque spec, but it's really not needed. Looks like I was wrong, 140ft lbs
  12. Last vehicle I drove if I wanted more than one flash I had to engage the turn signal switch. I'm more than happy with my three.
  13. I can't do it either. I've tried a few times, smoother down shifts for sure, but it's just habit- turn key, smack exhaust brake switch
  14. Not quite. As long as you have good quality def that meets this cert. you should be good, is what I got out of gm's response.
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