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EFLine last won the day on January 11 2016

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    2014 Sierra SLT Crew, SB Z71

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  1. This makes me love the look of my 14 that much more! I was wishing i had the 16 style when they came out, but find the new 19's to be hideous! Front end look like a Tundra, Side front fenders look like a Titan, side profile around the back of the cab looks like the honda pickup, and the rear is just too "toyish" looking. Not a fan of the front end of the tunda, HATE the Titans so right there I am turned off. Glad to see some people like them though, that's what make life cool is that we all appreciate different things. I am excited to see the new Yukon Denali though...
  2. Hey EFLine. I'm new on here and just stumbled on your post about "oil consumption." I have a 2014 Silverado LTZ and just had it serviced yesterday. I have about 60K miles on it and it's started using, (not burning or leaking) about 1.5 to 2.0 quarts between oil changes. I use synthetic oil but still get oil changed way before the 7500 mile recommendation when using synthetic. The dealer told me that oil usage like that was normal and provided me with some printed info from GM stating that. They recommend that I do a oil usage test between oil changes and gave me some forms to use and fill out documenting the oil usage. I told the that the truck does that on it's own by notifying me that it's low on oil. Then I check the oil and it's sure nuff it's low, then I add a quart or so depending on what is needed. What more test do they require than that? I'm 62 and have my share of vehicles. Back in the day when a vehicle began using oil, we never thought it was normal. I had a 1968 Z/28 Camaro, a 1967 SS Impala, a couple of pickups during the 80's and even sold Chevys for a good while in the late 70's and early 80's. I don't remember any of those using between 1.5 and 2 quarts of oil between oil changes. My how times have changed! I'm looking at a 2018 LTZ now and you can bet I will have this conversation with someone at the dealership before I stroke a check! (BTW my wife works for the dealer as their office manager and she asks me not to go back in service and make a fool of myself :rolleyes:)

  3. glad this topic came up because I also received this message the other day doing the exact same thing and immediately started the truck. Glad I didnt wait any longer. Seems to be a new battery is in store for me now...
  4. never blamed the electronics on whats not working and whats causing my issues. just miss the good ole days when i could work on cars a bit easier. Where did I blame the parts I dont understand for the issues I'm having? Never once did i blame electronics for causing oil consumption, or my shakes, or my ac going out, or my heated seats for not working, or my exhaust flapper valve...
  5. Well said, And with all these electronics, I find it bitter sweet as I love the technology, but find I can no longer work on them like I used to be able to do back in the day.
  6. The typical recalls of course, I got those too. but some others are: 1) AC Condenser went out on me 400 miles from home on a 102 degree day 2) AC/Vented seats have broken 4x I think, maybe 5, but they keep fixing it because it keeps re-breaking within the 1 year warranty of them fixing it. 3) Heated seats have broken 3x, same as above they keep fixing it 4) Navi screen stopped working, HMI cable 5) Radiator busted, think this was a recall but had issues before the recall came out 6) Exhaust squeak, from flapper valve, replaced 2x and keeps coming back, just gave up them fixing it thinking I'll either get a new truck or get an exhaust 7) burns 1.5 - 2 quarts of oil every 3,000 miles 8) Hood release cable broke 9) Rusting frame is the worst I've seen, posted Pics in the Rusting Frame thread 10) shocks are completely shot, currently at 63,000 miles but they were shot a while ago 11) Shakes from about 77-82mph and on long hauls its beyond annoying 12) had issues when on the highway just cruising the RPMS will scream near redline and then catch itself 13) every time it shifts between V8 and V4 it revs my RPMS by about 500. doesn't seem like much, but i feel I'm in tune with the car and feel pulsing With all that said, I love the looks of the truck, but disappointing how many times it's breaking. The major concern I have now is the amount of oil it drinks and wondering if I am in for something more serious down the road. I do Mobil 1 Full synthetic DEXOS every 6,000 miles, and around the 3,000 mile mark I'm adding approx 2qrts.
  7. This is identical to my issue and dealer said everything was fine. Dealer is over an hour away 1 way and i was tired of wasting time. I too have a 14 with the 5.3 and mine started at 40k miles. I now have 63,000 miles and mine burns about 1.5 - 2qrts every 3,000 miles. I add 2qrt every 3,000 and when 6,000 miles rolls around I have just gotton into the habit of doing oil changes every 6k. Dumb question but what is the warranty on the engine, i stopped going to dealer for oil checks cause i swear they added oil to it one time and sent me on my way. is it 100k? @BringTheRain403how long and what was your process to get them to rebuild it?
  8. I'm just thrilled the steering wheel is FINALLY centered!!!! However, I will never buy another first model year, did that with my 14 and regret it nearly every day with so many issues. I'll wait a few years for them to sort things out and see if these are shakers too...
  9. It would be definitely hard to pick 1) 88 wagoneer that I would drop a cummings into and do some fun suspension work 2) H1 hummer with a tricked out duramax 3) love what some people said, most expensive thing, sell it and invest money to retire - life goal to retire before I'm 45
  10. I too have been seeing lots of posts about the faulty lifters. Can someone give me the low down on the symptoms to look for that might show you have faulty lifters? Just want to get educated as to what I can do to keep an eye out for. I have the obvious "DI clatter" but I also have this nifty feature that I burn about 1.5 to 2 quarts of oil every 3,000 miles. Truck has about 62,000 miles now, and I do oil changes only with Mobil 1 Full Synthetic DEXOS and Mobil 1 filters every 6,000 miles. I did buy it used at 27,000 miles so no clue what happened before me....
  11. Correct, more like a CYA than anything. Still not thrilled that I have to carry a quart of oil with me in the bed of the truck. my 2003 suburban with 200k on the odometer didnt drink a drop of oil isnt it 8.5 now?
  12. https://www.edmunds.com/toyota/tundra/2016/crewmax-cab/features-specs/ 2016 got a 38 gallon tank so this should help that a little bit. I came from a suburban which i believe had a 32, 36, or 38?? gallon tank which i loved, and assumed my 2014 sierra would have the same... nope, when I'm running E85, I have to stop to fill up before i have to piss on long road trips. Especially when towing. I now run 87 just to go a bit further and not fill up every other day.
  13. I completely agree with this! Didn't they get 38 gallon tanks in 2016+?
  14. I still have AFM on but keep postponing turning it off as everyday I contemplate getting rid of it. I have oil consumption problem, burning about 1.5 to 2qrts every 3,000 miles. Can't say it's related to AFM but makes me wonder. Have 63,000mls on the clock. Was first brought to my attention when I drove up to northern MN two summers ago and my check oil level light came on. Had 6,000 miles on the change and 23% OLM showing. Took it into the dealer and they scolded me saying that it's because I drove it past 4,500 miles that the oil was low. I run Mobil 1 0w20 full synthetic and change it religiously every 6,000 miles and add about 2 quarts between changes. Check oil level weekly now
  15. I think I saw this topic somewhere around here, but can't seem to find it again. If you know where it is could you please just link me to it. Theres a bunch of topics of clunky shifting, I have that too, and deceleration issues, yep, got that too but this is different. This has happened twice to me now where I'll hit the gas about 75% of the way and nothing happens. I'll push it to 100% and still nothing and have to wait for about 3 seconds (which feels like an eternity) and then it will downshift and just break the tires loose. This happened twice, both in situations that could have turned bad. First I was in traffic about 35mph and had to move over which required sneaking between some traffic (safely of course) and got on the gas, put on my blinker and it just sat there, after a bit it just broke my tires loose and applied every ounce of power. Happened again today, this time came to a yield to cross a highway county road with 60mph traffic and had plenty of room, got on the gas and same thing, nothing. by now the cars are barreling down on me and the truck is sitting in the middle of the road, floored it and nothing then FINALLY when I'm about freaking out, it does a nice burn out and hauls across the rest of the road. have 62,000 miles on it, no tune but this has me wondering what I can do.

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