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About dave_clt

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  • Name
    David
  • Location
    Charlotte, NC
  • Gender
    Male
  • Drives
    2016 GMC Denali 2500HD Duramax
  1. Knives!

    Just a quick iPhone pic From top left down Quartermaster Karambit Benchmade 755 Shane Sibert MPR Kershaw 2001 ST Rogue Automatic Zero Tolerance 0350ST (Ken Onion design for both ZT) Zero Tolerance 0350TSST S30V (tiger stripe) Top right down 2X Spyderco Tenacious (car and truck knives) Kershaw 1555 BW Kershaw 2415 ST Missing from photo, a Kershaw Tanto
  2. Halloween decorations.

    House has been decorated for a couple of weeks but mainly inside... Up until last weekend we didn't have any bags of candy, so I put some cans in the candy bowl just to have something in there .... Everyone likes them so much that they've searched and found single serving packets that I'd like to give out his year. My wife tells me NO.
  3. I bet #3 is the reason for mine suddenly dropping to 'due' for an oil change. I found my email confirmation from my last service / oil change. Appointment Details Saturday, November 5, 2016 9:00 AM Mileage 1,750
  4. Hi John, Thought I replied to this earlier but don't see it for some reason. No, I didn't confirm that during my 1.5k oil change; there wasn't any nag light on the dashboard since it was the initial/early oil change. I typically just look at the window reminder mileage sticker to guide timing. I'll certainly be checking after future changes and watching it more closely in the future. I don't meet any of the criteria (moderate weather, in Charlotte, usually warm up before driving,) to have the life left go to 3% so quickly 3K after my last oil change (or even if they didn't reset it at the 1.5K change). Certainly have towed a bit but probably less than 1K of that and ~8,000lb load with trailer. Ultimately not a big deal if it's accurate or not as I'll track manually, but would like to better understand why it so rapidly decreased.
  5. Thanks, good info! Read the manual and searched the forum, but didn't do a simple google, lol. Reading that makes no sense why my % run down so quickly... maybe they didn't reset it after the first change and I just didn't notice.
  6. I've got 3% oil life left according to my truck message center (and the onstar notification it's sent off to GMC saying I'm due for service. Sticker on my window says I should change the oil at 6,780 miles and I'm only at 4,750 miles on the odometer. I think I had first oil change at 1,500 miles (or close to whatever the dealer recommended for that first change). From the manual: Anybody know exactly how or what the 'calculation' is based upon? I suspect it's just some algorithm based on elapsed time / trip lengths / mileage and not some fancy sensor that measure particulates, oil density, tachyon particles, etc.
  7. Not at all (iPhone) - another reason I want to remove or (now with great idea above) cover up the decal. Useless to me.
  8. A recent thread reminded me of a question I've been meaning to post... Has anyone removed (or attempted to remove) the wireless charging decal on the center console (see pic circled in orange). I don't need to be reminded of the charging functionality or which way to turn my phone every time I get into the truck. I'd hate to try to peel/scrape it or use goof off, etc and find out it's embedded or looks worse once removed. Any removal victory tales / pictures or horror stories?
  9. Anyone Using a Electric Trailer Jack

    We've had three on our trailer (22 ft Continental Cargo enclosed car hauler) over the last 8 years so I can recommend one NOT to buy. I know an earlier poster had no issues, but I'd recommend you do not get a Barker branded one. http://www.barkermfg.com/vip-3000.html Trailer shop sells the brand and we got it put on when the trailer was new. Worked great at first, but burned out in 2 years (after slowing significantly over time), they replaced it for free. Second one burned out in 2 years, also slowing down significantly before giving up it's ghost. At this point, you'd say something like once bitten or didn't you learn after the second one? Apparently not - we went looking for a new one but got a super smoking deal on the 'step up' higher rated / higher end Barker model due to our past issues. It was 1/3 the cost of a different brand and with the heavier duty model we figured it would be better. It's now starting to slow just like the others... Basically they have a 2 - 3 year life for relatively light usage (~20 weekend trips to the track each year). We're looking to upgrade our trailer so just hoping it lasts until we get one and can sell it along with the current hauler.
  10. Creeper Recommendation

    Late reply, but for a creeper we use this one from Griot's and has worked great https://www.griotsgarage.com/product/cadillac+of+creepers.do and also have a couple of these that actually get used more than the hard creeper https://www.amazon.com/Lisle-95002-Fold-Up-Creeper/dp/B000JFHMZW/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1506025907&sr=8-5&keywords=mechanics+mat
  11. Any H&K owners?

    Solid weapons, sounds like you made your choice already and a good one! Wife has exclusively HK's for pistols USP .40 - had 10+ years, loves it. Solid and reliable P30 9mm 3.85 inch DA / SA - had 3 years, she doesn't like it especially compared to USP VP9SK 9mm LE Night Sights, only a couple of weeks old. Had it at the range just once when we picked it up but very favorable first impressions. I shot it and thinking about getting one for myself but realized I could just use hers
  12. Funny, that's the first question I asked. "Probably but didn't pay attention as it always is screaming at me".
  13. Thanks, appreciate the kind offer but looking for painted (prefer black) with sensors.
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