Well, Phase 2 of our concrete driveway has begun! On Monday, they did the dirt work and put up most of the forms; and they have started pouring concrete today. We will have 2 side pads at both ends of the shop for parking our tip trailer and the boat, as well as the riding mowers. Unfortunately, when Humphreys County Gas put in the natural gas line to the shop, they damaged the existing concrete right in front of the high bay door and the dirt work for Phase 2 damaged it even further. So they cut out that section and will re pour that with the rest of Phase 2. Another negative thing is that the trailer park behind us was bought by a new local owner, who my dad’s own words; is an “**** of the highest caliber”. Mainly because he is kicking everyone out by July 1st, and using the land for an impound lot for his precious towing company, and threw a hissy fit because the contractor we hired had to remove a section of OUR fence and go through the trailer park driveway because he didn’t want to damage our existing driveway with his tracked skidsteer. Hopefully the pouring will be finished by noon today and will be safe to drive on Monday. And of course, the concrete pump subcontractor they hired has EXCELLENT taste in pickups! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
truckofwinandawesome replied to mrbadwrench's topic in 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 Silverado & Sierra Issues, Troubleshooting, & Recalls/Service BulletinsHas the truck given you any low oil pressure warnings at all? If there were truly an issue with Oil pressure the truck likely would have warned you if it went below a certain threshold. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Yup, my Aveo just passed 100K, and the issues are starting to come in thick and fast; and it REALLY doesn’t help that my Aveo started its life in the industry that is infamous for pushing cars to the absolute limit: an Enterprise Rental Car. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
My Aveo is a perfect example of this throwaway culture; because as of right now, it’s only worth $3,500-$4,000 according to KBB, and if my transmission were to kick the bucket the car would only be worth scrap value because a transmission from GM costs more than what the rest of the car is worth. (And the engine is just as costly; which is why I NEVER see an LXV engine at a salvage yard) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
do a little more fact checking next time, electric parking brakes have been around FOR YEARS. and on your 'Electric' steering, that is the power assist going electric; there is still a mechanical link between the steering wheel and the front wheels. (although Infiniti has been dabbling with something called Direct Adaptive Steering, which is that 'Steer by Wire' you fear so much) and as for the service brakes, there hasn't been a direct mechanical link for almost a century thanks to Fred Dusenberg and the advent of Hydraulic brakes.
truckofwinandawesome replied to Zane's topic in The NewsroomTo me, you can see more and more styling cues they took from the 99-04 GMT800s; and the tailgate embossing is definitely a callback to the 88-94 C/Ks and the fender tangs on the front are definitely to tie the trucks to the K2 SUVs. But I agree with Mike; we need to see the color matched, work truck and chrome versions before we pass final judgment. Especially the Silverado High County, since that one is the top model. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
its not the turbos themselves at fault, its )A the base engine they are attached to and B) the Ford Hype machine saying you will get V8 power with V6 fuel economy; when in reality its completely backwards: where its V6 Power, with V8 fuel economy. because you are trying to move 5,000 to 6,000 lbs of truck (not counting people inside) with a force inducted V6 at the upper limits of its performance and durability. add a heavy trailer, and it compounds the problem.
truckofwinandawesome replied to truckofwinandawesome's topic in Automotive Industry & Market Discussionhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapter_11,_Title_11,_United_States_Code basically, it allows Takata to reorganize itself and shed itself of its debt and liability. (much like Old GM did in 2009)
Former GM Vice Chairman On Autonomous Cars "Everyone will have 5 years to get their car off the road..."
truckofwinandawesome replied to Gorehamj's topic in The Newsroomyou would have to pry my keys out of my cold, dead hands before I would EVER consider giving up driving. Autonomous vehicles are NOWHERE NEAR ready for the mainstream yet; the technology behind them is still FAR too expensive. and again, you have to think about the rural aspect of what he is trying to push; autonomous vehicles, and ridesharing/Fancy Taxis are really more for an urban environment.
truckofwinandawesome replied to Gorehamj's topic in The Newsroomat least it doesn't have "Badge Rot" like our truck had and my Aveo currently has.
I once compared a Silverado to an F150 (built them the exact same way: 4WD, Crew Cab, equivalent MSRPs, trim levels, and V8) and not only was the Silverado a grand cheaper than the F150, I was actually able to get a higher trim level in the silverado (an LT Z71, compared to the XLT trim for Ford) to match the ford's price.
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