By Brandon James
Just bought a 2003 silverado 8.1l (496). I know if you maintain these engines and drive with common sense these engines will go the distance. Just curious what kind of problems you run into using this truck as a daily driver? Running a 7" lift, 37" tires, 130,300 miles. Or anything I should look out for? Open to all advice and opinions. Thank you, Brandon.
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
General Motors is recalling about 50,000 Silverado pickups due to a possible fuel safety issue. The company says that a faulty low fuel level sensor in the front tank could stick and cause the rear tank to overfill. Spilling fuel isn’t the issue. The problem is the overfilling can cause the rear tank to expand, then it will contact the driveshaft, which can then burn a hole in it due to friction.
The fix is to update the fuel-level sensor software, inspect the front tank, and may also include replacing the rear tank. As with every safety-related recall, the repairs will come at no cost to the vehicle owner. Also like every safety recall, federal law mandates that GM contact owners by snail mail. If you prefer not to wait to see if your Silverado or Sierra has the problem (and given the number of vehicles recalled, the chances are it does), you can use the GM recall lookup using your VIN. If you opt to contact your dealer, reference NHTSA Campaign Number 17V664000.
I will try to be brief, hope I can get some feedback.
2006 1500 Silverado LT that I bought brand new. Currently 35,000 miles on it.
New battery, new alternator. Brand new, both of them.
When I start my truck the voltmeter goes above 14...just a line or so.
After driving for a couple of miles it drops down below 14, two or three lines, but not as far as 9 or the red zone.
Is this normal? I worry that this is too much fluctuation.
When I am driving, on the freeway for example, doing 55, what should the normal reading on my voltmeter be? 14?
Or is anything above and below 14 acceptable? I just seem to recall that my truck always stayed right on the 14 line when driving it.
Finally, should my charging system (alternator, battery, etc) keep my battery charged to 100%?
Thank you for taking the time to help a non mechanic newbie.
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