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  1. Hello All, Today was the day for my slider to get replaced 20 GMC Sierra. I took my truck in to have the leak fixed. The TSB was performed by my dealer. The day I picked it up I took it to the car wash. It was pouring in when I finished. I called the dealer and was told the next step is a full window replacement. The glass guy was really cool and I was able to take all the pics I needed. He removed the seat back to get to the actual window motor and make it easier to work on. Once the window was removed I looked at the drivers side corner where my window was leaking. The black stuff is the urethane window sealer. You can see in the pic that the sealer has a break in it. The glass installer says that is from where the glue the factory uses in between the 2 metal panels (red arrow top and bottom) does not work well with the urethane sealer. That could cause a leaking condition. After the glass was removed I started looking for the crack in the plastic. He pointed it out to me that it runs through (2 red arrows) the urethane top to bottom. Also in that same pic you can see the old style window. The plastic moves in a curve up and goes over white alignment pin. The crack is circled in the close up as best I could get. The new style window eliminates the plastic that goes up and over the alignment pin. That is the window gearbox that attaches to the motor on the back wall. Finally is the part number of the window that was installed in my truck. The glass guy told me the TSB will probably not work in most cases. When he removed the glass the sealer that the dealer used was still wet underneath the top layer. I'm not sure if that is how it's supposed to be or now. He also said the was the 10th GM he's replaced the glass in.
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  2. Tried out some new Chemical Guys products today!!! I’m satisfied!!
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  3. Sportin’ new Eibach Pro Truck Lift and 2” Motofab rear blocks.
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  4. Winter summer swing is more about lubricant temperatures than fuel composition. Four plus years of my gas motor mileage. Can you pick out the summers versus the winters? I don't warm up anything. Start and as soon as oil pressure is stable I'm moving. The smaller swings within a season are windspeed and trip speed/length influenced.
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  5. Put 35x11.5 Nitto Ridge Grapplers on my AT4. No rub.
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  6. Had to stay with NorthSky Blue!! Just brought her home last night 2021 Custom she's a gasser!!
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  7. Finally got around to wrapping my intake tube with some DEI heat wrap. So far it’s about 10degrees cooler driving around in the city. Doesn’t get as much heat soak from the fan kicking on and off. I can probably get even better IAT if I make a lid for my “box”. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  8. Finally got it all together...
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  9. I was missing the overhead console sunglass holder I had in previous trucks so I added one to my truck. The sunglass holder is from a 2002-2004 Nissan Altima that was painted to match the interior of my truck. A cardboard template was made for the cutout size needed to house the holder. The template was then taped to the headliner in the location preferred and traced with pencil. The headliner was cut using a utility knife, very easy to cut. A mounting bracket was fabricated out of 18 gauge sheet metal and painted. The holder was then pushed into the opening and the bracket attached with a couple of screws. Overall I am pleased with the results. I may cut down the trim around the holder so it sits closer to the headliner but will try it out for awhile first.
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  10. Little better pic of her...
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  11. 2 inch RC 1318 level and 35x11.5x20 Nitto Ridge Grapplers. No rub.
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  12. Oh boy yes and wheel bearings never reach summer temperatures. I do coast down test often. The difference in a fully warmed truck at 85 F and one fully warmed at 0 F is over 100 yards from just 45 mph to 30 mph.
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  13. Thought this was appropriate: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  14. Trucks looks good. Liking the Squarebody to the left in the bottom picture too!
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  16. I agree with his point, to a point. I believe common knowledge, and common sense is that any coating is only worth the preparation of the substrate its being applied to. The OP was asking about using it on the frame. I find it hard to believe an in-service frame could ever be prepped sufficiently enough to avoid failure of any bedliner (or paint) product. Too much factory installed undercoating, road grime, wires , fuel and brake lines etc. for any level of success in my opinion.
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  17. Funny you mention that. My '00 is the "Pewter", beige color. I think I've washed it 5 times in 21 years. Waxed it maybe twice. I'm lucky to live south of the rust belt so other than normal surface rust on the frame, there isn't any on the body/doors.
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  18. Yes, I noticed this and isn't the can going to be more robust too? The dual stage Oil pump might have been the killer of the PF63E
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  19. The wife drives a 1992 Suburban everyday to work once winter hits so about 7 months. It's used a little in the summer. It has 282k and still runs good. Still original engine and trans with no major work done to them. Oil every 3000, transmission was every 30k, diffs are done when I feel like it, plugs every 60k. Heater core I flush every year, because heat is very important and I despise changing a heater core out. The 3 biggest repairs in the last 8 years was water pump, alternator, power steering pump. The one great thing is I can hit any salvage yard and find parts. Sent from my SM-G975U1 using Tapatalk
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  20. I am not a good example of health and fitness but will comment on how I strive to increase my time on the green side of the grass. Several years ago, my weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels were embarrassing. A back injury was my excuse. When I found myself altering the truth to my Doctor about how much I was putting into my mouth, I gave myself a good kick in the ass. I replaced beer with large amounts of water and hooked a pedometer to my belt. At the end of each day I recorded my steps. No booze, 10k+ steps in a day and patience soon found compliments from others. I tell this because last summer, I had to buy larger shorts for the heat and pants for the cooler days. I put a new battery into my old pedometer and started my old routine. 10k+ steps is now a much more difficult goal to achieve due to osteoarthritis in the feet but 5-7k steps proves I haven't sat for much of the day! My looks may not garner many complements but those who matter recognize my effort!
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  21. Yeah while I totally get what you are saying. I'm just posting what I saw before I got my truck. I know there is no "lifetime" oil or "permanently lubed" bearings for that matter. I did lease this truck so if anything does happen it won't be my problem in about 2 years anyway.
    1 point
  22. During covid it’s becoming more apparent what works and doesn’t. I hope people wake up and realize the difference. Before choices are made for you. Where that’s happening people are leaving. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  23. Placebo effect, akin to a "CAI" actually accomplishes something more than makes noise. Save your $ buy Bitcoin instead. Rich beats poor anyday.
    1 point
  24. Great lookin’ truck man. Love the dark blue.
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  25. X2. Sent from my SM-T290 using Tapatalk
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  26. You know, when I was growing up in a small farming community in NW Washington, we had a group/race that would "permanently borrow" the local kids bikes. Their trick to "hide" the bikes was to spray paint the whole bike, wheels, tires, seat, frame, chain and spokes. The bikes seemed to weather well with a good coat of paint, so I would agree with GB's point.
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  27. There is huge pressure from the Government to limit the amount of waste oil. They don't seem to understand that building a new vehicle causes more toxic waste and carbon foot print than a few fluid changes. Very short sighted.
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  28. This is the most informative post I've seen on these leaks. Thanks for snapping these pics and providing the details on the issue and the repair.
    1 point
  29. When I bought my CPO 2016 GMC Sierra SLT they offered me a bumper to bumper supplemental insurance up to 100K miles or until 2024 for $1500. I took it for piece of mind. Today my screen and dash went dark and came back on. When I was sitting with the truck off I got a message that the battery was low I should start it after 5 minutes. It's scheduled for repairs and is covered, glad I got it.
    1 point
  30. I've heard the '22 trucks get the new nightmare ish electronics the 21 Tahoes have. I'd be leery of that for a bit.
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  31. Finished product now to paint and then grill vinyl wrapped
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  32. 2021 Sierra Denali, 3.0L Duramax Turbo, 3.5 Rough Country lift, 20x9 Black Rhino Tembes, Toyo RC AT 295/60/20. Stock had 33s on 22s. Switched to 34s on 20s. Considering a chrome delete next, or just black GMC logos and front window tint.
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  33. Jes' a little somethin' extra: ''''* As of Q3 of 2020, GM has changed the PF63E to the PF63. You will receive a PF63 oil filter from this listing. GM's description of the changes and email to dealers is provided in the photos of this listing. The PF63E is no longer being shipped by GM. GM's notes on the new PF63 design: - Larger cross section gasket to improve sealing and lock seam geometry robustness - Metal endcaps adhered with hot melt - Leak tested twice, second time with the gasket installed - Automated assembly equipment with error proofing - Molded nylon center tube - OES (service) filter to be same as OEM (production) filter - Cleanest filter GM has ever designed.'''"
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  34. 2021, 2500HD Z71 Sport, Duramax/Allison I've had it for a week, absolutely love it. I had a 2019 RST 5.3 8sp, not a fan of the 8sp problems, so it had to go. Since we plan to buy a camper or boat in the future, I has to upsize as well. This is my first diesel and I thought I would miss that V-8 sound, nope, not at all. Sent from my SM-G981V using Tapatalk
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  35. Yes the truck is now leveled. Here are the new pictures. Tires sit flush. I only have these two pictures of the front and back. I’ll try to take some more for you once I wash the truck. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  36. Got another modification done. Replaced the chrome Z71 badges with black ones with the red insert. Got these on amazon (link below). The install took maybe an hour. The hardest part really was getting the old tape off the car. I did use tape to mark the location of the badge before removing it (highly recommend). https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08P35XBNX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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  37. 10k vs 10+ are the same suspension. The 10k keeps you from being a commercial motor vehicle if you it for business and don't tow anything. If you had to tow a trailer for business, then there is no advantage of 10k package. (Canada the package is 9900). #iworkforGM
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  38. If you order it with the 10k package (option) it is a sticker change on the 2500 for the govt bs. Same truck. Ford and dodge also offer a 10k or 9900# 'sticker'.
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  39. What wheels and tires are you running? Did you go bigger than stock? I'm trying to figure out what fits on a stock Z71.
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  40. 2021 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ, 6.2L, 10-Speed, LTZ Premium Package, Technology Package, Max Trailering. Ordered the wheel-to-wheel steps, Chevytec spray-on bedliner, and Chevy Front and rear all-weather floor liners. Currently waiting on the hard folding tonneau from Rev (GM Accessories). Replaced antenna with a stubby, and the front turn signals, reverse lights and license plate lights with LED. Tinted front to match rear. I'm in love with this truck.
    1 point
  41. Dark essentials package and fuel coupler wheels with Falken Wildpeak at3s. First new vehicle ever and I love it. First diesel also.
    1 point
  42. 2020 Trail Boss. 5.3L / 10-speed - Crew Cab - Standard Bed (6' 6") - Towing Mirrors - Hard Rolling Toneau - Wheel well liners - AVS AeroSkin II - Putco strip light under tail gate - clear bra on bumper, grille and front of fenders - GM off road side steps.
    1 point
  43. 2020 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 LT. MotoFab 2.5" leveling kit Went with Yoko Geolander M/T 285/70/18 Zero Rubbing, pretty sure you could get away with a 75 but it would be close.
    1 point
  44. Anyone figure this out yet? I just bought a 2017 suburban premier thinking it was top notch, but the camera was garbage. My 2019 Ram looks 100x better.
    1 point
  45. Synthetic is a key word here. Here's a list of currently approved synthetics. https://www.gmdexos.com/brands/dexos1/index.html You will note that there is not a single 'synthetic blend" one on the list nor any conventional oils. In general an oil that has an API service class of SN-PLUS meets the GM DEXOS standard with some minor exceptions. One just noted is there are some Syn. Blends that are SN-PLUS that are not DEXOS1 Gen2 approved. DEXOS demands a minimum "FULL SYNTHETIC". DEXOS has a lower NOACH upper limit than the API standard. 13% V 15%. You will also notice that the DEXOS1 GEN2 standard does not cover 10W30 or higher SAE viscosity grade oils nor anything lighter than 0W20 although a great many of them meet the API SN-PLUS standards. So there is the third difference. SO 1.) Lower NOACK (13% maximum) 2.) Full Synthetic content 3.) Nothing heavier than 5W30 or lighter than 0W20 (no 0W16) Note: there is only ONE 0W30 on that list. A.) In addition both SN and SN-PLUS have both an upper and lower limit on Phosphorus. Range is 600 to 800 ppm B.) SN-PLUS also has an upper limit on calcium at 1000 ppm or 0.1% It is the PLUS in SN-PLUS. Having said that you will find on the shelves a few oils that meet ALL DEXOS1 GEN2 standards and yet are not 'Certified'. Use your best judgement if you choose one of those. Now lets get to the common sense part of common sense. ANY oil that carries the DEXOS1 GEN2 logo will be: A FULL SYNTHETIC, meaning Group III / Group IV blend of base stocks. It will meet the additive requirements set by GM engineering both in type and in amount. ANY differences in those oils will fall BETWEEN the specifications of the standard. Anything past that is marketing. A word on Premium Oils. By this I'm going to assume you mean AMSOIL, SYNLUBE, Red Line. Of those three only one meets the calcium and phosphorus requirements of the DEXOS standards. Red Line HP has too much phosphorus and SYNLUBE is past the SAE Viscosity grade. There maybe someone out there I don't know about yet, some boutique blender that checks all the boxes but...So your question boils down to is AMSOIL Signature Series 'worth it'. Well here's what makes it different. It is a POA/POE blend of base oils that exceeds the DEXOS1 GEN2 Group III/PAO blend standard. And yet one that does not carry the logo on the front label. YET. It has about half the NOACK of the others, 6%. It has a robust acid neutral / detergent package intended for extended OCI's. Those are the biggest differences. Used at OEM OCI's its detergent package and POE content (a solvent) will leave the motor cleaner longer. It will take more heat longer. Not huge but notable. So....is any of that worth it to you?
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  46. This is my 2018 GMC Sierra Regular Cab 4x4 Fully Loaded. Bunch of modifications. Came a long way from stock... shes truly a beauty. Haha
    1 point
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