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  1. New AAA roadside service, saw it today........
    4 points
  2. Some interesting info here. A picture of the old AMSOIL EaO20 filter on the left and the updated Ea15k20 on the right. Grumpy, you should like this. Look at the micron on each box. Also, here is my empty bottle oil collector. I can get a full quart over time and I use it in an old beat up mower.
    4 points
  3. If the noise was there from the start, its normal. These oil pumps have made some different noises since they started using these dual stage ones in 2014. Also, stop changing your filter every other especially since you go 5-6K on the oil. Filters are cheap, engines are not. Guarantee its bypassing the filter which means contaminates are running through every oil passage and bearing since it won't be hitting the filter anymore.
    4 points
  4. Wait for the recession to fully hit! Most of these trucks are coming not fully finished, and you aren't getting any rebates. Put the pressure back on GM to lower prices, get their [email protected] build quality back to where it used to be, and get higher rebates and lower interest rates back. It mind boggles me that people can't see this and are willing to pay these outlandish prices. I'm so glad I sold my 2019 High Country. Best decision I have ever made. I put all that cash in the bank and I won't be the one "crying" or "panicking" when the true heart of the recession hits!!! And it's going to hit HARD. There is my flame!
    4 points
  5. PF-2232 stays for 01-19. Its the 2020+up L5P with the PF-26 that the new interchange applies to. All 2023+forward trucks off the assembly line will have a PF-63 on them.
    3 points
  6. GM just dropped the E designation on it but its still the same filter as the PF-63E, 22psi.
    3 points
  7. at this point, wait. Inventory will start to build up fast...and rebates will show up. sh$t is about to come to a crawl in this economy. As for orders, just read the forum... guys crying every day about how long it takes.. 6-8 months+, etc.. So unless you are real patient .. I wouldn't do that.
    3 points
  8. For the first time in my life I do not own a Chevy truck...
    3 points
  9. All the holes are there. Z71 gets you oil pan and transfer case. GM has a kit 84962765 which gets you the ZR2 style skids for the oil pan and transfer case (bigger than the Z71 plate). It works out cheaper by a bit vs. buying the regular Z71 spec ones and all the hardware as its all individual. Being you have a High Country you should already have the 2 speed transfer case, so the only other things you would be missing from Z71 is the Ranchos (big deal) and the Hill Descent Control (can't be added).
    3 points
  10. FWIW, had a left front axle seal go at 15k. No biggy; was under warranty but thought I'd share in case others had the same.
    2 points
  11. The dealer refunded my deposit. Here is the beast.
    2 points
  12. Should be AAM. 9.25HD in the front, 11.5 in the rear. Eaton makes the GovLoc locking differential.
    2 points
  13. Likely the radio one for the intermittent static caused by a "software anomaly" as well as other fixes. After the update you should see this I would think: Go to Setting->About->Build Number to see this page
    2 points
  14. I been using a 0W-xx oils since 1996. The only difference between a 5W-30 and a 0W-30 is the cold flow rating (W). The are both the same at normal operating temp (210°). Your owners manual even recommends a 0W-30 in cold climates.
    2 points
  15. Food for thought: iseecars.com says that only 0.3% of all vehicles sold in the USA go past 300K, 1.2% of all vehicles sold in the USA make it past 200K miles but 95-98% will pass 100K. So...you could also say; Once past 100K that 98%+ of the remaining vehicles FAIL.... Which begs some serious questions. When one says "This motor was designed to use a DEXOS 0W20!", (for example) Does that not say... "The design is to fail"?
    2 points
  16. If the oil filter is mounted in a way that allows it to be filled before installing, give me one good reason not to prefill it. Lazy?
    2 points
  17. Some say you will introduce unfiltered/dirty oil by pre-filling filter. I say, dirty oil is better than no oil. Fuel filters are a different story now days. Dirty fuel is worse than no fuel.
    2 points
  18. When i had my 2002 Silverado, I ran the GM coolant tabs. From what I have read online, this was something GM put in their Northstar engines due to head gasket problems. I never had a leak in all the UOA's I did and the coolant was changed out only once in the 200k miles I had it.
    2 points
  19. 31F at sunrise here. 64F at noon. Sunny beautiful. Cold enough to get rid of carpetbaggers and warm and dry enough arthritic issues abate.
    2 points
  20. Well I’m ready to hit my favorite seasons in Texas. Which is anything but summer. First cool front is approaching. Finally getting out of the seventies in the AM to the eighties in the afternoon. There’s talk of the fifties in the AM. Cool enough to do some maintenance on the old Avalanche. Yahoo!
    2 points
  21. Well fall is in full swing here. 39 this morning, 35 in the garage. Boiler has ran the last few mornings, all zones at 68 degrees.
    2 points
  22. So I dressed up the wires. Here are some pics. I ran the sheathing all the way through the hood.
    2 points
  23. To answer your question, you don't need a deposit, or at least I didn't. I ordered a 2022 ZR2 silverado on 12-15-2021. We worked out a price for my trade, a 21 6.2 trail boss and Zr2 was delivered on 5-18-2022. The dealer told me he would guarantee my trade value till whenever the truck came in, and I could also keep driving the trail boss. They gave me $7,000 more than I paid for it on trade, and because I am a GM employee I also received the discount on the ZR2. It was a no brainer for me. If for some reason when the ZR2 came in, and I didn't want it, I could just walk away. If you want a new truck, order one if for some reason the economy tanks (which is quite possible) and you don't want it anymore, walk away. If it were me, I would try to work a deal and get your trade value guaranteed in writing while the market is still high.
    2 points
  24. I agree that anyone who has bought a truck in the last 2 years has paid minimum 8-10 grand more than they should have imo. Another thing to factor and keep an eye on though are interest rates, if he waits and if he is financing which with the prices im sure he is, even just a couple percentage points increase = hundreds of extra in dead money cost per month and thousand over the life of the loan.
    2 points
  25. I swapped the chrome mirror caps on my LTZ for a painted set.
    2 points
  26. I've tried that. In fact the PCV is still installed but acts only as a check valve now. The valve cover has a shield but not a baffle so it over draws. I could stop that with a disengagement can and may someday. Room is limited. There is also a 'tunable' PCV available that isn't out of play.
    2 points
  27. Couldn't agree more with this more Grumpy, I always practice the SMOOTH when traffic allows, I alluded to this earlier when I mentioned anticipating traffic lights. Your mention of using hills to your advantage is a good tip, when traffic allows I also make my lane changes gradual and on rural freeways with light traffic I will do a gradual lane change to diamond a corner decreasing the corners radius. Probably results in infinitesimal mileage improvement, but may help tire scrub a tiny bit. Back to the hills, brings me to freeway rest stops and how some states do a better job of locating them than others. Back in 2005 I drove my 71 SS Chevelle cross-country from Wa. state to SC and across the Wyoming state line on I-80 flat land Nebraska had located their welcome center rest stop on top of a knoll, whether it was natural or man made IDK, but it allowed the 18 wheelers to de-accelerate easily and conversely accelerate much quicker than normal to easily blend in on 80mph I-80. I gave the unknown civil engineer that designed that a mental tip of my hat. On the other hand here in SC we have a rest stop on I-26 between Columbia and Charleston that's located on a long uphill grade so merging back on the freeway safely in my wife's Equinox with the anemic 2.4 almost requires taking it up against the rev limiter, I now avoid that rest stop. One of the highest compliments I've received in my life is when my late MIL commented to me on a round trip road excursion to Atlanta what a smooth driver I was. Not only does the SMOOTH improve mpg and vehicle longevity, but more important at least to me, you and your passengers will arrive at your destination more relaxed and not on edge. Long live the SMOOTH!
    2 points
  28. The roads are no joke! From razor sharp shale and slate to washouts, deep water, massive potholes, etc etc, they are rough on the equipment! I'm from Maine, and we go up north (North of Moosehead Lake) every year for either bird or moose hunting (if someone draws a permit). We always go prepared, so we've never had an issue. But man, you should see the junk some people drive up on those roads! My 2019 Silverado 1500 LTZ hauled my last moose out just fine...4 hours out from any tar road, power or cell signal!
    2 points
  29. Burn scars ruin nirvana but the hawk in the tree is happy with his hunting this am.
    2 points
  30. The leaves started turning around here, noticed it last Monday the 19th. Funny how it seems to pop up overnight.
    2 points
  31. Newton says in law one that a change of state requires an outside force and in law two that this force equals mass times acceleration. In law three he states the this force has an equal yet opposite counterpart. Force is the result of fuels energy acting upon the vehicle to produce motion. This energy is stored in the mass of the vehicle. That energy will be spent the question is on what and in what. Some will be spent on the equal and opposite reaction of road resistance. Tire and bearing friction. some will be spent on overcoming the resistance of the air it travels through. the excess moves the car down the road. But some is spent or actually wasted in the braking system. Every time you use your brakes you waste the fuel moving the car down the road to heat. In an ideal world you would let off the gas and allow the vehicle to coast to a stop or off the gas and coast down to the oncoming lower speed limit. The first is hard to do in traffic but the opportunity does present itself at times. The second isn't as hard as one might think. I drive on cruise control most of the time and have mapped in my mind nearly every inch of road within 175 miles of home base on nearly every roadway that can be traveled. I know exactly when to drop out of cruise and when to tap it back in to 'land it on a pillow'. Hills are your friends when slowing down and when speeding up. Less energy is spent accelerating going down the hill that up. Use that fact to your advantage. You will be amazed how many speed reductions are spaced so that tapping out on the higher will have you tapping in at the lower sign. Not perfect and weather has an effect but do it as a practice and you will find your marks and it will be come second nature. It will reward you with better mileage and fewer brake repairs and tire replacements. Most people drive like they are a Pulse Width Modulated digital signal. Either on the brakes or on the gas. Waiting until they get to within 50 yards of a stop sign to brake and brake hard then on the the throttle hard to 20 over the limit...rinse and repeat. Be analog in nature and habit. SMOOTH Smooth slow is faster than abrupt quick and has a huge impact on operating cost.
    2 points
  32. Upgraded the cluster to an High Country Digital one from White Auto. Install took like 30 minutes at home, plug and play. Unlocked a few new features. Definitely recommended getting this https://www.whiteautoandmedia.com/product/ios-to-iou-navigation-upgrade/
    2 points
  33. Got featured in this month's Chevy New Road magazines '
    2 points
  34. Here is mine. It's a 22 Sierra Elevation max tow 3.0l. I lifted the front 2.5" on Bilstein 5100s, 1" blocks in the rear, 295/70/18 Ridge Grapplers on Method wheels. Pulled the elevation badges off, hyper dipped the remaining emblems black. Before adding the tires I easily averaged 28-29 mpg highway, bigger tires brought that down to between 26-27. I've had it three months has almost 12k miles on it.
    2 points
  35. Many of the quad folds like BakFlip have you run the hoses in that hole so yes, acceptable point.
    1 point
  36. 1 point
  37. California Scents has been the leading fragrance brand on the market, with high-quality, air freshening fragrances since 1993. I have been using it practically since my first car. Even when a friend explained how to import a car from Japan through the jdmbuysell.com platform, I knew that California Scents would be in my salon. Coronado Cherry Fragrance is one of the most intense scents in the California Scents Car Scents line. I was very pleased with the cherry scent with a hint of Amaretto. I use this freshener in the car because I smoke and like strong scents. I know that it is one of the top 3 best-selling air fresheners.
    1 point
  38. For WT and custom buyers(me) the interior is unchanged so it’s only the 10spd that changed. It’s yet to be seen on how well it will really do real world. I know ppl keep regurgitating the same “gas needs the 10spd” but they seem to hunt around more for the right gear and may not be as reliable as the tried and true 6spd. Probably get another mile per gallon or maybe 2 though. We’ll see. considering the 23s jumped up like 2k msrp plus the 1500 on star crap, I’m sure the 24s will really jump up too! probably not worth it for me at least.
    1 point
  39. As of 9/20/22 https://gm-techlink.com/?p=16808
    1 point
  40. This is certainly not what we like to hear, Chevyguyltz. Please know, customer satisfaction is extremely important to us. Our team would be more than happy to take a closer look into the concerns with your truck. To do so, please send an email to [email protected] with ATTN: Chevyguyltz/GM Trucks in the subject line. Please include your contact information, VIN, a brief description of your concern, and the name of your preferred dealership. We look forward to hearing from you. To learn more about GM’s privacy policy, please visit https://www.gm.com/privacy-statement.html. Privacy Statement | General Motors Your privacy is important to General Motors. This Privacy Statement addresses the personal information GM collects and how GM handles that personal information. www.gm.com
    1 point
  41. 22 custom 2.7 with 4” readylift sst lift.
    1 point
  42. Lol, yes, we all need the full picture and that is part of why I am here but more so to check out all the other stuff guys do to theirs and see what I may want for mine. I checked the Canadian website and the LT is the highest trim level you can get the 4banger here. Also I am generally talking about the 2022 refresh 2.7 rated at 310 hp and 430 ft/lbs torque. It is stated that the 2.7 is GM's new base engine for the half tons and they dropped the 4.3 v6 altogether. Well played GM...but I'd maybe reconsider allowing people to choose that 2.7 in higher trim levels, as I've said before I'd be choked if I was a luxury truck guy and couldn't get this motor...as it stands I'm not a luxury truck guy so this worked out well. Personally I came back to GM because of this motor and I have always preferred the base trims for a few reasons. 1. Less to go wrong and fix down road and 2. we hunt/fish and generally use the truck for very truck like things, lots of blood soaks in our box, 3. winter roads, salt, gravel...our trucks take a beating...why kill a luxury ride? While I could afford luxury trucks, I've found it wildly uncomfortable doing to them what we do to them lol. I grew up on 4 speed 1 ton decked work trucks lucky to have a radio...all of them are luxury now. My last GM was a 2013 suburban ltz, lasted one year and I knew I made two key mistakes. 1. Thinking I could do suv with a utility trailer as a box when needed but 2. that 5.3 I so thought was the one to have over the caddy engine...it was worked way too hard in it and it sucked way too much fuel (I live at 4000'). Anyway, I'm back and it's been 260 miles of 'well done gm, keep up the good work' so far.
    1 point
  43. Jeez.. what did I just read... I love the 2.7 actually! great MPGS out of it. (averaging 24s).. Anyway, I wish their were more mods! But all in due time...
    1 point
  44. Oh and the fact that the 2.7 makes the Silverado/Sierra handle like a sports car compared to one with the 6.2. You don’t realize how much that front end weight makes the truck a sloppy pig. (I love the 6.2 but facts are facts)
    1 point
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