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  1. Got a few projects done this past weekend! Noticed a loud pop after turning all the way right, upon further investigation torn pass side CV boot which obviously flung grease all over the suspension components. Got it swapped out for an OEM axle from GMpartsgiant, only casualty was a sway bar end link that was extremely rusted and even my 1/2" Milwaukee fuel impact wouldnt make it budge. Breaker bar finally snapped the bolt which was expected at this point. Funny story while at the local parts store.. I go in and tell the lady I need a sway bar end link, AC Delco. 2014 GMC Sierra ha
    8 points
  2. Out doing a little work on this morning. Clouds were out, snapped a photo.
    5 points
  3. Couple comments (opinions): GM calls for Transmission fluid every 45k for severe usage, but defines severe usage as "hilly" or "city stop and go" driving, which to me seems very common. This tells me the factory transmission fluid can wear out much sooner than the 100+k many people say they are extending theirs to. So every 30k-45k seems like a good investment to me, especially if you do it yourself where fluid cost is the only cost. I changed mine at 60k, and moved off the Mobile1/GM because my 8speed transmission has been very poorly behaved (shudders, hard shifts when cold, over
    4 points
  4. Funny how things change over time. I'm now a big fan of quiet and stealthy for my ride.
    4 points
  5. That $3.15 was probably for a Cherry Pepsi and a mini bag of Doritos.
    3 points
  6. Install the kill switch like you normally do. Instead of a manual switch. Use something similar to the Pac tr7 to trigger the kill switch. 4 lock click deactivated kill switch so you can remote start. 1 lock click activate kill switch and lock the vehicle. Connect the tr7 to an actuator and the actuator will be the mechanical hand to physically turn on or off the switch.. Maybe I'm over thinking this PAC TR-7 Universal Trigger Output Module for Video Bypass https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002J22BO/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_navT_g_K5HN988P0775P755QAHV InstallGe
    3 points
  7. I just have it done at the dealer on every oil change. I have a business wherein I barely have enough time to even wash my truck (but I do) and, I recently hired a lawn guy because I just don't have the time. Still, getting that cabin filter cleaned/replaced on a regular basis is very important!
    3 points
  8. Oil change: Only thing I'm going to say here is change the VLOM filter. Tires: As I buy my tires from the shop I get free rotations and do so every 5K miles. Balance cost and I do that every 10K. Once a year I have the alignment adjusted. I am ****** about tire pressures. I'm a pretty moderate driver and this 5 point routine has blessed me with 125K mile or six year service when using A/S type tires. Just say'n Air Cleaner: OEM Direct Fit (blue wrapper) is a very good (efficient) filter. Plugs: Stay with the OEM heat range and type. If you just have to h
    3 points
  9. A good dealer that treats you fair and is competent is money in the bank. Even if you DIY on most things.
    3 points
  10. https://www.gmperformancemotor.com/category/GENG.html?CatListingOffset=12&Offset=12&Per_Page=12&Sort_By=disp_order Reman trans $3,100 plus install. Yikes! How expensive are the fluids you are buying? I use Red Line D6 at $13 a quart. Just the transmission cost covers 238 quarts or 40 drop and fills. If done on 40K OCI's that's 1.6 MILLION MILES before fluid cost = transmission cost. And I'm pretty sure you can double the life of the transmission with 40K fluid changes. Been there, done that. Now that wasn't hard, eh? Didn't even have to produce
    3 points
  11. No need to give explanations as to why but I'll give u one anyways we like the lowered look and it snows at least where I'm at so 4x4 is needed so if your not about the low life why waste your time commenting
    3 points
  12. I have done the opposite for over 30 yrs. Never changed my oil (except for a new vehicle first change) before 15,000 miles or 1 yr of service. Used to go 25,000 miles but since I retired I don't travel as much. Always used the best oil AMSOIL made and their oil filters. My current vehicle, a 2021 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate has 11,000 miles and got changed over to AMSOIL around 4,000+-. Next oil change will be 20,000 miles. Not one in over 30 yrs have I had an engine, trans or axle problem running AMSOIL. Others can bad mouth it all the want but it won't bother me because I know they are wa
    3 points
  13. Until I joined this forum I never thought of oil base stocks or additives. I never considered using the fancy oils like Amsoil etc. I just changed my oil. When they started extended OCI's I ignored it. Marketing B.S. I thought. A lot of owners do the extended OCI's and have had no issues but some have had issues IMO directly related to extended OCI's. While I understand the desire to analyze things such as an oils composition, it never occurred to me because I never had a motor failure. So thanks to the input on this forum I have learned about motor oil. Do I feel there is an
    3 points
  14. I dunno. I already know many here hate the damn dealer, but I've had great service with mine. Took it in for the transmission fluid change and asked if they just do a drain and refill - I was told they do a total flush and replacement of fluids. Also, my warranty has free oil changes (for the oil, it seems, not the labor) and, my last service with the transmission also included tire rotation, fluid top-offs for brake fluid - wasn't needed - and washer fluid as well as coolant - also, not needed. They mentioned next time I bring it in, in January, they'll do the differential fluids as wel
    3 points
  15. Factory AC Delco spark plugs. The same part number of the plug you pull out should be the same plug you put back in. I think it's a 41-114 but double check that. There is no fuel filter. The fuel pump has a filter on it and can not be serviced.
    3 points
  16. Yes, you can do a regular cab still. WT trim only and 8ft box only. Yes, GM still has the G80 locking diff. 2wd and 4wd. The 8 speed is a much better unit in the new body trucks compared to the 15-18 trucks. I have no issues with the 8 speed now and they seem to hold up fine aside from the bad tuning GM put in them 15-18 and the fluid 15-19. Being there is really no info on the next gen Colorado, I can only guesstimate that they will use the non high output version of the 2.7T. 2.7 won't get the 10 speed, if it does it will be for the next g
    3 points
  17. Well, I finally have a resolution. Had my dealer diagnose it and they actually found the harness rubbed through on the frame near the rear wheel well. Looks like there's a mounting bracket for the brake lines is what did it. They repaired the harness and all good to go now. Thanks to all for the help troubleshooting.
    3 points
  18. Did he knock on your door or ring the doorbell?
    2 points
  19. The reason the Mcgaughys website says $0.00 is they don't sell to the general public. You have to be a dealer/business. Ebay has one. But that part number is for a Yukon? https://www.ebay.com/itm/McGaughys-2-Drop-Spindle-Front-Lowering-Kit-2015-2018-GMC-AWD-4WD-SUV-34204-/253758782088?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0
    2 points
  20. Could do a few simple things. Clean the throttle body and MAF sensor. Dump a whole can of seafoam in the fuel tank and even run a can of GDI cleaner through the engine to see if that help at all. Could even pull the spark plugs to check condition of them. A really nice scan tool could help tell you things if you knew what to look for.
    2 points
  21. That looks good for most DIY at home. I have the vcx nano for GM. It already paid for itself after one use. I bought my truck used with only 1 set of key yet the truck shows 2 set of keys being active. I used it to deactivated all key/fob, cut my own keys and reprogram 3 set of key/fob. Just imagine how much the stealership would charge just to cut and program. I have also use it to program other modules thru ACDelco SPS services, an additional $40 access for 2 years.
    2 points
  22. Thanks to all who replied... definitely got the answer! Thanks!
    2 points
  23. If that is the case, replace with black letters.
    2 points
  24. Take it to an Independent Auto shop or transmission shop you trust & have them look at it. May be a simple fix. Yes, the transfer case is attached to the back of the transmission & they would pull both to replace the transmission. Here's video showing it. Chevrolet GMC Transmission Removal 6L80 6L90 4x4
    2 points
  25. Pulling the bed is super easy. I did it when I had to change out my fuel pump on my 2002 Silverado. Just need an extra person to lift the bed off. Some even just prop it up, but I would be worried about it moving and causing damage.
    2 points
  26. Gear oil is only clear/golden for a limited amount of time, it changes to a brown/black color rather quickly. An oil analysis would be best to know when it should be changed. To me it's every 50-80k miles for most fluids. Coolant can go much longer, 100-150k miles easy.
    2 points
  27. I want to see someone on here do the Alpine radio dash refresh for the K2, it comes in 6,7, and 8" display and its like an 8" GM infotainment radio but better..gives OBD information , no glitchy erradic screen, and the touch screen works, better FM and HD radio reception. it also interfaces with GM's CAN-bus controls and onstar crap if needed https://www.alpine-usa.com/company/press/2015/alpine-electronics-expands-8-inch-restyle-dash-program-to-include-ram-truck-and-cadillac-escalade-platforms X008U head unit https://www.crutchfield
    2 points
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  30. Don’t forget the truck nuts on the back to complete the look!
    2 points
  31. So... you recommend going illegal and annoying? Gotcha! To each their own!
    2 points
  32. I was the last hold out on Amsoil in my family. Especially in personal vehicles. I was a partner in our family business. After time and early oil analysis I relented. That was about 40 years ago. We’re not talking a few vehicles or heavy equipment. It’s hundreds. Fast forward it’s everywhere. Even manufacturers are extended. I can hear all the arguments, blah, blah. It’s silly to think for example Toyota, Honda, VW etc. would recommend extended if it effects their longevity reputation. People were conditioned for 5K oil changes. The still want you to bring it in every 5K miles to be check. It’
    2 points
  33. haha, just buy an LT4/LT6 car, much lighter and faster.. stop effin around with overweight pickups .. just throwing money away
    2 points
  34. I tried pointing it at my d**k and that also seemed to improve the range, go figure....
    2 points
  35. More people would like the dealership if their labor rates weren't so high in my opinion. And it seems every other year they hike them up another $5 an hour or more. I understand that shops get more costly to run year over year but some things don't sit right. Labor rates jump and if a part becomes 3% more expensive they will won't increase the cost to customer 3%, it will now be 8% to increase profit. I've worked on both sides, the mechanic and the person selling parts as well as tires to see how it goes. Some places around here are $140 to $160 hour for labor rates. While the ind
    2 points
  36. File attached 2017 Maintenance Schedule.pdf
    2 points
  37. That's fantastic. So instead of a $6 relay, a $150 fuse box. I was thinking it might be something like this (as I still could hear a relay clicking when all relays were out) but really don't know much about fuse box internals. Thank you.
    2 points
  38. I had a ticking Throttle Body. Similar to your scenario (at idle, warm engine). Replaced it and it has not come back. Used it as an excuse to get a Solar TB (ported). Never did figure out what caused it.
    2 points
  39. My install was a success and I saved quite a bit of money. I paid $240 for the mirrors and $10 for 10 DSQ 1.5 terminals from Mouser Electrics. I followed Texas Auto mirrors video and just finished the install a few minutes ago. About 1 hour 30 minutes total.
    2 points
  40. And Castrol is a British company, AMSOIL is American owned (Wis based) company since 1972. Support American owned products.
    2 points
  41. I like how in the specs they list the single cab standard box truck even though we can't even get that in America. At least not yet.
    2 points
  42. Makes sense. I have been doing alot of idling in the vehicle waiting for kids to get out of school. Thank you.
    2 points
  43. Dkgoodrich.com in Frankfort KY. He does HP tuners and really knows his stuff.
    2 points
  44. quad tips to replace HDMI? thats what i did
    2 points
  45. What year truck?
    2 points
  46. I'm concerned about the mpg. If it's less than my current 5.3L I don't want it...
    2 points
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