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$8500? I changed my oil this evening, Amsoil XL. 10,100 miles on this change, no oil added. Consumed about 1/2 quart. Ordered new lowbeam bulbs. The Philips in there were in the pickup when I got it in 2011. Needless to say, that's what's going back in.
Yes, the new module should come with a filter. I opted to place mine under the hood to try and get it in the cleanest location possible. Don't be surprised if the module alone doesn't fix the issue. If you drive a lot of dirt, it is possible the charcoal canister is full of dust and needs to be replaced as well.
Yes, tune to increase mileage is a pipe dream. I'm sure there are some "hacks" out there, but I have never heard bad things from someone working with a reputable shop. What you don't seem to realize is that the stock tune is designed within a specific set of conditions. When people do things like change intake, exhaust, put on a supercharger, etc, the stock tune generally is not capable of fully responding to these changes. Additionally, some people just don't like the sluggish response of the General's transmission tuning, along with gear hunting, waiting too long to upshift when in lower gears at lower throttle, etc. I'm sure you've driven lots of tuned vehicles, though, so you probably know what you're talking about. I have only put 80,000 miles on my rust bucket since it was tuned. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
kstruckcountry replied to Skeeter McSkeet's topic in Major League Sports, Outdoor Recreation, Firearms, Hunting, OHRVI fish from an Ascend 12T. The storage and nice seat drew me to it. It handles bigger waves on the lake easily. I would feel comfortable taking it through a Class 2+, and maybe a 3 after another season with it. It is much more stable than "recreational" kayaks I've paddled. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
It isn't really a paint issue, on the exterior it has held up very well. The issue, at least on fenders and rockers on my pickup, is that the design incorporates folded seams, with spot welds. Dust and moisture collect there no matter what. Maybe with the proper treatment, it could be slowed down more. Or with glass bedsides. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
Ordered a new 4x4 selector switch. The current one seems to be part of why it's throwing service 4x4. The rust on my rear fenders is finally breaking through. They really do rust inside out. I wish someone made OEM style fiberglass bedsides I could put on. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
The rust usually starts in the seam where the wheel well and bedside are tacked together. Dust/moisture/salt gets in there, and you can wash it out by sticking your arm up in the front of the fleetside of the the bed. However, they are bound to rust eventually. My 2006 is rusting in this area, and sees more gravel than most pickups. No chip rust, and I've never had liners, but it is rusting inside out. Do they coat the inside of the bedsides? Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
At 173xxx miles, the balancing beads seemed to have lived out their usefullness. Tires started vibrating significantly, so I had them taken out and wheels rebalanced. Kind of a bummer since they worked well at first. Pulled a large pontoon last weekend, and the pickup did great. I did see coolant temps around 220 on the longer hills, though, so I'm thinking it might be time for a fresh water pump. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
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