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mikemac4498

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  1. Is accessorizing your truck something that you are currently interested and/or investing in? Yes, with my top priority being reviews Would you purchase something because it's priced cheaper, regardless of negative reviews, or options of higher-end, better quality products? (YES or NO) - No Would you purchase an accessory purely based on how it looks? Even if that means the product does not work well or may not work at all? - No
  2. After posting the question and doing some more research it looks like the problem that I'm experiencing has to do with Apple iOS 9.2. It may be fixed with iOS 9.3 Beta 2 - http://forums.imore.com/ios-9/350616-ios-9-2-car-bluetooth-problems.html
  3. I just bought a 2016 Silverado LT Z71 with MyLink and I have my iPhone 6 paired to it. I typically listen to XM radio but if I make any type of phone call over Bluetooth it automatically defaults back to Bluetooth and not whatever I was listening to. Never had this issue with my last truck and I'm finding it very annoying. Anybody know how to fix this?
  4. It looks like the Limited is 4x2 at $55,295 and when I price the Denali with a 4x2 option it's $50,015. So I'm not seeing how the Denali is more expensive than the Limited when you compare base to base.
  5. Thanks for the review and the pictures. I might have to seriously consider one next time I'm in the market for a new truck as I really don't haul much and I've never towed with my current or my previous crew cab.
  6. I was going to try the E85 next time I saw it and I'm glad I saw this thread first. It's out of my way so it's not something that I could switch to. After reading this, I'm just going to pass it by. Maybe if a station near me ever starts selling it I'll switch. Thanks for the great info.
  7. Besides the usual credit card mistakes, I think the biggest mistake I made was trading in my last truck. I had an '06 Z71 Crew Cab Sierra with maybe 42k on it. There was nothing wrong with the truck and it was paid off. When I went to the dealership with my wife when she bought her '11 Traverse I was looking at the SIlverados. I decided to trade my truck in on an '11 Z71 Crew Cab Silverado. Basically the same truck, but newer body with the AFM and I liked that it had the rear sensors and rearview camera built it (having two small kids that play in the driveway it always made me nervous backing in or out of the driveway). So, now I've got a truck payment and I'm dealing with the oil consumption issue and I really haven't seen much in the ways of my MPG getting any better. The only thing I'm glad I did do was get the 7 year 120k B2B extended warranty since I have no plans on trading this truck in.
  8. What is the coverage area on a can? I would hate to run out halfway, so just trying to figure out how many cans I would need for both wheel wells.
  9. I'm looking to do something with my '11 silver Silverado wheel wells. I've looked at some of the wheel liners that are available and have also been considering doing something like Herculiner. How well do the do-it-yourself stuff work on wheel wells? And advice?
  10. I'm on my 2nd go-around with the oil consumption test. In the first 1000 miles I used 3/4 of a quart which dealer claims is within GM specifications but I am going back in another 1000 miles to have it rechecked. In looking at the TSB, it mentions that depending on when your vehicle was manufactured is what fixes will be on it. How can I find what month in 2011 my Silverado was made? On a side note, since I'm not sure if issue is related yet, I noticed that I had a rough idle yesterday then the check engine light came on. I had OnStar check and I have a misfire condition. Not sure if the oil issue is causing an issue with the plugs or something entirely different. While bringing the truck to the dealership this morning I had traction control/stabilitrack errors that kept cycling through the DIC. With only 18k on the truck, I'm wondering what can go wrong next. Beginning to wish I had kept my '06 Sierra that had no issues.
  11. I think I spoke too soon about the valve cover fixing my issue. I've been lax and hadn't checked so after reading this last night I decided to check my oil level. I'm low again, it's going back in to the dealer tomorrow.
  12. I don't think he made a mistake. I used to have a 2006 with the 5.3 and never had an issue with the engine. I now have a 2011 with the 5.3 AFM and last summer at about 10k I had the engine light come on. I was down almost 4 quarts of oil. The dealership replaced the valve cover with a new design and it seems to be working now and not burning oil anymore. On a side note, I was getting better gas millage on the 5.3 than I am with the 5.3 AFM. Both trucks were 4x4 Z71 Crew Cabs, only real difference was the AFM.
  13. 2011 5.3 LT Crew Cab 4x4 with only 9100 miles on it, have owned it less than a year. Engine light came on yesterday and contacted OnStar and they said it was something to do with an oil sensor and recommended checking my oil level but that everything looked fine and light should be off by the next day. Checked my oil and it was over 3 quarts low. My oil life indicator was showing that I was still at about 35% oil life. Brought it to the dealer today and they are replacing the valve cover with an updated one, not sure what the update is. They recommend an oil change based on my last one was about 5,000 miles ago so I'm bringing it back on Tuesday to have the valve cover replaced followed by an oil change and then they want me to start the consumption testing. I'm kicking myself for trading in my 2006 Sierra with a 5.3 and around 53k miles on it, never burned a drop of oil and never had any major problems. Oh, and non-oil related I had it in the shop a few weeks back. I found that two bolts on the back door hinge were loose, one was about 1/2" out. I tightened it but made them go through every bolt to make sure that they were torqued down. I've never had the door off and the truck was new when I bought it. No clue as to how it got loose as I thought that they were built primarily by robots. I'm dreading what breaks next.
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