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royalkangaroo

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    2015 Sierra SLE Z71

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  1. Vent Visors - In Channel or Tape on?

    I’ve had both, tape-on for my last truck, in channel on my current truck. The tape-on allowed more gap in my opinion. You could open the window wider without getting wet when raining, in comparison to the in channel. Same issues as sturge for me with the in channel. Very occasionally the window will not close with the auto-up, also temperature dependent. They do tend to scratch the upper 1/2 inch of window from opening and closing over the years. I think they look better, however.
  2. Best way to flush brakes

    You can make your own bleeder with a couple parts. Spare reservoir cap, clean pump sprayer, hose clamps, etc. A quick google search will turn up some examples. At this point you might be able to find one online just as cheap as a DIYer, however. http://faculty.ccp.edu/faculty/dreed/Campingart/jettatech/bleeder/index.htm
  3. Sounds like the notorious leaf spring issue to me. Mine was really bad at 15k miles, dealership greased the leaf springs. Noise was completely gone for about a year. Last year I tried putting rubber strips in where the pads are on the ends. Took care of the noise but they eventually squeezed out after use. I continually grease them, it’s messy and annoying but takes care of 90% of the noise.
  4. Oil Change - Dealership vs DIY

    On a side note, the dealership quoted me $149 to do a pan drop / filter change for the transmission and fluid. From what I’ve researched, it’s a real PITA and for me, that price is much worth while to have them do it.
  5. Oil Change - Dealership vs DIY

    This is my take as well. I enjoy doing the DIY stuff, but only if its really worth the time and effort (and cost savings). For an oil change, I don't mind going 5 minutes from the house and waiting an hour for them to do it, however, maybe the next one I'll try myself. There's also the peace of mind of doing the job correctly, not that an oil change is rocket science, but they can screw it up by the sounds of it.
  6. I recently changed the fluids in my 2015 Sierra; front axle, rear axle, transfer case and brakes. I’ve always brought my truck to the dealership for oil changes, however. They charge $70 for oil change and tire rotation. Seems like I can do it myself with Mobil 1 filter and oil for $60. Is there any real benefit for DIY in this case? Do you all do your own or bring it to the shop?
  7. Three things Ive done to my 2015 Sierra which quieted 99% of the rattles/squeaks: Footwell: Pull off the cover below the steering wheel, tighten all visible screws. I’ve done this twice now. Center arm rest: Foam tape on lid including between tabs on handle https://www.silveradosierra.com/interior/2014-arm-rest-squeak-annoying-t313794-10.html Dash: Hope this helps
  8. Throttle Body cleaning

    I never really notice a before and after difference. Some people have mentioned it can smooth out the idle. It’s just peace of mind for me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Throttle Body cleaning

    And cleaned... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Throttle Body cleaning

    I’ve done it on my ‘15 Sierra twice now (46k miles), it’s rather easy to do. I usually do it when I change my engine air filter. This is what mine looked like at 25-30k Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I noticed today my tires seem to be wearing on the inside edge. I can’t really determine if they’re scalloped or if it’s consistent wear around the edge as every other lug in between the worn ones is shorter. Is this an alignment issue or are my lovely stock Rancho shocks starting to go? I don’t notice any unusual bouncing or wandering. I’ve got 46k miles on the truck and about 20k on the tires. I rotate them about every 5k Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Truck Door Not Closing Flush

    It’s funny the the article above mentions the same thing. It’s also unfortunate that the fit and finish of BMWs or Mercedes are a step above these trucks and often with a cheaper price tag. Folks spend $55,000+ on a truck and cant even expect the door panels to close flush?
  13. Truck Door Not Closing Flush

    Should’ve dug a bit more before posting. Looks like a common issue.
  14. Is anyone familiar with adjusting how a truck door closes? The rear passenger door of my 2015 double cab has about a 3/8” gap at the bottom when the door is closed. The drivers side is flush. It’s been like this since day one, but hasn’t bothered me enough to pursue it. I did a quick google search and didn’t find anything too informative. https://i.ibb.co/1RSdSDZ/4524-EE72-CF19-4-D9-B-B3-E3-4-BF4-E4-C83067.jpg https://i.ibb.co/LhhY9s3/0-C09-C05-B-0-EF1-4783-A7-E9-77-E1-ECD11087.jpg
  15. My 2015 Sierra has done this from day 1. Very occasionally, it will fail to pump out fluid for 15-20 seconds. Pump is going, wipers are actuating but no fluid. It’s almost like the lines drain and the pump has to work fluid back up to the squirter. Doesn’t happen enough for me to diagnose.
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