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    2014 GMC Sierra1500 5.3 4x4

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  1. I'm at 128,000 miles now and 2,750 hours.
  2. Official 2019 5.3L & 6.2L V8 Engine Specs Are Here

    Started on the K2XX models (2014...1/2 tons only).
  3. Official 2019 5.3L & 6.2L V8 Engine Specs Are Here

    Don't see a belt tensioner either. Also looks like the moved the dipstick to the passenger side and made oil fill tube taller. Oil pan also looks a little different. Appears to be a single piece of aluminum vs two piece aluminum with steel lower pan on the L83. Something different with the driver side valve cover breather hose too. Has a hose going back somewhere behind the intake manifold (out of view).
  4. Wix 57045 vs 10255

    And why the change in bypass pressure specifications 5 years after the Gen 5 came out?
  5. Check out this post. I believe the information you are looking for is in there:
  6. Engine temperature

    Wow 245 is a lot warmer than I have ever seen my oil temps go. Not towing, I usually see oil at or 5F cooler then engine temp. Towing my 3000 lb boat on a 90F day I may see 215F.
  7. Engine temperature

    I have a ScanGuage II in my Sierra. I can monitor engine and oil temp. I found the engine temp gauge is kind of a "dummy gauge". By that I mean it's not really that accurate and just floats around 210F. In the cold winter months, normal highway cruising (not towing) I see between 192-196F. Summer time closer to 202-206F. Summer time towing in 5th gear 210-215F. In all these situations, the engine temp gauge needle is pretty much in the exact same spot. As grumpy bear mentioned 207F is thermostat temp and normal.
  8. MSD Superconductor wires

    I went with Taylor Cable 51044. Quality seems good and I paid around $31 for them. They are a little shorter then the OEM wires but they worked. Didn't notice any difference over OEM wires. Replaced plugs at 100,000 miles and figured I would replace wires at the same time.
  9. Factory AT tires with z71 package

    My 2 cents...trade the factory SRA's in on a set of Falken AT3W. I've had these on since October 2017 and I have been impressed. They were fair priced, quiet and perform good in snow.
  10. 2019 Ram

    It appears they still have manual controls for the HVAC on the 12" screen systems. I'll give Ram credit for at least trying something different (at least for the pickup market). Even if one isn't interested in this large screen (it is an option) it does get people discussing/looking at the brand. Sure makes the truck stand out from a marketing stand point.
  11. 2019 Sierra 1500 will be unveiled March 1st

    Hopefully they also release more drivetrain specs.
  12. Factory battery - 30 months 57k

    My Sierra is still on it's original battery. Truck was built in Q3 2013 and I have 113,000 miles on it.
  13. How often do you get flashed?

    I have had my DDM HID bulbs in for a few years now and have only been flashed a few times. I did point them down a little bit after installing Bilstein 5100's up front set on the 2nd highest setting (1.6").
  14. I've had Blackstone run few UOA's on my Sierra. Every report has had <0.5% fuel and average around 20-25 PPM of iron with 7300 mile OCI (mostly highway).
  15. Vacuum pump delete

    I have been tempted to replace the vacuum pump on my Sierra. I'm around 112,000 miles and every now and then I notice a ticking noise coming from the engine bay. It's definitely louder on the driver side and not DI related. I picked up a mechanics stethoscope and the vacuum pump sounds louder then any thing else on the engine. I checked the vacuum line that goes from the pump to the booster and it was dry. Sounds like if there is oil in it then its a sign of the pump failing and then everything in the system is supposed to be replaced (according to a service bulletin). A new pump is around $130 but that would be a lot cheaper then replacing all the power brake components if it failed.

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