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  1. http://sandyblogs.com/techlink/?p=9880 GM new vehicle limited warranties may be partially or fully voided for a number of reasons. To verify warranty coverage, Investigate Vehicle History (IVH) must be used in order to identify any potential warranty blocks. (Includes mods to a truck)
  2. 2019+ T1 Truck Topics

    Hoist Lift Pad Adapters for New 2019 Silverado and Sierra Posted on July 20, 2018 by blogadmin The all-new 2019 Silverado 1500 and Sierra 1500 trucks will be arriving at dealerships soon. These new trucks feature a fully boxed steel frame that is 88 lbs. (40 kg) lighter than the previous models while offering 10 percent greater torsional rigidity. (Fig. 2) To properly support the vehicle, new lift pad adapters are required because the frame is wider than the previous trucks in the area where the front hoist arm lift pads need to be positioned. http://sandyblogs.com/techlink/?p=9880
  3. Running E85??

    As most already know - ethanol absorbs water. This is an interesting article - especially the section on not letting e85 sit over 90 days in the fuel tank: http://www.fuel-testers.com/about_ethanol_fuel.html
  4. VIN Decoder & RPO Codes

    QR Code on Certification Label Offers More RPO Codes http://sandyblogs.com/techlink/?p=9801 Beginning with the 2018 model year, a QR code was added to the Certification label (Fig. 3) on all Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC models. The new QR code includes the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), RPO codes and other information that identify the content of the vehicle. In previous model years, the Service Parts Identification (SPID) label, often located in the trunk or glovebox of a vehicle, included this information.
  5. New Truck Break-in

    As mentioned above, no matter what is said or written, for the newer GM trucks is seems it is mandatory to do the '70 + MPH test to feel for any shaking/ vibration, as after signing on the bottom line, the truck and any vibrations are yours! Sure you have the 3 year warranty but too many posts on this subject end up w/o any fix to the vibration. And its a good possibility that any new 'on the dealers lot' truck has a good chance that it may have been tested at over 70mph by the previous person who test drove it. EDIT: I realize the original poster probably already owns his new truck and was only asking for any 'break in' advice - but I'll still leave this post here.
  6. An intersting video about the Silverado Duramax MPG performance:
  7. http://sandyblogs.com/techlink/?p=9762 Customers who have upgraded to a new smartphone may no longer be able to wirelessly charge their device in some 2016-2017 Silverado, Sierra; 2016-2018 Camaro, Impala, Malibu, CT6; 2017-2018 Bolt EV, LaCrosse, XT5; and 2018 Equinox and Regal models equipped with the Inductive Portable Wireless Charger (RPO K4C) or Accessory Charger (RPO 5ZI)
  8. jpinoy, can you post that link you received. I'd like to see the 'lower' price.
  9. Oil change rebate May thru June 30. Fill in the rebate form online or mail it in. http://www.chevrolet.com/certified-service/oil-change-coupons?evar25=Chevy_OwnerCenter_OilRebate_May18 Does not appear that it must be a dealer service - when filling out the form online it asks your to choose from Dealer, Service expert, etc.
  10. "When Chevrolet introduced the 2019 Chevy Silverado, by far the most exciting engine reveal was the 3.0-liter turbodiesel inline-6, and it overshadowed what seemed like just carryover gasoline V8s, a 5.3-liter and a 6.2-liter. And now that the company has announced an all-new turbocharged four-cylinder, which you can read about here, you'd be forgiven for thinking that there wasn't much going on with the V8s, but that's not the case. Though the power is the same, they're packing some seriously cool cylinder deactivation technology, and we got to try it firsthand. What makes the new cylinder deactivation system, now called "Dynamic Fuel Management" or DFM for short, is that every single cylinder can be shut off as needed. In contrast, the old system called "Active Fuel Management" or AFM for short, only shut off a set group of cylinders, four in the V8 and two in the V6. The added controls not only allow for different groups of cylinders to be shut off, but up to seven can be deactivated. That being said, in said single-cylinder firing, the engine computer isn't keeping just one cylinder firing over and over. It picks which cylinders to fire and skip based on fractions. For instance, it can choose to fire every third cylinder. So in the firing order, every third cylinder fires, and the two preceding and following are shut off. And it just keeps following that pattern until it decides something else is needed. And it decides what is needed 80 times a second, picking from 17 different firing combinations. It can also ramp up and down the firing fractions in order to make the changeover smoother, and the varied cylinder firing helps mask the fact that it isn't always firing every cylinder. Speaking of improving smoothness, Chevy also implemented a neat damper in the eight- and 10-speed automatic transmissions fitted to these updated V8s, the new turbocharged four-cylinder and diesel six-cylinder. It helps keep vibrations from the engine getting to the driveline, and how much it dampens the vibrations is based on how much the torque converter is allowed to slip by the computer. And the computer knows this based on what the engine firing pattern is. So how does all this work in practice? Well, it works as advertised. We drove it back-to-back with a current model and the old type of cylinder deactivation, and it was just as smooth if not more so. The thing is, the current system is pretty smooth as it is, so any gains are small. In addition to being smooth, the engine never felt slow at jumping into full V8 mode. Of course if for some unknown reason you don't want this system in your V8 Silverado, the current system is used on the optional 5.3-liter V8 for the entry-level Work Truck and Custom Silverados, plus the standard engine on the Custom Trailboss. And if you do want the new engine, it's the optional engine on the RST and LT trims, which have the four-cylinder standard, and standard on the LT Trailboss, LTZ and High Country trims. RST, LT, LTZ and High Country trims can also be had with the new turbodiesel, and the latter two trims have the updated 6.2-liter V8 as yet another option. Of course, as interesting the engine is and as well as it works, an engine alone does not a pickup truck make. It's still got to handle and ride well. And in our roughly 10- to 15-minute loop, the Silverado feels pretty good. The biggest improvement seems to be in the steering. It's quicker, tighter and more precise than the old one. The front end turns in readily, making it feel nimble. The steering is lighter, too, which isn't necessarily great, but it's not unpleasant either. Ride quality seems more of a lateral move than the steering and handling. Overall, it's much softer than the slightly stiff old truck. It takes the edge off most bumps, but it also introduces more floatiness. So depending on your preference, it could be better or worse. Pricing and fuel economy for the new 5.3-liter Silverados, as well as the other trim levels and engine options have yet to be revealed. Those specifications will be announced later in the year, closer to when the trucks go on sale." https://finance.yahoo.com/news/2019-chevy-silverado-5-3l-134000599.html
  11. I wonder if the 'headlight condensation' forum subject could play a role in this - the headlight heat with inside condensation?
  12. Trifecta Performance reviews

  13. http://sandyblogs.com/techlink/?p=9536 Some personalization selections may be missing from the Comfort and Convenience Settings menu on some 2017-2018 Envision, CT6, Escalade, Impala, Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban; 2017 ATS, CTS; and 2018 Sierra and Yukon models equipped with infotainment system RPO IO5 or IO6. Also, the fix if menu items are missing from other Settings menus, such as Climate and Air Quality, Collision/Detection Systems, or Lighting.
  14. When I try to log onto mychevorlet.com or to onstar.com/login, I receive: The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request. Reference #3.6f34f648.1520341967.27a01b9b I've restarted my computer and then cleared the cache - no help. Is anyone else able to log on to either accounts?
  15. New Tire Fill Alert System Pumps Up Tire Inflation Checking for the correct tire air pressure on a vehicle requires a tire air pressure gauge, right? Not on GM models equipped with the new Tire Fill Alert system. It’s included on many new 2018 models, including the 2018 Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban, Traverse, Sierra, Yukon, Acadia, Escalade, Enclave and others. Also look for the system to be available on many 2019 models. The Tire Fill Alert works with the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) provides visual and audible alerts outside the vehicle when inflating a tire to the recommended cold tire pressure. Check the Driver Information Center (DIC) for the current tire pressures when the vehicle tires are low. The Tire Fill Alert begins when the tire pressure warning lamp is illuminated for a low tire. When the driver starts to fill the low tire, the vehicle will flash the turn signal lamp of the corner that is being filled to provide feedback that a tire fill event is occurring. When the placard tire pressure (based on the Tire and Loading Information label located below the driver’s door latch) is achieved, the vehicle will notify the driver with a single, short, horn chirp, similar to the one heard when locking the vehicle. The turn signal lamp of that corner will stop flashing and become solid for a short period of time when the tire is at the correct pressure. If the tire filling continues and a tire is overinflated by more than 5 psi (35 kPa), the vehicle will notify the driver by sounding three short horn chirps. To release and correct the pressure, while the turn signal lamp is still flashing, briefly press the center of the valve stem. When the recommended pressure is reached, the horn will chirp once.

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