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  1. This article is simply listing tips on how to disinfect the interior of your truck, especially what type products to use - info from the truck interior experts and OEMs. https://www.consumerreports.org/tires-car-care/how-to-kill-coronavirus-in-your-car-without-damaging-interior-surfaces/
  2. I have a 2014 LT and had all 4 tires wearing severally on the outside edge of the tires. I took pictures and along with a polite letter contacted the tire manufacture. I was asked by the mfg to have an independent tire dealer inspect the tires. The tire dealer agreed that the tires were wearing abnormally and they contacted the tire manufacture. The manufacture agreed and offered me a new set (4) of tires (any tire I wanted as long as it was their brand) at 1/2 price with no install costs. The new tires have worn normally. No, I choose not to identify the US brand of tires. The problem tires were OEM.
  3. What is the best method for retaining radio station pre-sets and other settings when putting in a new battery. There use to be a gadget you plugged into the cigarette/power port that provided 12V power during the swap to insure settings were not lost. My dealer used a set of battery jumper cables connected to another standard 12V battery - not sure where he connected the cables to the truck.
  4. What is the 'ethanol' in our gasoline? https://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2012/12/what-is-e85.html
  5. A good item for you, and anyone else too. Do a search on these battery chargers/starters videos. I know several people that carry these in their vehicles, boats, etc. Well worth the money! https://no.co/gb40
  6. https://gm-techlink.com/?p=12738 Warranty replacement of wheels, seat covers and cushions, outside mirror assemblies, steering wheels, and interior door trim requires GM pre-authorization before repairs are made (U.S.). The Pre-Repair Authorization (PRA) process uses the Certified Service Mobile Toolbox (CSMT) app to submit an authorization request, which requires details of the repair and photos of the condition. <continued>
  7. If your picture was sent to Weathertech, what did they say? The picture on this forum does a good job of showing what you are talking about.
  8. January 16, 2020 An engine vibration condition may occur when the vehicle is stationary or accelerating from a stop on some 2014-2018 Silverado, Sierra; ...... The vibration may be due to an overfilled engine crankcase on the following engines: 4.3L V6 (RPO LV1, LV3); 5.3L V8 (RPO L82, L83, L ..... https://gm-techlink.com/?p=12495
  9. Is this the same concept? https://www.amazon.com/AUXITO-Canbus-Bright-Lumens-Reverse/dp/B07FYH2V4J/ref=au_as_r?_encoding=UTF8&Make=Chevrolet|47&Model=Silverado 1500|491&Year=2014|2014&ie=UTF8&n=15684181&newVehicle=1&s=automotive&vehicleId=1&vehicleType=automotive
  10. So much info on tire pressure is available - some conflicting but most about the same in general. Most info says to check your tire pressure when cold - before the sun heats up the tire and before driving more than a couple of miles. "Using a gas station air compressor means your tires might be “hot.” If it is necessary to adjust inflation pressure when tires are “hot”, set their pressure to 4 psi (14 kPa) above the recommended cold inflation pressure. Recheck the inflation pressure when the tires are cold. After filling your tires, use the gauge to check pressure again. At this point, it’s ok if you overfilled the tires because you can always let some air back out. Never drive on overinflated tires. Overinflation can result in decreased traction, premature wear, and decreased impact absorption." So, to be anal, check your tires in the morning when cold, but if you know the ambient daytime temperature will be 25F degrees warmer during the times you will be on the road during your trip, you might inflate your tires in the early morning before the trip to maybe 1 or 2 pounds under the recommended cold inflation pressure knowing the sun, ambient daytime temperature (which will be much warmer once the sun comes up) and the heat from driving on the Interstate will increase the tire pressure and this will prevent the tires from becoming over inflated during the trip. Then check and adjust the tire pressure again after the trip or when you know the ambient daytime pressure will not be as extreme. Or, just do the best you can ? But, reading the statement in italics above, don't let the driving on the trip cause the tires to become overinflated. Some year soon vehicles will probably have a computer sensor to automatically deflate or inflate the tires while driving so as to maintain the prefect inflation suited for the conditions at all times.
  11. btj_z71, thanks for the 'reply'. You're correct on there being so many variables. These Goodyear tires have a B Temperature rating (see the meaning below) so I'm OK as far as speed and its effect on temperature. I guess my question was - if the tires were 35psi in the early morning and then rose to 40psi by driving at 70mph with a outside temperature of 65 degrees, how much higher could the tire temp go to if the outside air temp was 85 F instead. Could the tire temp go to, say, 43 psi or higher? Is there some max temp that they might go to, with no heavy load involved. Certainly the temporary hot temp would not go to 50psi would it? The tires show a Max inflation of 51psi . I suppose with everything considered, the tires would never reach an unsafe driving psi due to temperature. Would not want them to explode (never heard of that happening though). BTW, I got these tires because the original tires were Goodyear Fuelsavers and the tread wear was terrible, so Goodyear offered me a new set of tires provided they were a Goodyear Brand ? Temperature (Resistance) Grades The UTQG Temperature Grade indicates the extent to which heat is generated and/or dissipated by a tire. If the tire is unable to dissipate the heat effectively or if the tire is unable to resist the destructive effects of heat buildup, its ability to run at high speeds is reduced. The grade is established by measuring a loaded tire's ability to operate at high speeds without failure by running an inflated test tire against a large diameter high-speed laboratory test wheel. Temperature Grades Speeds in mph A Over 115 B Between 100 to 115 C Between 85 to 100 Every tire sold in the United States must be capable of earning a "C" rating which indicates the ability to withstand 85 mph speeds. While there are numerous detail differences, this laboratory test is similar in nature to those used to confirm a tire's speed ratings. Unfortunately for all of the money spent to test, brand and label the tires sold in the United States, the Uniform Tire Quality Grade Standards have not fully met their original goal of clearly informing consumers about the capabilities of their tires. Maybe it's because tires are so complex and their uses can be so varied, that the grades don't always reflect their actual performance in real world use.
  12. I have a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2wd Double Cab with Goodyear Assurance CS TripleTred tires. My recommended cold tire pressure for the Silverado is 35lbs all around. Recently in getting ready to take a trip from SC to GA I inflated the tires to 35lbs early in the morning before the sun was up. Almost as soon as I got on the Interstate the pressure showed 39lbs all around on my info center tire pressure display (shows all 4 tires independently) and by 11am was showing 40lbs all around. I was driving 70mph and the outside temp was approx 65 degrees at 11am. I understand that the temporary hot pressure can be 5 to 6 degrees higher than the recommended cold tire pressure. Was it OK/safe to drive approx 200 miles at 40psi? How much higher could the 'temp hot pressure' safely reach if the outside temp was 85 degrees - would the tires go much higher than the 'hot' 40psi? Could the 'temp hot pressure' ever reach an unsafe tire pressure - say in the summer heat?
  13. November 20, 2019 Some 2019-2020 Silverado 1500 and Sierra 1500 models equipped with the 5.3L V8 engine (RPO L84) may have a rough idle, lean running concern, or an air leak sound from the Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) system. DTCs P0171 (Fuel Trim System Lean Bank 1) and/or P0174 (Fuel Trim System Lean Bank 2) may be set. These conditions may be caused by an incorrectly installed or damaged foul air PCV tube. If these conditions are present on a vehicle, check to see if the foul air PCV tube is installed and seated correctly. In the graphic, #1 shows the connector to rocker cover PCV tube location, while #2 shows the connector to intake manifold PCV tube location. (Fig. 14) https://gm-techlink.com/?p=12287
  14. I use Idemitsu motor oil in my Subaru. https://www.idemitsulubricants.com/product/zepro-0w-20-dexos1
  15. Google says - https://www.google.com/search?q=disable+belt+assurance+system&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjn-Pve8tXlAhXimeAKHTKuBjEQ1QIoAnoECAoQAw&biw=1536&bih=709
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