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KARNUT last won the day on March 10

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    Senior Enthusiast
  • Birthday 12/16/1955

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    Mongomery tx
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    1992 Chevy truck
  • Interests
    cars trucks nascar wife grandkids, not in that order.

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  1. It’s not all that uncommon, with new vehicles you have to do a little research before you just tear into it. Some have two batteries if you have stop start. Even as far back as the mid 90s on Fords you had different TQ specks on something as simple as changing spark plugs. Over tightening those plugs and they’ll strip. How many people know about putting grease on plugs with aluminum heads? The rules have changed do the research first, or a simple job can cost thousands. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I got that habit broke when I came around the passenger side of my truck after cleaning the windows and found gas coming out and running on the ground. I went through that tank worrying the check engine light would come on from over filling. I wait the few minutes and hang on to the handle. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. When I bought my 14 l had just come off a 5 year period of time where I pretty much stayed local. During that time I didn’t need a newer truck so I drove my toys to my office only nine miles each way. I got that out of my system and went to my GMC dealer doing no research bought my 14 GMC. My mistake. I drove from there to the exhaust shop a few miles away. Imagine my surprise when I hit highway speed my truck sounds like it’s farting. [emoji50] So I find this website and start reading about cylinder deactivation and what’s involved. With my past experience with GMs experiments and the fun that was involved with that no thanks. Lucky for me I always buy my vehicles with deep discounts, this wouldn’t be around long. That being said the 18 months I had the truck it was a joy. I tuned out the V4, loved the E-85 performance. Didn’t find much improvement in mileage on trips with the V4 on, I did quite a bit of testing. Was happy with the 23-24 MPG without it on. Retired now don’t need a truck anymore and quite happy with my old reliable 92. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I’m older ok, sure I used to buy upper model vehicles to get the latest technology. Saturation has been reached in my opinion. The last vehicle I bought was a base model, no stress. My phone does it all, music pandora, navigation, etc. blue tooth I’m happy. It’s made to drive, no wind noise smooth ride, a couple buttons, a dial or two and AC I’m happy. I don’t want it to talk to me or drive for me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I wonder what will be more reliable in the long run, 100K plus miles. The complex cylinder deactivation engines or the over achieving turbo 4 cylinder. When I bought trucks I used them for truck things, an extra mile per gallon wasn’t my first concern. Long term reliability was. That just leaves me with limits in choices in 1/2 tons. The 5.0 Ford, and Toyota. I’m glad I’m not truck shopping. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I’ve done some tuning on diesels that I’ve owned through the years with an eye towards performance. If I was younger still working I would give one a shot just to see how it would perform with a good tune. I just wouldn’t be able to help myself. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. If you have good credit pay off the house finance the car. I retired at 58 with 3 payed for houses and a car payment. Paying a 30 year mortgage is a rip-off. I will never pay cash for a new vehicle I make more with my money invested than the 0-2 percent I pay in car financing. I also buy vehicles that are leftovers and deeply discounted. Cash is not king when buying a new vehicle. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I’ve sold cars myself, usually around 5K vehicles I’ve played with or collector vehicles on EBay. Buying used cars at the dealer you pay more but you get a check over car usually with at least a 30 day warranty. Your not going to get that with a private buy. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. After turning 60 I didn’t want my daily driver to make noise anymore. I have other rides for that. My GMC was the most silent truck I ever owned. Usually I would put exhaust on to mask the other noise. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I went with muffler delete and later added a magaflo muffler. Didn’t remove anything else. Leaving the flapper valve in those instances didn’t eliminate the V4 chopper sound. I tuned that out with a hand held. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I can relate. I’m going on 4 years retired and plan trips around rush hour. You definitely have to wear a different hat when caught up with the rush hour crowd. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Any REAL station wagon lovers out there?

    I have to agree with Grumpy Bear on this one. The OP first line was all inclusive. The example was a vehicle that wasn’t slow as an example. So an answer was that stated station wagons are slow by a poster would refer to the first line. That would open it up to all wagons and the 70 454 would certainly be a good answer. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Doesn’t surprise me, way back in 1970 my dad bought a truck that was ordered not bought. It was a CST 402, two tone paint fully loaded. It even had black roof over hugger orange. Tack dash. It had a three on the tree, who does that? He get on it and the linkage would bind wouldn’t go into second. It even had drum brakes. He got a deal cause most people wanted an automatic. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. pesky alarms

    How about locking and unlocking the door from the inside sitting in the seat? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. pesky alarms

    Hit the unlock button on the key fob. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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