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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
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    cars trucks nascar wife grandkids, not in that order.

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  1. Let’s see, I don’t like cylinder deactivation, CVT transmission, small turbo engines, most of the nannies on new vehicles and cap less gas caps. It’s possible the Camry I bought a year ago may be the first new vehicle I keep more than two years. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I have a blown truck too. And have modified diesels. My point was dude is what I would do for bang for the buck. The my 5.3 was ready to go for E-85 no mods needed. So next was a tune, I cleaned up the shift points turned off the cylinder deactivation raised up the top speed. That cost me 300$. If I had the 6.2 I would go with performance tune for premium fuel and the previous stated adjustments. E-85 is a crap shoot for the blend. When I was researching E-85 it’s octane could be as low as 94. You don’t get that fluctuation with premium gas. That’s why I wouldn’t go through the expense converting the 6.2. If memory serves the op was interested in bang for the buck not building a race car. Where with the 5.3 you would still see a gain that’s more pronounced with 98 octane E-85 blend. Because you started with a gas octane of 87 octane. See the point now? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Good price on new ltz?

    My brother in law still has his first car. I found it for him for 500$ in 1975,it needed a steering box. 69 firebird convertible. He restored it once. He buys a used Tahoes his wife usually puts 200K on it then he drives it till it drops. He’s had 3 and one new p/u. He 59, is a plant manager in Kima near Texas city. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Grumpy Bears 2015 Silverado 2WD

    Well, if you really follow the frequent posters on here you would realize he has explained his posting as a weird sense of humor sometimes . Some of us would be seen as narcissistic or as trying to lend life experiences. I’ve gone rounds with him and others on hear and had resolved some as agreeing to disagree. I try not to be condescending and hope I can still learn a few things. You never know who your really having conversations with. You really didn’t have anything to contribute with your drive by, especially since it’s his thread after all. You could always start your own with opinions by mookdoc6, I’m sure it would be enlightening.[emoji897] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Good price on new ltz?

    My way of thinking is if you keep them awhile buy what you want. At 62 I still to this day start looking the first year and usually can’t stand what I’m driving after two. I don’t care what it is. My wife on the other hand 3 of the cars at my house are her paid off cars. Newest 7 years old, oldest 18. They all could pass as 2 years old. I’d be in the poor house if I didn’t shop deals. So her next new one can be the top model, me whatever’s on sale. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. We quit driving diesels for all the emissions. My parents still do older ones, mother 2000 one ton Ford, father 98 Ram. They both have under 200K miles and run like new. You really can’t daily diesels any more unless you work them or routinely drive long distance. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Fuel

    Maybe times have changed. In the early 2000s to the mid 2000s all we burned was bio diesel. We had tanks with filters and added filters to the trucks. We had so much used motor oil and hydraulic oil it was a no brainer. We finally quit driving diesels the only reason we quit doing it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Grumpy Bears 2015 Silverado 2WD

    I have to agree with Grumpy. Where’s your thread or hobby? Maybe you’re hobby or pride and joy is a little more conservative. Maybe an 100K boat pulled by a 60K truck carrying a 100$ pole to catch a fish I can buy for 10$ at Walmart. I like to go to the casino 4 times a year on the way to my condo at Myrtle beach. Funny right? Ok what’s yours? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I’ve been running exhaust since the 70s. Until they started scavenging exhaust ( cross over) there was no drone. Unequal exhaust creates no drone. Sure you pick up a few ponies but on the street I’ll go with no drone. Nothing to me sounds better than 2 1/4 twin glass packs on a 350. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Grumpy Bears 2015 Silverado 2WD

    I don’t doubt most of your conclusions. I follow the same path. The only reason I pause during the warranty period sometimes is to make sure there’s no defect. Don’t want to give an excuse to deny an obvious defect. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Any exhaust that produces sound over stock is going to produce the chopper sound. If you could do anything else you’d have rice rockets sounding like V8s. Factory tuned exhaust have done a good job tuning V6s and 4cylinders. They still don’t sound like V8s. It can’t happen. You have to make stay in V8 mode, it’s they only way. Anything else is fantasy lane. If want to get rid of all drone even in V8 mode, true duals no cross over. Been there done that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Grumpy Bears 2015 Silverado 2WD

    I would think so, the heat thing has me thinking. Bach in the day the big blocks seemed to hate heat we ran 165 stats. My 92 has a colder stat with the blower. I thought today’s engines had hotter stats for emissions and fuel mileage. You seem to be proving otherwise. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Titian Fuel tank

    From the late 70s to the late 90s I ran a 100 gal. fuel tank. It was L shape with a toolbox on top. All our trucks had them for fueling equipment and our pulling trucks for self fueling. At 7 miles per gallon pulling it didn’t take long to burn through a tank. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Grumpy Bears 2015 Silverado 2WD

    I know it’s not your goal, I’d love to see 1/4 mile times with a re gear. In the not to distance past my big three was performance, comfort, mileage. Now no.1 is number 3, but it’s still there. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Quantum Leaps

    I know what you mean about over thinking things. I know there are some people who come to these sites who know nothing about trucks. I mean nothing. So when they read a post saying stupid is as stupid does in regards to using synthetic (as an example) it could blow their mind. I understand your reasoning and respect it. I’ve been involved with hundreds of real world uses of synthetics. Its use has saved me and my customers thousands of dollars, it’s for real. Maybe people can’t wrap their minds around 20K oil changes, I get that. Using it like it’s conventional oil is foolish. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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