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Everything posted by KARNUT

  1. People get amusing sometimes. Sure I’ll do a quick flash if someone thinks I have my highs on, only to inform. Two cars crashing head on in a ditch blinded by high beams. That wouldn’t do anyone any good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I used KOs on my trucks for as long as can remember. The highest load range and ply rating. My work would take me off road on utility and pipelines. Some in the thorny bushes. No flats, rode good and quiet. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I have one vehicle coming off warranty this year, 10 years less than 100K miles. I had everything done at the dealership. The recommended oil change was just under 4K miles. The engine doesn’t even have direct injection. There’s no reason not to extend on that one and I will with Amsoil. The other one in two years. It’s already extended ( Toyota) I go 6-8K, they say 10K. After warranty I’ll go once a year or 10-15K with no fear with Amsoil. It’s a 4Cly non turbo engine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I use that and WAZ on my phone. Rarely get caught in a traffic jam. That’s saying something going East on I-10 from Texas. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I’ve never had an engine failure going extended with Amsoil. That counts dozens of gas and diesel vehicles and much more off road diesels. That being said engines change. I wouldn’t dream of doing that with many miles with these so called modern engines. I never had a reason to use a different brand. I do use dealers and their oil now simply because of more frequent oil changes. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I’ve never needed a front end alignment. I’m don’t have a pothole problem in my area. I’ve rarely had a vehicle with over 150K or had front end work done. Most of my working life has involved off roading. If you’re hard on your vehicle have bad roads your tires wear uneven, it may need alignment. I just had my car serviced with tire rotation at 54K. My tire wear was even and wearing well. My service writer says you’ll probably need tires and alignment soon. I ask him to explain the alignment. He couldn’t, they just have talking points from a script. It’s you like spending money and it makes you feel better go for it. It’s not a routine requirement. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. It’s a 2door Tahoe that’s why. I was going to mod a 98 myself with a s/c . I got my 92 instead. Hindsight I wish I did the Tahoe. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. It looks good sitting still. I believe in some states it would be illegal that far outside the fender. I’m a fan of level, lower myself. But I appreciate the other look too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I’ve never noticed drain holes before. It’s reasonable to believe the drain holes would go with the flow and be in the back. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I’ve never paid more than 1K. I’d cancel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I’ve have, had three oil users. 1994 Z-28 until 130K sold. Stayed at a qt every 2500 miles. A 99 4.6 F-150. New until 120K trade in. At 20K miles a vortex S/C 5LBs boost. A qt every 2500 miles. My 1992 Chevy truck bought with recently stroked engine with a whipple. Had it now 10 years using 1qt every 500 miles. My first and only stroker. Was told it wasn’t unusual for a stroked engine to be an oil user. Those engines convinced me using oil isn’t always a bad thing. Funny how on the new 5.0s it’s being claimed the same. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. With the newer lights in most vehicles just going up an incline gives the appearance of high beams being on. Usually if the low beams are on so are the running lights ( fog lights). Our roads out here have slight inclines. It’s seems since 2011 no matter what vehicle I’ve driven on those inclines people think the highs are on. I just give a quick flick if I get flashed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I’ve built plenty of engines, knowing engines isn’t the problem. It’s more like knowing what water can do. I now take the time on my classic vehicles to wipe them down rather than spray them down. If I was going to spray the engine I would use a cleaner and spray low pressure up close. Spraying from a distance is the wrong thing to do. You can’t control where the water goes. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I had a scary experience washing an engine on my 01 GMC. Something I would do periodically. I didn’t spray high pressure around electronics and around the top of the engine. When I finished it was missing and the check engine light came on. Once the engine dried I sprayed around WD-40. Eventually it ran well and the light went off. I can see spraying the engine before a major tune up. Low pressure with a cleaner. There’s just too many electronics under there to get water in. I haven’t done it since. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. According to your analysis of not needing to down shift. For people not towing it’s a waste having anything but a 3-4 speed transmission. Think of the cost savings. When driving my diesels they all were tuned. I didn’t down shift on some hills to maintain speed with a stick. There would be lugging noticed and increase smoke and more fuel used. The same model with automatic would drop a gear no smoke or lugging and use less fuel. Maybe the 2.7 automatic doesn’t downshift on an incline. It would be the first gas or diesel turbo or not I personally ever driven. I’ll try one first chance I get. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. There’s no failures due to cylinder deactivation at all. There’s no external vacuum pump failure do to cylinder deactivation. Lifters don’t fail, brakes don’t fail and there hasn’t been any notice from GM about this either. Feel better? If only several dozen had the problem and you one of them it would be a problem, I bet. Especially if your truck was sailing through a red light with family members on board. You think GM gonna keep numbers on that. Get real. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. I don’t believe any engine 6-8-10 speed combo is going to stay in its highest gear lugging up a hill. The whole point of the exercise is to use the highest gear possible in its TQ range. While keeping the RPMs as low as possible using the least fuel at the desired speed. Lugging like a tractor wouldn’t accomplish that. Even with no load. Driving awhile with stick would teach a person that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. My old truck and a few others I’ve owned previously had just added blowers. There wasn’t any other prep needed to make them last. The one mentioned before stroking for more power went over 15 years with just the blower. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. I’ve modified every truck I’ve owned since the 70s, some over 200HP over stock. Never a failure do to modification. My 92 Chevy is stroked, blown and untouched for over 10 years. I can’t imagine a current GM truck engine unmodified doing that. Otherwise I’d still have my 14 GMC. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. It’s reasonable to be wary of additional move parts involved in AFM. It’s also reasonable to be concerned because of this. Especially being GM recently changed the whole setup. I’m old enough to have experience the 5.7 diesel 62,65. The wonderful 8-6-4 gas engine the first attempt at shutting down cylinders. We owned 4 of the 65s in the mid 90s giving GM another go after owning 3 5.7 GMs. All unreliable. At the same time transmission failures. Out of dozens of family members I started buying GM trucks again in the early 2000s. I stopped after selling my 2014 once the warranty expired. If GM makes a non cylinder deactivation, non turbo engine car or SUV again I’ll give them a look. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. I’ve had that happen with regular postal service. I live 8 miles from town have a circle driveway and you can see my house from the road. I saw the driver one day went to the mail box and there was a sorry I missed you card in my mailbox. I went in the house call the post office. They made her come back. And we leave her a gift card every Christmas. Some people are just lazy. I thought fed ex would be different. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. So the V-6 has the capability to get great fuel mileage with cylinder deactivation to make it a 4 cylinder. The 4 cylinder has a turbo to have the the power of a V-6. There’re playing with us. A few years ago you could get an E-85 capable 5.3 and get close to the 6.2 in power. Now they can go all the way down to one cylinder. I’ll keep watching till they figure it out. It is entertaining though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. I had that problem once. A 94 Z-28 that used a qt of oil every 2500 miles. At 80K miles it loss some power and revving. Removal of the cats fix the problem. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. I haven’t encountered that in awhile. I guess it’s still possible, I don’t expect it’s wide spread. You would think maintaining the required game would be difficult over FM airwaves while traveling. I’ve listened to my local AM Houston station from Houston to the Carolinas to the hills of Tennessee and back uninterrupted. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. I travel across country often with little if any lost reception. There’s always WiFi. I haven’t used reg FM for many years, too much yaba. You could explore a tv service that down loads to your phone. Last year I watched an Astros game through my phone in South Carolina. I had a plug that I use to plug it in to the TV. I do that with Netflix when the tv isn’t smart, when I travel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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