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  1. Communicating your driving information to OnStar.
  2. Thanks for the info. I'm pretty sure then that it will be the .30 caliber. I'll double check when I pick the gun up tomorrow. the serial number indicates it is a 1st year production model (ser 7079) and they made 14,500 of them in 1894.
  3. Some vehicles are more prone to sludge than others. Regardless of what oil you use. There were a number of Toyota engines in the Camry and Corolla in the 2000-2010 range that had this issue, small oil passages were the cause from what I recall.
  4. Those were some of the best years of GM Trucks... the GMT-800 platform. Not perfect, but an awesome fairly reliable power train. (the 5.7L from the previous gen too) Do I think these trucks can last as long? Maybe, but don't have as good of a feeling about them. So much crap on them now to meet tight emissions standards and to squeeze every bit of fuel economy out of them that they can.. Which means the more things that can go wrong. Actions taken to reduce weight and cost of build, because the materials for the cost of build has gone up along with inflation and all that other stuff. There is a reason behind why Crapota doesn't have the best fuel economy in their trucks- they hang onto their power train a lot longer than most other manufacturers. It gives them time to work bugs out, and then to reap the reliability and longevity awards that come with that. And it works. The first 2-3 years of their new design are plagued with reliability issues just like any other manufacturer but then they go another 5-8 years before major refresh or upgrade vs another 3-4 years like the big three are doing now, continuing to try to one up each other. They may not sell as many units as Ford, GM, and Dodge, but they sell enough to remain profitable and build a good return customer base and new customer base from those fed up with all the issues that the big three suffer.
  5. While I like air horns, they take up space and too much work. There are louder electrical horns out there. search amazon and youtube to find the one you like best.
  6. Welcome. I have to say that out of all the trucks I have owned, my 99 Silverado and 05 Sierra were my favorites. That GMT-800 generation were good trucks. Not perfect, but comfortable and reliable.
  7. Howdy folks- I have recently purchased a early 1900s vintage Winchester model 1894 .30-30 rifle. I'm new to rifles so trying to learn what I can. My dad was handed down his fathers (my grandpa) 1930s vintage 1894, which he used to hunt deer back in the day. It has sat since the 1950s with a crack in the receiver/hammer area. I've handled this gun over the years, starting as a kid, but obviously never shot it. I liked the way it felt when I handled it and aimed it, and the lever and trigger action was surprisingly smoother than I expected. Which is why I decided to go ahead and get one of my own that is in operating condition, so that I can shoot with it and get more into rifle shooting. That being said- the next step is to acquire the ammo. Not an easy feat in this day and age with ammo shortages all over the place. But there are some available. However- I am a bit confused and need some clarification on exactly what cartridge I can shoot in this thing, aside from a .30-30 cartridge. In looking up the 1894 on wikipedia, I am finding that it says it can shoot the following- is this correct!? It can truly shoot any of the cartridges below? If so, what are your suggestions? Any other advice? I'm looking at ammoseek.com to try to find in-stock cartridges, for the best prices. Also, I am going to have a trusted gun smith look the thing over and tighten and fix a few things on the rifle first. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winchester_Model_1894 Cartridges that the above site says the 1894 can shoot?? .30-30 Winchester, .32-40 Winchester, .38-55 Winchester, .25-35 Winchester, .32 Winchester Special, 7-30 Waters, .307 Winchester, .356 Winchester, .375 Winchester, .357 Magnum, .44 Remington Magnum, .444 Marlin, .45 Colt, .450 Marlin, .410 bore Thanks Ryan
  8. prices won't go up so long as manufacturing continues and doesn't get shut down.
  9. When it comes to Diesels in these half tons, there doesn't seem to be any clear winner when it comes to as few of issues as possible.
  10. You can't do a DEF or DPF delete if you don't have the tuner/programmers needed, and the EPA shut down all the known tuners that were providing those.
  11. 10,000 miles? Cylinders, valves, and injectors have carbon deposits on them in as little as 3000 miles. It's a sad side affect of direct injection engines. Same with the oil in the intake. Very important to run good top tier fuel, as well as additives to address the carbon build up. This is the case in all modern direct injection engines. Regardless of manufacturer.
  12. I'm betting they'll have the technology figured out by then on how to recycle/reuse the stuff. The big issue will be if they can increase the mining needed to procure the stuff for the batteries. They claim that there is enough lithium reserves throughout the world but we'll see.
  13. All these fancy features are causing all sorts of reliability issues across the board for all the manufacturers, it sucks. I hope they get yours fixed. Battery related issues are going to be the most constant issue now a days
  14. Crapotas had that issue for a few years across the board. They fixed that supposedly with larger oil passages in newer engines. But even a dead Crapota/bad engine and tranny is still worth $2000 it seems.
  15. doesn't matter what oil you use, you'll still get build up.
  16. Does a 2018 2500HD Duramax L5P count as a K2? If so- then I plugged in the block heater for a few hours, then fired her up. -2 degrees at the time here in Denver. (now -6 as of 1:40AM) Ran her at elevated idle for about 20 min while I cleared off the snow and allowed the batteries to charge up a bit since I haven't driven her in a few days in these low temps. Made a mental note that at the next oil change, I'm going full synthetic from there on out. She started just fine, the block heater aka coolant heater did her job, but the benefits of full synthetic are there.
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