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MThompsonjr115

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About MThompsonjr115

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  • Birthday 01/15/1988

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    Mike Thompson Jr
  • Location
    SE MI
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    Male
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    2014 GMC Sierra SLT All-Terrain CCRB 4x4

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  1. MThompsonjr115 - 2014 GMC Sierra CCRB 4x4 5.3 SLT A

    Check the photos in post #184. If you zoom in on the photo for the plastic line with the QC next to it, you can see a cut in the plastic line. I just used a razor blade to cut the line and pulled the QC’s out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. MThompsonjr115 - 2014 GMC Sierra CCRB 4x4 5.3 SLT A

    The miles just keep racking up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. MThompsonjr115 - 2014 GMC Sierra CCRB 4x4 5.3 SLT A

    Finally got my Bilstein 5100’s and little lift installed. Really happy with how it turned out. The 5100’s are a ton better than the Rancho branded OE shocks that were rustier than all get out. Looks really good to me and rides great! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. MThompsonjr115 - 2014 GMC Sierra CCRB 4x4 5.3 SLT A

    Thanks! It’s been dirty as hell this winter and since moving out to the country it’s paint isn’t looking so hot. We were up at O’Sullivan’s lake north of Longlac. We were up for a week and had a blast. We didn’t end up going in 2017 and probably won’t this year either. Family is really busy this year. Congrats on the ‘18. How’s the 6.2? I’m considering a new truck in 2020. Maybe the new 3.0L in-line 6 diesel, or the 6.2. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Mike1220's 2014 Sierra

    Looks good Mike! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. MThompsonjr115 - 2014 GMC Sierra CCRB 4x4 5.3 SLT A

    The truck turned over the century mark and I missed it. It also snapped an endlink... popped the bolt in two after hitting a pothole. New endlinks from Detroit Axle are on the way along with Bilstein 55100’s and some parts to give it a bit more lift. It’s been a rough start to the year. Lots of family health issues. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. MThompsonjr115 - 2014 GMC Sierra CCRB 4x4 5.3 SLT A

    Back from the dead... Lots of things happening in my life and the truck/forum took a major back seat. I’m dealing with some health issues at the moment, that seem to be under control(for the most part) now. I’ve spent much of my focus on my race car and my house, but I did also pick up a trailer and sort out my trailer brake control issues in he truck. Bypassed the factory controller and installed a Tekonsha P3. Racecar Sure-trac 20’ Steel 10klb rated trailer So much work went into the car this year, so truck work was very little and with the possibility of starting a family coming up, I’ve been focusing on that. I did end up putting another set of front brakes and a full set of K02’s on the truck recently. I am planning on adding a set of Bilstein 5100’s and a slight lift/level to the truck in the spring. I am also going to delete the Corsa muffler to see how the truck sounds for a while. I love the Corsa system, it really is perfect, but I am bored and want so noise for a little bit, until the old man in my brain says “turn that shit off” lol. Anyway, I am alive, and this update was long overdue. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. MThompsonjr115 - 2014 GMC Sierra CCRB 4x4 5.3 SLT A

    I suck at keeping this thing updated... I've been extremely busy with longer hours at work, promotion without a promotion kind of situation and I bought a house. So now I'm broke and have not time for much lol. I think I'm going to piece together a 2-2.5" lift in the spring. I put on some BFG KO2's because my DuraSmac's were cupped out and louder than all hell. I like the KO2's but they are heavy! About 7-8lbs per corner over the GY's. Oh and before all that stuff, actually went on a vacation for the first time in years. Went to Canada to do some Walleye fishing for 7 days. 22" Walleye, non-cheater pose Been very busy, but maybe I'll keep up with this thing after things settle down. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. MThompsonjr115 - 2014 GMC Sierra CCRB 4x4 5.3 SLT A

    I bit the bullet and bought the RC 70625 single row LED bar kit for my truck. Installed it on Friday in the dark, simple and straightforward. Wiring is not done as I can't decide where I want to bring the wires into the cab at. FYI: Neighbors were not home Yes, it's more expensive than just mounting a bar, but it's clean. I like clean looking additions to the truck. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. MThompsonjr115 - 2014 GMC Sierra CCRB 4x4 5.3 SLT A

    Well in the last few months I've had 2 significant issues with my truck. The first, AC went out and wouldn't keep R-134a in the system. I eventually figured out it was a bad condenser by using UV dye. I ordered the parts from GM and bought a set of manifold gauges from Horror Fright. My father-in-law had a vacuum pump I could use, so that saved me $100. I also could not find what viscosity PAG oil I needed, so I used 100(medium). I put in 2oz, as that's what I found on the forums as the quantity needed when doing a condenser replacement. The condenser replacement and recharge process took a total of ~4hrs or so. Was really easy with some electric impacts. Still working great after about 8 weeks or so. Max AC outlet temp: Outlet temp set on Auto 70degF: So glad to have AC working this summer as its been hotter than normal here. The AC is colder now than it was when I bought the truck. On to the second issue... blew the trans cooler line off the condenser during a huge downpour. Lost a lot of trans fluid, enough so that the truck had to be towed home. I may have had a hand in this, as the new condenser came with new fittings, but because I was a moron and didn't understand how the fittings work, I reused the old ones as they were already on the lines. Don't do what I did. Knowing how stupid simple the fittings are now, I'll never look over that detail again. Dropped the pan, cleaned it out, replaced the filter, and re-filled with 6qts of fluid. Everything seems ok after about 300 miles. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. MThompsonjr115 - 2014 GMC Sierra CCRB 4x4 5.3 SLT A

    Damn... been slacking on updates and posts. I have some things to update and I bought a lightbar for the truck to be installed soon. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Mike1220's 2014 Sierra

    I didn't do write up or take any photos as I had to get it done in a hurry. GM quoted over $1000 to do it and I was going to have to rent a car for a nearly a week while they had the truck. I used some UV die R134a and a UV flashlight to find the leak, and sure enough it was the condenser. I spent about $320 on the condenser, seals and refrigerant. I bought the Horror Fright manifold gauges and my father in-law had one of their vacuum pumps. I spent less than $400, but the vacuum pump would've cost me $120-150 I think. So I saved at least 60-65%, but I'd estimate savings to be at least 50% of the cost of not more by doing it yourself(if capable) and depending on the tools/resources available to you. Electric impacts made the job so much easier and quicker. I'll try to type a brief description up about what I did although their are several known issues with the A/C system on these trucks. Bad condensers, bad compressors, cracked AC lines(most common), seal failure, improper refrigerant level, etc. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Mike1220's 2014 Sierra

    I had to replace my condenser not to long ago. Of course mine also died in our high temp, high humidity days as well. I saved a bunch of money doing it myself and it wasn't all that difficult. Ordered a condenser and seals from GM and it took about 3hrs for just the hard parts... I spent about 45-60mins cleaning up parts and pulling highway debris out of the front end. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Anyone know which PAG oil viscosity is needed for the '14+ trucks? I did a lot of searching and had no luck. Many have said to run the "100" as its a medium and should do the job, but I'd like to know which oil is needed before I replace the condenser in my truck on Saturday. Thanks in advance! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. no a/c

    The condenser to dehydrater/drier tube weld/braze seems to be prone to cracking. Mine just failed at that location a few weeks ago, and im at 65k miles. I ordered a condenser and will be doing the work myself, as the dealer wants way too much to the job. It's 92°F here and humid... no A/C is not fun in my 1+ hour long commute home from work. Does anyone know what PAG oil viscosity we need to use? someone posted the required amount to be added for certain part replacement within the A/C system, but did not specify which viscosity to use.
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