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Grandpa1

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    2020 Silverado 1500 LT Crew Cab 2.7T

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  1. My 2020 Silverado does not have excessive oil usage at all. I’ve had it a year and a half and it remains full from oil change to oil change. I like my 2.7T.
  2. I wasn’t sure which Fumoto valve fit my 2020 Silverado 1500 with the 2.7T so I contacted Fumoto. It seems they don’t know either. They told me to take the drain plug to a hardware store and fit it to a nut. What??? The plug don’t have threads. It turns about a half turn and comes ou! I always thought a company selling a product should do the research on the product they advertise. I guess not. Oh well.
  3. I think I’m going to try the Fumoto plug. I’ve used them before and liked them. I’ll post how it works on my next oil change.
  4. Well, my free oil changes are completed on my 2020 Silverado 1500 2.7T so I did my first one today. What a mess! The drain plug sucks. You use a 3/8" ratchet with a short extension and the plug turns about a half of a turn and just falls out. The oil comes out like a gusher! Splashes everywhere! Looking back I should have removed the filler cap under the hood first because it seemed like the oil needed air to drain. It sort of glugged as it came out. The filter was straight forward and easy to get to. I bought 3 PF66 AC Delco from Rock Auto cheaper than 1 at the d
  5. Yep, you really need to own one to be able to tell the tale. I do. 2020 Silverado 1500 2.7T. Almost a year and a half now. It is a much better truck than my 2014 Silverado 1500 5.3 was. It's peppy and gets better mileage on 87 octane. I like it a lot. I could care less about all the numbers. Real life experience tells me all I need to know. It's a good little engine and I'm glad I bought it.
  6. I'm old too. I've had a ton of experience with just about every kind of pickup out there over the years. I know what I want and what I need whenever I go buy a new truck and this time I wanted the 2.7T in a 2020 Silverado 1500. I bought it about 16 months ago and I absolutely love this truck. The little four banger is a good engine and pulls this truck around with ease. I don't pull trailers anymore. Common sense would tell me if I was going to pull heavy trailers a lot not to buy a 4 cylinder anything. However, I believe this little four cylinder would pull a small tr
  7. They come from the factory with defects in the paint That's inevitable too. I'm not one, anymore, to get out a ladder and spend hours washing my truck. It's too hard on an old man. Just don't want to. It looks fantastic after the car wash is done and I love a clean vehicle! I'm happy!
  8. Unlimited automatic car wash two to three times a week for the last 15 years with several different trucks and cars at several different car wash places. Pull up to the first guy who hoses the truck off then he pushes a button and the truck is pulled through the car wash and all kinds of spinning brushes go around and over my truck with me sitting in it. Then drive to the drying area where two or three guys or girls hand wipe everything off and put tire shine on. Then I drive away with a clean truck in 10 minutes or so or I pull it around to their free vacuums and vacuum it out
  9. I've had my 2020 Silverado for about 14 months. I thought I would like the auto stop feature at first and it did great in my hometown. Not much traffic at all here. However, when I went to visit family in the Houston, TX area I did not like it at all. Stop and go traffic along with bumper to bumper stop and go was really bad. I got to thinking, what if the truck wouldn't start one of these times? I turned it off and everything was normal. I never considered putting a device on to turn it off. I just automatically press the button when I start the truck. Easy peasy. I love m
  10. So, it's the brakes that squeak when backing up first thing in the morning? I thought it was coming from me. I am getting old.
  11. Got my truck back, They had it for 24 hours. It looks like they did a software update and installed an engine wiring harness due to chafing.. I was told there were 3 recalls on my truck and I wanted to know why I wasn't contacted by GM. That ticks me off. It's their duty to inform owners about recalls. Especially when it involves BRAKES! Anyway, I got it back so we will see what happens. As I said before, I really love this truck. The little 4 banger 2.7T rocks!
  12. Well hell. I had the service brake pop up today. I purchased my 2020 Silverado in late December 2019. I did not take Onstar. I only have 4700 miles on it. I used the remote start using the fob for the very first time this morning. I used the truck once during lunch and when I restarted the engine I got all the warnings and the brakes were almost gone. I made it home and called the dealer and made an appointment to take it in. They said come right away and I did. When I started it to go to the dealer the warnings were gone but I had a check engine light on. I also
  13. It takes less than a second to turn it off. Why spend money and install a device to turn it off? Just me. I really don't care what other people do. I tried using it in my city and it worked OK but when I got into Houston bumper to bumper traffic I was uncomfortable with the engine turning itself off so I just pushed the button. Now I don't use it at all. I just press the button when I start up.
  14. I rewired my Homelink in my 2020 Silverado because I didn't want it hot all the time. I posted all about it and you can probably do a search and find it. I bought the truck in December 2019 and did the rewire a couple of months later. Now my Homelink is powered by RAP and goes off when you kill the engine and open the door. I use it to open two garage doors.
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