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  1. I had a great experience with silverstar ultras in my last truck, lasted for at least a few years before I bought this one. I wouldn't say I did excessive night time driving though besides a 20 or so minute drive to work in the dark in the morning most months of the year (sun up earlier in summer). I'm also one to put parking lights on if the auto switch thinks it is time for headlights but its really not dark.
  2. I'm in the dream shopping phase. My thing is that I'm a bit skeptical this truck is getting as good of MPG as it is rated for. Obviously we've seen TFL, and I saw two other Private owners (actual buyers) of the truck do highway loops at 70mph and did achieve 30 or 31mpg. Then I see other people on here going 75 - 80mpg getting 24 or 25. My truck gets 18mpg at that speed. I suppose this is still a good improvement at 6 to 7mpg minimum. Over a 500 mile trip that is 7.7 gallons saved and 23$ (comparing to 6.2L premium fuel) or 18$ saved on regular fuel. I suppose at the end of the day it is still a great purchase, assuming long term ownership doesn't have any problems. But then @becker87 says he installs a leveling kit and assuming an E rated tire slightly larger than stock and gets 18 mpg lol so it seems way too easy to kill the mpg on this truck. Leveling my truck with a 1 inch taller tire netted a 1 - 1.5mpg loss on highway, however I did stick with a P rated all terrain. Honestly I would opt for the RST Silverado vs the Sierra simply because one of the major factors is the MPG it gets. I don't love the new sierra enough to already be a few MPG behind the silverado before I do any mods. Agreed! Did you see The Fast Lane Truck run it against the new EcoDiesel? That EcoDiesel is sooo slow lol it lost by truck lengths.
  3. 25% off Black Widow mufflers. Strongly recommend! Coming from a flowmaster on my last truck, love the tone of this much better! Video on my Youtube channel SierraNick62
  4. Hmm. I put my finger in there to feel around but i didn't notice anything. I dunno im not gonna worry about it lol
  5. Hey guys, I was filling up today right after being at the coin op car wash. All of a sudden the tank is overflowing because the auto shutoff isn't working on the pump. Good thing I had a full 20oz water bottle to flush away the gas! Anyway, when I removed the nozzle from the filler neck, I could have sworn there used to be a metal/silver flap inside the filler neck... Is there, or isn't there a metal/silver flap inside the neck? I have a 2015 and therefore have an actual gas cap. Not to be confused to with the new capless systems.
  6. It will show up on your DIC between the tach and speedo. I forget which screens it works in. I know for sure you can see it in the Instant MPG screen. I think it may even show up on the Trip A and Trip B screens too. I am not sure if the trim level of your truck has any impact on this. Sorry I am not much help!
  7. Or.... people who buy a high end sports car are enthusiasts to begin with (or a rich YouTube kid who destroys it to make money) and are much more likey to be "involved" in the maintenance of their car. Secondly, for the average vehicle, the average person buys it and will not be looking under the hood, potentially NEVER. Putting a catch can on these vehicles would be a disaster for the OEM as they'd just fill up and who knows what would happen next. Instead, the OEM says "Hey, every 15,000 miles you need to run this BG Top End cleaner in order to maintain a cleaner and efficient engine". I asked the foreman at my dealership before I bought my truck about catch cans. He said "No, don't use those. Instead, we recommend you get our cleaning service every 15,000 miles to prevent buildup". Clearly, something is needed. Now what that is, well like others have said, let's see an engine with higher mileage, say 75k: one with no catch can, no cleaning service ever one with catch can, no cleaning service ever one with catch can and had cleaning service every 15k That is how we will know. Til then, we can just keep saying what we think
  8. Never put much thought into that on a gas engine. I've seen some people do it... especially on old vans like the Astro lol. I personally don't have any motive to run one. Truck heats up fairly quick once I've been driving a few miles. Heat gets hot!
  9. Alright everyone, 22F on the way home. AFM was kicking on within about 2 miles. So yea that colder temp of 6F must have made the difference. Maybe I drove too relaxed this morning @Grumpy Bear and she wasnt able to build up enough heat to actually get "hot" so to speak , haha. Next time Ill have to give er a little more to see if i can get AFM to work in the single digit.
  10. My phone battery stays constant while charging with navigation going, and screen off. I bought one of those 12v cigarette plugs with a 1amp and 3amp outlet, this did nothing to help.
  11. another vote on Falken WildPeak AT3W. Have been running for about 5,000 or miles now and actually just had my first opportunity to use in the snow, we just got hit with 11 inches on Monday. While they are not like driving on cement, traction was noticeably better than the stock Goodyear LS2s. Additionally, steering is much better in snow/slush mix. Stock tires use to push when I made left or right turns. These tires hold the line and I turn with much more confidence now. Another perk of these, at least in the size I run, P275-60-20, they are snow rated.
  12. Valid points. I'm not trying to make mountains out of mole hills. I am just curious about this
  13. Thanks for sharing that list @aseibel . Man ,I hope it isn't a vacuum issue lol! I'm simply guessing which I think doesn't apply to me. I will follow up on this after I drive home. • Engine coolant temperature out of range for cylinder activation • Engine vacuum out of range • Brake booster vacuum out of range • Transmission gear incorrect or shift in progress • Accelerator pedal out of range or rate of pedal application to fast • Engine oil pressure and temperature out of range • Engine speed out of range • Vehicle speed out of range • Minimum time in V8 mode not met • Maximum V4 mode time exceeded • Decel fuel cutoff active • Reduced engine power active • Torque management active • Catalytic converter over temperature protection active • Piston protection active, knock detected • Cylinder deactivation solenoid driver circuit faults
  14. I'll definitely go with BlackBear, they did my last truck. But I am also thinking to just save the money as I have some interest in this new Duramax. I have a lot of time to think on this though. I also remember this same post you are mentioning. I think it was from @newdude a few years back, but I could be wrong!
  15. I came really really close to buying the Range AFM disabler when a member here posted an ebay link or something to someone who had them for sale for like $100 bucks or something. Ended up not doing it. I think I would rather get a tune, however, I am not doing that til out of warranty. I've already had over $3,000 worth of warranty work on this engine and I am happy as hell I didn't have a tune. I know people always say "dealer has to prove it", but, I'm not dealing with that. M7 works for now. 6 more months then I am free
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