I took an oil sample and changed the oil on one truck at 5000 miles. It was flagged critical from the manufacturing process. Silicon and copper very high. If I ever bought another new one first oil change for me would be 500 miles. Get that factory oil out of there. .. They do recommend this with small engines also...Don't they?
Read my diesels with aftermarket reader. The stock gauges are there but not as accurate as you think. My diesels read 210 on the dash, read 185 on reader. I think GM does it so people are not freaking out by 30 degree coolant rises.
My complaint is with GM seeing the need to go to taller and taller wheels with wider and wider tires. The the cost to replace costs more and more. It's seems like forever 16” wheels were the norm. Now like the last ten years tire sizes changes every model year.
I for one was thinking of buying a new truck, but since the news of the strike I am going to hold off until the strike is resolved. I have worked in one of these factories in the past as a temp, I think it was at $11 an hour. The factories are loud sweat boxes. Huge turnover trying to keep employees. And add to that when management is on the production line they play games switching parts that are supposed to go on one vehicle to another. Now my dad worked 30 years for GM. Hired in in the late 70s, is now retired. He saids it's a 2 tier system, those who hire in now will never make what he made. The UAW has forfeited a lot. What I find really irritating is talking to other my dad's age who also retired from GM, who draw a pension and they do not own or choose to buy GM vehicles.
I been making it a point when needing to fill DEF. Turn the nossle downward before ever bringing it up to the truck. Those nossels all seem to have fluid in them when being taken from the pump.
It's not to hard to add a little cooler to the PS on these LMMs. IDK why it was eleminated on that engine model. The years before had it and the models after do. I had to change out lines multiple times on the 2010, even the brake master cylinder do to leakes. Get the heat of that oil down the leaks stop.
Someone posted on another forum the easiest spot to run outta cab is where the emergency brake cable enters, on the floor right below the accererator pedal. Then you'll have to fish it up from below the carpet to where the carpet ends behind the pedal.
I wouldnt call them stickered OEM shocks ranchos. I think stock should be changed out at 60k. But it looks like yours should be changed now. I had almost 600k on the front rancho 9000 shocks when I sold my 2010. Rear shocks where changed a few times do to leaking. I wanna say got 200k to 250k outta those.
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