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  1. 2015 Silverado 5.3, 6 speed: I had a miss fire at full throttle just before shift from 1st to 2nd. I ran a can of CRC GDI intake cleaner through my PCV hose into intake manifold per their instructions. No more miss fire.
  2. 2015, 5.3, 6 speed, 4wd. I bought the Range directly from the manufacturer with the current, at the time software, it works perfectly with no side effects. Dave
  3. Chinese posts

    Is anyone else seeing Chinese hieroglyphics on posts? Is this legitimate or am I being hacked? Dave
  4. I have read on this forum that some guys are having paint issues, where were these assembled? My 2015 1500 4x4 crew cab LT Z71 was assembled in Flint in May 2015. The quality control is excellent and my paint looks like the day it was built, without a single rock chip (38,000 mi.). The color is Brownstone Metallic. Dave
  5. Replacing stock tires

    My factory LSA Goodyears (2015) were about 40% at 35k miles and had terrible traction in the rain. I installed Michelin Defenders and now have excellent traction and a quiet ride.
  6. I have a 2015 crew cab 1500 4wd LT Z71 with 5.3, 6L80E, 3.42 gears and tlr package. The 9200 lb tow rating was probably based on driving on a flat highway. I towed a 6000 lb car tlr across the Sierras with it. It was OK, but I really had to gear down on the mountain passes. I never overheated. If I was going to tow your 7500 lb trailer, I would definitely go for the 6.2 ff you drive over mountain passes. The 5.3 with the standard 3.08 axle would be terrible towing in the mountains. Chevrolets tow ratings are exaggerated. I hope this helps. Dave
  7. Do you like your job/career

    What does this have to do with GM trucks? Which do you prefer, Budweiser or Miller beer?
  8. service manuals are to high

    You can get a subscription on line to either Alldata DIY or Mitchell for a a very reasonable price. I believe I paid about $45 (per vehicle) for three years. These include everything in the factory service manuals plus the service bulletins.
  9. Has anyone tried these yet. I am wondering if these will make the ride harsher on my 2015 1500 Z71?
  10. Wiper Blades

  11. 3.23 vs. 3.42 Rear Axle Ratio

    You did not specify which engine or if you are going to tow. If you are towing with the 5.3, go for the 3.42. If not towing up hills with the 5.3 or you get a 6.2, it won't make that much difference.
  12. 2019 Blazer - HOT OR NOT

    NOT? I only buy US or Canada vehicles. GM wages in Mexico are about $3 an hour, they save money we loose living wage jobs.
  13. My question was : If I don't see any difference in the way it performs, is their any reason to continue using the range? In other words, will the using the AFM shorten engine life on a 2015 5.3? Dave
  14. I need advice from a GM dealer mechanic: I installed a Range last month in my 2015, 5.3, 6 speed. It works as advertised and is always in the V8 mode. Drive ability is the same, you don't notice any difference. The problem is that the fuel mileage is down about 10%. Are these late model Eco tech 3 engines really having problems, like the earlier trucks? I am considering removing the Range, what do you think? Thanks, Dave

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