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  1. I’d say it was towed wrong. Call the town company to find out what they did. Something is in neutral of they burned the tranny by towing it while in 4x4 maybe ? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I find it interesting there is a upgrade to to beef up this 1/2 ton tranny. If I had known this I would have done that to my Z71 Tahoe. I don’t tow anymore but I spin tires in mud and high water. Thanks for the enlightenment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. They don’t put this tranny in a 3/4 ton HD p/u do they ? I remember the older 3/4 ton tranny when Chevy used 350 Turbo and 700r. Might have been a C2 ? All I know is it was without THE tranny for towing a bass boat or snowmobile. Awesome stuff. Think they aren’t made ? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. You got a whole lot more miles outta your Z than I did with mine. I got 75K or so before my torque converter started bleeding. I wanted to rebuild the same case, but instead bought a rebuilt from a guy I know who runs a speed shop for Chevys. I got about 60k on it now. I’m not sure what to recommend you. I really wanted my own case rebuilt because I was OK with it. I learned they are expensive trannys and not very big. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Was this fixed ? I got the same truck and same issue. Mine ended up being a wire to the tranny. What I noticed was the shift indicator was not illuminating and when not illuminating wouldn’t go into low. Swamp was my culprit. Respliced the wire and it’s fixed for now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I’ve had cluster issues with my 2005 Tahoe myself but not related to rain ? I replaced my cluster a few years back. Worked great, but I’ve been experiencing a new issue of it blowing heat when I have the A/C on. Shut the truck off, restart, A/C then blows cold. Weird. If I were you, I’d check for interior dampness on your floorboard. You may have a windshield / pillar water leak ? Next check your dash sensor that it is unabstructed by dirt or blocked by objects so it informs properly daylight and temps etc. Other than that, these clusters can be diagnosed and repaired but the cost kinda makes it smarter in the long run to replace it, and they aren’t cheap either ! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Don’t wanna sound like a know it all. But I’m a used car wholesaler/retailer. I’ve bought and sold thousands of vehicles and have plenty of tire amongst other experiences. I towed a 20 foot Stratos201 bass boat for years and burned thru tires like bubble gum. Back then I like Michellen. About 7 years ago, my older brother, also a car guy like myself gave me eye opening advice on tires. I had just bought a Tahoe Z71 with 26K on it that needed a “round of rubber”. He told me of a tire called Mastercraft Cousier MSR ( mud, snow, rain), don’t waste any ti e and go get them. Looking into them, they weren’t sold in Florida where I have this Tahoe because they are also a “studdable” tire, and it doesn’t snow here. I ordered a set out from Ohio to drop ship @ my door and mounted them @ a tire store. I cannot begin to tell you how convinced I am with these tires. I’m on my 3rd set, truck now has 140K on it. We have “coral” rock in our roads. They wear great, smoothe on the road, perfect in the rain, and kick ass in the mud and slop while in 4x4 low. I can’t begin to tell you my pleasure and I will not buy another SUV/pick up truck tire for the road and trail then these. I believe Mastercraft is a subsidiary of Cooper tires ? Trust me, you will thank me on these. I have not however used them with studs, so no review there. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I bought mine off eBay based on my year make model etc. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I don’t know what kinda oil pump GM is using these days. But I do remember those spring ones on the V6 231 engines many years ago. Lol [emoji23]. With that all said. You got good miles on your rigs. Your rings are well worn so you’re simply not going to get new car oil pressure. As long as she’s not rapping and getting circulation, you’re fine. I use 20/50 conventional Valvoline Racing Oil in all my stuff for the last 25 years if not more. Getting hard to find, but with my heat in south Florida I think it helps. When it gets cold I use the same stuff but 10/40. Synthetics made my 98 Tahoe rear mains leak. When I upgrade to the next truck I’ll go synthetic but not on this 2005 Z71 Tahoe I got. 140k and she’s good. Uses no oil. But I change it every 3-4K. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I’m a long time car dealer. Not bragging but I bought and sold more vehicles then I’ve ever had hair. Right now I’m convinced, Mastercraft Coursier MSR are the best all around tire money can buy for road, mud, trailering and rain/snow. MSR ( Mud, Snow, Rain) are my favs. Mastercraft does make a more aggressive Off road tread, all terrain . They look great, but off-road wise, the MSR can hang and on the road, the all terrain are all terrain. Mastercraft are made and or owned by Cooper tires I think ? Do yourself a favor, check them out. I’ve run all the tires there are. These are the best I’ve ever had by far. http://mastercrafttires.com/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I don’t have a Silverado but I have an 05 Tahoe Z71 4x4. Im a former used car wholesaler and went thru more tires then I care to think about. The best set of tires I’ve ever used, and will not use any other are called Mastercraft Coursier MSR. Ride great on the road. Excellent during rain, outrageous in mud, have studability if you are unlike me in snow area. I went thru all the Goodyear, Goodrich, Michellein, and countless others. I’m SOLD on these. Buy what you like, but trust me, hell would freeze [emoji3063] before someone produces a better tire for a Chevy 1/2 ton. Here’s a pic after doing a corn [emoji535] run @ hunt camp. She spun tires, but never stopped, in the worst of the worst Florida swamp mud area. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Gotta be your seal around the windshield or doors. If it wasn’t raining I’d say heater core. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. It just might be general wear and loosening up of bearing and crank etc. If your engine isn’t rapping from lack of oil circulation I wouldn’t be so concerned. You just might need refreshing up your internals. High capacity pump should be circulating oil. If not, it’s obvious it’s “bleeding “ out from areas because of wear and loosening of tolerances. It happens with aged engines, especially those engines that idle a ton. Idling is hard on an engine because of heat and low oil circulation kinda permits more wear with friction on internals. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I’m sure you could. But perish the thought of WHY ? Lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Thanks Gavin. Mine doesn’t have a mind of its own and tries to shift where it wants. It just won’t shift where I direct it to shift all the time and I noticed the illumination issue to be possibly related ? Not sure, but when it illuminated, it did drop into 4 low. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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