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  1. Well, when the alternative was to hold the kid in your lap or let them roll around the back seat, this at least keeps them in one place while you ate your hamburger or read the map. I'm always amazed by the shock and disgust people have about how "dangerous" and "irresponsible" people were in the old days. I'm not even that old. In another 60 or 70 years what you think is safe and reasonable (hand-driving a big, gas-drinking truck with only 1 dozen airbags for one) will probably seem preposterous. The fact is that things will progress as our needs, knowledge, technology, and values change. #gottastartsomewhere
  2. Keep an eye out on slickdeals.com. Car seat deals pop up on there fairly often. Just makes sure it's new and from a reputable store. Graco is a good brand and usually fairly inexpensive from what we've looked seen. We almost got a graco travel system but I ultimately liked the folding and single brake on the britax stroller more. We paid for that "upgrade" though. The graco would have done fine in the end. Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
  3. I know it's not the same, since I'm still in the baby carrier stage but we put it in the middle of the rear. It juts a bit over the center console but not bad and honestly he likes being able to look up and back and see me. We have the britax Endeavors carrier. Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
  4. Oh, and I had to wait a month for the parts to come in. That was fun.
  5. I'm not sure, honestly. It's probably being replaced out of an abundance of caution but it could have been damaged when a pushrod broke, I suppose. As for disabling AFM, my understanding is that an electronic disabling doesn't fully solve the issues with AFM because the parts are all still there. You have to do a full delete (replace the lifters, cam, remove the VLOM, and tune it out. to truly avoid AFM problems altogether. That said, I have no idea if the AFM system was involved in your failure. It might be considering what you describes sounds very similar to what mine did when an AFM lifter died on me. If so, they'd probably be replacing the VLOM as a part of that job. I know they did change mine. I'm looking at doing a delete because I'm running out of extended warranty this year and don't want to pay for an AFM repair if it happens to me again. The parts for the delete can be had for less than 1k and the repair bill (warrantied at the time) was 4k+.
  6. I was just trying to remember the name of it, but yeah... It's probably that. The VLOM is the part that handles the oil distribution to the AFM system.
  7. I'm sorry I thought I replied to this. No none of my bleeders were seized. I've been there though. Snapping one of those bad boys is the start of a long afternoon. Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
  8. I didn't know those were a thing. Is it a straight swap? What's different about them vs the truck pads and rotors? Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
  9. I did the rotors and pads. Left the calipers alone. The only downside is that they're dusty. I'm sorry I should have mentioned that earlier --just didn't think of it. Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
  10. I just did all 4 corners with the power stop z36 kit and have been very happy. We also flushed the fluid and the brakes feel better than the day I bought the truck. Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
  11. It was the condenser. They fixed it in 1 day. Was a $1400 job, but my extended warranty covered it. I just paid the $200 deductible. I would have probably done it myself if not for the warranty. Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
  12. Well, half the lifters because they'd only do the one side. But at least I got that goin for me! Sounds like he had a rough time with that tundra. He should have got a chevy. (sorry, it's a reflex) So, from what I can find, yes. There's a TSB and extended coverage on the SUVs of the era for the condenser. I'm told it's the same part in the trucks but the TSB doesn't cover them, so I'll let you draw your own conclusions there. There's also supposed to be another TSB/issue where one of the lines vibrates too much and eventually cracks. They released a support bracket to help mitigate that one. https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2014/MC-10135312-9999.pdf <--Compressor to condenser line https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2018/MC-10145171-9999.pdf <-- Condenser leak (SUVs)
  13. I'm not mad... Can't be. I haven't paid for any of it. I get stuff breaks, but it's sad that the imports are so much better still. The big three have come a long way in the last 10-15 years, though. But my wife's crv is almost 11 years old with like 140k miles. It drives like new and the only thing to fail on it has been a wheel hub. I've been spoiled by imports I guess. AFM was the worst (I was told about $4k) but iirc the y-pipe would have been a $1400 job if not for the federally mandated warranty on emissions maybe it was a $1400 part.. can't remember. Either way, that's not chump change. The truck also consumes more oil than my 88 dodge colt with bad rings. That is sad considering how much they struggle to meet emissions with these v8s. As for the ac, my parents always drove GMs when I was young. The only things we ever had problems with was ac. My neighbor had a 15 silverado as well and his AC died about 20k miles in. AC isn't a new feature. It just seems like they might have figured out how to make it reliable by now. Don't get me wrong, l love my truck. But sometimes I wish Toyota built it instead of chevy. Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
  14. She's going in this morning for an inspection and repair of the AC. I noticed bit wasn't cooling the other day but figured it was me. Well yesterday was warm enough there was no doubt. Not sure if it's the line or condenser or what else. I figured I'd make this to document the process. Side note: this makes my 4th fairly major issue but I've been very fortunate with warranties this far... 1. AFM assploded going up an on ramp one Friday after work - 68k miles - covered under powetrain warranty but took 6 weeks to do because of parts on backorder. Truck never has been quite the same. 2. Door lock actuator failed - covered by extended warranty. Had to live with it for a few weeks because of parts on backorder. Not major, but shouldn't happen in so young a truck. 3. Catalytic converter rattling/failed - around 72k miles iirc - new y-pipe under emissions warranty. No delays. 4. AC failed - 92k miles - should be covered under the extended warranty. Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
  15. Wild.. I have a 15 with an RAS and 5100s and noticed a similar vibration at 70 about 5k miles ago. I'm currently at 90k though. I thought it was a bad wheel balance, but rebalancing at the next oil change didn't fix it. Now you have me wondering. I also have a leveling kit installed. Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
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