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About tripleb

  • Birthday 12/20/1951

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    Panhandle of Florida
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    2015 2500HD - LTZ/Z71 - 6.0L

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  1. Had mine done a couple of months ago. Didn't notice any effect on mpg's.
  2. Has anyone had this recall done and if so, were there any "side effects" ? The following recalls and programs have been found for your 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD VIN: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Results last updated: Feb 15, 2020 Recalls and/or programs for your vehicle in which repairs have not been completed are listed below. Safety & Non-Compliance Recalls GM Recall #: N192273630 Date Issued: Nov 14, 2019 Recall Title: Diesel Particulate Filter Regeneration Frequency Recall Description: General Motors has decided to conduct a voluntary emissions recall involving certain 2019 model year diesel engine vehicles. The engine control module (ECM) in these vehicles may not adequately diagnose or illuminate the malfunction indicator lamp (Check Engine Light) when frequent regeneration of the diesel particulate filter (DPF) occurs. Safety Risk Description: TBD Repair Description: Dealers are to program the engine control module (ECM) with corrected software. Customer Action: TBD Part Availability: TBD
  3. Yet ! I would be VERY concerned about the coolant leak. There is no such a thing as a coolant monster. It's got to be going somewhere ! If it's going into the engine the life of the engine is being DRASTICALLY reduced !
  4. Thanks for the opinions folks … I've decided to keep the 2500. She pulls my FW just fine. I don't believe the added ownership cost of a diesel is worthwhile in my situation.
  5. I currently have a 2015 Silverado 2500HD, 6.0, Crew Cab, Standard Bed, LTZ, Z71 that I use to pull a 31' Fifth Wheel. The FW weights a tad over 9K loaded with 2K of pin weight. My current truck pulls the FW just fine with the exception of hills where it downshifts to 5th, 4th, and sometimes 3rd to maintain 63mph. 63mph seems to be the sweet spot for best fuel economy while towing. I'm considering a 3500HD 8' bed with the same equipment as my 2500HD with the difference being diesel. My concern is that I don't use the truck much other than short trips to Wally World and occasional short trips of less than 50 miles. Our camping trips are about once a month and can be just a few miles or 1500 - 2000 miles. The longer trip(s) are usually only twice a year. So, with a driving history like that, am I going to have more than usual emission system trouble?
  6. We should all know that a dirty air filter/less functional will result in a loss of power ( along with many other "things" ). The AC Delco seems to give a good balance of designed power along with fuel mileage. Case in point ... about a month ago, I replaced my AC Delco filter with a Fram filter. That weekend, I pulled my RV about 140 miles on an Interstate that I have traveled before with the same rig. I lost 1 mpg ... now, I know that different day temps/humidity/wind/traffic/etc will affect mpg but I found it interesting after changing back to a AC Delco that my mileage came back to where it was with the same rig.
  7. Well, after discussions with a Reese technician and input from "others", I decided that a slider was cheap insurance. Had a Reese Titan 16K hitch, Reese Titan round tube slider, and Reese bed rails installed.
  8. I have a 2015 Silverado 2500HD with a 6-1/2 ft. bed. Is a slider 5th wheel hitch necessary coupled to a Morryde pin box ?
  9. Hey trx680, I pull this in normal drive with cruise at 68 mph without issue. If the road gets hilly, then I will press the Tow/Haul mode button.
  10. Looking for opinions on what is best for the transmission. I recently purchased a camping trailer … it’s only 18’ with dry weight of 4100lbs. I am guessing that it’s “ready to camp weight” at about 5500lbs. I had to take the trailer back to the dealer for some warranty work. When I towed it back (approx. 40 miles of mixed city/highway) I reset my mpg display and put the transmission in “Tow/Haul” mode. Checked the mileage when I arrived at the dealer and the display was showing 8.8 mpg avg. A few days later, I returned to pick up the trailer. I reset the mpg display and put the transmission in “D”. Checked the mileage when I arrived at the house and the display was showing 10.8 mpg avg. Should you always use “Tow/Haul” mode when pulling a load or should you use it when road conditions dictate … hilly conditions and such.
  11. Putco makes one: http://www.putco.com/products.cfm?action=ProductView&Product=0D72D10F-65BE-F4BB-AD90-16FEC82C5FBD&Category=18E1733D-089E-9305-E1F9-2857B8966C09&partSearch=1 ... or you can make your own: http://www.gm-trucks.com/forums/topic/196165-made-my-own-grill-insert/
  12. revrnd, if you put your hand behind the metal bumper brackets and "feel around", you will find 2 square holes on each side. I used simple 1/4 - 20 stainless steel bolts/fender washers/lock nuts. I only used the top hole on each side. For the bottom holes I simply used a wire tie per hole. I was going to use clip nuts but couldn't source the size I wanted locally Yes, the top cowling and the front grill had to come out. Not to bad of a job, kinda scary when pulling on the grill to "pop" it loose though.
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