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  1. I was looking at those, but that price tag. I like the hard top tri fold of a tonneau. Just not sure if it's what I want for space use in the bed with the cover down. A friend has the Backflip hard top tri fold and really likes it. Pricey as well, but not as pricey as Undercover, look very similar. I wonder which is more secure from theives, Undercover or Backflip? Not a major concern of mine, but wondering which holds up better to break ins.
  2. Not really worried about leaking, just looking for some basic coverage from elements and keeping thieves away (by slowing them down a little ) from my stuff while in the bed while I turn my back for a moment. I thought about a tonneau, but was liking the extra height of the shells for vertical storage space. But then again, a tonneau provides zero visual obstruction unlike a shell. I like that the Lomax has a very low profile and is a no-drill install. These are a bit pricey and don't really like the box space taken up near the cab, but pretty secure it appears.
  3. I like how this one looks and seem very well fitted, but again Can-backs are pur-rye-cee for a soft top.
  4. Just got word on this repair. I have a sensor that started a very minor weep leak, but as leaks go, they usually get worse. I took the truck in again, (told them the last time it was in for an oil change that the sensor was leaking), and now they are replacing the oil pump control solenoid. Said the timing cover has to be removed to access it. That may be true or I'm confused as the sensor is in the front. Here's a pic of the sensor I found leaking, it's the one on the left. This is under the water pump. Told this would not be related to oil consumption, but only controls oil flow.
  5. Anyone using soft shells for the truck bed? Thinking I might want one to protect goods from elements, but also easy access for loading motos. I was thinking a rack on top too for bicycles and kayaks. Can-backs are pur-rye-cee. Hard shell is too much work for motos use.
  6. Past the 12K marker last month after 12 months. Had the water pump go bad at 5600k. Got a sensor a foot under the water pump on the motor weaping (very fine) oil, getting that checked out. Noticed some oil consumption between 5k and 10K, I believe this was due to engine braking, hi rpms and using manual gear shifting. Also noticed around the edges of the fog lamps, the chrome is peeling, rubbed off, cracking on the bumper. I was cleaning it up and noticed the chrome blemishes. You wouldn't see it if your face weren't right up to it. It just shows beyond the edge of the fog lamp plastic.
  7. Yes, hi rpms, towing a load, fast acceleration, etc., all causes oil consumption. Where it is going is the question.
  8. Not sure how "pull it out quickly" changes anything. Seating it completely is all that needs to be done correctly, outside or proper wait times after running the motor. Pulling the dipstick out slow or fast makes no difference. In fact, I'd take it slow so no oil flings off the tip on to my engine (to keep it pretty) as it releases from the tube. I resisted the locker room jokes embedded in my statement.
  9. Mysterious oil use

    Your consumption is excessive to me by no question. However, that is some serious short driving and is not making for good results, operating temps, heat cycles, gunk build up, again my opinion and I don't own a HD. With that said, just about everything with these trucks will result in oil consumption. I have a 6.2L 1500 and unless you do some constant good feather foot work, the computer gets a little wonky with 1 to 3 gears (clunky thingy people talk about.) I'm pretty good with the gas pedal in stop and go traffic, but grew tired of it's wonky shifting as mild as it is. So I tried manually shifting between 1, 2, and 3gears. It apears the truck ate some oil , maybe 1.75 quartes over 6,000 miles. Not a huge quantity by any means and still way within GMs specs for oil consumption. The previous 5K ate 0 oil and I'm only 1k in to the next oil change. Right now it looks like the manual shifting (higher revs and engine braking were the culprit). My point being, sooooo many factors seem to be potential cause of oil consumption just with normal use and without mechanical failure. I'm curious to your HD oil consumption. https://gm.oemdtc.com/698/01-06-01-011j-information-on-engine-oil-consumption-guidelines-2018-and-prior-gm-passenger-cars-and-gasoline-powered-light-duty-trucks
  10. Perform an internet search for "truck bed grocery holder" and "truck bed cargo organizer," and "truck bed grocery and cargo net," and browse the results from there.
  11. Has anyone noticed how the stick can read full on one side and a 1/4 to half the hatch mark area lower on the other side? I'm assuming the upside is the side reading more oil??? I can see how if someone pulled the stick with the hatch markings down (assuming the bottom side of the stick is not the correct side to read the oil level) and read that as the oil level they could inadvertantly be reading the wrong oil level. I don't know how to read this thing. Never had a dip stick give me different readings depending on what side you're looking at. Guess I should ask a GM dealer mechanic, but I have a feeling on the answer.
  12. My 2017, 6.2, V8, Sierra 1500 has the same dot spacing, however it also has hatch markings on one side. Have you looked at both sides of the stick? I know about 1/4 inch above the hatch equals to less than half a liter of oil. So it your's is a half inch, it's probably about a 1 liter over. That's quite a bit over. As for watching the guy put in 7.6liters, there could have been (always is) some old oil in the system after he drained it. My point being, there are two apporaches to oil reading, the dip stick and what you put in. With my motorcycles I will put in new oil based on measured quanity, becuase only a miniscule amount can be left after draining the tiny motor. With big motors like these trucks, too many variables (was old oil completely drained, was truck level during draining, etc) for some oil to be left in the system and causing overfill with measuring out quanity. I go by the dipstick for proper level, unless manufacturer information comes out stating the dip stick is wrong, IMHO.
  13. Auto 4WD works, Fulltime 4WD doesn't

    Manual suggests against it if there is no need for the 4WD.

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