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Loco-diablo last won the day on January 16 2018

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  1. Absolutely! Striped bass, fluke, black sea bass, haddock, tuna ...
  2. I picked up a gently used, 1 owner Boston Whaler 210 Outrage last week.. Great fishing boat! My 2017 5.3 pulls it around with ease!
  3. Not if the truck has a wifi subscription. At least that's how my 2017 operates.
  4. in my 2017, If you have wifi subscription in the truck.. it will use the trucks wifi.. same for the infotainment weather channel app or any other app that requires data.. no phone needed. It will not launch pandora on the phone if running via the infotainment app. 2016 may be different..
  5. Thanks Folks...I have been using it.. I was just curious about it.
  6. What exactly does 'tow mode' do? Is it just a transmission remap? I'm curious if there's a certain weight criteria when you should turn it on. I have a 21' Boston Whaler that weighs about 4000 lbs (approx) when loaded with fishing gear and fuel. Should I be enabling tow mode every time I haul the boat?
  7. I average about 19 mpg (75% highway) in my 2017 5.3 Silverado Midnight edition.265/65/18 GY duratrac tires. I always run 89 octane.
  8. The 'basic' service is just remote fob features from the app. I got 5 years with my 2017.. If you want to see 'vehicle status' ...mileage, oil % , tire pressure, odometer, etc from the app you need an updated plan. I have the 'protection plan'. It's normally $19.99 month, but when I call to cancel it, they give it to me for $9.99 month for 6 months at which time I call again and they continue $9.99 for another 6 months. It gives me road side assistance, diagnostics, remote vehicle status from my phone, as well as some crash response protection. As long as I pay $10 a month, I'll keep it for a while.....Much like XM that tries to charge you $200 a year.. I have them at $60 a year now.
  9. Key word is 'could'. Not if you don't fall for the 'extra' services that are not required.. I'll take the free oil changes and tire rotations every time oil meter reads 20%.. which is 6000 miles.
  10. I've been running 89 octane in my 2017 5.3 midnight DC since day one.. On summer blend (now) I average about 20.5 mpg (75% hgwy/25% city). Average highway speeds are 75 mph.. It gets to about 18.5-19 mpg in the winter. 10% ethanol here in MA.. I've also tried 93 octane and didn't notice a difference in mpg vs 89
  11. I change my oil at 20%. It’s consistently been at 6000 miles. I get free oil changes/tire rotations and batteries for as long as I own the vehicle.. the dealer says bring it in at 20%. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I’m with ya on factory navigation. I have it but don’t use it.. voice activation never works.. with my iPhone I have 3 navigation options with apple maps, google maps and Waze. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I enabled the ‘check rear seat’ reminder as a way to remember to close the rear slider.. and all other windows for that matter. Not perfect, but I have it in my head to check all the windows when the message/alert pops up in the dash. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I've been noticing the brakes on my 2017 feeling a bit off lately.. Seems to need more pressure on the pedal to stop. Longer stopping distance. I was thinking it couldn't be the pads at just 30k, plus i just had them checked at last oil change and they were fine. I got the letter from GM last week.. I'll be having the vacuum pump checked out at my next service in 1500 miles.
  15. It sucks too in my experience.. The GM assistant can never understand what I say.. I prefer waze, google or apple maps right from my phone via CarPlay..
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