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garagerog last won the day on December 29 2017

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  1. I may be the happiest man on earth that I have a low mileage 2005 K1500 without all the bells and whistles. No, I take that back, the Apollo 13 astronauts are as the GM engineers weren't in charge of the fix.
  2. Brush guard, good or bad???

    To the OP, from the description and picture of the accident, I think you have more to worry about than whether the brush guard did more damage to your truck than if you hadn't had it. In most always cases when a driver has rear-ended another driver (the camry) the driver (you) that has rear-ended the other is at fault, whether you could help it or not. Hold onto your hat if the Camry driver hires an attorney and said attorney gets into the non-stock (aftermarket) equipment causing more damage or in extreme cases loss of life. Maybe those that feel the need for extreme lifts ought to keep this in mind also, ie. non-matching bumpers, but wtf I know, I'm an ole bastid.
  3. KC2010, you stated that you had a slight leak in an axle seal, if it's the seal on the same side as the brake lock-up, there's your answer. Gear oil on brake shoe linings will absolutely cause the condition you're describing. Fix the axle seal, then address the shoe lining, you may be able to clean it up sufficiently for it not to grab again, if not have the drums turned and install new brake shoes on both rear wheels.
  4. Donstar, I don't have a setup like you're looking at but perhaps an idea if you're up to a little experimentation. The difference in the dry weights of the 2 TT's is 1210 lbs., everything else should remain nearly equal, gear, passenger, etc. If you could come up with that much ballast to spread evenly on the floor of your current TT and take a test drive on a loop that would mimic what you normally encounter at least you would get an idea of your trucks capability as far as acceleration and braking. Of course this won't help with the change in handling with the longer trailer, but maybe a place to start.
  5. Cold Air Intake

    To the OP, unless you live in central America, there is plenty of cold air to go around right now, I belong to other forums and the most popular topic is where is my block heater plug, lol. With a new p/u with a new intake system, I would bide my time, let someone else be the guinea pig to see if a CAI is worth it on this new generation.
  6. This is not a new thing, variable charging rates controlled by the ECM have been in Silverados since 2005 if I'm not mistaken.
  7. Travel trailer towing capacity?

    Wow, this post has really gotten contentious in a hurry, maybe I can add to it by differing with nitrousbird on what constitues a "ski boat". Depends on what time frame you're looking at, back in the 30's the Chris Craft inboards were the go to boat. After that outboards with their much better power to weight ratio were preferred, moving on to the late 70's and early 80's the "ski boat" to have was a 455 powered Olds flat bottomed jet boat. I've seen skiers behind inboards, outboards, in-board outboards, and jets. To say that only an inboard qualifies as a ski boat makes as much sense as saying only a Prius qualifies as a car.
  8. 2006 5.3 Engine knock

    No CEL or codes? Curious this happens only in a 5 degree window of coolant temp. Throwing something out there that may be off the wall, but I wonder about a lazy or faulty knock sensor.
  9. Many moons ago when I was a young pup I worked for a farmer and a hi-lift jack was in his tool arsenal. He had a rather unique name for this type of jack tho, he called them coffin jacks because if you weren't careful with them that's where they would put you.
  10. 2002 Chevy Silverado 1500 problem

    I'm sure you know that you meant volts, not amps, but that aside, you need in the neighborhood of at least 12 volts cranking for the electronics to fire the engine. Given that the instrument panel gauges can be notoriously off by a fair bit, I would have your battery load tested, a full charge on an old battery can be misleading. How old is your battery by the way? After you get this sorted out, at the very least invest in a voltmeter, that will give you at least a starting point, resting voltage should be at a minimum of 12.4V, 12.6V more better.
  11. OP, not trying to call you out, but you said the transmission was a Muncie roughly 2 years old? Muncies were 60's and 70's 4 speed transmissions that GM used in their performance cars of that era. I suppose a previous owner could have put in a rebuilt Muncie a couple of years ago, if so was it a M-20, M-21, or the M-22?
  12. People that come to this forum and others and ask for advice when all they're looking for is affirmation on what they're already planning on doing are wasting their time as well as ours. Not our fault that he or they grabbed a corncob instead of TP.
  13. Top Tier gas no guarantee

    Here in the low country of SC at least 2 convenience stores selling Shell branded gasoline had enough water in their gas to cause engine no-start, and/or flashing CEL's in many vehicles this week. One of those belonged to a co-worker of my wife and she had to have her beloved 2017 Tahoe towed to the dealer. One would assume since more than one station was involved it wasn't an issue of ground water seeping into a tank, but the contaminated fuel came from the jobber. The local station I use happens to be Top Tier, but that doesn't make me sleep any easier at night, we all pretty much know that fuel jobbers supply many different branded gasoline stations, when is the last time anyone has seen a tanker truck emblazoned with Exxon or Shell on the side of it? I guess my point is if your not using top-tiered gasoline, don't feel guilty, just throw a bottle of Techron at your rig every once in awhile. One other thing, my wife is afraid to use her debit card because of skimming devices, so she uses a gas card. However by using a credit card you're limited in liability for fraudulent charges and have a receipt as proof of purchase for recourse against the gas station in case you should be ever so unfortunate to purchase contaminated fuel.
  14. Maybe it's just me, but I'd be a little nervous about any vehicle built close to the holidays, assembly people have a lot on their minds about said holidays, not to mention egg-nog.
  15. Debate the tires all you want, to me winter traction depends more on the vehicle, case in point, a light ass Mustang V-6 will break the tires loose on dry pavement with only moderate acceleration. Back in the day when I lived in eastern Wa. state my late father had 2 of the best snow rigs I've ever driven, a 75 GMC AWD (gas hog) that had mud and snow tires, and my favorite, his 78 Tornado with 403ci, longitudinal FWD that he ran with studded snow tires during the winter. Either one would cruise at 60mph + on compact snow and of course the GMC would go thru deeper drifts, but the Toro had the steering and braking confidence that the GMC p/u couldn't match.

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