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  1. My pedal was stiffening up if I used it a couple of times at idle. For example if I was stuck in bumper to bumper traffic and edging forward while going down hill. When it would get stiff the abs would kick in. I could still stop the truck but it was a lot more work. As soon as I have it some gas and the pump was turned at a higher rpm, my boost was restored. I brought it to my local chevy dealer. They measured and said the vacuum was 14hg in. I thought I read somewhere that the specs were 25 or 27? They replaced the pump under extended warranty, though either way I am still in my power train coverage. They checked the booster hose and check valve and said no oil present. Never had any noise from the pump that I could tell, and I did listen for it. New pump does not sound any different. 2015 GMC Sierra 5.3 DCRB 28,207 miles. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I was not saying digital is better for everyone, just offering my methods as it may inspire others. I am 35 and have zero developed photos of my youth, but every single photo since the advent of the digital camera. So potato potata, tomato tomata. Plus, I don’t care about the records for the next guy. I drive them all into the earth. I plan on keeping my truck till death do us part so to speak. Guess what I’m saying is different strokes for different folks. [emoji3] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Just some examples above, capacities, weights and part numbers are easier to keep track of. Also be sure to back your photos up to the cloud. Everything will be permanently logged for life! No more looking for that pad of paper or book you diligently remembered to fill out but forgot where you put it. [emoji3] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  8. For those who don’t want to use the gym website, or you have multiple vehicles/equipment that are not GM, save yourself the hassle of tryjng to paper document everything. Use your phone to log all over your maintenance with pictures. Create an album for each of your machines. Every time i do some maintenance I take a picture of the parts and the mileage. I right a brief description with all of the pertinent details. That way I have part numbers, time stamps, mileage and proof of proper intervals. It also helps when trying to remember all the specific things that pertain to each vehicle/machine. For example, when you are at the parts store and you are trying to remember the random oil filter number for tractor #3 or which fuel/water separator you use on your boat you can just reference your phone. I also don’t have to look up which weight oil to use again and again. This saves time, let’s face it, I can’t keep all of this stuff straight anymore. I used to be able to use the same filter # and 5w-30 on all of my vehicles. Now each one is unique and over complicated. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Regular cabs

    Looks great! I am curious about the functionality of the OEM heated seat buttons. I have always curious if the could be adapted to operate an aftermarket system. How unique is the function of the switch and could they be spliced into an after market setup? This would carry the benefit of Bypassing any BCM mods. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Cayenne Metallic

    I have a 15 Cayenne Metalic Double Cab 5.3 4WD SLE w 3.42. Bought it new. I have only seen a handful of these colors in my area. The one I see the most is an LTZ DC Silvy with a nice ARE cap painted to match. Makes me want a cap so bad! They only made the color for a short production run. (Not the full model year) I’ve seen other gym vehicles with the same color in the past. Corvettes, Firebird/camaros, Grand Am etc. When it is clean, and the sun hits it just right, it is one of the best colors IMO. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. The truth is that no one ever talks about with the snow vs all season is that it is not about accelerating or getting going from a stop that is important it is BRAKING!! I don’t care if you drive a 2 wheel drive, all wheel drive, or four wheel drive... we all have four tires with brakes on each corner. Good job for you if you can get around on “all seasons” in Alaska. when it comes to an emergency stop.... i don’t care what you have driving your wheels, you will be safer with a true snow tire. In New Hampshire I only drive awd or 4wd cars in the winter now. Everyone of my vehicles has a winter set of wheels and tires. All it takes is one emergency stop and the difference in stopping distance could save you thousands in damage or even a life. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. I bought the 5 gallon bucket of fluid film and the kelsport spray gun. I undercoat all my winter vehicles (4) every year and I usually get two years out of a 5 gallon bucket. Stuff smells like dirty scrotum, but my frame has no rust!!! My braklines have not rust. I plan on having my truck for atleast 10 more years. Long after the warranty will dry up. I also pressure wash my vehicles at minimum bi-weekly even in the deep winter. I have had no issue with the water damaging the frame wax with ff. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. When I bought my truck in Apr 2015 I was warned about using FF as it would void my warranty... SMH who cares about my frame warranty when the fix from the dealership is to just spray nox-rust over the existing rust. I have fluid filmed my truck in the summer and late fall every year since and touch up bare spots with Nox-Rust. It does soften the wax. I will not deny this. But the wax was already soft thin and crappy from the factory. The high "spray" areas are prone to wearing the ft away and I will touch these up a few times in the winter. Overall if you look at my frame and park it next to any other 2015 in new hampshire you will see a shiny greasy soft wax coated frame on my truck, and a rusted nasty looking frame on another. I suppose it's a good thing that driver protected there factory warranty. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. 2015 1500 Sierra Lug Nut size?

    So these seem like these fit the bill... does anyone have a source for a cheaper purchase? 75 for all lugs feels a bit steep to this cheap guy that just bought used steel wheels and winters from craigslist. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. 2015 1500 Sierra Lug Nut size?

    I am a bit attached to the center caps... the steelies are ugly enough... don't need rusted axle centers showing all the time [emoji3] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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