The pearl white is sharp IMHO. Not the older GM White Diamond color (yellowish ting) but the newer pearl white which does not appear yellow in certain lighting conditions. Another great information post John! Keep up the good work
See here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2014-19-Silverado-Sierra-OEM-Black-Passenger-Side-Front-Bottom-Bed-Protector-NEW/283092027123?hash=item41e99986f3:g:-gAAAOSwwHpbahT2:sc:USPSFirstClass!64055!US!-1
The newer models came from the factory with black plastic stick on cab and front lower bed corner protectors. Earlier K2s did not. Any of you 2016 and up owners know what i am talking about or have pictures of yours on the truck?
I am with State Farm and they said there is no difference in cost to insure between the two engines back when I had the same question during my truck search. Many factors will be based on age and your insurer.
What you are hearing is the normal expansion process of internal and or external exhaust parts that are simply heating up. You get the same noises in reverse when the truck is parked and turned off as components cool down. Completely normal.
That being said it is possible that someone ran the crap out of it during break-in which is a critical time for a new engine.
My opinion is this.... It's a new era in the working world now that it was back in the day. GM offered buyouts and less pay back in 08/09 to try and save themselves before the govt. stepped in. Result: Higher payed employees went by the wayside for new hire lower paid workers who were willing to gladly accept $18hr or so versus the $30 per something hour employees. Fast forward to today. Now those $18hr workers have climbed the pay scale and the cycle is about to possibly repeat if negotiations reach a stalemate. There is always someone else out there willing to gladly step into your job for what you consider much less but they consider much more. I know this, as my Dad was a GM UAW for 32 years back in the 80s and 90s.
Completely black looking "sooty" colored puffs on startup are completely normal on these DI engines especially in colder months. Any blue or white = not normal. Justin, was the truck ever titled/licensed before you got it? If so it may be someone else's lemon trade in for the same issue. Just thinking out loud here.... Good news is you have a full warranty if something gets worse or the problem persists.
So who has had the brake software update? Did you truck improve or get worse? I have already read here where it made braking worse.
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