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  1. I noticed this spot a year or so ago, and of course the dealer wasn't even interested in taking a look at it. As expected, it's getting worse. Now there are small pieces of paint that are flaking off. Being that the hood is aluminum this must be oxidation, but it's pretty incredible that it showed up this early. This truck is hardly driven in the winter and is constantly garaged so it definitely wasn't harsh environment that contributed to this, just faulty parts/paint. The worst part is that this is the edge that is directly in front of me when driving, so you can't un-see it! I'd imagine that I can't expect any support from GM on this? So while I can live with the condition in the short term, what's the long term solution? Can I just have the hood repainted, or since there's oxidation would I need a complete new hood?
  2. I use this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001EOV45G/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Haven't noticed any increase in rusting since using it. Looks pretty similar to what you posted without the branding.
  3. I work with someone who just traded a 14 5.3 with over 275k on it. Said all it ever needed was regular maintenance and brakes. At 85k you shouldn’t have much to worry about.
  4. That really sucks about the truck. Hopefully your injuries heal up quick and you can find a good replacement close by.
  5. Our daughter would get carsick in my truck. It’s the only one of our four vehicles that she has ever yacked in, and it happened repeatedly. Switched to 5100’s and she hasn’t gotten sick since. The rebound when going over a bridge is so much better. I know this isn’t too scientific, but the cost of new shocks was well worth it to not have to clean up puke at random gas stations while on road trips.
  6. I would much prefer that mine didn't have the thermostat on the cord. There are benefits to block heaters before the temp drops below 0F. My 17 has the thermostat on the cord/plug that you are talking about, so I will be interested to hear if others have a cords without.
  7. My advice would be to skip the leveling kit and go for leveling shocks like Bilstein 5100 if you are spending the $ on installation. The ride quality improvement would be worth the extra expense and you can pick how much height you want.
  8. Also possible that it had some miles on that tank before you took delivery and wasn't completely full.
  9. My cooling fan(s) occasionally stay running after the truck is turned off. I've noticed this twice now and only happens when shutting the truck off after some spirited driving. Both times the temp gauge has been above 210 (slightly) at the time of shutdown. I waited about 5 min and the fans were still on so restarted, let run for approx 1 min and shut down. The fans turned off at that point. Is this a feature to cool the engine after it is shut down, or do I have a relay or programming issue somewhere?
  10. At least yours is a 2014. I have paint chipping on the edge of my hood (windshield side so not rock chips) on my 2017. It looks like the aluminum is starting to oxidize already. Pretty crazy for a truck that isn't even 3 years old. I have 41k miles on it so I received the same response. I've been a loyal GM customer, but after this and the rust issues on my previous Yukon XL the Ford Raptor is looking pretty nice!
  11. It's the short trips in town that you have to worry about the most. This happened picking up the kids from daycare, 0.4 miles from home! I ended up trying a Thinkware F200 per the recommendation of a coworker. So far it is working really well. Probably going to pick up a second one soon and maybe add the rear camera to it.
  12. Is there anything diesel specific about this or will it work in a gas truck? Assuming it says low sulfur diesel fuel only on the fuel gauge?
  13. Thanks for all the suggestions! I am going to take a look at the different Rexing options and probably get something ordered today. I can't think of a good reason to not have one in each vehicle for the small upfront cost. Update on the claim process; turns out the other driver did have insurance but has made a recorded statement that I was at fault and hit them. Sounds like this could be a long battle, but the police report says that they ran the stop sign and I have a witness. We'll see how far they are willing to take it. I expect a preliminary damage estimate on our car tomorrow. At this point I don't think it will be a total loss.
  14. I definitely have UM coverage, but factoring in the impending hit to my premium plus my deductible it still stings when it’s someone else’s fault. I’m thinking about ordering this one to try: https://www.blackvue.com/product/dr590-1ch/ If it goes well I will put them in all of our vehicles.
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