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    Midwestdenaliguy
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    St Louis, MO
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    Other Vehicles:
    2008 Cadillac Escalade (Sold)
    1997 Jeep Wrangler (Sold)
    2007 GMC Envoy Denali (Sold)
    2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee (Sold)
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    2016 GMC Sierra Denali 1500
  1. DENALI GRILL SWAP

    Cool, good luck in the search 👍
  2. DENALI GRILL SWAP

    I've got an Elevation grill professionally painted black if you're interested. Let me know what you're looking to spend.
  3. Review - My new suspension and wheel set up

    That sucks, never had that issue. You reach out to X-ineering about it? What did they say?
  4. Review - My new suspension and wheel set up

    I had the same issue at first and it was because the voltage being sent to a set of sensors was blowing them. X-ineering sets the parameters on each sensor and because I did not perform the trim height procedure, one set was getting overloading by the voltage being set to 'adjust' the magneride shock (truck thought they were still installed). X-ineering sent me a programmer tool that allowed me to read the voltage in real-time and we were able to identify where the problem occurred. Once we narrowed it down, they sent me a new pair of sensors with new parameters. All was good after installing them and doing the trim height procedure.
  5. Review - My new suspension and wheel set up

    I'm not an expert on those fabtech magneride lift kits, but my understanding is that they keep the stock angles on the ride height sensors even though the truck is lifted. If that's the case, you don't need to do the trim procedure if you're keeping your set up that you currently have. If you have a code related to the suspension system it's either a different problem or the fabtech kit was not installed properly. If you are putting in a completely different kit that either doesn't keep the stock angles or will require you to remove the ride height sensors, then you will need the X-ineering bypass kit and to perform the trim procedure. The order of everything should be: remove existing lift kit and ride height sensors, install new lift kit, perform trim procedure on level ground, install shock and ride height sensors from X-ineering.
  6. Review - My new suspension and wheel set up

    I did do the trim procedure to "zero" it out and ensure each sensor was receiving an equivalent amount of voltage. I'm assuming you're installing new shocks that will change it from the stock ride height angles/geometry? If not, it's pointless to do if you're keeping the same height. If you don't do the trim procedure your ride height module will overload the sensor(s) from constantly sending voltage to "adjust" what it thinks are magneride shocks. X-ineering actually provided the programming tool for me to do it at home, but that's because the first sensors they sent me kept failing. They made good on it and sent me all new sensors and the programmer. All has been good ever since. Not sure if they'd send it to you, but it's worth an ask. If not, dealers will do it but what they charge will vary. Totally worth it in my opinion as to not deal with issues after installing the sensors to override the ride height module.
  7. Oil Change - Dealership vs DIY

    Do my own oil and fluid changes on the truck for all the same reasons stated above by the DIY'ers (done right, cost, etc.). I use Mobil 1 FS advanced mileage 0W-20 and a Mobil 1 FS filter. For $60 I get two 5 quart jugs and the filter delivered to my door through wal-mart.com (only have to purchase one 5 quart jug every 3 oil changes so it's $35 then - averages to about $51/oil change). I've got it down to about 20 minutes to do the oil change. I have lifetime free tire rotations through the shop where I bought my newest tires. FWIW on other fluids, I bought amsoil severe gear oil for my diffs and transfer case for around $100, dealer wants $250 to do it. Only fluids I don't do are coolant and transmission (only because the tranny on my 8-speed is a closed system and dealer can only do it). We pay for my wife's sedan to get the oil done at the dealer because they only charge $25, not worth my time for that cheap and she's not as picky as I am.
  8. P050D

    I am in the same boat as you, truck is my only vehicle right now so I researched the crap out of how to do the injectors. I got it all done on a Saturday morning, so don't stress about not having your truck operational for long. Sold my Wrangler last year and definitely miss a second vehicle for when you want to mess around with one of them and not worry about not having something to drive.
  9. P050D

    Welcome Salty504. Sorry your first post is about an issue, but that's usually why people join these forums - to troubleshoot what's going on. First, I wouldn't completely rule out coolant in your intake/cylinders. Just borescoping it might not show the coolant, they need to perform a dye test - it'll show even the smallest amounts of coolant (dye glows under black light). The coolant leaks can be the size of a needle and only allow very small drops, something the human eye can miss. Unfortunately, I went through this a couple months ago that resulted in both my cylinder heads getting replaced. The casting for the heads was not done properly in some cases and it results in coolant leaking into the cylinder and throwing the P050D code along with a rough cold start. As you pointed out though, it could just be a bad injector. I would first get the dye test to confirm there is or is not any coolant in your cylinder(s). If they don't get any glow then I would have them replace all injectors. You're doing all the same work to just replace one injector, might as well do them all while it's open. If you're handy with tools and work on your vehicles I'll be posting a write-up on how to replace the injectors soon. Best of luck with your situation.
  10. According to the dealer invoice I received when they did this last week, parts (new TC and updated fluid) and labor (doing triple flush cleaning, installing new TC, and reprogramming Tranny with updated software) was $1900. GM covered it.
  11. No problem, totally understand. Just don't make the mistake I did and buy one of the cheap knockoff black grilles on eBay for $300. They're super flimsy plastic and mine stripped when mounting it, I was being super careful too. Fortunately I was able to return it and get my money back. Hope you find the deal you're looking for.
  12. Brand new black Elevation grille for sale if you're interested. I'll come down on price, just make an offer.
  13. Yeah they have a team of lawyers and actuaries that analyze it for them and make recommendations. The link I posted about the person suing GM over their accident was in reply to your statement "Apparently this issue has not caused anyone to rear-end another vehicle". Could this brake issue never result in death? Sure. Are my wife and I willing to be the first death that forces this to be a full blown recall? Nope. If your point is that people make a bigger deal out of simple fixes more than they should, I won't argue there...it happens too often. But any issues related to my brakes are something I just won't mess with. If it was a design issue the automaker should make it right. GM is attempting to do that with this extended warranty, although I'd argue they should replace them all...but I'm not an actuary :-)
  14. Did a very quick google search and found this lawsuit where the driver claims the brake issue caused him to crash into another vehicle... https://www.carcomplaints.com/news/2017/gm-brake-pedals-hard.shtml
  15. Agreed, and maybe there are varying degrees of firmness. When mine did it twice I had to nearly stand on the pedal to get to it stop both times, I'm 6'4" 215lbs. My wife occasionally drives the truck and with her not used to driving it on top of the amount of pressure you had to put on the pedal (she's 75 pounds lighter than me) she may not have stopped it. I didn't take any chances and had it replaced immediately - that was 8 months/20k miles ago and hasn't happened again with the redesign.
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