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    2014 Silverado 4WD LTZ 6.2l Max Tow, 2006 Silverado 4WD Z71 LT3 5.3 L33
  1. I installed a B&M transmission pan to go along with the rear diff cover i installed a few weeks back. I am so glad i did it. The oil was gross, it was last flushed ~30k ago. Today i did the pan and filter and filled it back up with Amsoil ATF. I also did the transfer case too. The front and rear ends are both also filled with Amsoil. The pan was kind of a pain to install since i had to drop the Y pipe to get some clearance but beyond that is was easy. One thing i will note on the transmission is it shifts way better than before, not sure if its a placebo effect or not but it has never felt as good as it does today since it was new. The rear end seems a lot less clunky too with the heavier oil in there, the factory oil was like water. The pan, A sample of the oil i drained from the transmission The rear diff cover i put on a few weeks ago
  2. Im looking for a rack system to carry our kaycks when we go camping. I would like to be able to maintain my Extang full tilt cover that i have today to keep the rest of our stuff out of the weather when we travel. Does anyone know of a system that may work with a cover that sits on the rails like the Extang does?
  3. I just did 5100's all around on mine last weekend. I had the stock black shocks that come with the max tow package. So far im really happy, truck rides better than it ever did. My originals were smoked at 65k, 3 out of 4 were leaking and the one on the right rear had like an inch of up and down slop in it and i had developed a nice little shake on the freeway, that is gone now.
  4. No there are no real concerns with the 6.2 that im aware of, its just as reliable as any GM v8. I doubt you will find too many ecotech 3's at all with 200k plus, they are too new. Reality is 5.3 or 6.2 should be about the same reliability wise since they are built on a common platform. I have 65k on my 6.2 and its been soild and if i were in the market for a new truck it would have another 6.2 in it. I don't think i could go back to a 5.3 after being spoiled by the power the 6.2 has. I have had mine since new and like my last truck plan on keeping at at least 10 years and i have no doubts that i will. As far as towing goes the 6.2 with the NHT package is an absolute animal. for towing with a half ton is really does not get much better. I tow a 5000# boat and have towed over 10000 quite a few times and never wanted for power. Yea it is, my truck is a beast. literally has sports car acceleration in a full size truck.
  5. Yes, in 2014 the 6.2 with the NHT and 4wd was a rare cat indeed. I had to order mine, there were none anywhere in the country when i bought mine regardless of color. My dealer searched everywhere and GM told him they had none in the pipeline that were being built that way. I looked it up on NADA guides and they show if optioned up like mine is. A CC 4wd, NNT, 6.2 sunroof, nav, side steps etc the retail would be ~36k. Take that for what it is but i would think the price asked for that truck is pretty good if its in good shape. #elKrusto, in 2014 the NHT included a 3.73 gear not 3.42.
  6. I have a 2014 with a 6.2 with ~65k on it. The only problems i have had to date were a bad injector and a busted exhaust valve spring. The injector i guess had a TSB on it and they replaced all 8. The truck ran fine it just had a mil light on that had to do with cold start and it happened not too long after i bought it. The valve spring i think was just bad luck vs a systemic issue with the 6.2. They fixed that over 40k ago and its been fine since. Overall in my opinion its as solid as any other motor GM makes and i would not hesitate to buy another.
  7. Quick update, I ordered a Diablo Intune 3 and applied a tune to the truck. I used the standard diablo 93 octane tune, transmission firm programming and shut off afm. I left the upshift torque control alone. It’s like driving a different truck now, all and I mean all of the drivability issues are gone. No more clunky slow shifting transmission and no more afm stumble. The truck drives like it should wether I’m taking it easy around town, cruising on the freeway or mashing the gas. I did lose a couple things of mpg but it’s worth it, the 6.2 is thirsty anyway so a couple tenths is no biggie. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. My truck did this from day 1 until i tuned it. I went with a standard Diablo tune with the firm shift option and it no longer clunks.
  9. Really? I don't recall ever hearing that, i know a lot of guys that swear by the Amsoil 2 stroke oil, myself included. The HP injector oil (now called hp marine) has been around a long time and i have never heard of it gelling on anyone. I personally have been running it in my outboards for like 17 years now on my bass boats without issue, literally i have used over 100 gallons of this stuff over the years. My old 150 Merc EFI had over 3000 high RPM hours on it running that oil with no carbon buildup and no issues. My current boat with a Merc Pro XS optimax has over 1000 hours on it and same deal. Runs perfect with no issues. I also used to run a different amsoil 2 cycle called sabre outboard in my old Johnson ficht motor that blew powerheads like crazy back in the late 90's. Those motors were pretty much the demise of OMC because of the issues they had. Running factory OMC oil they would carbon up like crazy and ultimately jack the rings and blow, often in 10 hours or less of run time. I popped 3 powerheads in one fishing season before i switched to the Amsoil, The carbon problems went away with the Amsoil and i ran two seasons problem free on that motor before i dumped it for a Merc.
  10. I have had WT's in my last 3 trucks and i have never had a problem getting them clean and looking new again. simple green and a scrub brush is my method.
  11. My 6.2 broke a valve spring on #7, valve was fine.. It ran but ran horribly, was down on power, shifted horribly and the dash lit up like a pinball machine. When it happened i literally had just pulled out of my driveway. Happened with ~25k on the clock, i have 60k now and no other problems since it was fixed.
  12. My truck will kick in the auto grade braking on big hills when i have trailers in tow but never on small hills or flat ground. I dont manually downshift it either, i should not have to.
  13. The TPS has been checked and shown to be good, it has done this since the day i bought the truck so its not a new thing. Like i said this particular thing only happens when i get off the throttle suddenly at the exact same time as it is upshifting. Otherwise it does not hesitate for 3 seconds like this. I still have other gripes with the transmission like harsh shifts and sometimes it hunts for the right gear. I think its programmed poorly, my dealers transmission guy thinks the same and off the record he has suggested a tune to try to fix it since GM wont. I have not tried a tune yet but its in the near term plans.
  14. FWIW i had to put brakes on both ends of mine at 50k. On the front the rotors were warped for sure. Massive braking shudder at almost any speed. I tow a lot and one of my trailers has no brakes so i'm not entirely shocked. Yes, the wheels were properly torqued and also balanced.... I'm actually happy with 50k since my old 06 went half of that on the front and the rotors were warped to the point i could no longer take it. On the rear the pads were smoked almost to the wear bars, i attribute that to the 6.2L wanting to spin the tires constantly and the TC working overtime to contain it. These were the shortest lived rear brakes i have ever had by a lot. My old 06 still had plenty left on the shoes in the rear when i gave it to my nephew, it has 10k on it now and they are still good( they are adjusted and working too). I ended up replacing both ends with EBC parts. I went with the orange pads on the front and yellow rear. Rotors are the dimpled and slotted ones. With this setup the braking is massively improved over stock. I get a lot more bite and feel at the pedal and i can really tell the difference with a trailer in tow.
  15. My local dealer (Imperial Cars in Mendon MA) owns their own rental car company and have always offered me loaners if they are keeping it overnight without me even having to ask. My 2014 has had 2 overnight stays, one for the headliner that needed to be replaced when the roof mounted tail light leaked and once when it had a busted valve spring which sent the entire truck into panic mode. The first time i declined the loaner since it was summer and i just used my motorcycle. The second time i did take the loaner since it was winter and they gave me a fully loaded equinox v6 which was a fine loaner to drive for two days, i treated it like i would my own and made sure to let the service guys know that i appreciated the loaner.

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