I crawled under my 2020 Sierra 2500 this afternoon after coming back from my complimentary oil change and lube. I was only able to find 7 grease fittings. I'm with you. I dont see any on the lower ball joints. I'm guessing my total is 7? BTW the dealer did get the zerks, I could see fresh grease.
I have had 3 diesel pickup trucks in the last 21 years. Two Cummins and one Duramax. The last one was a 2011 GMC Sierra 2500 Duramax ccsb. I recently traded it in on a 2020 6.6 gasser. Never did I think just a few years ago that I would ever go back to gas. The truck pulled my 34 ft 5th wheel just fine. Plenty of power, fuel mileage was just ok. average about 11.5 to 12mpg. The big factors--- the emissions on the duramax. I have been screwed twice by the truck while on a long trip. The last time was last month. I was 1300 miles from home when the def / cel light lit up on my dash. I went into a limp mode, stuck at 55 mph and heading for a lower threshhold. I pulled into one dealer in Michigan and their response is, we're busy, cant look at it until next week. Well, isnt that just great. I have camping reservations that just got jeopardized. Luckily, I went to another dealer and he got me going after 3 days. The def tank had to be replaced. The second time its been replaced btw. I have had 3 nitrogen sensors replaced also. No matter how great this truck pulled, I couldnt take the finicky and potentially disabling emissions system. Add in the problems with the EGR valve and the injector pump and you get the point. The truck only had 64,000 miles on it. Now add in the additional 10 grand premium for the diesel, plus DEF, and stanadyne I figured I could drive a gasser for 3.7 years for the cost of a diesel. On the average here in the NE diesel fuel runs about .40 cent more a gallon. I've only had the 6.6 gasser for 3 weeks now but am very happy with it. It pulls just fine. Not as strong as the duramax but it's no slouch. To each his own.
The problem is not only the production line shutdown but alot of dealers nationwide are also shutdown. Car /truck dealers are non essential and the sales depts are closed. They're not selling anythng. I would think there should be some decent deals to be had once the restrictions are lifted
looks like production line wont be on line anytime soon according to this article. The governor of Ohio has all non essential companies under mandatory shutdown until 4-13-2020. The health of our country has to come first. Looks like at least another month delay to tack onto delivery time. GM Plants Unlikely To Resume Production On March 30 _ GM Authority.htm
I got the regular rail. I really didnt care if the stake holes were partially exposed. I got it online from Realtrucks.com I checked with dealers around here and the price is more or less fixed. No deals to be had. I was checking some on line sites for prices and saw a %10 discount. I called this place and haggled with them. I got $300 off. It was a good deal. I will admit the wide rails would be a cleaner look but to me it wasnt a big deal.
I have been checking the ARE website since late January waiting for the release of their CX fiberglass cabs for the 2020 2500 GMC's. I stopped at our local ARE dealer here in Vermont in early February and was told the molds were just being completed and production should be starting late February. I checked with the dealer again two weeks ago. He is taking orders but told me it's still 3 weeks or so before delivery. I think he was being optimistic. I think with the coronavirus it will be much longer. In the meantime I have decided to purchase a Retrax pro tonneau cover instead. I have a long trip coming up next month and need protection for gear in my bed. I also have the technology package with the 360 camera systems so I get the use of 2 of the cameras back with the tonneau. and it was $500 cheaper
OK--- just went back on the GMC chat line to confirm the TPW date I was given of Friday 3-20-20 That was the wrong date I was given. The correct date is Monday 4-20-20. We have the same week. At least it's moving forward. FB35B484-E4FB-4805-A58D-45AD0591CCCA.heic
Just got off the GMC chat line and got good news-- I think. I was advised I have a target production week of 3-20-20. March 20th is a Friday. I thought all TPW dates were given as a Monday, meaning that the truck would be produced sometime that week. My dealer is pretty useless, I've learned more on this site than I have from him. Does that date on a Friday sound right? or maybe a typo by the chat line? 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLT CCSB 6.6 gas 989C992B-9B28-4CAA-AE3F-D15F7FA3F8DB.heic
Must be just north of the border. I just checked the GMC site and built my ordered truck again. The only discount offered is $1,000 for the SLT Premium Plus Package. The $2,000 customer cash incentive is now gone for this month. Same truck now costs $2,000 more. Big difference! Sure hope my truck doesnt come in to at least April now, when hopefully the gas engine incentives will be back.
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