Chevyguy273 started following Why is there no transmission dipstick to check the fluid level??
Greetings fellow members. Please pardon my stupid question. This is my first truck in 20 years. But I am blown away how there is no dipstick to check the tranny fluid level. What is the GM corporate thinking behind this? They want it to blow so you go buy a new truck? They saved maybe a couple of dollars to exclude a long cheap steel tube with a dipstick? This is almost as head scratching as their over head led lights. Which are absolutely useless because they are aimed at your private parts.
I’m sorry you are having bad luck with your new truck. I have owned a 2020 LTZ Crew Cab short box 6.2l Z-71 since July. Even though I have the dreaded power sliding rear window “leak” that’s been repaired twice. I absolutely love my truck! And I would absolutely buy it again. I love the view. The interior gets dumped on by the press. But it’s perfect for me. I love the column shifter. It’s very quiet going down the road. It’s kinda hard to describe. But it drives smaller than its behemoth size would lead you to believe. It is an absolute pain in the ass to park. The highway fuel economy is impressive for something so huge. I get over 24mpg in the summer months with the cruise set at 65. The 6.2 is a awesome motor!! The 10 speed transmission shifts so smoothly you can barely feel it. I’ve been driving my Corolla for 10 years. So I may be slightly biased in my opinions. But give the 2021 AT4. I’m confident that GMC will pull through the second time. Good luck whatever you decide to do.
Yes I have. My college girlfriend many years ago on a road trip driving back from nyc to Maine somewhere on I-84 outside of Hartford, Connecticut at around 1am with her father passed out snoring in the backseat.
I’m old and kinda stupid from time to time. I always forget to use more than 1 of those red shop rags to turn the filter after I have loosened it with a filter wrench. It starts to trickle down my wrist. I grab several more rags. Too late. Already running down my arm. I destroyed a nice turtle ? neck sweatshirt. I just love 0/20 on my clothes. It smells like a truck stop.
I did two road trips last summer to the northern part of my state. It was 422 miles each time round trip. I averaged 24.22 on the first trip. And 24.57 on the second trip 30 days later. It was 90% highway. And the rest was driving the speed limit through deserted summer towns with no tourists. To our destination. I set the cruise to 65. I am coming from a Corolla. So I am blown away by this giant vehicle getting more mpgs than it’s supposed to. And again. I don’t have a lift. It’s a bone stock 2020 LTZ Crew Cab short box Z-71 with the 6.2. And 20 in wheels with Bridgestone at tires.
Stock Bridgestone Dueller AT 275/60/20 I don’t have a Trailboss. I have a LTZ Crew Cab short box Z-71. To me it’s just a bonus. On the mpg. I don’t really care what it gets for mpg. I still have my 11 year old 200,000 mile Corolla for fuel economy. But it’s pretty impressive. Something that big and aerodynamic can achieve that type of mpg. I haven’t owned one of these behemoths of the road in twenty years so my opinions May be really biased.
I absolutely love my 2020 LTZ Crew Cab 6.2l and 10 speed auto. It shifts so smooth you can barely feel it. And I can get 24 mpg on the highway at 65 mph. And it’s an absolute blast to drive.
I absolutely love my 2020 LTZ Crew Cab short box Z-71 with the 6.2 and 10 speed auto. It’s a truck so I don’t expect Prius like mpg numbers. I ordered it with the 6.2 so feeding it premium is no big deal. For being as big as it is. On two 300 mile road trips this past summer I averaged 24-25 mpg on mostly highway driving at 65mph with the ac blasting. Pretty impressive to me. I’m haven’t owned a full size truck in 25 years. And I’m completely blown away by this trucks features and technology. The 6.2 with the 10 speed is like peanut butter and jelly. Even though I still have the stock exhaust on for now. The sound when I step on it is intoxicating. The mpg to me is a bonus. For not driving it like I stole it.
You and your truck are really quick. I’ll be happy to go 13.99 or quicker. Dam. I’ll be a year older by the time my local 1320 track opens up next spring. Less hair. Slower reaction time. But hopefully fast truck.
What settings are you using electronics wise in addition to brake torqueing to 1800-2k? Traction control off? 4wd hi? Sport mode? Are you at sea level? Those are very fast times. My local track closed last month. So I have to wait till spring to blast down the 1320. My all terrain tires are rated to 112 so hopefully I don’t hit the limiter.
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