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  1. Changing your fluid regularly every ~50,000 miles will net you the biggest advantage for longevity as more frequent maintenance is always key, and neglect normally results in premature failures whatever the "item" may be. And you can swap in the lower temperature "revised" thermostat if you'd like as well.
  2. The coolant can flow too fast and not have enough time to transfer and dissipate the heat to the metallic radiator. In the automotive world especially with older vehicles, removing a thermostat was considered poor for this very reason. I've also seen flow restrictors sold that one could essentially replace a thermostat with, which is essentially a big washer of the same diameter of the original thermostat, but with a hole of some diameter drilled in the center which still allows flow, but not full flow as if no thermostat and no flow restrictor were installed otherwise. Read here if you wish; http://gojeep.willyshotrod.com/HowtoRadiatorRestrictor.htm
  3. I'm not sure what to make of it. You don't need to turn up the brightness in the daytime. The dimmer functions as it has for over 50 years of automobiles.
  4. I can't speak for DFM but at least for AFM you are right, it stays at V8 at idle.
  5. This is one of many programmers but it rings a bell as I watched this awhile ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ScJtZefGh0
  6. Lower gears are best when you increase tire size for sure. There is also some truth to unsprung weight. I don't have any recommendations on where to get a tune either.
  7. I don't read fancy car magazines or rags. Everything that I have learned has come from conversations with real people and my personal experiences as well.
  8. My 2019 (same cluster as your 2019 LD) is set to full brightness 24/7 and always auto-dims when the headlights are turned on. Something smells wrong with your cluster or BCM. Do the radio and climate control illuminated buttons illuminate when your headlights turn on?
  9. Fluid to air heat transfer applies to any fluid be it water/coolant or oil.
  10. Did you ever program for the larger tire size? I'm assuming the entire outer diameter of your new tire and wheel combination is larger than the stock tires right? If you didn't program your speedometer will be showing a slower speed than actual and as a result your mileage traveled will be lower than it actually is as well, leading to believe that your fuel mileage has suffered more than it really has.
  11. It's of my opinion (as well as others) that thermostats are intended to ensure a minimum operating temperature range and get you there more quickly, and also to help slow the flow of fluid to ensure proper liquid to air heat transfer through radiators or other coolers. Most likely you'll still reach the same maximum temperature regardless as once a thermostat is fully opened it doesn't matter anymore. Having NO thermostat for engine coolant will result in not reaching temperature in the winter and also overheating in the summer due to having too quick of a flow to dissipate heat in a radiator. A steady temperature will also not be achieved and it will vary depending on engine speed as the water pump changes flow with engine speed. This is why I'm choosing to add the revised thermostat with a lower temperature rather than eliminate this temperature control all together.
  12. This sale is for 1 (one) General Motors fuse box junction block (GM part number 84114437) locking handle. This locking handle is compatible with 2014-2018 GMC Sierra, 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado, 2015-2020 Cadillac Escalade, 2015-2020 GMC Yukon, 2015-2020 Chevrolet Tahoe, and 2015-2020 Chevrolet Suburban. This sale is only for the 1 (one) fuse box junction box locking handle. No other items or components are included with this sale. $40.00 sale price includes cost of shipping and handling.
  13. I didn't have any prior numbers to document prior. 2 other issues, I'm hardly ever on the highway, and I believe our upcoming winter will be COLDER than most within the last decade. The squirrels going franic in October with their nut stashing may serve as indication of what cold lies ahead.
  14. The fuel saving "chip" is DFM, dynamic fuel management. You can't get any better than running on as little as 2 cylinders (4 cylinders minimum for AFM, active fuel management.)
  15. I have not yet remove the thermostat pill from this assembly to check the numbers on it, but here are some photos of the new assembly as it arrived today.
  16. Check your local salvage yard if you want a deal, or here's a brand new one on ebay for $75 including the bottom half as well. https://www.ebay.com/itm/165199590965?fits=Year%3A2009|Model%3ASilverado+1500&hash=item2676a9b635:g:OYgAAOSw5bRgE2GU
  17. Correct, the airing down method may have only worked up until 2013 for trucks and 2014 for SUVs. I bought the tool myself 2 years ago for around $15 on eBay. Have used it twice since.
  18. In the event that anyone was sitting on the edge of their seat in anticipation for the torque specs, you may now rest. The bolt that holds the thermostat housing to the transmission case = 16 FOOT POUNDS (192 INCH POUNDS) The bolt that holds the cooler lines to the thermostat housing = 106 INCH POUNDS (8.8 FOOT POUNDS)
  19. Should have just told the officer that your catalytic converters were stolen and that you didn't have time to report the theft since you're a very hard worker in order to pay the taxes that pays the officer's salary
  20. Would anyone happen to have the official GM torque specs for 1) The bolt that holds the thermostat housing/bypass valve to the transmission case and 2) the bolt that holds the cooler lines to the thermostat housing/bypass valve?
  21. Those motors are built the same however, they still have the DFM lifters, just no electronics to control them.
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