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About MikeBMW

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    Mike
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    Ocala, Florida
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    2017 Silverado 1500 PDU - ALL STAR EDITION, 1990 BMW 535i

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  1. I certainly hope you have a long and wonderful future - I, for one, love your input!
  2. I have a 3" level with Motofab UCAs and, after a thousand miles, so far, they still look great! No tire rubbing on stock 18" rims and 35" BFG all Terrains. I did have a 2" level and ran the stock UCAs without issue but, when I wanted to go to a 3" level, my installer mentioned he wouldn't do it on stock UCAs.
  3. It is, definitely, the sensor on the rim. I went through this after having my BFG 35s installed. One of my sensors quit responding. I even bought an Autel TPMS tool to reprogram it. Took it back to the dealer, they replaced the pressure sensor on the rim and, now, all is good. They mentioned with larger tires the signal has to go through a thicker tire profile - my tires are load range E. So, a weak signal will cause the issue you have.
  4. On a side note, I am a wrencher when I need to be. Many of the mods on my truck I did myself - I leave the electronic stuff to the dealer - as I mentioned, I have someone to blame if it goes sideways. On my 535i BMW, just replaced the passenger side window regulator today - worked great but if I made a mistake, I would only have myself to blame. Fortunately, I have a long history with e32s and e34s so I think I'm good.
  5. My service guy chose the mounting point. Nice thing about a dealer install is I have someone to blame when it doesn't work. Same for my tow mirrors, the trailering cameras (one on each tow mirror, one at the front, bed cam, etc.) I'm having them install a Borla dual exhaust system later this week - I'll post up a vid in the Mods section. Fortunately, my dealership is great - I buy all my stuff through the myChevrolet app and the associated web site ... I really gotta stop doing that! Whenever I get a call from the dealership, after I placed an order and it's arrived, they just laugh
  6. I had this installed by my dealer: https://www.curtmfg.com/part/51170 Out of the way and easily accessible.
  7. Initially, I did a 2" level and installed 33x18x12.5s on stock UCAs and stock wheels with minimal rubbing - not good at full lock, though. Went to a 3" level and a 1.5" body lift with Motofab UCAs and a rear 1" block lift and a 1.5" rear spring lift wih 35x18x12.5s - all is good. Still stock wheels on the 3" level, just Chevy black 18s. BFG All terrains, BTW.
  8. Go to a shop and have the freon evacuated and new freon put in. One cannot just top off an empty system without professional tools. Also, make sure you installed the transmission line into the condenser, properly else you'll see transmission fluid everywhere.
  9. A hotel is not a machine shop. I worked in a machine shop in my 20s - in my 60s now - making parts for F-16 aircraft fuel systems. We had 5 lathe machines, programmable with allen wrenches and sliders, with 6 different tools and a flip down thread chaser. Programming required setting detents on each tool spindle on the middle of the machine and parts had to be measured at every 5 pieces in case the tool on a particular spindle needed to be corrected, updated or replaced. We, also, had to make each cutting tool for each job, mount it in the machine and control the detents to get the cut
  10. You have to amortize the cost of the CNC machine that produces the cam. Those things ain't cheap and, after paying it off, gives return on the investment, as it should.
  11. Yes, the Nav screen of your phone (maps) will show on the infotainment screen but the phone is not mirrored in the sense that whatever is on your phone will show up on the infotainment screen - and, the selections of your phone apps need to be made from the selections on the infotainment screen. I will reiterate: Android Auto and Apply Carplay are not true mirroring avenues for phone content except for select apps that will allow you to keep your eyes on the road, put your phone away, and use the infotainment screen in your truck.
  12. Why don't y'all just go factory, from the dealer, so you have someone to blame when stuff goes sideways? https://accessories.chevrolet.com/search?year=2017&make=Chevrolet&model=Silverado 1500&modelId=491&body=Crew Cab Pickup&bodyId=22&wheel=Short Box&wheelId=132&trim=LT&trimId=430&drive=RWD&driveId=7&engine=5.3L V8 ELECTRIC/GAS&engineId=2059&bodyNumDoors=5&categoryId=98022
  13. 28200 miles? I'd buy that - thinking about selling it? How did you run out of warranty at that mileage?
  14. A friend of mine with a 2014 Silverado LT had his condenser go out. Fortunately, it wasn't the evaporator. He replaced it, with help, but didn't get the trans fluid line in properly. The condenser install went well, a shop replaced the lost trans fluid, fixed the connection, and recharged the AC system. It's been good for the last three months since the replacement.
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