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  1. I will be taking it to either the local Chevy dealership or to an independent mechanic. The exhaust location is the reason I prefer not to DIY this one.
  2. Hello - I am looking for advice on which transmission service is preferred. Are you guys getting your transmissions flushed or changed? From my understanding, a flush sucks out the old fluid while filling with new fluid. A change includes dropping the pan, draining only a portion of the fluid, installing a new filter, re-installing the pan, filling with new fluid. 2018 Silverado 4x4 Z71 (5.3L, 8 speed) 73,000 miles on the odometer...fluid is original and never been changed No issues with the transmission (only "complaint" is shifting from Park to Reverse results in a "clunk") Thank you!
  3. Hello, I am looking to get opinions on a used pick up truck purchase. I posted this same post in the 1500 section, but would like some input from 2500 owner's perspective. I recently moved out to a rural part of the county. I need a pick up truck for general tasks that include hauling firewood, drywall/lumber runs from the home improvement store, towing a 6x12 trailer with ATV’s on it, etc. I will not be snow plowing, hauling larger trailers or heavy items, or doing true “heavy duty” type work with the truck. I just need something that will last another 100k miles with no major problems or failures. I am the type of owner that is strict on maintenance, so I do not anticipate surprises, but you all might know certain issues for the model years. Is a ½ ton or ¾ ton truck better suited for me? The trucks I am looking at are the 3rd generation Silverado. A 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 and a 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500HD to be specific. Along with the tasks I mentioned above, this truck will also be my daily driver. My daily commute to work is a 60 mile round trip, 5 days per week. The breakdown is 30 miles city driving and 30 miles interstate. Fuel economy is one of more important things to me. I know with these trucks I won’t be seeing outstanding fuel economy numbers, but as $4/gal + gasoline prices are on the way, it’s hard for me to totally look beyond my annual fuel cost. Fuelly.com shows the average 2018 1500 MPG at 16.3 average 2016 2500HD MPG at 13.6. A friend of mine has a 2016 1500 and does a lot of highway traveling and claims to get 22 MPG since the motor deactivates 4 cylinders when cruising. Here are the specifics of each truck. I am hoping for information about whether the engines, transmissions, other drive line components, odd annoying things, etc. will happen given the specific model years. Which truck would provide a longer life? 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 (4X4 Z71) - 75,000 miles Engine: Vortec 5.3L (ECOTEC3) with Active Fuel Management 355 HP, 383 LB-FT torque Transmission: Hydra-Matic 8L90 (8 speed) Gearing Ratio: 3.42 Towing Capacity: 9,000 – 10,000 lbs GVWR: 7,200 LBS Payload: 2,000 LBS (approximately) Fuel tank: 26 gal 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500HD (4X4 Z71) – 110,000 miles Engine: Vortec 6.0L V-8 (L96 / LC8) 360 HP, 380 LB-FT torque Transmission: Hydra-Matic 6L90 (6 speed) Gear Ratio: 4.10 Towing Capacity: 13,000 LBS GVWR: 9,500 LBS Payload: 3,000 LBS (approximately) Fuel tank: 36 gal
  4. Hello, I am looking to get opinions on a used pick up truck purchase. I recently moved out to a rural part of the county. I need a pick up truck for general tasks that include hauling firewood, drywall/lumber runs from the home improvement store, towing a 6x12 trailer with ATV’s on it, etc. I will not be snow plowing, hauling larger trailers or heavy items, or doing true “heavy duty” type work with the truck. I just need something that will last another 100k miles with no major problems or failures. I am the type of owner that is strict on maintenance, so I do not anticipate surprises, but you all might know certain issues for the model years. Is a ½ ton or ¾ ton truck better suited for me? The trucks I am looking at are the 3rd generation Silverado. A 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 and a 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500HD to be specific. Along with the tasks I mentioned above, this truck will also be my daily driver. My daily commute to work is a 60 mile round trip, 5 days per week. The breakdown is 30 miles city driving and 30 miles interstate. Fuel economy is one of more important things to me. I know with these trucks I won’t be seeing outstanding fuel economy numbers, but as $4/gal + gasoline prices are on the way, it’s hard for me to totally look beyond my annual fuel cost. Fuelly.com shows the average 2018 1500 MPG at 16.3 average 2016 2500HD MPG at 13.6. A friend of mine has a 2016 1500 and does a lot of highway traveling and claims to get 22 MPG since the motor deactivates 4 cylinders when cruising. Here are the specifics of each truck. I am hoping for information about whether the engines, transmissions, other drive line components, odd annoying things, etc. will happen given the specific model years. Which truck would provide a longer life? 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 (4X4 Z71) - 75,000 miles Engine: Vortec 5.3L (ECOTEC3) with Active Fuel Management 355 HP, 383 LB-FT torque Transmission: Hydra-Matic 8L90 (8 speed) Gearing Ratio: 3.42 Towing Capacity: 9,000 – 10,000 lbs GVWR: 7,200 LBS Payload: 2,000 LBS (approximately) Fuel tank: 26 gal 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500HD (4X4 Z71) – 110,000 miles Engine: Vortec 6.0L V-8 (L96 / LC8) 360 HP, 380 LB-FT torque Transmission: Hydra-Matic 6L90 (6 speed) Gear Ratio: 4.10 Towing Capacity: 13,000 LBS GVWR: 9,500 LBS Payload: 3,000 LBS (approximately) Fuel tank: 36 gal
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