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  1. Hey, I've currently got a 2008 GMC Sierra SLT 6.0l 4X4. The dealership I bought it from has offered to buy the truck back from me for the same price I bought it for (used, 1 1/2 years ago) because theyve started shipping used trucks to US because of our weaker dollar in Canada. Anyways, what I want to know is, is there much difference in power and towability between my '08 and a new '15? my '08 only has 95,000km or 60,000miles on it and have been fairly happy with it. I just trying to see if the '15s are that much better to make it worth spending an extra 10-15 grand on a new one. thanks for input
  2. are they difficult to lube? what's involved? thanks
  3. so, it looks like i need to replace front rotors because front shuttes while braking hard and the rear rotors I noticed 1 is scored pretty bad on 1 side. truck has 55k miles on it. Question is: what brand rotors/pads do you guys recommend? do you go slotted/drilled or neither? thanks Andy
  4. I posted this in Towing section but am getting no replies, maybe someone here has some input? I've got a 2008 GMC 2500HD 4X4 with the 6.0l and 3:73 gears. Just wondering if anyone can tell me if there is a huge difference between the two gear ratios, as in towing performance and difference in RPM at cruising speed on the highway. I live in SouthWest British Columbia and anywhere I go camping requires pulling my 5000lb RV and 4 dirtbikes in the back of the truck up steep grades. I got the truck late last year and so far have only used the truck in this scenario (and with the A/C on) once and so far wasn't too impressed. Not sure if my expectations are too high? Would it be worth replacing the gears? what would be a rough estimate as to cost of replacing gears? thanks, Andy
  5. I've got a 2008 GMC 2500HD 4X4 with the 6.0l and 3:73 gears. Just wondering if anyone can tell me if there is a huge difference between the two gear ratios, as in towing performance and difference in RPM at cruising speed on the highway. I live in SouthWest British Columbia and anywhere I go camping requires pulling my 5000lb RV and 4 dirtbikes in the back of the truck up steep grades. I got the truck late last year and so far have only used the truck in this scenario (and with the A/C on) once and so far wasn't too impressed. Not sure if my expectations are too high? Would it be worth replacing the gears? what would be a rough estimate as to cost of replacing gears? thanks, Andy
  6. Hey, I work for TCS Products where we specialize in performance converters and also rebuild factory converters. I work in the machining department and so machining is my thing and do not know much about transmission stuff but I'm sure our Parts department could hook you up with the right converter for your needs. http://www.TCSProducts.com Andy
  7. 97 litres actually equals 25.6 US gallons as there is 3.78 litres per US gallon. Just sayin'
  8. Well, I just replaced the shark fin antennae and then my windshield cracked on the weekend as well so I had that replaced at the sametime. Took the truck back to GM dealer and they found that it was still leaking! So now I've got to take it back to the body shop where I got the antennae done and windshield replaced and they said they'd redo the seal around my 3rd brake light at no charge and water test it again. I thought i might as well change all the bulbs in there right away so that I would have to disturb it again after being resealed. when I took the 3rd brake light off, I noticed the seal was all wet and there was mildew on the inside! Since it was dark out, I unplugged it and brought it inside for closer inspection and noticed that the seal was ripped and the housing was cracked in a number of places! So now I know where all the water was coming from, How frustrating! I think the only thing worse than looking for the source of a water leak is electrical issues and hopefully now that the water leak should be resolved, I shouldn't have anymore electrical issues! (water leak caused SDM to corrode causing a short and my airbag to deploy) Anyways, hopefully this thread will help anyone else whose got water leak issues Andy
  9. were bigger tanks not available on the 2007 - 2010 trucks. If they were, I'd be interested in doing this as well
  10. my 2008 Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab is leaking too, but mine seams to be coming from under the small shark fin antenna that's mounted on top of the cab. The manager at a local body shop says he sees this with all makes of vehicles that have this antenna on top of the cab and says that the seal eventually dries out and allow water in. On my truck the water got in there and ran down the front pillars and soaked the driver's side floor all the way to the rear seat. I just bought my truck 2 months ago but it must have been leaking for awhile because the module under the seat was all corroded and caused my airbag to deploy. Luckily GM is going to replace the airbag and related parts because there was a recall for this issue, but I have to repair the leak first and have them confirm that the truck doesn't leak anymore. Andy
  11. Well, I just got confirmation that GM will replace my airbag and all related components after I have repaired the leak and had it verifed by a GM dealer. I stopped by a local glass shop and they were 99% sure that it's coming from the little antannae thats' mounted on top of the cab. The problem is GM doesn't sell a gasket to go underneath the antannae, all they can do is sell me a whole new one for $130! anyways, I'm just glad that GM is going to fix the airbag Andy
  12. I feel a little apprehensive about taking it back to the dealer that I bought it from because the day after I broght it home, the driver's side rear doorlock actuator quit working and they refused to do anything about it. thanks for your reply, I will look into contacting the Reg Rep and see where it goes from there. thanks again, Andy
  13. Ok, so I've got a '08 GMC Sierra SLE 2500HD 4X4. On Dec 9, 2014 I brought my truck into my local GM dealership to have my driver's side rear door actuator replaced (I had bought the truck 4 weeks previously and had the "certified GM" 3 month warranty which covered the repair) and also had the latest recall repaired (which was the removal of the acoustic pad from SDM). Everything seemed to be fine since then until this past Friday when my "Service Airbag" light came on. I thought "no big deal, I'll bring it in on Monday to get checked out", until Saturday morning when I went to hit the unlock button on my key fob and my steering wheel airbag deployed! Well, I brought the truck in to the dealership today and they discovered that the SDM (which is located under the driver's seat) was completely corroded because all the carpet on the driver's side of the truck was completely soaked! So now they're trying to tell me that it's some how my fault that the truck is leaking but it had never leaked for the month that I owned the truck before getting this repair done. When I park the truck on my driveway, the front end of the truck sits a little lower than the rear, could water somehow be getting through the door and past then panel from when they repaired the actuator and then slowly runs under the carpet and down towards the front of the truck? I'm at a total loss here, I hope what i've just spelled out here makes sense and any ideas would be greatly appreciated Andy Now that i've thought about it some more, I went thru a touchless car wash on Saturday night, after the airbag had already deployed, and am thinking that the pressurized water could hacve been driven in by the car wash thru a weak seal?
  14. so I just bought my 2008 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 4X4 2 months ago from a GM dealership, got the notice about this recall in the mail 1 month ago and had it back to the dealershipimmediately to be rectified. Friday night my Service Airbag light came on and then Saturday morning when I hit the unlock button on my key fob, the airbag in the steering wheel deployed! To my understanding, GM should be responsible for this, correct? Andy
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