No offense taken. In general I agree everyone relies on the vehicle dummy lights and just assumes all is ok. Thankful my dad taught me the right way to do it. Of course I grew up in a Ford household, so I definitely needed to keep a close eye....lol.
Pennzoil Platinum is a great oil. I have used Quaker State Ultimate Durability in my 17 GMC. Both Pennzoil and Quaker State are products of SOPUS, Shell Oil Products of US and their offerings are top-notch in my opinion. I am the exception to the too lazy to check oil description. About a little over a year ago I had a high pressure fuel pump failure and it was dumping fuel in the crankcase. I caught it fairly quickly as the oil appeared overfilled and took it in to the dealer. The service manager asked me how I caught it so quickly. My answer astounded him.....I usually check my oil weekly. There are still a few of us old school guys left.
For the Wix guys on here, of which I am one, I'd suggest switching to the newer higher bypass spec'd filter. I've been using NAPA Gold 100255 on the GMC for the last two oil changes. Wix WL10255 NAPA Gold 100255
Nice. Great to see happy owners 100K into their ownership. Maybe Chevy can do one of those "real people" ads about your truck. j/k. In all seriousness great to hear positive durability and performance news. The avg mileage on the DIC for your truck is really good as well-I know you said it did really well on gas.
Foghorn17 replied to GMC_SD_Ult_16's topic in 2014 - 2018 Chevy Silverado & GMC SierraI agree that for the sticker price of these trucks, especially a Denali ultimate, that we should expect better longevity and build quality. Trouble is that I don't see any manufacturer hitting it out of the park on this. I've driven GM trucks for over 20 years, but am willing to consider other brands. Take a look at FoMoCo boards for the F150. Again it may be internet amplification but seems if Ford has no clue on how to produce an engine that doesn't have issues, rattles, cam phaser issues, oil leaks. Again a look at FCA sites and you'll see rattles, lifter issues, electronic nightmares, etc. Not defending GM at all but don't know who else does any better. I did own a Toyota Tundra a few years back and it was NOT anything impressive in its short babied life at my house. Failed front rotors, failed radio. rust issues on the front bumper, trim that fell off, etc all in 40K of ownership. My current 17 Denali has been ok, but suffered a direct injection pump failure which resulted in fuel being dumped into the crankcase. Doesn't seem to have affected it as it was caught early, but I still wonder about long term effects. My next truck may be any brand; it really seems to be a crap shoot if you get a good one. Best of luck and maybe GM will step up and offer some help on the failure.
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Foghorn17 replied to Gorehamj's topic in The NewsroomNot too crazy about tailgates, but I like this one better.
Foghorn17 replied to Birdwatcher62's topic in 2014 - 2018 Chevy Silverado & GMC SierraI'm a GM guy; with that said I'd stay away from a Cruze. When my oldest son got his license a few years back I found a CPO 2012 Cruze with 31K. Locally owned car. Spoke to the owners who had good luck with it. With the CPO it was basically under bumper to bumper for 4/48. From the time we bought it every 2-3 months it was in for some issue. Air conditioning, leaks, radio unresponsive, coil pack bad, sensor bad in emissions. When it passed 5 years and the powertrain ran out it began to slip on the 3-4 gear change (and yes I had did tranny service). We dumped the lemon. It was one of those cars that kept me seeing my service guy. As much as it pains me to say it, if you are going small car you'd be better to look at Hondtoynisssubadai. Just my $0.02
I realize things vary from region to region across the country, but for the money I think you can go new for the same or even less money. This truck isn't your color, and it's in Illinois @ Laura, but this is similar to other numbers I'm seeing out there right now on the 18's. https://www.laurabuickgmc.com/VehicleDetails/new-2018-GMC-Sierra_1500-Double_Cab_Standard_Box_4_Wheel_Drive_SLT-Collinsville-IL/3208532563 Since you aren't too far from Kellogg ID I'd check with Dave Smith. They move a lot of inventory. https://www.davesmiths.com/VehicleDetails/new-2018-Chevrolet-Silverado_1500-Double_Cab_Standard_Box_4_Wheel_Drive_LTZ-Kellogg-ID/3238099743 If you are comfortable buying pre-owned go for it, but for the same money I think you can also get the new car smell. Good luck with whatever you decide.
If you are under warranty just let a dealer replace the shark fin. If you are out of warranty or want to tackle it yourself here's a video on a Silverado (should be similar) as how to access the antenna. Good luck
I expect that when GM finally clears out the remaining 18's the 19's will begin to drop in price. If they want to stay competitive in the truck sales race between FoMoCo and FCA they have to cut prices to move the metal; both Ford and Ram are heavily discounting their trucks. GM incentives on the 19's should increase before too long.
Congrats on the truck. I totally agree with you on this site. In my opinion it is the most helpful site of its kind out there. Not tons of smart aleck responses on here but lots of guys who know a lot about GM trucks and don't care to share. Been here since 2002 myself and can't begin to relate how much I've learned over the years. Hope your new truck gives you many miles of happy motoring!
Lots of good advice about getting your insurance company involved. As far as the lawyer is concerned you'll have to decide if you want to go after/punish the stupid drunk. I absolutely hate drunk drivers and whatever he gets on the bad side, he certainly deserves, but you have to decide if you want to invest the time and energy in a lawsuit. This is one of those threads where you'd like to see how things turn out in the future, so if you don't mind keep us updated as this thing plays out. Good luck.
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