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Foghorn17 last won the day on January 24 2012

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About Foghorn17

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    GM-trucks.com member since 2002

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    Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina
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    2017 GMC Sierra Denali 4x4

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  1. I'm back

    Nice truck; welcome back.
  2. Nice truck! Here's to many many miles of enjoyable and trouble free motoring! Congrats.
  3. I picked her out

    Well good to know that they still have the prices I remember. You certainly are more than welcome. Maybe it's me earning my keep around here for all they help I've received. I've learned a lot in the sixteen years I've been a member of GM-trucks. Best site ever for a GM truck guy.
  4. I'm an android guy and Waze became available in Android Auto a few months back. It too had some initial kinks in the program. Just ran Waze through Android Auto today on around a 400 mile road trip. Not a single hiccup. They will get the Carplay version sorted out in short order. Best travel app out there in my opinion.
  5. I picked her out

    Fixed it for you squeak That's the perfect attitude to take toward the situation. GM makes new trucks every day and there is a dealer who will treat you right.....you just have to be patient and find the truck and the dealer. Best not to regret a snap decision. Good luck and it will work out.
  6. I picked her out

    I don't work for them and I actually didn't buy from them, but the last time I priced the GM Warranty there was a dealer in PA that had the best price I could find. My purchasing dealer actually matched their price and that's why I went that route. But at least worth a check. http://www.gmoutlet.com/gmepp_quote.html
  7. Based on youtube videos of the first trucks hitting the lots, it is 0W-20 for the new trucks at least the 5.3 & 6.2.
  8. Don't mean to hijack the thread, but on a related note. I've only seen this with white GM vehicles. Are any other colors affected? Also, about a week ago I saw an F-150 of the 09-14 style that was silver and was doing the same thing. Since the OEM's use many of the same suppliers just wondering. Is it a paint issue, primer issue, or a combination of both? I am leaning toward a lighter color for my next truck, but not if this problem exists. I know years ago there were lots of paint problems on American vehicles. My dad had a charcoal gray 88 Ford F-150. The whole cab roof and hood flaked and pealed within a couple years. To Ford's credit they agreed to strip the old paint, prime and repaint the entire truck for $50 out of pocket to my dad. Needless to say Dad jumped on that offer. Truck was repainted and never had any issues.
  9. You will occasionally see someone comment on this board about AFM on the 14+ model trucks, but for the most part there's very little discussion about AFM issues on the newer trucks. Lot's of discussion on the last generation of trucks, so I conclude GM must have more or less solved their AFM issues. The AFM has been a non-issue on my 14 Silverado and now my 17 GMC, but admittedly they were/are low mileage. As stated AFM can be disabled with something like the Range plug in unit. Range AFM disabler Or better yet you can wait for the 19's and their dynamic fuel management. Wonder how reliability will be with that setup?
  10. Android Auto Stupidity

    Maybe uninstall the android auto app on your phone and re-install? Just my $0.02. Good luck
  11. As an android user (no this isn't going to be an android vs apple post) the absolute best part with my android auto, and soon to be apple carplay is the ability to use waze for navigation. My favorite integration by far. My son has an iphone 8 and his car has carplay. Glad he'll be getting Waze for his in car display as he heads off to college.
  12. Frame hole plugs - question

    I've had them before as well. No issues with moisture. As stated they are a tight fit.
  13. OP you did right by leaving. Dealer doesn't respect me I walk. When they call, and they will, they need to hear it again and tell them you are already working with _____________________- dealer. True or not true it's what they need to hear. When you do find that dealer that respects you as a customer stick with them. I don't play games. I tell them up front and if they start I'm out of there. Plenty of dealers in my neck of the woods.
  14. Oil Change Question

    First, I totally agree the oil seems to wick up the dipstick on these trucks. Even after sitting for a while. Secondly, I usually check the oil while truck is in garage totally level and after sitting all night; most reliable measurement comes this way IMO. Finally, as one of the lucky ones who had the HPFP issue, if you have this issue you won't have to guess about it. It will be extremely obvious that something is wrong. My oil level was consistently in the twisted part of the dipstick and the oil fill cap smelled more like a gas cap (if these trucks had one) than a gas cap. Oil level is now steady and on full. Almost 4k on the engine and oil since my HPFP fix; no ill effects to report.
  15. 2019 Ram thoughts

    Local dealer got a Bighorn 4x4 off the hauler weekend before last. Truck was parked unlocked. So I had a look around. For a middle trim package, the interior was gorgeous. Minus the cloth seats it was nicer than my current Denali in many ways. Materials seemed a cut above what I'd expect on that trim. Displays, switch gear, door trims panels, etc. I like the look, but every time I consider an FCA product that nagging gut wondering about quality always shows up. i could probably do an F150 as they have had a few years to figure out their truck, but I believe I'll let the early adopters figure out if FCA can build a quality product before I jump on board. I'm worried as well about the new GM trucks, lots of changes with lots of potential for early quality gremlins. I'll be sitting back watching for a while.

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