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  1. Not as bad as the starter inside between he cylinders below the intake on the Northstar engine in the older Cadillacs.
  2. My 2016 Suburban was a major pain and no matter how much I did the jacking and exhaust pull down as most stated I couldn't get the pan out. Had to loosen the exhaust at the manifolds to allow enough room to get it off. I guess it all depends on the vehicle. Some can get it some can't.
  3. Do you really think it will get to the point of no oil? Big oil will not let that happen. Making to much money as it is now. Just more falsehoods going around out there. The production is low and in return, keeps the price up high so yes, not as much out there like we are used to but it will not get to the point of shutting down everything. Also this just makes it worse because now you have everyone panic buying. Think toilet paper of 2020. No need to do that either. Carry on business as usual and all will be fine, well except for the higher prices.
  4. I can't say you would get an increase, but some of my customers have seen and increase in MPG. Changing over all drive train fluids to AMSOIL can't hurt but only help. Especially in protection. If you sign up as a Preferred Customer, the cost is 25% off the retail price. Plus free shipping on orders over $100 and like now, up until the 28th of June, AMSOIL is running a PROMO you get free shipping on orders of $49 or more. Let me know and I can get you set up.
  5. Sorry to hear this. Accidents happen. It seems that GM should have kept the DEF fill under the hood or on the other side of the vehicle. I know it is a small % that mix and such but even that stinks and could have been avoided if the DEF location was different. Lucky that my DEF is located in the trunk and I only have to fill it maybe once a year.
  6. This 2.7 turbo 4 works well. Imagine if GM made it in a straight 6 cylinder! Man the possibilities! Horsepower TV took an 300 Ford straight 6 that was stock, 88hp and 217tq, put a better flowing head and a few other things and a turbo and the final result was 517hp and 597tq at 4,300 rpm. It can be done and imagine the power if they just added two cylinders to the 2.7 and how it is developed with the variable cam.
  7. They need to offer a straight 6 with a turbo. The power they could get for that is insane and the cost would be minimal since it is an easy design. Think of all the engine bay room.
  8. Seems GM knows of issues but not doing much to fix it. Like in our 2016 Suburban with the 6L80, torque converter issues all over the web. Ours went out at 82k. I did everything to prevent it but it is a part quality issue. Rebuild with a billet converter and Sonnax part upgrade and should be good. Along with a tune to the transmission not to lock until 6 gear. Sad that manufactures don't seem to care but then as long as it makes it past warranty they are happy. Oh the days of the old turbo 400.
  9. Dad has these in their basement. Not full of oil but grease. LOL
  10. $74 to fill up my Cruze diesel, took 14 gallons. $5.28. Regular is $4.35 here. Have not filled the truck up in over two weeks so not sure the price of 93.
  11. You can't run it straight but mix like you did with the BMW wouldn't be a problem. I mix it in my 2019 with the 6.2. Run 8 gallons of E85 and the rest 93 in a 24 gallon tank.
  12. At least in the trucks I feel they raised the oil capacity because they knew that there was going to be fuel dilution with these DI engines.
  13. No issues with warranty. Use your free oil change that you paid for when you purchased the truck. (it is part of the total cost, just not stated, do you think GM would give anything for free?) If you have it changed, make sure they reset the OLM. If you go longer than the OLM, I highly recommend getting a used oil analysis, Fuel dilution is a major issue with these DI engines.
  14. That is not high mileage. Maybe back in the early 70's but not today. Considering you live in the "Great White North" and 0w-20 has done well, why change? Winter is just around the corner. Well a little ways but the summer solstice is 5 days away and then the days will be getting shorter.
  15. We just took a trip in our 2016 Suburban with the 5.3 and I installed the ethanol sensor, Black Bear Performance tuned it and turned on the E85 table and I imagine tuned that as well, or tweaked it. I ran E85 the entire trip and put around 1,200 miles on it. We averaged 17mpg when normally would get 21mpg on 93. The difference is that E85 where I got it was and is that I know of $3.70 and 93 is $4.90 to $5.60 in places in PA. Our cost per mile was break even for the most part but I didn't do the math 100%. I just like the performance of E85 and the smell of the exhaust. Not to mention the benefits of it burning cleaner. My UOA's prove that. As for my 6.2, I use 93 and when I can mix E85 along with it. I found anything more than a 40/60 mix throws a CEL for running lean code P0171 GM and all the other manufactures should just make every ICE vehicle a flex fuel and let us decide if we want to us it or not. I know it isn't available everywhere.
  16. Yes, they can get hot and is why running a quality synthetic like AMSOIL can protect it way better than the factory fluid. Not saying being hot is good, but AMSOIL can help keep from going bad fast if you happen to run it hot. Nothing can protect the seals and such from intense heat, those will suffer no matter what. If you want to see how well AMSOIL Signature Series ATF held up to extreme use, check out the Las Vegas Taxi Cab Study.
  17. Yes, you can use 75w-90, no problem. I switched over my 2019 Silverado to all AMSOIL front and back. You can find what it needs here. The AMSOIL look up guide gives you what you need in terms of fluid and quantities. Quick guide is you will need 5 qts for the front and rear diff, two for the front and three for the rear. It will not take it all but that is what will cover it. The Transfer case is 2qts. If you are interested in using AMSOIL, let me know and I can get you a quote of everything delivered to your door.
  18. Price here for E85 just recently is a good $1.25 difference between it and 93. Well worth it cost per mile.
  19. Which to me is wrong, not like they didn't have the parts and the fuel is still available. Why not continue to have it on the vehicles and let the consumer decide whether or not to buy it.
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  22. We have moles. Hard to get rid of those little things. It is also illegal to kill them, which makes no sense. They are everywhere, such an invasive little devil.
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