Is accessorizing your truck something that you are currently interested and/or investing in? IF YES: What is your to top priority when choosing accessories for your truck? (Quality/Price/Look/Reviews) IF NO: Why not? (No time/money, inexperience, no vehicle) Yes. I consider everything when looking at a product. Top priority is probably looks. I am not going to put something on my truck if I don't like the look of the product or feel like it won't look good on the truck. I then consider quality and read reviews to help decide if that particular product is what I am looking for and then consider price once all other factors have been considered. Would you purchase something because it's priced cheaper, regardless of negative reviews, or options of higher-end, better quality products? (YES or NO) No. On my previous truck I went the cheaper/inexpensive route and found out the hard way you get what you pay for. Now I look at the higher end products but will also look for the best price when considering an accessory. Would you purchase an accessory purely based on how it looks? Even if that means the product does not work well or may not work at all? No. If I am going to add an accessory to my truck I want it to be functional and work as intended but also look good at the same time.
Mossyoakglock posted a topic in 1999-2006 & 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500I noticed today that I have a big chunk missing from one of the pieces of paint protection film that is on the front corners of the bed. It is the stuff like the 3M paint protection film. Does anybody have a part number so I can replace it? Is it a dealer item? Also, how do I replace it. It's really stuck on there and not sure how to even remove it in the first place. This is for the 2008 Silverado. Would heat work and just peel off and reapply?
Mossyoakglock replied to Mossyoakglock's topic in 1999-2006 & 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500There was no light, only the message. Would a message trigger a code even though there is no check light?
Mossyoakglock replied to Mossyoakglock's topic in 1999-2006 & 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500My switch is a knob and the little light was on 2wd but when I tried to rotate it the light didn't move. It stayed on 2wd even though the switch was in the 4H/4L position. Could it be cold related. It's been really cold here in TN. Colder than normal for an extended period of time. I think the highest high it has been here in Nashville in a few days is 34* with the average high the past week being 25ish. Lows in the mid-teens. The switch is only around $25 so I might just go ahead and replace it **Edit** - If I got the message, would there be a code stored in the computer? I scanned with my scanner but nothing showed up. Wasn't sure if it would store a code that cannot be read by a handheld reader.
Mossyoakglock posted a topic in 1999-2006 & 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500I got the “Service 4wd System” message on the DIC yesterday afternoon. I left work and it was not on. Drove about 20 minutes to the store and when I came back out I got the message. I turned the truck off and then turned just the ignition back on and the message was still there. Started truck and still had the message. I cleared it with the check button on the DIC and drove home. Got to the house and tried to switch to 4H and 4L but it would not engage. Pulled in the garage and turned the truck off. I then hooked up my scanner to see if there were any codes which there were none (no other lights either). The truck was off for maybe 5 minutes. Started the truck and got no message and it would shift into 4H, Auto and 4L with no problems. I checked all the fuses and all are fine and also checked all the connections around the transfer case and all seem to be connected and clean. Got in the truck this morning with no message. Thoughts on what could be wrong? In the little research I did it could be the fuses (all good), connections (all good) or the dash switch. Most common seems to be the dash switch but could it the actuator on the front axle?
I am changing some things on my tune on my 2008 Silverado. I currently have the i1000. When I put the truck back to stock I checked the tune versions on the the Intune and they look to all be the current tunes based on what I found on Diablo's website. The most up-to-date tune on Diablo's website for the GM is:GM PID 1r01a 2016-04-27 15:30:30GM Tune 1r02u 2016-08-25 15:11:24These are the same that are currently installed on my tuner.I checked the other auto brands tunes just to be safe and they are all the same as what is currently on my tuner. Since my i1000 has all the current versions based on the website do I really need to update my i1000? The last updates are from 2016. Last question. Do I need to download and install Ignition Update Software (for PC)?
I am. Going through all gears and then letting it idle for a few minutes. I followed the owners manual to a T.
I checked it how it said. Between 180-200* but it might have been too soon after driving. By the time I let it sit and was able to check it it dropped to 155*. I'll try to check it after work today before I leave the parking garage. It will have to be a cold check but should give me an idea.
Just an update. I tried checking the fluid yesterday when it was registering 190* but I guess it was too quickly after I had driven it and couldn't get a reading. I let it cool and set and when I rechecked it at 155* the dipstick registered almost full. I'm guessing that means it's overfilled if it's registering full at 155*?
Mossyoakglock posted a topic in 1999-2006 & 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500What is the proper fill level for the 4L60E? I know it needs to be in the HOT markings but is it better to be somewhere in the middle or the top? Right now I'm right under the top of the hot crosshatch (Maybe 1/16 - 1/8"). Should it be more in the middle of the HOT marking or as close to the top as possible? The reason I ask is that my trans got to about 196 this past weekend towing a 16" tandem axle trailer (trailer is actually fairly light too, I can pick up the tongue by myself) with just a couch on it around town. It was around 90* or so. Max speed was maybe 50 mph. I wondered if I had a little too much and it aerated and started to foam and might need to take just a little bit out. Wasn't sure if it was better to have it around the middle of the HOT markings or closer to the top of the HOT markings.
Mossyoakglock replied to diyer2's topic in Off-Topic2:45 mark is especially painful to watch Not sure what happened but his rear tires a locked. Not sure if that happened because it submerged or if it simply slid down a wet ramp. Wonder if he applied the parking brake too?
I'll take a look at them. Any idea of a part number that will fit. When I filtered it down there are still 450 different ones. Any idea what size the stock cooler is? I can't measure it right now and won't be able to for a few hours.
Is it possible to add a small electric fan to my trans cooler? I was thinking something like a motorcycle or 4wheeler cooling fan since they are small and should fit. I don’t really want to mess with changing out the stock cooler because of leaks, having to mount it, etc. I don’t really have the time to get into all that. I was thinking that if I could find a small puller fan it should work. Since it can get pretty hot here in TN and with stop and go traffic, towing trailers, towing a boat and all that the temps can climb pretty quick. I know most say that anything under 200 is ok but I’d rather not get it that high and would like to keep them around 190 in the hottest days of summer. I feel that anything additional to help cool is better than nothing. Since I am not savvy with electrical, can somebody help me out with wiring? I can’t just wire something but if I have a diagram/directions I can do it. I just can’t “wing it.” I’d like to have it come on automatically but if I have to use a switch to control it, that would be ok.
We just got back from a trip through the mountains. San Jose -> Sequoia Natinoal Park/Kings Canyon -> Yosemite -> South Lake Tahoe -> San Francisco. We went through some pretty steep and curvy roads throughout or trip (1600 miles total in 10 days). We had to rent a '17 Surburban since we had 6 people + luggage. Since it had the 6-speed I used tow/haul quite a bit through the mountains and it worked great along with the grade braking feature. I used manual mode when we went down the really steep stuff but for the most part just left it in tow/haul and it worked perfectly. On a side-note: I loved the hill start assist in San Francisco! I have been there a few times but never driven and that was a lifesaver when having to stop on some of those ridculously steep hills. I have an '08 Silverado so I don't have any of those features on my truck. After driving the Surburban it really makes me want to get a new truck.
Mossyoakglock replied to Mossyoakglock's topic in 1999-2006 & 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500Not yet. I've been busy that last few weeks and haven't had a chance to really mess with it. To answer a previous question, no, I do not have adjustable pedals.
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