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  1. Is this normal?

    Roughly how many “uggah-duggahs” was it? 😂😜. Are we talking two or three or like 14 uggah duggahs? 😂😆
  2. Or just stay with stock.... biggest thing is to get the old nasty stuff out and fresh in.
  3. Appointment scheduled for Wednesday. Under powertrain warranty. Check back for updates
  4. Well, after changing the oil, the noise is back. I’ll contact my dealership about the 5/100 warranty tomorrow. I might “just” be within it. More to come.
  5. Yeah, I’ll have a chance this Friday to change the oil. Then a nice 50 mile highway trip to camp for the weekend.
  6. Update: Drove the truck 200 miles and when I left the house in the morning, the noise was still there but lessened in length of time that I heard it. Gave her a little romping to “clean things out “ after it was fully warmed up, and coming home, I tried the manual down shift coming down a hill. The noise is gone. Is there any harm in leaving the seafoam in until my oil change, or should I dump it now? Oil life is at 16% now....
  7. Well, added the proper ratio of Seafoam to oil per instructions. Going to drive it for a while (few hundred miles) like they say then change the oil. The percentage is at 20%, maybe 19% now.... I'll update on any progress / changes...
  8. yeah, I'll try a bottle of seafoam during the next oil change, which is soon. Used it before. Thanks...
  9. So I’ve been noticing this more and more lately, and am hoping to diagnose it myself before having to drop big bucks at the dealer (possibly). No matter if the truck is warm or cold-ish, if it downshifts to a gear that sends the RPMs anywhere around 3k or higher, I get what sounds like either a valve noise. It happens if I apply throttle to do it, or if I kick down manually going down a hill to do manual engine braking. My thought is that the actuator that phases the cam is clogged up with sludge or something. Truck has 92k on it. Changed the oil with recommended dexos oil at recommended intervals. Anyone else seeing this? Short of tearing the motor apart, or at least the front part, anything I can check? I have an OBD2 scanner for my phone. Have yet to plug it in.
  10. How is the brake pedal feel? I know my 2014 started off solid but as it gets older the pedal gets mushier. Granted I probably need to flush the fluid, but curious if any difference.
  11. Oddly enough, the older mine gets the better it shifts. Granted, I’ve changed all the fluids, and has new plugs and wires. With the way the computer ties in the opening and closing of the TB during shifts, and whatever other trickery it does, seems like having a good running vehicle helps.....
  12. Only 2015? My 2014 will do it at certain times. What comes to mind first is shifting into reverse when backing a trailer and cranking the wheel. Only to realize I have to power steering. Then wait a second and it’s back.
  13. What about upgrading to 2017 Sierra HD lights? They look the same, but are MUCH better. Buddy has one and I actually commented out loud “Wow, are these stock? They are so much brighter than mine”
  14. Wow! Almost a year later and the truck still rides great. Love these shocks. Major construction around my area with “rough road” signs all over. Challenge accepted. Truck just walks thru it. They are cushy and smooth yet stiffen up for the big hits when needed. Only gripe is the rust up here in central New York
  15. Probably the bad ground under the driver side A pillar. Search YouTube for it. Same thing you showed.

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