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  1. This is what I did. Amazon actually. $130 each for the 5000x strut, and $50 each for the 5000x shock. So for $60 you could have had new new shocks. And yes they are an improvement over the stock ones. How long they last, we shall see. Did mine around 60k. Have 86k now. Still rides like they are new.
  2. Oil pressure 6.2

    I seem to remember the old saying, 10 psi for every 1000 rpm. If that’s still true, then you are close but fine. Then again. It was an OLD saying....😜
  3. We need more information.... Has the Transmission fluid been changed (entirely)? Any other issues (Vibrations, etc)? Just as an aside, I had shifting "weirdness" on mine around 70k, and decided to have the fluid and filter changed. Shifted better than a new truck after that was done.
  4. A/C Condenser

    Yes, but this wasn't at a dealership, was a local shop, which I trust. I'd rather him be honest with me than throw parts at it. I'll play the wait and see game, as long as the air is still cold....
  5. A/C Condenser

    So just some additional input here. I recently had my radiator replaced under the TSB. It was out of warranty but they honored it. Shortly after (3 weeks? Month?) my air wasn’t cold anymore. I thought “Great, condensor or pipe”. Nope. If I have a leak the shop can’t find it. Holds vacuum etc. he dyed it and recharged it. See what happens.
  6. Well. Changed the oil and still have the same noise.... any other thoughts?
  7. Hmmm, possibly.... however, I'm noticing it is doing it on down shift, and also under hard acceleration (two gear kick down to pass someone). Only happens in the range of 2500-3000 rpm, and for about a second or so, then goes away....
  8. Negative. I’m shifting manually. Sounds like maybe a loose heat shield. I’m hoping that’s all it is
  9. No video or audio yet.... yes, have the flapper, but it doesn't sound like its coming from the rear, I'm 99% sure its from the motor..... It almost sounds the same as what some have found is the starter staying engaged after a cold start on a cold day. Which to me, sounded like the valves weren't getting oil for a split second on start up.....
  10. OK, so I've tried searching here and the interwebs for this, but only get stuff related to the transmission clunks. A little back story.... I live on top of a hill, so every morning, to go ANYWHERE, I have to go down said hill. Rather than use up my brakes, I let the engine "help" me slow down by manually down shifting. What I'm noticing lately is, if I down shift to 3rd gear, and the RPMs jump up to say, 3K, I hear a quick "thrash" from the engine, almost like its trying to adjust the variable valve timing or something..... Then, POOF, its gone, and all is well. It will repeat, however. My question is, is this a sign of a bad lifter, or something else? It's not just ONE lifter tick, and I would think it would do it all the time if it was a bad lifter..... I plan on bringing it into the dealer shortly, but I'm figuring they will say what they normally say, "Normal operating noises"..... Truck has 84K on it, and has had Mobil 1 oil changes every time the oil life interval said to change it, short of the very first one I did early.... And the oil life has no bearing on the noise....
  11. Just a follow up. Truck still rides good. Still happy with the choice. The truck definitely likes the cooler weather. Probably because the air isnt cranking and dragging the motor down. Lol Hopefully this post helps someone in their decision for new shocks
  12. Sounds like torque converter lockup. It unlocks briefly then settles back in. Mine does it going up a hill in either third or fourth gear. Less noticeable now that it has fresh fluid in the tranny
  13. Funny you mention this. I have been complaining about my trannys shifting for about a year. I decided Im keeping the truck for a long time so time to go through it. Did differentials, transfer case, shocks and had the tranny fluid replaced. Magically all my shifting issues went away. This thing shifts better than New. Even if you havent towed or worked it hard, get the fluid changed. And dont just drop the pan. Its worth it.

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