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tanked_darren

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tanked_darren last won the day on April 30 2013

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About tanked_darren

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    Canada
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    2007 GMC SIERRA, 2001 PONTIAC SUNFIRE
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    GM trucks, wrenching, driving, working out, girls.
  1. GM trucks have a really great air filter housing set up IMO. My old truck would go like 80,000kms on 1 engine air filter. My current truck a 2014 Ford f150 will barely go 20,000kms and its black. I think water gets to it.
  2. Ya they are used in the coal industry. Things get nasty quick here! To the poster above wondering about how to change - you will need a torx bit to remove the lower glove box, there are 2 screws on top (you'll need to open the top box) and there are 2 screw below. Then you can pull the lower glove box out, behind that is a rectangular door that is clipped on, you pull back on the top 2 clips to open the door to get the filter. Make note. The direction of airflow is down. So when you put the new one in remember that there is an arrow on the filter just like a house furnace filter.
  3. Hi y'all I used to own a 2007 GMC but since moved to Ford back in '14... Anyways I still work on GM trucks at my work site and they get put through a lot of punishment that's for sure! Below you will find pics of the cab filter I pulled out of this 2016 Silverado with just over 8000km lol. (Its first service) OUTPUT side: INTAKE side: Dash shot: For anyone wondering here was the engine air filter...
  4. You made 2 mistakes, first you didn't shut your vehicle off when you went to fuel it. Really? Your kid couldn't last the 5 mins... Secondly, you shouldn't top off fuel tanks, if this generation is anything like the last 2, you can wreck parts of the truck related to emissions. I bet it says right in your manual about it. DO NOT TOP OFF
  5. Is the plug magnetic on these new trucks? Haven't had a chance to change the oil on the fleet at work yet... For that matter I wonder if GM put a drain plug on the transmissions again. Same with the rear diff. I know changing the filter on a transmission gets quite messy when you can't drain the oil out first...
  6. OMG first thing I did when I bought the truck I have now is scratch the hell out of it taking it camping, it's a truck not a showpiece, then I got the linex overrails and never looked back, that stuff is beast. I'll be putting it on my next purchase as well.
  7. Yes the 5.3 will Smoke the Rear Tires

    425 torque under 3000rpm... Chevy makes its power at what 6000rpm? Sent from my HP Touchpad using Tapatalk 4
  8. 2007 1500 Trans wont shift!

    Did you try starting the truck first? You have to put the shift lever into D Sent from my Motorola DynaTAC using Tapatalk
  9. Antifreeze smell in cab

    yep tag on another few thousand dollars too. The reason all the jobs are outside the US is because its cheaper. The consumer wants cheaper. Sent from my Motorola DynaTAC using Tapatalk
  10. Yes the 5.3 will Smoke the Rear Tires

    The 5.3 is an absolute dog compared to Ford's ecoboost. That's real world testing both with a 3.73 axle. The numbers put out by both engines don't lie either. Sent from my Motorola DynaTAC using Tapatalk
  11. Aluminum spares

    Good to know. These are base model w/t reg cabs with v6's Sent from my Motorola DynaTAC using Tapatalk
  12. Bad business practice

    I didn't even think about it. I'm so used to saying no to their other services it wasn't until the next day I thought about how they got the tranny oil. I assume they are retards at these quick lube places so my response is always no when they suggest stuff. Funny they stripped my drain plug! Sent from my Motorola DynaTAC using Tapatalk
  13. Bad business practice

    I thought i would share this with you guys. I use a local Mobil 1 where I live to change my cars oil. Its just too messy with the sideways filter and I live in an apartment. Anyways I had a "tech" show me "burnt" transmission oil and suggested I get a flush. Funny thing is I just did the trans oil/filter. The other funny thing is the only way to get the amount of oil I was shown is to drop the pan. I know this car inside and out. I did the transmission myself! I bet they show everyone the same cup of oil. What a bunch of clowns! Is this normal practice? Can I report this kind of practice? Sent from my Motorola DynaTAC using Tapatalk
  14. 10 things the F150 got wrong

    Judging from some of the members around here and what I see on the road, most people buy trucks and use them as pavement princesses. Never hauling or towing. You can usually spot them with the unused trailer hitch being left in the receiver. Sent from my Motorola DynaTAC using Tapatalk
  15. what was your first car/truck

    1989 ford mustang 2.3 5 speed. Trunk model. LX. The car was the best car I ever owned. Got rid of it when I was a broke ass and the fuel pump failed. I would have kept it if I had it now. Sent from my Motorola DynaTAC using Tapatalk
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