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  1. So I went ahead and purchased the "updated" thermostatic valve for my 6L80e, part number 86774933 referenced in the SB. installation look about 10 min and only required a 10mm and 13mm open end. I do my trans fluid and filter every 22,500 as per the service manual and my fluid temp would hover around 185-195 towing or not towing hot outside or cold. As i live in CT the ambient air temp can be 10 degrees or 90. After the installation of the new bypass valve the trans sits at 145 and never got over 150 on a 2 hour 116mile drive. I also think this is much better than the "pill flip" as you retain the bypass ability for colder weather so the trans still gets up to temp quickly. I have not yet towed anything to see if the temp would go back up to the 180-190 range but I figured I would share this info for anyone else who thinks a transmission designed to run at 192 degrees is crazy. Also for anyone who wants one and doesn't wanna pay if your truck is still under warranty the dealer will install one of these if you complain about anything with the transmission even if the "Customer complaint Cannot be replicated." that being said i got mine for $60 on GMpartsDirect.
  2. I test drove a 2016 Silverado with the new Off Road Sport Package today, and I really like it. I asked at the dealership if there's a bed cover that is compatible with the sport bar, bu nobody had an answer - anyone know any different? It will help me decide whether or not to get the dealer-installed sport bar or not, since the bed cover is more important for me than the sport bar and associated lights. Thanks.
  3. The truck drives fine. It accelerates fine and everything, except there has been a humming noise coming from the rear when I accelerate recently. It gets louder the faster I go. The dealer seemed to not know what it was a first and gave me different possible issues. Now they’re telling me I need a rear differential replacement. I do have larger wheels and tires (35s) on a 6 in lift. Have any of you experienced something similar?
  4. Hello all! It was suggested I start a build thread so here I am starting one! My truck is a 2016 Silverado Regular Cab with the 5.3L v8 and 6 speed automatic. It has the IOB 7" infotainment center with Apple Play/Android Auto, trailer hitch incorporated into the rear bumper, cruise control, 40/20/40 seats etc and although I originally thought it had 3:42 gears based on the standard items listed on the sticker I somehow missed that my option column shows that it actually has the 3:08 gears. The LT interior was a little too busy looking for me and had a bunch of stuff I didn't really need and about the only option the LS didn't have that I wished for is the steering wheel audio/phone controls but I think I can get by without those especially after finding out from the dealer the cost as well as what it would take to install. I had modifications in mind before even getting the truck such as lowering, tire/wheel upgrade, increasing performance/handling, upgrading to a competition level audio system (my hobby and side business) and of course plans to personalize it to my tastes. Here's what I have done so far and the more I read this forum the more I add to my list so future plans are below! Day 1 Before installing 2" drop shackles and removing spacer block (shows the chrome door handles I installed but did not like so they got changed quickly) After shackles installed/spacer block removed and color matched handles as well as mirror caps installed The gold Bowtie looked out of place to me so I color matched the front one using the rattle can custom mix kit you can get on eBay or Amazon along with Duplicolor primer/adhesion promoter I didn't like the look of the rear Bowtie at all even after color matching so I removed it and I also added the LS emblem to balance out the rear somewhat since now only the LT and LTZ trucks get those emblems for some reason. (I also plan to color match the tailgate handle) More coming in a few minutes!
  5. Looking for some help with this 2016 silverado, the passenger door says it's open and the power window won't work. We looked at the connections at the hinge point of the passenger door and all connections in the door, I haven't found any bad fuses, and I'm not really sure where to go from here. Any help would be great.
  6. My 2016 Silverado 5.3 with 50k miles has always made a sound After kicking over and I finally was able to leave it at the dealer because they said they need to replicate the noise. It very loud when the weather is very cold and only does it at cold start and goes away once started. Attached is a video hoping someone can help because I feel like the dealer is really going to stick it to me. FullSizeRender.mov
  7. When I got home tonight, my interior dome lights would not turn off. I happened to look out the window and noticed them still on after I had locked it up. I go out and try to shut them off with the switch on the overhead console but no response in any switch position. Start up the truck and notice there is a door ajar....that must be the issue. Shut the right rear door all the way but lights stay on. WTF??? Lock and unlock the truck with fob and switches many times, start truck and drive it around awhile thinking they might just go out but they don't. Very strange! It's hovering around 0 degrees F outside so you can imagine how impressed I am with this $45,000 piece of GM junk right about now. I don't need a dead battery in the morning so with freezing fingers, I took off the negative battery cable and they finally shut off and stayed off. What the hell is going on here? BCM bad, stuck relay, or what?
  8. Recently got a 2016 Silverado LT Tungsten Metallic. Not a fan of the chrome on the front end. I have found posts about doing a color match, seems simple for the grill. However I don't know how I feel about attempting to remove the bezel on the headlights or open them up to remove the Amber and really don't want to spend the money on the LTZ assembly. I love the head lights. But I'm also a huge fan of some of the after market conversions for the 2015 models as well. Does anyone know if they would fit? Since it's the LT the bulbs are HID not LED so the light part isn't an issues. If they don't. Oh well. Next I was wondering if anyone on here has seen/ done a black front end (head lights/bumper/grill) with the tungsten Metallic. Pics would be appreciated. Also open to any other ideas
  9. Hey all! Long time lurker here, and I have a question for you all. I currently have a 2004 Sierra RCLB that I love to death, and it was the first vehicle I ever bought. I graduated college, got a great job, and am able to buy myself a new truck like I have wanted. I've been looking for a few months, and I found a perfect 2016 CPO. 19,000 miles, All-Star, all the options I want except for the full console. It even has a line-x, tonneau cover, and tinted windows. The only thing is that it has the 3.08 rear end. I've read some things on here about the 3.08, but I was hoping I could get some input from those of you that actually have it. The more I search, it seems like the 3.08 was pretty common on these. Anyways, thanks guys, I hope you guys can help me out!
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