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  1. Thom Cannell Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com November 23rd, 2018 What makes a Silverado a Silverado? The thing is, regardless of our love of V-8 power and torque; V-6 engines are the heart of the truck market. Well, Chevrolet says they are. Read Thom's 2.7L Deep Dive A few days ago, in Scottsdale, Arizona, we put this proposition to the test, logging miles in a 2019 Silverado powered by the all-new 2.7-liter designed-for-trucks engine. And, as Doug Marcaida might exclaim, "This engine will run!" Arriving on site, we were greeted by competing vehicles from Ford and Ram. The Ford was powered by its 3.3-liter V-6, the Ram by its 3.6-liter V-6. Before setting foot in a Silverado we took those competitors for a spin to see what Chevrolet—and GMC—are up against. As you know, Chevrolet has six engines available for Silverado, the older 4.3-liter motor, two versions of the venerable 5.3-liter, one with simple cylinder deactivation, the other with full Dynamic Fuel Management, the 6.2-liter gas engine and a 3.0-liter Duramax diesel. The diesel and 6.2L are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission with stop-start, and others use 8-speed automatics. As Chevy’s business strategy encompasses High Value (Work, Custom, Custom Trail Boss), High Volume (LT, RST, LT Trail Boss) and High Feature (LTZ, High Country) segments, you can see where value customers—mostly fleets—will use the V-6. LE and RST customers will have a wide choice of engines, as will the luxury crowd. Some of that choice revolves around chrome-plated emotions. Back in January, at the launch of the new Silverado, Rich Scheer director, Exterior Design, Chevrolet Trucks said, "Chrome has become more polarizing, and more personal, than any other aspect of truck design. Some customers want no chrome at all and only body-color or blacked-out trim. Others feel a truck isn’t a truck without chrome bumper, but feel extra chrome can be too 'flashy.' Others want as much chrome as they can get." Our Red Hot RST with Jet Black seating fell into the no-chrome zone, the only bright work being on the bowtie, nameplate and bright alloy wheels. We didn’t feel the lack of chrome detracted from its handsome appearance. The all-new 2.7-liter truck engine was specifically designed for Silverado and Sierra (and we're sure several other trucks, soon), and meant to deliver value, which is defined as durability, reliability, performance and fuel economy. The 2.7L is the standard engine for High Volume LT and RST where it delivers 310 horsepower, 348 SAE-certified torques, which is 22-percent more than the 4.3L V-6. There’s no skimping on comparable power. We think one of the selling points to customers (and management) is the new engine’s EPA rated fuel economy of 20 mpg in the city, 23 on-highway and 20 mpg combined. Notice the high rating for city, where many lifestyle trucks reside. The other thing that’s easily overlooked is the essentially flat torque curve from off-idle 1,500 to 4,000. Equally neglected is that torque doesn’t drop off at 4,000, instead knocking out about 300 lb.-ft. at 5,000 rpm. In other words, it is a solid powerhouse right to the redline. Some facts we didn’t stuff into our engine story are the Direct Injection and the 10:1 compression ratio that enables. We did touch on the integrated exhaust manifold and how it has a separate in-head cooling system, and that using predictive algorithms the electric water pump can push cool water into the head as soon as you mash the throttle. We also skipped over the charge-air cooler, intercooler to some, with a very low restriction rate and ability to lower intake air temperature by 130°F. Our notes from driving the competitive vehicles reminded us that the Ford 3.3L in a XLT trim is pleasant, fairly quiet, competent, and under vigorous acceleration feels somewhat leisurely. It gets the job done—with no load. We were surprised by steering pushback from smooth-road imperfections. The Ram Big Horn had a huge display and more modern IP/IC resembling an expensive watch face. Ram has always biased its gear set for impressive launch off the line, so felt more powerful than Ford. We did note tinny controls on steering wheel. Overall, Ram Big Horn was more pleasing, though acceleration produced greater drama than Ford. We didn’t drive the current 4.3L due to time constraints, so can’t offer a head-to-head comparison. What owners will expect of this powertrain—and please think, "what happens when I step on the long black pedal"—is power, durability, power, reliability, power, and of course, power. In Phoenix downtown traffic, hitting almost every stoplight, the new 2.7L and its 8-speed moved ahead briskly, easily keeping up with traffic with only mid-throttle application. The engine just works. It's happy and strong, and on two-lane highways where passing is important it spools up quickly and does its job. You do get some engine noise of course, but with far less drama than other base engines. Outside Phoenix, on the back roads where we could do Wide Open Throttle runs, the 2.7-liter revved somewhat higher than a larger engine might, and with a different kind of engine sound that wasn’t intrusive or thrashing. If we were idling at 1,500 rpm and then accelerating briskly, we got a somewhat noticeable lag that's similar to any engine's transmission kick-down lag-time. However, if we had any pre-existing power, for instance when climbing steep grades or prepping for passing, then there was no lag between throttle and acceleration. Overall, it feels like a pleasant base engine and we are certain we'll see it in other vehicles. Official EPA for our RST was 21 Overall, 20 City, and 23 Highway with an axle ratio of 3.42. That is a standard towing ratio, not a high fuel mileage ratio attempting to bias the fuel economy figures. We’ve seen that, haven’t we? There’s no cheating, no fudging, so those EPA mileage figures are in the ballpark. Again, it's a real truck, a real truck engine. If you’re wondering about cost, our RST with 43% Made In USA parts, listed at $50,625 including $1,495 destination. We had $7,630 worth of options like Bose audio, HD rear vision camera, aluminum wheels, 10-way adjustable seats, the Safety Package of backup and forward assist, trailer hitch, etc., all the cool stuff you'll likely add to your truck. Our final thoughts, the all-new 2.7-liter should not be compared with a 6.2L V-8 that transforms a Silverado into a Corvette with a bed. However, it is an engine that will knock your socks off when thinking of the technology that makes a relatively small turbocharged engine effectively and reliably move a truck.
  2. When I accelerate from dead stop to go my trucks been making a weird water sound. I have no clue what it could be.. Pretty inexperienced and when I took it to the mechanic It stopped. Its driving me nuts and hard to explain.... All I can think of is a weird fluttering water noise... Just hit 60k miles. Please Help!!! Thanks
  3. Zane & Josh, The Merva Brothers Co-Founders, GM-Trucks.com October 2018 Pickup utility racks have been an option for anyone looking to haul around longer objects for decades. They've gotten the job done when stuff like ladders, wood, and canoes needed moved from one place to another. With the options of bed sizes shrinking over the past few years, a stylish and functional utility rack can add, well , a lot of utility to your full size or midsize truck. Unfortunately, not many racks look as good as they function and take away from the aesthetics of our vehicle. So, when we found a new aluminum utility rack that looked as professional as our truck, we wanted to try it out. In an effort to find a stylish utility rack we're reviewing the Agri-Cover ADARAC Aluminum Series. What is it? Agri-Cover ADARAC Aluminum Series Model Number 4001238 For 2007-2013 Silverado/Sierra 1500 with 6' 6" bed MSRP: $491.30 / $578 MSRP (as of October 2018) Manufacturer Website: https://www.agricover.com/truck-bed-racks/ Installation Time: 1-hour Installation Difficulty: Easy with basic mechanical skills and a helping hand Main Features Rust resistant aluminum construction No drill installation Compact and narrow upright designs Four load dividers included Compatable with Access-Cover bed covers What We Like Modern and stylish brushed aluminum design Thick stamped upright supports are super staunch Modular attachment points and accessories Uprights can be removed or installed with one person 500-lb capacity What We Don’t Like Stamped parts have sharp edges out of the box Can't re-position uprights without tools Rack as a whole can restrict what you put in the bed unless removed Tie-down holes are only barely bigger than a standard hook ADARAC Aluminum Series Unboxing The ADARAC came securely shipped in a long and moderately heavy box. One person can move the packaging around but two would be easier. We started out by unpacking our rack, laying out all of the parts and reading the manual. We found hardware packaging was excellent with no missing parts. The manual was clear and easy to understand. Nothing was scratched or damaged. The stamped aluminum uprights came covered in a protective sheeting/fabric and looking as if they were straight out of the forming machine. We almost cut ourselves on the uprights because no clean up work had been done to remove burrs or sharp edges. A smooth edge would have been a lot better and easier to handle. Once everything was organized and we had familiarized ourselves with the installation manual, we started to get to work. ADARAC Aluminum Series Installation We installed this rack at the same time as our Access-Cover Lorado Roll Up Cover. If you're doing something similar, don't make the same mistake we did and try to install the rack before the cover. It won't work, as the ADARAC blocks the bed-stake holes when installed. The same stake holes you need access to for installing the Lorado, so install your bed cover first. Speaking of...check our our full review of the Access-Cover Lorado here After getting ahead of ourselves, we detoured and installed our cover before coming back to the ADARAC. The first step was to lay down the side rails and secure them to the stake pockets on the bed using compression style fittings. The attachment method is slick, requiring no drilling or cutting. It's also fully reversible and doesn't damage your bed. Best of all, the rails are never going to move. The first step is to drop the compression plates into the stake holds and tighten down the rails with two clamps/bolts per rail. Then we measured the distance between the installed rails on the bed and set the uprights at the same distance on the floor. We used some old shop towels to prevent scratching the pretty aluminum. Next, we attached the crossbars at the measured width making sure to center everything up. We then tightened the assembled front and back racks on the ground before lifting them up to the truck bed. A few bolts and adjustments later... our racks are on the truck. The best part about aluminum racks is that the front and rear sections are light enough for one person to install or remove them without help. The rear upright mounting bolts are in a tight space when installed with a bed cover and we couldn't use a socket wrench to tighten them down. And before we knew it, our Sierra had a new utility rack and bed cover. Total installation time took right around one hour and was easy enough to do with one person but would be quicker with two. ADARAC Aluminum Series Final Thoughts An entire summer has gone by since we first installed our ADARAC Aluminum Series Utility Rack and we've been extremely glad we've had it as a tool on our GMC. We've used the ADARAC to help build a new bathroom, take our canoe to the local lake for a relaxing afternoon, and moved our ladder around to help with projects at home and work. The ADARAC has conquered every task we've thrown at it. It's never bent, felt flimsy, or failed to hold our cargo firmly in place. Basically... exactly what you want from a utility rack. The brushed aluminum finish and sleek stamped uprights also look good too. If the $500 price tag is too much, Agri-Cover offers the standard version of the ADARAC which is constructed with steel instead but uses the same basic design. Or, if you need a little wider load, the ADARAC Aluminum Pro Series is designed for larger objects and capacities. If you're in the market for a good looking, well functioning and indestructible utility rack for your truck, we recommend you look at the Agri-Cover ADARAC Utility Rack. Editor's Note: This product was provided at no cost for the purposes of a review. We only publish our honest opinions and give no consideration for the gratis product. ADARAC Aluminum Series Installation Gallery
  4. Zane Merva Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com 6/29/2018 Even with an all new dynamic fuel management system, the 2019 Silverado equipped with a 5.3L or 6.2L engine won't see any better fuel economy then their 2018 predecessor. Today Chevrolet released more information on what the 2019 Silverado will cost and what fuel economy we'll see. Here's the new chart.. 2019 CHEVROLET SILVERADO CAPABILITIES 4.3L V-6 w/AFM (6-spd.) 5.3L V-8 w/AFM (6-spd.) 2.7L I-4 Turbo w/AFM (8-spd.) 5.3L V-8 w/DFM (8-spd.) 6.2L V-8 w/DFM (10-spd.) 3.0L I-6 Turbo-Diesel (10-spd.) Horsepower 285 355 310 355 420 TBA Torque 305 383 348 383 460 TBA Max towing 8,000 11,000 7,200 11,600 12,200 TBA Max payload 2,500 2,430 2,280 2,190 2,100 TBA EPA-estimates (city/hwy/comb) N/A N/A N/A 17/23/19 16/20/17 N/A From these official figures, a 2019 Silverado with the 5.3L is rated 17 MPG City , 23 MPG Highway and 19 MPG Combined. The 2019 6.2L is rated at 16 MPG City, 20 MPG Highway, and 17 MPG Combined. Chevy does not specificy if these numbers are for 2 or 4 wheel drive, so we can only guess. If it's 2WD, then the 5.3L gains 1MPG in the City but stays flat in the Highway and Combined ratings compared to 2018 figures. The 6.2L also gains 1MPG in the city but loses 1MPG in the Highway rating. The Combined rating stays flat. So, where is the big benefit to DFM? Is GM's new fancy technology going to wow in real world driving or just with fancy words? We'll find out soon when we take delivery of our 2019 Long Term Silverado LTZ in a few weeks. See Also:
  5. Zane Merva Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com 7/18/2018 GM-Trucks.com can confirm that Chevrolet is sending out media invitations for a next generation 2019 Silverado first drive program that will take place in just a few weeks. Scheduled during the second week of August, the invite only program will give selected national journalists and automotive media a first chance to get behind the wheel of the all new pickup in the mountains of Wyoming. That's good news for anyone interested in a third party opinion about the all new Silverado and undoubtedly the beginning of a media onslaught of 2019 Silverado and Sierra content. We can't wait! We're finalizing our plans to attend the event ourselves and very much looking forward to seeing how the new Silverado matches our expectations. Especially since our long term 2019 Silverado LTZ should arrive just a few weeks after we get back.
  6. Zane Merva Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com 6/29/18 After a long road of teasing, waiting, ordering and then wondering....Chevrolet is letting the cat out of the bag. Pricing for two-wheel-drive models of the 2019 Silverado have been released. Chevy claims the LT trim can be had for as much as $700 LESS than the outgoing 2018's starting prices. The High Country is also only $1,000 MORE than the previous year. Of course, we still don't know how much the 4x4 versions (other than the Trail Boss) will cost, but our guess is a $4,000-$5,000 premium over the 2WD versions. We also don't know individual option or package pricing, which can add a lot to this "starting" MSRP pretty quickly. For example, our 2019 Silverado LTZ that we currently have on order should "start" around $51,895, plus all of our options. With the 6.2L, we can imagine our LTZ's MSRP landing in the $56,000 - $58,000 range. Anything more than that and Chevy would be getting greedy. Here's how everything shakes out, including which engines will be available for which trim levels. 2019 CHEVROLET SILVERADO PRICING (MSRP, including destination fee and excluding tax, title, license, optional equipment and dealer fees. 2WD unless otherwise noted) Reg Cab Long bed Double Cab Standard bed Crew Cab Short bed Work Truck $29,795 $33,695 $36,095 Custom -- $36,095 $38,495 Custom Trail Boss (4x4 only) -- $40,995 $43,395 LT -- $38,395 $40,795 RST -- $40,295 $42,695 LT Trail Boss (4x4 only) -- $47,395 $49,795 LTZ -- $44,495 $46,895 High Country -- -- $54,495 2019 CHEVROLET SILVERADO ENGINE LINEUP 4.3L V-6 w/AFM (6-spd.) 5.3L V-8 w/AFM (6-spd.) 2.7L I-4 Turbo w/AFM (8-spd.) 5.3L V-8 w/DFM (8-spd.) 6.2L V-8 w/DFM (10-spd.) 3.0L I-6 Turbo-Diesel (10-spd.) Work Truck Std. Avail. -- -- -- -- Custom Std. Avail. -- -- -- -- Custom Trail Boss Std. Avail. -- -- -- -- LT -- -- Std. Avail. -- Avail. RST -- -- Std. Avail. -- Avail. LT Trail Boss -- -- -- Std. -- -- LTZ -- -- -- Std. Avail. Avail. High Country -- -- -- -- Std. Avail. 2019 CHEVROLET SILVERADO CAPABILITIES 4.3L V-6 w/AFM (6-spd.) 5.3L V-8 w/AFM (6-spd.) 2.7L I-4 Turbo w/AFM (8-spd.) 5.3L V-8 w/DFM (8-spd.) 6.2L V-8 w/DFM (10-spd.) 3.0L I-6 Turbo-Diesel (10-spd.) Horsepower 285 355 310 355 420 TBA Torque 305 383 348 383 460 TBA Max towing 8,000 11,000 7,200 11,600 12,200 TBA Max payload 2,500 2,430 2,280 2,190 2,100 TBA EPA-estimates (city/hwy/comb) N/A N/A N/A 17/23/19 16/20/17 N/A
  7. Zane Merva Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com 5/18/2018 Unless you're getting a WT, Chevrolet is switching up the base engine for the all new 2019 Silverado. A new 2.7-Liter Turbocharged Four Cylinder was announced today as the replacement for the 4.3L V6 on all but work truck trim levels. Standard on LT and RST trim levels, the new 2.7L will produce 310-horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque. Not too shabby for a four-banger and on par with the rating for the old 5.3L V8 from only 5 years ago. Chevrolet says the new turbo-four is specifically developed for a truck application and delivers peak torque in a usable 1500-4000 rpm range. The 2.7L will be GM's first use of active fuel management on a four cylinder engine. Note, that's not the same dynamic fuel management tech that will be found on the two V8s. It will also feature stop/start, an electric water pump, active thermal management, and an integrated exhaust manifold. To produce truck-usable torque, GM gave the new 2.7L a long 4.01 inch stroke and an offset crankshaft. Here's the full press release with all the fancy marketing jargon. --------------------------------------------- ALL-NEW 2.7L TURBO ENHANCES VERSATILITY OF THE 2019 SILVERADO Technological powerhouse delivers performance and efficiency DETROIT — The all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will be offered with an all-new, technologically advanced 2.7L Turbo that expands the range of available engines and builds upon additional choices to help customers find the Silverado that perfectly suits their needs. Standard on LT and RST trims, the new engine delivers an SAE-certified 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque, for 22 percent more torque than the 4.3L V-6 it replaces. Developed specifically for truck applications, the new 2.7L Turbo inline four-cylinder engine delivers peak torque from 1,500 to 4,000 rpm. The next-gen Silverado with the 2.7L Turbo delivers 0-60 mph performance in less than seven seconds and weighs 380 pounds less than the current Silverado with the 4.3L V-6. Compared with competitive full-size trucks, the Silverado 2.7L Turbo is expected to deliver comparable payload capability with greater torque than the 3.3L V-6 in the Ford F-150 XLT and the 3.6L V-6 in the Ram 1500 Big Horn. “The new 2.7L Turbo is a technological marvel, with our most advanced valvetrain,” said Tom Sutter, chief engineer for the 2.7L Turbo. “With a broad, flat torque curve and quick throttle response, it punches above its weight, delivering surprising performance and efficiency.” The cornerstone of the 2.7L Turbo is an innovative double overhead cam valvetrain that enables: Chevrolet’s first use of Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) on a four-cylinder engine. High- and low-lift valve profiles. Continuously variable valve timing. Additional engine technologies supporting the engine’s performance and efficiency include: Dual-volute turbocharger housing for improved throttle response and low-speed torque. Chevrolet’s first application of Active Thermal Management, which uses targeted engine heating and cooling to improve engine performance in hot and cold ambient temperatures. An integrated exhaust manifold that is part of the cylinder head assembly and recovers exhaust heat for faster engine and transmission warmup, with quicker turbo response. Stop/start technology that automatically stops the engine in stop-and-go traffic for fuel efficiency. An electric water pump that eliminates the drag of a conventional, engine-driven pump to enhance efficiency. It also enables continual cabin heating even when the engine is disabled by the stop/start feature. Designed as a truck engine The new 2.7L Turbo engine represents a clean-sheet design for Chevrolet and was developed from the outset as a truck engine. To help generate the strong low-end torque customers expect in a truck, it was designed with a long piston stroke of 4.01 inches (102mm), which is the distance the piston travels up and down within the cylinder. The long stroke enables improved combustion and thus a higher compression ratio. Typically, a long stroke can increase the load of the pistons against the cylinder walls, generating more friction. That’s alleviated in the 2.7L Turbo with an offset crankshaft. It is slightly off-center of the cylinders, allowing a more upright position for the connecting rods during their movement. To support the high cylinder pressures that come with turbocharging, the crankshaft and connecting rods are made of forged steel and the pistons are made of a tough aluminum alloy with a cast iron ring groove insert. All elements of the 2.7L Turbo were designed for the demands of turbocharged performance in a truck environment, and the engine was subjected to the same rigorous durability standards as the Silverado’s proven V-8 engines. The 2.7L Turbo features an aluminum block and cylinder head for reduced mass. Unique valvetrain offers more precise control The 2.7L Turbo’s valvetrain is GM’s first to incorporate variable lift, duration and Active Fuel Management to optimize performance and efficiency across the rpm band. It is a key reason the engine’s peak torque is available at only 1,500 rpm. The system’s electro-mechanical variable camshaft effectively allows the engine to operate with three different camshaft profiles, complementing the variable valve timing system to deliver optimized operating modes for different engine speeds and loads: 1. High valve lift for full power. 2. Low valve lift for balance of power and efficiency. 3. Active Fuel Management shuts down two of the cylinders in light load conditions to further conserve fuel. “It’s like having different engines for low- and high-rpm performance,” said Sutter. “The camshaft profile and valve timing is completely different at low and high speeds, for excellent performance across the board.” The camshaft design alters the lift of the intake and exhaust valves. As the engine load changes, electromagnetic actuators allow a movable shaft containing different cam lobes to shift imperceptibly between high-lift and low-lift profiles. Lift is the distance the valve travels from its seat when opened, and duration is the amount of time the valve remains open. Higher lift and longer duration allow more air to flow into the combustion chamber, so the system’s high-lift lobe profile enhances performance at higher rpm, while the low-lift profile optimizes efficiency at low- and mid-range speeds. Dual-volute turbocharger builds torque The 2.7L Turbo engine employs an advanced dual-volute turbocharger that elevates the performance and efficiency advantages of a conventional turbo, with quicker response and enhanced low-rpm torque production. Rather than a single spiral chamber (volute) feeding exhaust gas from the exhaust manifold to drive the turbine on the turbocharger, the dual volute design has a pair of separate chambers with two exhaust gas inlets and two nozzles to drive the turbine. The design allows the exhaust pulses of the engine to be leveraged for faster spool-up and subsequent boost production, particularly at low rpm, where the effect significantly enhances torque output and drivability. It works in unison with the engine’s integrated exhaust manifold/turbocharger housing, which splits the exhaust channels from the cylinder head so the exhaust flows through two separate channels in the turbo housing, based on the engine’s exhaust pulses. When complemented by the precision of the engine’s valvetrain, that separation leverages exhaust scavenging techniques to optimize gas flow, which decreases exhaust gas temperatures, improves turbine efficiency and reduces turbo lag. An electronically controlled wastegate and charge-air cooling system support the turbocharger and enhance its effectiveness. Compared to a conventional wastegate, the electronically controlled version offers more precise management of the engine’s boost pressure for smoother, more consistent performance. With the charge-air cooler, the pressurized, heated air generated by the turbocharger is pumped through a heat exchanger before it enters the engine. That lowers the air charge temperature by about 130 degrees F (74 C), packing the combustion chambers with cooler, denser air that enhances power production. The system achieves more than 80 percent cooling efficiency with less than 2 psi (12 kPa) flow restriction at peak power, contributing to the engine’s available torque production at low rpm. Additional features A variable-pressure oiling system with a continuously variable-displacement vane oil pump enhances efficiency by optimizing oil pressure as a function of engine speed and load. With it, the oil supply is matched to the engine requirements rather than the excessive supply of a conventional, fixed-displacement oil pump. Active Thermal Management helps the engine warm up faster and achieve its optimal engine temperature for performance and efficiency. The system uses a rotary valve system to distribute coolant through the engine in a targeted manner. It sends heat where it’s needed to warm up the engine to reduce friction and heat the cab, or cools when needed for high power operation. An electric water pump — a first for Chevy trucks — supports the Active Thermal Management system and further enhances the engine’s performance and efficiency by eliminating the parasitic drag that comes with a conventional engine-driven water pump. Direct fuel injection is used to optimize efficiency and performance. With direct injection, a higher compression ratio (10.0:1) is possible because of a cooling effect as the injected fuel vaporizes in the combustion chamber, reducing the charge temperature and improving resistance to spark knock. Direct injection also enables gas scavenging from the combustion chamber to the turbo for fast response. Dual overhead camshafts contribute to the 2.7L Turbo’s smoothness and high output, with dual independent continuously variable valve timing working with the valvetrain to deliver optimal performance and efficiency. The dual independent system, which allows the intake and exhaust valves to be phased at different rates, promotes linear delivery of torque with near-peak levels over a broad rpm range, and high specific output (horsepower per liter of displacement) without sacrificing overall engine response or driveability. An integrated exhaust manifold on the cylinder head assembly promotes faster engine warmup and quicker turbo response. Oil jets located in the block are employed for performance and temperature control. They target the underside of the pistons and the surrounding cylinder walls with an extra layer of cooling, friction-reducing oil. The jets reduce piston temperature, allowing the engine to produce more power and enhance long-term durability. Stop/start enhances fuel economy in city driving. The driver-selectable system shuts off the engine at stoplights and certain other stop-and-go situations, saving fuel. The engine automatically restarts when the driver takes their foot off the brake. The all-new 2.7L Turbo is matched with a Hydra-Matic eight-speed automatic transmission featuring enhancements designed to improve shift quality, as well as a new centrifugal pendulum absorber torque converter that reduces vibrations to improve smoothness. The all-new 2.7L Turbo will be built at the General Motors Spring Hill facility in Tennessee. The 2019 Silverado goes on sale this fall. EPA fuel economy estimates and towing/payload capacities are not yet available and will be announced closer to launch.
  8. Zane Merva Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com 5/21/18 This is might not be the most interesting of updates but we had to let everyone know we finally have our 2019 Silverado order number. This at least proves that the system is working and accepting new truck orders. And our number is............Order # WDPP57 Check out how we ordered our 2019 Silverado here. If you have access to GM's order tracking system, can you keep us in the loop? We hope to take delivery of our 2019 Silverado LTZ in late July or early August.
  9. 4L60E Swap Project

    MY OWN TRUCK is a 1999 Silverado Z71 LS 5.3l 4L60E with 195,000 miles, and it always starts, always runs, gets me down the road, and the job done, without fail. Paid $1800 two years ago, with a bad rear end. Installed new water pump, starter, alternator, new brakes all around, and rebuilt the rear-end myself. Wasn't at all easy, or cheap, but it was worth it. Now, my transmission needs to be either rebuilt, repaired, or replaced; neither of which will be at all cheap, or easy for me I know, but I have somehow managed to have a potential swap fall in my lap, and it was free. The replacement tranny is a 4L60E out of a 1999 Escalade 5.7l AWD, that's only got 90,000 miles on it. Things been sitting for about a year, is complete, and has (had) no known issues. Lacking the means, knowledge, and/or financial resources to make repairs (Sun Shell thing broke) or to pay someone else to fix it, or rebuild it, or the time to wait until a busy shop can get to it, I'm preparing to make the swap myself, but with the assistance of a few buddies, some of their tools, and hopefully a collective of experience and knowledge to do the job properly. What I'm asking for here is a little help with the particulars, and I could definitely use any and all the help I could get in the way of advice, direction, caution, tips, pointers, hints, do's and don'ts, and a few nuggets of wisdom. Steps, or some order of operation, would be nice, but first I was hoping for a confirmation on interchange fitment, relative suitability, difficulty in completing the swap, should the swap be less than a good fit, but perhaps still do-able. So.. First, is my OKXD swap compatible? I've done quite a bit of research, but still haven't got a simple, definitive "Yes" what I was hoping for. Is it even possible to keep my PCM with a tranny from a 5.7? The Bell Housing has a bolt hole top-center (I was told that was for diesel motor engine application) and the Torque Converter TMBX 242-4393 has three holes for bolting up to my Drive Plate. Both are two-piece (Bell Housing to Gear Box), and both include 4WD/AWD coupler 15724744-YDC-5 to Transfer Case (Transfer Cases are the same? My truck came equipped with Automatic 4WD) so are there any issues with this swap? Second, if compatible/interchangeable, what should I do first, besides drop the driveshafts, transfer case, crossmember, and pull plug-in connector, linkage, etc? Is there any prep I need to do to ready the replacement unit? It has been sitting somewhere in a guy's garage, gathering dust, dirty, a little crusty, does it need to be flushed, primed? Should it be checked to make sure the electronics are not friend, switches operable? Third and last, what are my odds to complete this swap, by myself, the first time, and still be able to drive my truck another 100,000 miles? Any input, comment, criticism would be much appreciated, thanks!
  10. Hey guys just wanted to inform everyone of our current this weekend only special on factory navigation upgrades. Please visit our website at: https://www.gm-navigation.com/shop/2014-chevrolet-silverado-factory-navigation-system/ and use coupon code: 2017nav for a $30 discount at time of checkout. We have units available for 2014-2015.5 vehicles, and for some of the 2016 CPO vehicles available. You will receive the module fully programmed and ready to install which includes the all new 2017 factory GM mapping. <iframe width="854" height="480" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/iuL_8RSmwJc"frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> for those who have additonal questions on fitment and pricing please feel free to give us a call at 866-428-3585 or contact us via TEXT at 919-995-9523.
  11. SHOP HERE 03-06 Silverado 1500 14+ STYLE Tow Mirrors Power Heat LED Turn Signals Puddle Light FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS IN THE US
  12. Borla Exhaust is looking for a 2015-2017 Silverado 1500 to use in one of their exhaust videos! Let Borla borrow your truck and receive a FREE Borla Exhaust System! If you are interested and meet the requirements listed below, please email me at [email protected] for more information! Requirements Must live near the Borla R&D Facility: -The Borla R&D Facility is located in Oxnard, California. (You need to be able to drop the truck off and get a ride back to pick it up.) Must own one of the following vehicles: -2015-2017 Silverado 1500 (5.3L Extended Cab / Standard Bed) -2015-2017 Silverado 1500 (5.3L Crew Cab / Short Bed) -2015-2017 Silverado 1500 (6.2L Extended Cab / Standard Bed) -2015-2017 Silverado 1500 (6.2L Crew Cab / Short Bed) Modifications: -Truck MUST be stock and in good condition. (Most aesthetic mods such as wheels are okay.) Color: -Any color. Other Important Information How long does Borla need the Truck for: -1 Week (5 Business Days; Monday-Friday) Potential Shoot Dates: -January 9th-13th OR January 16th-20th What you get: -A FREE Borla Exhaust System & Install You can check out our website and our YouTube to see the past videos we've done: -Website = www.borla.com -YouTube = www.youtube.com/borla Email [email protected] for more info! Thank you, Lisa Carter Volpe Social Media & Marketing Borla Performance Industries
  13. ZW9 includes rear bumper delete, spare tire delete and spare tire carrier delete. If equipped, deletes (Z82) trailering equipment and (JL1) trailer brake controller. Includes calibrations that deactivate perimeter lighting 1 - Requires C*15903, (RC5) LT265/70R17C all-terrain, blackwall tires and (L83) 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine. Not available with (UF2) LED cargo box lighting, (UVC) Rear Vision Camera, (CGN) spray-on bed liner, (CTD) cargo tie downs, (FHS) E85 FlexFuel capable engine, (VJH) rear chrome bumper, the following LPOs, (5JY, S41, VBR, VXJ, VQK, VQT, VRV OR VZX), the following SEO options (5Z4 and 9G3). 2 - Requires C*15903, (RC5) LT265/70R17C all-terrain, blackwall tires and (L83) 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine. Not available with (UF2) LED cargo box lighting, (UVC) Rear Vision Camera, (CGN) spray-on bed liner, (CTD) cargo tie downs, (FHS) E85 FlexFuel capable engine, (Y65) Driver Alert Package, (VJH) rear chrome bumper, the following LPOs, (5JY, S41, VBR, VXJ, VQK, VQT, VRV OR VZX), the following SEO options (5Z4 and 9G3).
  14. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 8/11/2015 Hidden away in the new 2016 Silverado ordering guide is a new ZW9 options package for the Silverado 1500 work truck. Our reading of the charts also indicates the model will be available on the Silverado Custom 1LT. Please excuse the image, but Chevy has not released a 2016 Silverado box delete image yet. Here is the full list of details: ZW9 includes rear bumper delete, spare tire delete and spare tire carrier delete. If equipped, deletes (Z82) trailering equipment and (JL1) trailer brake controller. Includes calibrations that deactivate perimeter lighting 1 - Requires C*15903, (RC5) LT265/70R17C all-terrain, blackwall tires and (L83) 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine. Not available with (UF2) LED cargo box lighting, (UVC) Rear Vision Camera, (CGN) spray-on bed liner, (CTD) cargo tie downs, (FHS) E85 FlexFuel capable engine, (VJH) rear chrome bumper, the following LPOs, (5JY, S41, VBR, VXJ, VQK, VQT, VRV OR VZX), the following SEO options (5Z4 and 9G3). 2 - Requires C*15903, (RC5) LT265/70R17C all-terrain, blackwall tires and (L83) 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine. Not available with (UF2) LED cargo box lighting, (UVC) Rear Vision Camera, (CGN) spray-on bed liner, (CTD) cargo tie downs, (FHS) E85 FlexFuel capable engine, (Y65) Driver Alert Package, (VJH) rear chrome bumper, the following LPOs, (5JY, S41, VBR, VXJ, VQK, VQT, VRV OR VZX), the following SEO options (5Z4 and 9G3).
  15. New Features (A91) Remote Locking Tailgate (IOB) Radio: IntelliLink audio system with 7” color touch screen (K4C) Wireless Charging (TQ5) High Beam Assist (IAOAW Y86 Driver Alert Package) (Y86) Enhanced Driver Alert Package (BRS) Power-retractable assist step available on Crew Cab models Headlamps, bi-halogen projector with LED park and turn Headlamps, Full LED with LED signature (UHX Headlamps, IntelliBeam, automatic high beam on/off Tailamps, LED with signature (NZN) 20" chrome clad aluminum wheels (SDA) LPO Chrome recovery hooks (G1E) Siren Red Tintcoat (G7C)Red Hot Exterior color (G1W)Iridescent Pearl Tricoat (1CX) Silverado Custom Double Cab Trim (Late availability Double Cab and Crew Cab) (ST7) Black Out Package (Late availability Double Cab and Crew Cab) Changes (N37) Manual tilt and telescoping is added to (PCM) LT Convenience Package on Double Cab and Regular Cab HD Radio: returns to IO5 and IO6 audio systems (Z71) is now only available on 4WD models Deletions (IO4) Radio (Y65) Driver alert package (TF2) Grille, chrome with chrome surround (TC7) Grille, body-color (GBN) White Diamond Tricoat (GCE) Deep Ruby Metallic (GCN) Victory Red (GWX) Brownstone Metallic (G7J) Rainforest Green Metallic
  16. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 8/3/2015 General Motors has released the details of the changes to the 2016 Silverado 1500. The list of new features is listed here with changes and deletions below. What new feature interests you the most? New Features (A91) Remote Locking Tailgate (IOB) Radio: IntelliLink audio system with 7” color touch screen (K4C) Wireless Charging (TQ5) High Beam Assist (IAOAW Y86 Driver Alert Package) (Y86) Enhanced Driver Alert Package (BRS) Power-retractable assist step available on Crew Cab models Headlamps, bi-halogen projector with LED park and turn Headlamps, Full LED with LED signature (UHX Headlamps, IntelliBeam, automatic high beam on/off Tailamps, LED with signature (NZN) 20" chrome clad aluminum wheels (SDA) LPO Chrome recovery hooks (G1E) Siren Red Tintcoat (G7C)Red Hot Exterior color (G1W)Iridescent Pearl Tricoat (1CX) Silverado Custom Double Cab Trim (Late availability Double Cab and Crew Cab) (ST7) Black Out Package (Late availability Double Cab and Crew Cab) Changes (N37) Manual tilt and telescoping is added to (PCM) LT Convenience Package on Double Cab and Regular Cab HD Radio: returns to IO5 and IO6 audio systems (Z71) is now only available on 4WD models Deletions (IO4) Radio (Y65) Driver alert package (TF2) Grille, chrome with chrome surround (TC7) Grille, body-color (GBN) White Diamond Tricoat (GCE) Deep Ruby Metallic (GCN) Victory Red (GWX) Brownstone Metallic (G7J) Rainforest Green Metallic
  17. Hello everyone! I just recently bought my truck form my parents (been driving it since I got my license and decided to just buy it off them). My dad and I are going to put in some money for upgrades and we were wondering what lift and what size tires to get. There is a lot of things that I want to do to it, little things like light bar and the step bar thing (not good on the lingo yet haha), and I also want to get a lift and new tires and wheels. I’m thinking a minimum of 35" tires and maybe a 6" lift? I want it to last but I still want it to look cool. Little more info: Would like to be able to go off roading It will be going up in the mountains with snow Will be my everyday vehicle Any advice would be great! And if you have any pictures of examples of lift and wheel sizes that would be much appreciated since I’m not quite sure what the exact combinations will look like. Me and my dad are planning to go into a shop this weekend or next and getting their opinion Thanks in advance!
  18. 1.As you can see the 1st push rod in cylinder 2 sits higher than any of the other 8. If that is because of the cam operation or not I don't know. 2. I cleaned the push rods and found some "gunk" in one of the push rods in cylinder 2, which is misfiring. Not sure how much was down in there as I could not see. Not sure if it was enough to cause the misfire and it wasnt super hard to clean. But the remaining push rods I could see through as soon as I pulled them. 3. I think I have a lifter issue. Any suggestions on the best lifter kits for a 2008 Four Wheel Drive ~ Vortec 5.3L V8 SFI Flex Fuel, 4-Speed Automatic with Overdrive?
  19. Selling my OEM Chevrolet Silverado 1500 struts / shocks that were removed from my 2WD truck at 6,000 miles to install Bilsteins. Will fit 2014, 2015, 2016 GM trucks. There is nothing wrong with them. I just wanted a different ride. Asking $75 + shipping CONUS OBO.
  20. Watch the whole thing unfold at the video below: [media][/size]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw1YDxjg3Yc[/media][/size] Chris Maynard, general manager of fleet operations, ASRC Energy Services commented on Chevy's support in the area, saying, “The Alaska market is pretty small, but GM looks at every sale as one of importance, so even the smallest problem gets special focus from a GM engineer, even if that means they have to send one to Alaska.”
  21. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 8/12/2015 Chevy trucks serve the oil and gas exploration industry in Alaska. Getting them there is a chore. The best way is to fly them in. The Colorado in this series of images had it tires swapped out so it could fit. Check out how tight the Chevy is in the cargo area. Watch the whole thing unfold at the video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw1YDxjg3Yc Chris Maynard, general manager of fleet operations, ASRC Energy Services commented on Chevy's support in the area, saying, “The Alaska market is pretty small, but GM looks at every sale as one of importance, so even the smallest problem gets special focus from a GM engineer, even if that means they have to send one to Alaska.”
  22. Ok so I am stumped on this and spent to much money and my own time I am at my whits end. I have a 1999 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4 5.3l v8 Single cab Short Wide It is over heating I have no clue why. This all started with a plastic nippe broke off my heater core since then it hasn't ran at normal temp. We first by passed it and just spliced the hoses together that didn't work then we got a new thermostat that didn't work next came the new water pump then all new hoses and a new plastic nipple for the heater core. I have flushed the block, radiator and the heater core everything was fine the water that came out was clean as could be ( Other than what LITTLE antifreeze was in the heater core) I have replaced the following Upper radiator hose Lower radiator hose The Y hose that come from the holding tank to the heater core and the water pump The one hose that connects directly from water pump to heater core. Went through 2 Thermostats both brand new one a cheap one and one a more expensive one different brand as well. New water pump and water pump gaskets I belive that is everything radiator is less than a year old had to replace that awhile back as the old one cracked So to recap i have replaced all this and it still over heats I've tried filling up everything first and running it the holding tank just fills and doesn't seem to want to let anything pass the thermo stat all the hoses get hot the lower one is bairly warm and the hoses to the heater core don't get very hot either. As a side not i did notice when i turn my defroster on or my heater or even the ac *My ac has no belt so it just blows air* But my truck ( I assume the blower fan ) makes an insane rattling and vibrating noise coming from the dash and i can't get hot hair to blow out of my truck either. Also truck has 270k miles on it if you need more info ask If anyone knows how to fix this i am in dire need please and thank you.
  23. Your opinion on paint job payment

    March 12 I took my 91 chevy to a family friend to get a new paint job. He doesn't own a business, but he owns a shop and has done this before, so I trusted him. He wanted $2,000 with $1,000 up front for supplies. I gave him $1,500 (my first mistake.) He was supposed to weld in a new cab corner and fix surface rust along with painting. He said it would be done around mid-April. April rolls around and it's nowhere near done. He says it'll be done early May. But it wasn't. This goes on and on until July 5. I told him I'm picking it up the 19th. That gives him two weeks to finish what he's had months to do. Of course he was pissed off, but after some coaxing I got him to send me a picture of what the truck looks like (i live over an hour away and can't check on it in person.) I was furious. He had covered everything EXCEPT for my brand new 20" chrome boss 304 rims. In the picture you can clearly see primer on the tires and rims. Let it be noted that I had put those on just two days before bringing it to him. When confronted about them he said he would clean it off. Then he mentioned he didn't get all the rust off on the door so the paint was flaky. My point of this is to ask if it would be inappropriate to withold the remaining $500? In my opinion he doesn't deserve it, but I wanted to know what ya'll think. Sorry this post isn't written in the best way. Typing it on my phone and it's hard to proof read
  24. I currently put a 6in BDS lift on my 2003 silverado 2500hd i also put all new ball joints, tie rods, shocks, wheel bearings, and control arm bushings. well i put it all together and when putting the torsion bar keys back on it seemed way to tight. i snapped a breaker bar and bent a ball joint press. i messed around with it and then was able to get it in easier. well now i have no suspension? put your truck up on jack stands with the stands under your frame. that is what it is like. well maybe i turned the key down one to many notches...? no! if i move the key up one notch the truck sits on the floor. it also looks like the torsion bars have a bend to them? i am very confused and do not understand why this is happening i could use some help. thank you. Also i currently do not have my motor in it btw.
  25. 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 W/T. V6, Standard Cab, Full Bed Got in truck today... AC not working like it should. Diagnostics: Engine running all HVAC off (fan off, everything off): Compressor does not run. Engine running, fan on, recirculation on, AC OFF: Compressor cycles on for about 4 seconds and turns off -- stays off for about 30 seconds (+/-) and runs for 4 seconds Engine running, fan on, recirculation on, AC ON: Compressor cycles on for about 4 seconds and turns off -- stays off for about 30 seconds (+/-) and runs for 4 seconds I hear and feel relay working (which makes sense since the compressor is going on and off. Air is not cool or cold. Thoughts? I have a set of gauges and plenty of R22... if it's an R22 vehicle (I didn't even bother to look before I posted here). Outside Temp: 91f. Sure appreciate any help with diagnostics! Thanks, Pete
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