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By Sam Hohn
I recently acquired a 1951 Chevrolet 6100 missing its engine and would like to refurbish it. However, Instead of putting in the original engine (Chevrolet 235) I am looking for an engine that came out in the next 10-15 years to put in my truck that will out put 200+ horsepower without being out of touch with the truck. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Im new here and was hoping to get some advice on doing some performance upgrades on my 2012 GMC Sierra 1500. 5.3 liters. Just to share some trials I have experienced with this truck. A couple of months past the 5 year warranty #7 cyl lifter collapsed! What a terrible design! GMC didn’t do anything to compensate me for the problem that I’ve come to learn is a frequent one. I replaced the lifter. Now I want to delete the Active fuel management (AFM). I was thinking of using this programmer.(DiabloSport 8245 inTune i3 Platinum Performance Programmer 3rd Generation inTune inTune i3 Platinum Performance Programmer. Any feedback on this would be awesome. Also the shifting on the transmission is very rough.(it drops down a gear and would like to throw me and my passages through the windshield!) I would also like to put a cold air induction headers and new exhaust. If any of you have tips On the brand would be appreciated. And do you think I should put a performance chip in also? Any Advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Ken. Also I would like to note that my truck only has 50,000 miles on it. I still can’t believe GMC would’nt of helped me out somewhat.
First time poster here....I've used many a fishing and hunting forums but never a truck forum....so please forgive my automotive ignorance
Had some trouble with my passenger side headlight last week (drivers side was fine).....it was on again/off again... hoped it was the bulb, replaced it...no luck. Headlight is still out.
Checked fuse #58 (3-pin) HDLP RT/ LT (full disclosure: NEVER saw a 3 pin blade fuse before) it was fine, however, it doesn't protect the headlamps it protects the high beams......which leads me to my next important bit of info...
I'm the third owner.......the original owner tricked out this truck with custom front lights, rear lights, LED bars, etc, etc..... ton of stuff, truck looks great, but I had nothing to do with it. If it was my boat I'd be all over it.
So I'm hoping one of you guys or gals can help me out. Got a hold of the original owner.......he bought the headlamps (see pic) from DT Moto on eBay...they're halogen lamps ...that's all he remembers
On the way to work today the other headlight went out YIKES! ....up here in NH it's pretty damn dark at 5:30 am ....there are a total of 5 bulbs in each front light and the headlights are the only one out.
So I'm hoping someone here might get me going in the right direction? Relay? where might I find that?
Should fuse #58 (engine compartment) HDLP RT/ LT protect the high beams? Seems like it should be for the head lamps?
I love the truck, it's my 2nd Sierra 1500, my first one was very good to me. I get a lot of compliments and questions.....most of which I have to reply to with , "Ummm, I don't know." lol
ANY questions or comments please feel free.....
By Jonathan Floyd
Has anyone ever got a custom tune to delete the AFM on their truck? I contacted my dealership about it and they gave me a local tuners number. I understand that it could possibly void my warranty if deleting the AFM causes a problem. But has anyone deleted their AFM and had issues? As well what cost should I expect to see to have a tuner delete the AFM.
By Jonathan Floyd
Hey guys and gals I was hoping y’all could answer a question of mine. I currently own a 2019 Silverado trail boss with the 5.3 and 6 speed transmission. A mechanic told me the transmission is a ticking time bomb if I do any performance mods. Such as a cam swap and tune. So I explained my plan for the future. Cold air intake, flow master exhaust, headers, tune and cam swap. He said if I do any of the big changes to the engine the tranny may go out. The reason why is because the stock transmission was only made to handle the stock HP and TQ. Have any of y’all had an issue like this after some big performance mods?
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