Now that owners are taking delivery of the new 2019 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra, I thought a quick reference guide to common routine maintenance items would be beneficial to us all. If you have information that you'd like suggest be added to this topic, just post below and I'll update this first post with any and all new/updated information.
2019 Chevy Silverado & 2019 GMC Sierra Routine Maintenance Quick Reference Guide
Digital Owners Manuals
2019 Chevrolet Silverado: 2019_Chevy_Silverado_Owners_Manual.pdf
2019 GMC Sierra: 2019_GMC_Sierra_Owners_Manual.pdf
Capacity: 6.0 Quarts AC Delco Oil Filter: PF66 / 55495105 Drain Plug Size: TBD
5.3L(L84) & 6.2L(L87)
Capacity: 8.0 Quarts AC Delco Oil Filter: PF63E / 19330000 Drain Plug Size: 15MM or XX Torx
Engine Air Filters
With High Capacity Air Cleaner: A3244C / 84121219 Without High Capacity Air Cleaner: A3246C / 84121217
Passenger Compartment Air Filter: CF185
Drivers & Passenger Sides: 55cm / 21.7 Inches - GM Part Number 23417074
2.7L L4: 12688094 / 41-106-IP 4.3L V6: 12622441 / 41-114 5.3L V8 & 6.2L V8: 12622441 / 41-114
Fuel Tank Sizes
Standard / Short Box (Gas & 4WD Duramax): 24 Gallons Standard & Short Box (2WD Duramax): 22 Gallons
Automatic Transmission Fluid
6-Speed: DEXRON-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid 8-Speed: DEXRON-HP Automatic Transmission Fluid 10-Speed: DEXRON ULV Automatic Transmission Fluid (GM Part Number 19352619/Canada 19352620)
Transfer Case Fluid
All Models: 1.6 Quarts DEXRON-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid
Wheel Lug Nut Torque
All Models: 140 lb-ft / 190 N-m
Alright... let me take a deep breath...
I just bought a 2019 Chevy Silverado Custom Trail Boss.
I am having an issue with my 2019 Chevy MyLink infotainment system and its integration with my Note 9 since the Android Pie update.
The issue: When I receive a phone call through Bluetooth OR Android auto, I am able to answer the phone call but... The ringer will NOT stop ringing on my infotainment system. The only way I can talk to the person on the other line is by picking up my phone and disabling it from the infotainment system (this did not happen at all on the previous software version and it was glorious). The ringer will also never turn off even after the phone call is ended. The only way I can turn the ringer off while driving is by turning it down (cannot switch back to radio to continue listening to music, which is very aggravating), so I am sitting in silence for the remainder of my trip... unless... I pull over on the side of the road, shut my vehicle down for 2 minutes to let the computer reset and start it back up. This issue does not occur on my work iPhone either... I thought that it might be an issue that chevy's infotainment support team could solve... It seems that it is not their issue because it only happens to android Pie software version phones and not any others. I call Samsung... do everything you could think of to troubleshoot this issue (finally factory reset my phone completely only to NOT resolve the issue). Samsung seems to believe that I need to send my phone in for a repair (even though it wasn't happening with the previous software version). Chevy thinks I need to just wait for a new software update for Android Pie... but I hate waiting because it is a very aggravating issue and love my music! Is ANYONE else having these same issues? Is there a solution that anyone can think of? I would like to just revert back to the previous software version and forget about it, but I am not sure of the problems that may cause...
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
Ram revealed a new 60-40 swing away split tailgate this week. Ram wasted no time in throwing out a zinger to the GMC folks, saying, "Unlike other multi-element tailgates, the Ram multifunction tailgate is trailer-friendly and does not require that the trailer and hitch be removed before opening." What Ram is apparently referring to is possible interference with the new GMC six-position MultiPro tailgate. Some owners have reported that the GMC tailgate can strike the trailer ball or the top of the trailer when it is dropped to its lowest position.
“The Ram multifunction tailgate is intuitive to operate and owners will find it immediately useful,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand – FCA. “Combined with Ram’s class-exclusive RamBox feature and new tailgate step, we’re taking Ram’s cargo management and storage to the next level.”
Ram's new multifunction tailgate has four different configurations including:
Open left door only
Open right door only
Open both doors.
Each door swings open 88 degrees and access can be further enhanced via a retractable center-mounted step option.
So I wanted to try and help some of those that may be on the fence of looking at the new Silverado. I have been into cars for as long as I can remember and actually work in the automotive supplier business. I have been involved with the engineering of some of the internal components on this truck. I wanted to give an honest review from an average guy that uses his vehicles for all kinds of uses... As I said in the title here are some of my love and hate items for this truck after 5000 miles of driving. (some highway, some back roads, and some off road)
Let's start with the positives!
1. The Looks – I really like the new styling of these new trucks and think that it looks aggressive and the lines crisp.
2. Power Tailgate – yeah, I thought it was a gimmick but I can tell you that I have come to love this option. Having my hands full and being able to use my knee to close the tailgate is great.
3. Video Mirror – I didn’t know about this at first but this is great!. I have loaded things in the cab and thought oh well I can’t go to high…. Yeah. No longer an issue
4. Space – the interior is roomy and I’m a “BIG” guy. I can even sit in the back seat which usually doesn’t happen even in other auto’s
5. Ride – ride quality is comfortable and the interior is quiet at all speeds (except the whistle mentioned below)
6. Heated steering wheel – How did I ever live without this feature… Seriously… As I write this it’s -9°F here and my hands have been toasty the entire day!
7. The Gauge cluster – I’m impressed with the gauge layout and how they can be modified by what information you want to see
8. Rear seat storage – This is close to being a meh item but I do like having this to store straps and such out of sight until I need them.
9. Good fuel economy (5,3L) – I have been getting about 20mpg and 25mpg max with this truck on long trips. My daily drive I’m at 18 to 20… that’s awesome with a brick.
10. Window ALL down – I love this feature. It’s nice to open all the windows at once and cruise down the road. I’ve only been able to do it twice since I bought the truck but hey.
11. Information screen – I love that you can set what information you want to see in the vehicle info and it will show you everything from brake pad % life to off road angles.
12. Bed tie down points – I like the multiple tie down points in the bed. They have always been perfect with anything that I’ve hauled.
13. Bed liner – It’s great. Nothing slides around and it seems durable so far.
14. Forward camera – I like the forward camera for tight spaces and being on the front it stays clean.
15. Cross traffic alert – It’s actually already saved me because I couldn’t see fully… I think this will be required on all my other vehicles.
16. LED Headlights – I’m sold on these. I like using them not passing them. They work great to light up the night.
17. 115v Outlets – I love the outlets and especially in the bed. Have been super handy for me thus far.
Let’s move to the MEH factor…
1. Interior choices – Only having the once color reminds me of how Henry Ford started painting his cars… all black is boring but does looks nice
2. Faux wood – I don’t get it. I don’t like it. I don’t hate it. I just don’t understand how it fits in?
3. Folding Mirrors – I like them but I hate that I have to push a button every time. It would be nice to have them auto open to parking and shifting into drive…
4. Heads up display – It’s nice not having to take your eyes off the road but yeah. It’s not that useful as far as information. It does show me when there’s a car in front of me but I hope I know that anyway.
5. The gold bronze accents – Another one of those things in the interior where I’m like… HUH…. I don’t get how this goes with anything else in this vehicle.
6. Center console storage – yes, it’s large. It has lights. It has USB outlets… and can get filled with junk I guess.
7. Dash Storage – I don’t understand the purpose of the cubby in the dash in front of the radio. Its storage but it’s not very handy and whatever is in there is baked in the sun?
8. Seat comfort – The seats are not the most comfortable that I’ve ever been in and they are not the worst. They are just meh.
9. The double glove box – I mean yeah, it’s nice to have the extra storage but the top one isn’t practical for anything more than your insurance cards and registration 10. Exhaust – I mean it’s ok. Personally I liked the tucked rectangle in the bumper look. It sounds good at 1st start up but quiets down to fast… no drone at highway speeds
11. Wheel well liners – It’s nice to have the protection but I don’t know what they are made of but grass and mud is stuck to them even when power washing they are rough and almost porous.
12. Disable start stop - To be honest I guess it’s nice to turn it off but I really don’t notice it. It takes a slight second to get used to not just tromping the gas but it doesn’t bother me.
13. Over the air updates – yes it’s nice to get updates over the air but I’ve never noticed that they fix the issues that I see from time to time?
14. Side lighting – I mean yeah it’s great to have the extra light around the truck but… I’m mostly blinded when I use it and it doesn’t illuminate the ground like I’d prefer.
15. Turning radius – I know this is a big vehicle but I feel like the turning radius sucks. I really struggle to get the right position on the 1st shot.
16. Lane departure warning – I mean yeah, it’s nice if you’re drifting but it gets annoying if I’m trying to ride the edge to pass a truck on the highway.
17. Solid side steps – can’t keep them clean and they get slick when it is cold out. They look nice when they are clean but….
Finally the worst parts…
1. The shifting lever – to put it nicely… Looks crappy, feels crappy, is wobbly, and doesn’t really fit with the aesthetics of the truck.
2. Messenger app – To answer a message I have to touch the screen instead of just using the steering wheel controls and then I can’t speak my response… Why so terrible?
3. The 3D down view – Ok so I may be OCD but why do I have a WHITE Minecraft looking truck in my 3D and not a color matched truck. Seems like it could be an option?
4. Navigation – Navigation still seems off. I have put in destinations a few times and it’s taken me way out from where I wanted to be maybe fixed later.
5. Play from steering wheel – I hate that you can’t get your phone to play from the steering wheel. You must press it on the main screen or on the phone. I’d like to control everything from the wheel. 6. Double lines – On the dash with some of the infotainment items you get text doubled up and can’t read it. Programming OOPS?
7. Floor liners – Fronts are fine but I had to modify the rear to get to work with the storage… I mean. Did they not know how this was going to be put together?
8. The whistling hose – so I hate the noise and I’m still waiting for my dealer to fix. For the most tested vehicle how did they not notice this?
9. Back up camera – It never keeps the settings I set and the lens gets dirty so quickly so it’s mostly useless when it’s snowing and covered in slush.
10. AUTO high beams – I like the idea…. Not so much the execution. I feel like when I have it active it just flashes cars in front of me. I would be annoyed if I were being flashed from behind.
11. Wipers – these things are made for speeds under 35mph… anything past that and I get streaks and my sight is skewed. Maybe I just have a bad batch of wipers?
12. Voice commands – I don’t know if I have some type of accent that this thing doesn’t like or what but I can never get it to do what I need it to.
13. NO LED back up lights – I think GM dropped the ball on this one from factory… Why is everything else LED except that
14. Plate lights – oh not only the backup lights but the license plate lights are not LED. I think the color stands out and looks terrible… (at least it’s a cheap upgrade to fix)
15. Back up Infotainment light – so I dislike how bright the screen is when I’m backing up at night. It’s super bright and can be distracting at first.
16. No adaptive cruise – I realize that it will probably be an add on in a year or two but…. Everything else was rushed it seems so why not one more thing?
17. Warranty – yeah the new warranty sucks compared to every other vehicle I’ve ever purchased. It seems questionable why it’s so short…
18. Funky Fuel gage – so I have noticed a few times that I can fill the truck up and it will show just over ¾ and as I drive it will slowly go up to F then start on its plunge to E. Not sure what that’s all about.
19. Double antenna – Ok, so the whip antenna sucks. I hit it on my garage every day and it will be replaced but why not just have one like other vehicles.
20. No Fog with High beams – why is this… please fix as if you turn on fog lights it disables auto high beams. Seems counter intuitive.
21. Badges on fenders – I don’t care for the fender badging and don’t know why this spot was picked
22. Truck has limited run time – So yeah, if you walk away from the truck with the keys it will only run for 15 minutes. If you start the truck and leave the keys in, it will only run for an hour. Hate this!
SO here’s the review after 5000 miles. Do I have buyer’s remorse? No, I still love the truck but wanted to share my experience so far that might help someone on the fence. I’m happy and it goes in the snow very well. I’m ready to use it this summer and enjoy the sunroof and all the windows down. Take care and drive on!
Having just passed 10k miles this week, I thought I would offer my opinion on how I feel about the truck so far.
I special ordered my LT Trail Boss back in May 2018 and picked it up in September 2018. I have almost every option that you can order on it except the sunroof (would have delayed my production at the time). My truck was built the very first week of production (7/09/2018) and is one of only a small handful of Red Silverados, if not the only one, to receive the Gideon/Dark Atmosphere leather interior as that color was changed to not an option for Red Silverados on the second week of production. Within the first week or two of receiving it, I installed a custom Electronic Cutout System for my exhaust, Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ 33.5x12.5R20 mud tires, an Undercover Ultra Flex tonneau cover, and vinyl wrapped the scoop portion of my hood.
Honestly, I can't believe its been 10k miles already and those miles have flown by without any major issues. I will start with the few issues I have experienced. For the first two months, I had Bluetooth connectivity issues where my phone would randomly disconnect and reconnect multiple times a day. This was fixed in November by software update V507 and has not reoccurred, knock on wood. I also have had Service ESC and Service Parking Brake lights (not at the same time) come up randomly a couple of times but they went away on their own the next time I started the car. Other than these two issues, the truck has been great. It has 110% met and exceeded my expectations. It drives great, its quiet (when the exhaust cutout is closed), its smoother than my K2 was, and it turns a lot of heads. The interior is beautiful and well laid-out, with tons of room in the back seat (Crew Cab) and very comfortable seats for long trips. The Bose surround sound with subwoofer kicks butt and delivers crystal clear, crisp sound. The Blind Spot monitors and Rear Traffic Alert (Safety Package I) work great and have saved my butt many times already. The 5.3 is much quicker and more agile than my K2 was and the 8 speed is a definite improvement. The new Dynamic Fuel Management is seamless and unnoticeable. I am averaging 14-16 mpg city and 16-18 mpg highway, with an all-time high of 21 mpg on a specific highway trip I took and that's pretty good in my book for a lifted brick with mud tires. This past weekend I went on a ski trip in Up North Michigan (Harbor Spring, MI) and we received 10-12 inches of snow in the 3 days I was there on top of the 2 ft that was already there. The Trail Boss handled it with no issue and made it up the steep, winding, snow-covered road to our hill-side cabin like it was driving on straight, dry pavement. I have yet to do any major offroading but during the light offroading that I have done here and there, it performed excellently. I did punch the gas on one little hill and got some air (about 1-2 ft off the ground) and the suspension absorbed the landing nicely. I look forward to testing its capabilities more this summer. The short bed is much bigger in this generation and I honestly haven't noticed any reduced space issues when loading my truck (my K2 had the standard 6.4 ft bed). Also, the oil is much easier to change since they freed up the space around the filter and plug, making oil changes a breeze. Overall, I am very blessed to have this great truck and couldn't be happier. No one pressured me to write this review, nor did GM have any contact with me about it. This is my honest opinion on how I feel about the truck and I hope this review helps anyone thinking about buying one to make the right decision for them.
If anyone has any specific questions at all, please feel free to ask.
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