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Gus M

2020 Silverado Traillboss Custom 5.3 V8 WTF!

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I know this doesn't help your current situation but If you haven't considered one, get yourself a good dashcam. When I'm in my truck the cam records video and audio. It quite possibly could have caught what happened to your truck and you would have some proof. 
GM Accessories has the Thinkware F800 unit. I have this in my truck, and highly recommend it. It connects to my phone via Bluetooth everytime I get in the truck.

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Where #14 connects to the air filter housing. If you look down the front of the air filter housing you can see it (may need a light).
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Beat me to it. The connection isn't tight at all. GM uses a foamy gasket at the end of the tube, but it doesn't have a firm connection when inserted into the air box.

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It's a joke. DRL's (Daytime Running Lights) were set to hyperflash or strobe for attention in both of the videos. Some producer's gimmick that makes just about as much sense as your truck hydrolocking driving through a parking lot.
Producers don't do it. It has to do with the cameras. Iirc, something to do with the FPS (frames per second).

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5 hours ago, Transient said:

GM Accessories has the Thinkware F800 unit. I have this in my truck, and highly recommend it. It connects to my phone via Bluetooth everytime I get in the truck.

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That’s a good idea either way to have, will be looking into that. Thanks 

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That’s a good idea either way to have, will be looking into that. Thanks 
You're welcome. The F800 kit has both front and rear cameras. There is a cheaper version for just the front. If you buy it at accessories.chevrolet.com you can pay to have the dealer install it at a fixed price. If they go over the time they are billed to install it you won't have to pay the extra time. I had a dealership in San Diego install the light bar on my truck. It is booked at about 2 hours, iirc, but it took them 5 days because the battery in key fob remote caused them issues. I didn't have to pay a single penny of that extra time.

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I am going to go out on a limb here and say the engine is not hydrolocked.  It is nearly impossible to do that on a newer vehicle unless the entire intake assembly is UNDER water.  Did you happen to have your oil changed recently?  Valve spring issue?

 

-Eli

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12 hours ago, Tjeli said:

I am going to go out on a limb here and say the engine is not hydrolocked.  It is nearly impossible to do that on a newer vehicle unless the entire intake assembly is UNDER water.  Did you happen to have your oil changed recently?  Valve spring issue?

 

-Eli

It is not 

I work at a chevy dealer in in the south had a hurricane come thru many months ago guy got his 19 silverado vehicle towed in and his was hydro locked. He had to file a insurance claim and the paid for a new engine

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13 minutes ago, Fubar12 said:

It is not 

I work at a chevy dealer in in the south had a hurricane come thru many months ago guy got his 19 silverado vehicle towed in and his was hydro locked. He had to file a insurance claim and the paid for a new engine

But then again we had over 22 inches of rain in 24 hours during that slow storm 

Guy claimed he only went thru a puddle and I'm sure the puddle was about 4 feet of water...

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On 1/5/2021 at 7:02 AM, Tjeli said:

I am going to go out on a limb here and say the engine is not hydrolocked.  It is nearly impossible to do that on a newer vehicle unless the entire intake assembly is UNDER water.  Did you happen to have your oil changed recently?  Valve spring issue?

 

-Eli

I did have the oil changed maybe 2 weeks prior to this. So the dealer original assumption was that this was under water from the amount of water. I literally was in 3” of water 

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On 1/5/2021 at 7:05 PM, Fubar12 said:

It is not 

I work at a chevy dealer in in the south had a hurricane come thru many months ago guy got his 19 silverado vehicle towed in and his was hydro locked. He had to file a insurance claim and the paid for a new engine

What was the circumstances?

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I did have the oil changed maybe 2 weeks prior to this. So the dealer original assumption was that this was under water from the amount of water. I literally was in 3” of water 
Did they drain the oil and find out if water is in there?

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It is not 
I work at a chevy dealer in in the south had a hurricane come thru many months ago guy got his 19 silverado vehicle towed in and his was hydro locked. He had to file a insurance claim and the paid for a new engine
I had a 2006 Cobalt SS Supercharged with an aftermarket intake that had a water sock on the air filter. I went through a flooded road in a major rain storm once and ended up flooding the engine. Water was literally splashing the bottom of the body. I could hear that sound. Filter was in the fender behind the drivers headlight. When I drove through the flooded road I was as close to the middle (highest point of road) as possible. Water would've never touched the filter and intake tube, yet somehow I managed to suck in some water. That is a feat considering the intake manifold after the supercharger was U-shaped with the lowest point being a little above the top of the oil pan, and the water has to get past 4 water to air to water intercooler laminovas. I also know the shape of our air boxes in the Silverado. If it happened to me, I could see it somehow happening to somebody in a T1xx. Until it's proven one way or another, neither I nor anybody else know what happened to cause this.

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On 1/4/2021 at 8:43 AM, Gus M said:

That’s a good idea either way to have, will be looking into that. Thanks 

For less, you can grab a Viofo A129 Pro and it's 4K using H.265.  249.99 on Amazon and worth every stinkin penny

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On 1/3/2021 at 9:23 AM, amxguy1970 said:

:rolleyes: Yeah because they have two completely different designs and fording capabilities. In any case a 5.3 can get hydro-locked the slightly better 6.2 can as well...

 

In any way there has to be more to the story as people always want to cover their own a*s. A truck just doesn't get hydro-locked in a couple of inches of water without some extreme measure taken as they are tested significantly for that exact issue. 

 

Tyler

I was being sarcastic.

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Ask them to show you actual proof that this happened.  I still don't see how its possible with the intake design on our trucks.  I am leaning towards a mistake they made on your last oil change and they are trying to cover it up.

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