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  1. Thread: Maine?

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    I'm up here in Lincoln Maine, 45min north of...

    I'm up here in Lincoln Maine, 45min north of Bangor. Truck to car ratio up here must be 4 to 1, and we're definetally Chevy country.
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    10 plys or nothing in my opinion. They are...

    10 plys or nothing in my opinion. They are defientally more durable It's also nice knowing that when you put some weight to them they won't overheat and blow out. Throw a heavier 4wheeler or sled in...
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    Amsoil is proven... just as much if not more so...

    Amsoil is proven... just as much if not more so than Mobil 1.
    I run it in all my powersports... my truck gets Mobil 1 only because I can't buy 5 quart jugs of 5w30 around here... and 6+ single...
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    My 99 has been doing the same thing for the past...

    My 99 has been doing the same thing for the past 20k. It starts and empty and bounces back and forth, or slowly comes up to the correct reading. Its worst when the tank is near empty or near full. I...
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    Still no luck changing them. Apparently they...

    Still no luck changing them. Apparently they changed the method because I recieved 2003 silverado directions and they didn't work. Anyone else know the method to reprogram the locks?
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    awesome... I was just about to order a 50 series...

    awesome... I was just about to order a 50 series Flowmaster... I may rethink that decision
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    Mine had the same problem... luckily under a 30...

    Mine had the same problem... luckily under a 30 day / 1000 mile warrenty. Wheel sensors didn't fix the problem so it went bad just a day later and the ABS module (computer) was replaced at about...
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    I lost the owners manual long ago. A pdf would be...

    I lost the owners manual long ago. A pdf would be amazing. Thank you.
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    1999 silverado - programming locks

    I have a 1999 Silverado with power windows and locks, as well as keyless entry. I read in a previous post that you can program the lock and horn functions so that they either don't automatically...
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    Not entirely related but I read in Car and Driver...

    Not entirely related but I read in Car and Driver that manufacturers actually set the vehicle speed slighly on the high side in order to ring up mileage faster and get their vehicles off of warrenty....
  11. Thread: ABS light

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    My money is on ABS module. You friends with a GM...

    My money is on ABS module. You friends with a GM tech?

    Try pulling the fuse. This will activate the light permanently but will lessen the random ABS outburts and loss of breaking. If this does...
  12. Thread: ABS light

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    My ABS problems were traced back to the ABS...

    My ABS problems were traced back to the ABS controller module under the hood... a new module later (and all new brake lines due to the increased pressure blowing every rusted line in the truck) and...
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    recent cummins are powerful but not nearly as...

    recent cummins are powerful but not nearly as bulletproof or economical to run as the older cummins. With the horsepower race and new emissions laws came a loss in MPG and reliabiliy in the diesel...
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    I bought it for the skid plates, shocks, and...

    I bought it for the skid plates, shocks, and tranny cooler. They were all things I needed anways and if I were to add/fabricate them myself, they would cost a LOT more than the extra $400 or so it...
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    I think you're doing just fine with a sub 7...

    I think you're doing just fine with a sub 7 second 0-60. With my 5.3, old style, I bet my 0-60 is barely in the 8 second range. As for no low end, you're getting off the line just fine with those...
  16. My 10 plys ride rougher than the stock tires, and...

    My 10 plys ride rougher than the stock tires, and gas mileage suffers a little bit due to the extra mass you are turning. I run 65 psi and they are marginally louder... not bad but you would probably...
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    I've always used 5-30 synthetic penzoil platinum...

    I've always used 5-30 synthetic penzoil platinum in my 99 5.3. What are the advatages/disadvantages to using 10-40, 10-30, 20-50, etc? I live in Northern Maine... super cold in the winter, pretty hot...
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    I change it every 5000 with Penzoil 5-30...

    I change it every 5000 with Penzoil 5-30 synthetic. I always change the filter as well... it's cheap.
  19. Thread: RPM Tick

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    Fixing valve's, lifters, etc, isn't that major...

    Fixing valve's, lifters, etc, isn't that major and probaby hasn't effected the rest of the motor. It's not necessary to replace the motor if they "tear down" the top end. I've done the top end of...
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    nice truck... awesome color. Very clean. Love...

    nice truck... awesome color. Very clean. Love those trucks with cowl hoods and a billit grill. How about a vinal bed cover, safari bar with hella lights, some chrome running board tubes, chrome...
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    Gorgeous. Love the Warn winch and Hella lights

    Gorgeous. Love the Warn winch and Hella lights
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    I"ve got a 99 with 70k... noticed the same...

    I"ve got a 99 with 70k... noticed the same decline recently but it's because Maine just changed to e-10 gasoline. Has your area recently made the switch. If so, that's the reason without a doubt.
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    bad heater core is not a leak a lot of the time....

    bad heater core is not a leak a lot of the time. There can be no evidence of a plugged heater core except for reduced coolant capacity, which you would never notice unless you completely flushed the...
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    The seatbelt is a strange design... doesn't...

    The seatbelt is a strange design... doesn't bother me but then again, I can't really remember the last time I've worn mine...

    On another note, my 99 5.3 does about 14 mpg around town, 16 or 17...
  25. Thread: RPM Tick

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    Rod bearing going perhaps? I had a tick tick at...

    Rod bearing going perhaps? I had a tick tick at about the same RPM's in any gear in a Dodge Dakota. It was diagnosed as a rod bearing spun... I was told it would last either 10 miles or 100,000...
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