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  1. Thread: 5.3 motor tick

    by Red
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    Check out this thread

    http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=34867

    hope it helps.
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    Ignition switch?

    I am offering this info, but don't know if it applies to these newer trucks. Hopefully someone on the forum will correct me if it is impossible. I had an '86 truck that experienced a similar problem....
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    Sounds like the steering gear box or power...

    Sounds like the steering gear box or power steering pump.
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    link didn't work.

    link didn't work.
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    Could be one bad spark plug wire.

    Could be one bad spark plug wire.
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    Try spraying some contact cleaner in the...

    Try spraying some contact cleaner in the connector. It may seem silly but it has worked for me in the past.
  7. Thread: control arms

    by Red
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    Don't forget bent.

    Don't forget bent.
  8. Thread: what type of oil

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    Oil Wedge.

    The way I understand it (and I may be wrong), when the engine is not running, the crankshaft rests on the bearing. When you start your engine, the crankshaft climbs the bearing and pulls oil under...
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    I'm not sure, Ive only own a 5.3.

    I'm not sure, Ive only own a 5.3.
  10. Thread: what type of oil

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    10w-40? I have always worried about the oil wedge...

    10w-40? I have always worried about the oil wedge (probably for no good reason).
  11. Thread: what type of oil

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    10w-30 got rid of your lifter tick? I will try...

    10w-30 got rid of your lifter tick? I will try that if mine comes back. Thanks
  12. Thread: what type of oil

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    My vote is for 5W30. That's what Chevy recommends...

    My vote is for 5W30. That's what Chevy recommends of the 5.3.
  13. Thread: Finished

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    Very nice.

    Very nice.
  14. Thread: blue smoke issue

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    How much?

    How much engine oil do you have to add between oil changes?
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    Caveat!

    As long as the statement you made is correct, I would go for it. A little trick would be to put them on and then ask you local tire/rim shop if it looks correct to them. Or, pay them to install the...
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    Lug nuts are used to secure a wheel to threaded...

    Lug nuts are used to secure a wheel to threaded wheel studs and thereby to a vehicle's axles. Lug nuts center the wheel and make the rim an extension of the axle. This wiki may help....
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    Lugs carry the weight.

    Not to worry. the center hole is not load bearing. Just torque to nuts properly.
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    Don't fit tight on the hubs?

    With the lug nuts on, or are you saying the center hole has play?
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    What?

    You should see what I do at 200,000.:great:
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    Just did the 100,000 Tune-up

    100,000 MILE TUNE-UP 1999 SILVERADO 5.3L

    This is what i did.

    REPLACE spark plugs - iridium
    REPLACE spark plug wires - OEM
    Inspect PCV valve
    Oil and Filter change
    Inspect EGR valve
    Replace...
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    Bought mine in 1999

    I noticed the engine knock at startup and dieseling during acceleration shortly after I drove my '99 Silverado off the lot in 1999. I have noticed that if I use Shell gasoline the dieseling doesn't...
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