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  1. #2041


    ^ Sounds like a backfire.
    Tonight got the new rear calipers installed with new pads,brakes bled, installed new AC/Heater Control!
    2004 Silverado 2500HD W/T
    6.0L, RWD, Auto w/Towing Package

  2. #2042


    Thanks @Opiewho I just hope it didn't hurt the truck. Very rare for a modern vehicle to back fire randomly.

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    Update on my truck: while starting it today it sounded very rough and the idle was weird, it went away in eventually but it was weird. Even the exhaust was shaking from it it sounded like every once in a while it would surge then return to norm. Also smelled like unburnt gas.

    1996 Chevy Tahoe LT 5.7L V8 4X4 205,000+ miles. Built proudly at Janesville Assembly in Janesville, Wisconsin
    Basic mods: Lights all over, bunch of electrical work, and a couple cooling mods.

    Check out my other mods in My Garage:

  3. #2043


    Finally installed my Volant Ram Air Scoop! Ended up removing the lower few inches off the air dam to get it to fit proper, but it all turned out quite well! Need to put about 100 more miles on the truck and then see if I'll need to retune the truck.

    2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE Extended Cab Z71 4X4 5.3L Flex Fuel
    MagnaFlow single in duel out system
    Volant CAI & Ram Air Scoop with Power Core Filter
    Rhino Tuff Grip Spray in Bed liner
    Undercover Classic Tonneau
    Trail FX Bug "deflector"
    AVS Window Deflectors
    Black Powder Coated Nerf Bars
    RECON L.E.D. Interior, 3rd Cab light, Projector headlights, and Taillights
    ATX Crawl Wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain tires
    CalTrend Neoprene seat covers
    2" leveling kit from Max Trac
    Diablo Trinity with Diablew Tune

  4. #2044


    Kind of a cool Today mostly I just drove her to the store. I did attempt to contact the dealer for a little production info on my trucks specific package.....but of course, they have never heard of it. Then they tried like hell to buy it off Good times..

  5. #2045
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    Mar 2013
    Franklin, TN


    Quote Originally Posted by reggiecab2000 View Post

    1) all 5 brake lines (russell braided steel)
    2) rear brake pads (hawk hps)
    3) all 4 rotors (powerslot cryo)
    4) all 4 brake calipers
    5) both rear axles,bearings, seals
    6) differential fluid
    7) and a complete brake fluid flush

    busy weekend...
    What did you do after lunch?

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    Just drove it to lunch today.

    Yesterday installed mudflaps and a hood deflector and drove 450 miles. The hood deflector drove me nuts at 70 and above.
    2010 Silverado 1500 LT Crew Cab 5.3

  6. #2046


    Quote Originally Posted by Trucking View Post
    What did you do after lunch?

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    Just drove it to lunch today.

    Yesterday installed mudflaps and a hood deflector and drove 450 miles. The hood deflector drove me nuts at 70 and above.
    didnt take a lunch LOL
    2000 Chevrolet Silverado

    4.3L V6, 4L60E, 2WD, Single Cab
    Airaid CAI
    Poweraid TB Spacer
    Flowmaster 10-series exhaust (dumped)
    Edge CS insight monitor
    4.10 gears
    Limited-slip differential
    LS-1 Dual Electric fans
    Corvette tranny servo swap

    Head Unit: Alpine
    Speakers: Alpine SPR-60C 6.5" component set, 4X6 Infinity Kappas
    Subs: 2-12" Kicker CVT's
    Amps: Alpine-M1000 (subs), Alpine MRX-F65 (Speakers)

    305/70R16 NITTO Terra Grapplers
    16" PROCOMP 7089's
    2" leveling kit
    3" Fabtech Spindle Lift Kit
    Front/Rear-Bilstein 5100 shocks

    35W HID Low Beams
    RECON LED smoked roof cab lights
    HELLA LED taillights and 3rd brakelight
    HELLA FF-75 Aux. Reverse Lamps
    RIGID dually D2, flush mount, wide beam
    Hawk HPS Brake pads
    Russell braided steel brake lines
    Powerstop-red powdercoated brake calipers
    Powerslot Cryo brake rotors
    EGR in-channel window visors

  7. #2047


    Today I:
    • Removed my AVS Aeroskin hood protector (bug guard), removed the OEM double-sided tape from it, cleaned and degreased the hood and both sides of the hood protector, added 3M heavy duty double-sided tape, and replaced the hood protector on the hood
    • Installed a custom-fabricated coalescing filter bracket
    • Shortened the hose from the coolant reservoir to the radiator so that it doesn't contact the coalescing filter or the filter's bracket
    • Evacuated the AC system
    • Removed the flange nuts that hold the accumulator in place
    • Replaced said flange nuts with lock washers and custom-fabricated aluminum posts
    • Bolted the front air manifold mounting plate to the custom aluminum posts

    @Conlan Rose, here are some pics of the front air manifold bracket, as I know you were interested. (I'll get pics of the coalescing filter bracket, the coalescing filter, and the front air manifold when I'm ready to mount and plumb them all.)

    Here are the custom-frabricated posts for the bracket:

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    And here's the completed bracket / mounting plate:
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    I was too tired and cold to recharge the AC system, so it waits until later this week...

  8. #2048


    I received my switches from OTRATTW. Now I can move forward with my light install.

    2011 GMC Sierra SLE - 5.3 - 4X4 - Z71 - King Shock Level Kit - Body Color GMC grill emblem - 2 Tone Engine Cover, Rad Cover and Battery Box - Volant CAI - Tru Cool 40K tranny cooler - Sylvania ZXE bulbs Hi/Low -TriFold Hard Tonneau Cover- CoverCraft Seat Covers - Diablo inTune - GoRecon LED under rail lights - GoRecon LED White Lightning Tailgate Light Bar - Windows tinted to 45%- Kenwood DNX6990 - JL Audio C5-650 &650X- JL Audio Amp- Interco Truxus M/T 33x12.50x18

  9. #2049


    Installed a new passenger side window crank handle to replace the broken one! truck has crank up windows.

  10. #2050


    Attempted to refill my AC system but the high side schrader valve stuck open and absolutely would not jiggle shut. I spoke to a stealership, as the high side port did not appear serviceable. An OEM replacement is 81 bucks and is in stock, locally ... and requires replacement of the entire line from the condensor to the connection near the low side. (This also means grille removal and the like to replace the line.)

    The worst part about the situation is there's a TSB out for this .. and the replacement part STILL DOES NOT have a serviceable valve. WTF? If you know there's a problem then design a part that fixes it ... or design serviceability into the replacement solution.

    Sometimes GM makes me mad...

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