Greetings! This is my first step on my way to getting that damn "Welcome!" message from appearing at the top of the page Up until a month ago I'd driven a '93 c3500 turbodiesel that I loved very much.. contrary to the reputation that 6.5 has had, that truck was the most dependable rig I've ever owned. Only had to replace 1 starter, 1 OPS, and a set of U-joints in over 8 years of ownership. Taken from me by a careless driver in an Expedition who thought the center turn lane was actually an on-ramp and hit me head on. Just replaced the truck last week with a '99 GMC Sierra 1500, ext cab 4wd with the 5.3.. Now have to learn a whole new vehicle (I actually like that part). First order of business appears to be to learn about nickle plated slip yokes and G80 clunks Looks like a real nice forum you have here!