What have u done to ur GM truck today? Part 2

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by ChevyFan, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. nottmbantam

    nottmbantam Rockstar 100 Posts

    front, right side. Thought it might need CV boot joint things, but the mechanic said axle. I asked the question on the Suburban Forum and CV shaft was mentioned. I'd rather trust the posts on here than the local mechanics here to be honest.
  2. BornAgainBiker55

    BornAgainBiker55 Rockstar 100 Posts

    Well, this is more a summary of the past few months as I rolled over 100k, in the order I remember them:
    Replaced front axle seal,
    Replaced rack & pinion steering
    Replaced tie rod ends
    Replaced all 4 shocks with Rancho 9000s
    Added Rancho 2" Quick Lift leveling kit
    Changed F&R differential oils
    Changed T-case oil
    Changed engine oil
    New Spark Plugs
    Cleaned Air Filter
    Cleaned Throttle Body etc.
    New tires
    Transmission oil change
    New brake pads / shoes / dics / drums all 4 wheels
    New Trailer Brake Controller

    AND: Seriously considered a catch-can upgrade

    Last edited: May 14, 2014
  3. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    replaced the lower intermediate steering shaft and did the grease zerk mod to the upper shaft.
  4. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Cleaned and detailed the truck today. Also began to look in to why they truck hates cold starts very recently. Battery is 2 years old and the cables and starter are close to brand new. Will be looking in to Fuel pressure issues.
  5. savagetman

    savagetman Rockstar

    Pulled my seats and installed seat covers and then reinstalled seats
  6. pmf608

    pmf608 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Listed my Duramax for sale. The body shop told me this week they have finally started work on my Avalanche, and as soon as I get it back, it will be going up for sale too. I bought a 2008 F350 Lariat on Wednesday with the 6.4 Powerstroke diesel, so that I could have one truck to use for both work and pleasure to lower my insurance a bit this year instead of having it go up after last year's accident. I'll still probably check in here once in a while because this is a great forum and GM trucks are still interesting and familiar to me, but once the trucks sell, I'll be a Ford guy… of course, that could change in a couple years when I buy my next truck.
  7. PantheraUncia

    PantheraUncia Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    What made you choose to get the F350 and drop the Duramax?
  8. pmf608

    pmf608 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    I didn't want to get another dually. I wanted Single Rear Wheel for a bit better maneuverability. Ford was the only company to have a 7,000lb rear axle in a SRW one ton truck until dodge followed suit in 2010 and GM in 2011. I still needed the weight handling for my business. My duramax had a GVWR of 12,000lbs as a dually. The F350 has a GVWR of 11,400 with single rear wheel, so for trucks within my price range, the F350 was the truck that could legally have the most hauling capacity.
  9. BornAgainBiker55

    BornAgainBiker55 Rockstar 100 Posts

    +1 for actually considering GVWR! :great: Most people wouldn't do that.
    We're all sad to see you "mostly go" :sign0199:
  10. pmf608

    pmf608 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Thanks for the well wishes. I'm not gone yet though:lol:

    For me, it was mostly the rear axle GAWR since the Alberta Commercial Vehicle Enforcement only looks at whether or not you are within all of your axle and tire weights, but GVWR goes right along with it. With the amount of trailering heavy loads and hauling things I do for my business, I needed all the rear axle rating I could legally get.

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