What have u done to ur GM truck today?

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Talk & GM News' started by devilsalmostfree, Feb 28, 2010.

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  1. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    Today I checked under the truck and .... (wait for it) ... there was a farking t-case or tranny fluid drip/leak under it ... as well as a mild coating of the stuff under the truck. I called the tranny mech and he'll be looking at it (again) in the morning. I'm starting to get irritated, now, as this guy was supposedly good. FFS...
  2. pmf608

    pmf608 New Member

    I took mine to the car wash and gave it a good cleaning. Now it's nice and shiny again... for a while anyway. Winters here suck for keeping vehicles clean.
  3. Localsun77

    Localsun77 New Member

    New 17 inch rims!!!
  4. 2011laserblue

    2011laserblue New Member

    Well, I gave my truck a bath, put the black grill back on and ripped the running boards/mudflaps off!

    I want to take that front air dam off but I think it protects the belt...thoughts?

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  5. oxendale

    oxendale New Member

    I have been thinking about doing that with mine too laser! I was scared because of the same thoughts of that it kind of helps protect the underbody.
  6. 2011laserblue

    2011laserblue New Member

    I've seen a lot of guys do it...I'm just not sure about it yet.
  7. dsfloyd

    dsfloyd New Member


    Check the output shaft seal. I replaced mine about 3-4 times as well. This last one I spent the money on the dealer seal (and put a touch of rtv gasket maker on the lip just in case) and no more leaking. I used timken and NAPA seals and kept getting leaks (this was after fixing the pump rub), those seals were about 25 each and the dealer one was 85, so I ended up spending 75 on the aftermarket seals and then still spending the 85 for OEM. Comparing the seals side to side the dealer seal was actually a much higher quality seal.
  8. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    This was spot-on. The first time around it was a NAPA rear seal. Today it was replaced with an OEM rear seal from the stealership. The part cost was, indeed, about 3x as much ... however the difference in the seals is night/day.

    In my case it cost me time and fuel to drive to the mech (which is 50 miles from where I live [i.e. 100mi round trip] ... but close to where I work on my truck on weekends) ... and I gave up my truck for a full day each time (a grand total of three times). However, I only paid for the part once ... and it was the NAPA seal I paid for. The mech doing the work ate the cost difference for the OEM seal. He also handed me 40 clams in cash for gas and apologized profusely for the hassles.

    I think this time it's fixed for good. (That, by the way, should make what I did to my truck obvious ... I drove it to the mech for more TLC ... but only after loading it up with a truckload of stuff to drop off in storage since it's near the mech's garage. I filled up at some point, too ... then I drove back home.)

    The lower air dam is there for mpg improvements ... which you impacted when you lifted the truck. So go ahead and remove it. (Mine's been gone since the day I got the truck!)

    Also note that the plastic rivets that hold it in place are meant to be easy to remove/replace (once you know how they work). It's common for folks in stock height trucks to remove it to gain ground clearance prior to off-roading ... and then replace it when they're back on pavement. This means you can give it a try and see what you think and, if not satisfied, just put it back on.
  9. Goldie

    Goldie New Member

    I had a local shop install a short throw shift kit for my 5 speed manual trans. Picked it up this afternoon and put few miles on it to practice...it's nice!
  10. 2011laserblue

    2011laserblue New Member

    Awesome, thanks for the help!
    What do you think of the black grille Surreal? I know you really liked the grill I previously had on there...but I am very happy with how it looks with the black.
  11. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    I think it looks fantastic!
  12. 2011laserblue

    2011laserblue New Member

    Cool - My next planned mod should be coming towards the end of April, I'm going to get the 20" rigid light you told me about - as well as the re-gear. I'm trying to save up so I have enough money to do both at the same time. I was going to get a set of gibson headers but I'm going to hold off on those for a while.

    I'll be sure to post pictures in another thread!
  13. JimmyA

    JimmyA Member

    I hooked the boat up to my truck today! I am going to locate some spawning crappie tomorrow, hopefully.
  14. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    You might PM aloxdaddy99 as he ordered a set of custom mounts for the 20" rigid bar ... ones designed specifically for placing the bar in the open slot the NNBS trucks have up front. He should be able to tell you where he got them and which bar they work with. :)
  15. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator

    Here is my "oh s***" moment today. I left school after taking my fluid mechanics final, I stopped to fill up and when I got in the truck to head home my "check washer fluid" light came on. So, I shut the truck off, popped the hood and went into the gas station to purchase some washer solvent. They wanted $5 for a gallon! So, I said screw that and hopped in the truck. I got on the freeway and drove 25 miles at 70mph until I got to the exit where I knew there was a gas station with decent prices. I parked, jumped out of the truck and realized that my hood was open the entire 25 mile drive! I felt like a complete moron. When I popped the hood open to fill the reservoir I realized that the entire engine compartment is now dirty as can be. It was a rain/snow mix that had nice access to the compartment. So, today I covered my engine compartment with snow and water.
  16. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Super Moderator

    I watched a car almost commit suicide in to my truck by turning left while I was going straight..... Good thing I have strong brakes and fast reflexes or she would be paying me for a new bumper and front end. During this my girlfriend screamed so loud I couldn't use my right ear most of the night.... Her screaming scared me more than the almost accident.
  17. 2011laserblue

    2011laserblue New Member

    I will definitely do that - thanks for the info!
  18. skullblaster

    skullblaster New Member

    The last couple of days I have been rebuilding the transmission in my suburban, again.
  19. PantheraUncia

    PantheraUncia New Member

    took a splicer out of a wire connection and soldered the wires together after cleaning them and installed a new thermostat, best way to spend a day with perfect weather. (Not really). unloaded photography equipment used in a model shoot yesterday.
  20. McClintoc

    McClintoc Super Moderator

    Cleaned the inside. Cleaned the windows, dusted off the dash and vacuumed the carpet.
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