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. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Yes it would but it would be a pain... I can't wait for warmer weather once April is here I will do the fix you described to me.
  2. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    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...
  3. pmf608

    pmf608 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    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.
  4. Localsun77

    Localsun77 New Member

    New 17 inch rims!!!
  5. 2011laserblue

    2011laserblue Rockstar 3 Years ROTM Winner 100 Posts

    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?

  6. oxendale

    oxendale 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.
  7. 2011laserblue

    2011laserblue Rockstar 3 Years ROTM Winner 100 Posts

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

    dsfloyd Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    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.
  9. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    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.
  10. Goldie

    Goldie Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    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!
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