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Old 03-05-2019, 11:10 PM   #91
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Lots of threads on the FS Chevy Boards about getting just as good or better mielage from the GM 6.2 over the 5.3.......Interesting you are getting just slightly worse than I am with the 5.3.

Spend the money on a couple tanks of 93 with your regular driving habits. It's ~$15/tank for me at time of purchase. However, I've found that my mileage goes up just enough to make it $0.01/mi LESS expensive than 87 octane. Truck likes it better, I get slightly better mileage, and the total cost is comparable. I'll take it. It's worth investigating if you think it might be close!
I have a beater Protege that I drive most days. without winter weather involved I can got a couple weeks without touching the truck and when I do drive it, I find myself not driving "normally" and then regretting it afterwards. I think on my next road trip I am going to try 93 and see what happens.
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Old 03-12-2019, 07:31 AM   #92
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Besides general maintenance the only update on this pig is the door handles. Chrome was flaking off and slashing my damn fingers when opening the door so I replaced them. Got cheap $19 replacements off amazon, Autex brand. I know this sounds weird, but they feel great, whoever did the mold work / plating did a great job. Just had to pull the door panel, pop out the the handle assy, hammer out the hinge pin, replace handle, and reinstall. Took 30 min tops, including losing the slate grey door lock retainer in my rock driveway and having to find it as the sun went down.



Bought gear oil to change out the diff fluid front/rear. Rear is starting to make some noise under load. Also rear main seal is getting higher on the list, it's leaking pretty good. Was looking at what fun pulling the trans would be while I was working on it last night.
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Old 04-14-2019, 12:04 AM   #93
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**Posting links to pics, they're still coming in huge**

Lol, a month Alex. The question is, how long does it take to get around to changing diff fluid at my house.

Figured I could whip through some list items today. Turned into an azz whooping in a hurry.

Went to change diff fluids and flush the brakes/rotate tires. Had to pull the skid plate to cleanly drain the front diff, no problem. Cracked the drain plug and whoa.

Didn't think it was normal for the huge clump of metal on the magnet to be rusted..

http://s778.photobucket.com/user/Hot...j3si4.jpg.html

And now the rust makes sense..

http://s778.photobucket.com/user/Hot...dc4yb.jpg.html

Figured I'd do my best to flush the watered down stuff out as best I could. Had some gear oil laying around, stuck a piece of vinyl hose on the nipple and started adding it while draining to push the old out. Apparently wasn't paying too close of attention. The hose spit off the end and into the case.

Tried for too long to fish it out with no luck. Next course of action took place.

http://s778.photobucket.com/user/Hot...gjg8r.jpg.html

http://s778.photobucket.com/user/Hot...hidk6.jpg.html

Success

http://s778.photobucket.com/user/Hot...tm7ld.jpg.html

Got both diffs changed, rear was more by the book.. Flushed the brakes, rear bleeders were too tight and seized up, finally resorted to mapp gas to break them loose. Fluid was nasty. The motive power bleeder shined pushing the fluid through, highly recommend it for single person bleeding.

Only thing left is transfer case, that'll keep for another day..
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:23 AM   #94
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I hate when simple project go sideways like that.

Had a hole in the oil pan on the little red truck from that kind of shenaniganery.
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It wasn't fun for sure. Just wanted to do simple maintenance and get some other things done but that definitely screwed up my to-do list. Honestly it wasn't bad at all pulling the axle, GM did a pretty good job of making that pretty much a drop out compared to the s-series frames.
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Old 04-16-2019, 07:35 PM   #96
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It wasn't fun for sure. Just wanted to do simple maintenance and get some other things done but that definitely screwed up my to-do list. Honestly it wasn't bad at all pulling the axle, GM did a pretty good job of making that pretty much a drop out compared to the s-series frames.
Until they put electric steering in 2014. Shenaniganery
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Old 05-01-2019, 08:04 AM   #97
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She's still getting it. Had oil pressure sending unit failure while my wife was driving it, of course I was down in Atlanta, so that will be replaced soon.

Washed it up Monday and drove it in, of course my co-worker had to show me up.

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Old 05-01-2019, 10:37 PM   #98
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