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About 76ChevyTrucker

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  1. I agree, we regularly see that vintage coming through my dealerships lube rack with a good bit more mileage and still running well. Biggest thing I've seen is pinion seal leaks on them.
  2. I guess as long as it's not projectile pea soup vomit of the previous meals contents, it'll be ok.
  3. Hey guys, long time no see. Circumstances have kept me away for longer than I'd every like to admit. Its been one heckuva wild ride here....first I moved, then I had to remodel the home I bought (no big deal, but very time-consuming), then I lost my job, then found one, and now the wife has got a bun in the oven, and WHEW!!!!! We just got our internet sevice back at the house, so yeah......I'm back!!!! How are y'all?!
  4. I'd say that's about fair to middle of the road on the pad life being left. Admittedly I'm a little harder on the brakes than some people are, which will equate out to the pads wearing a little quicker for me than say for someone else.
  5. One word of caution, don't buy a tire from Wally world. The main reason is that the Goodyear Viva you're talking about will only be available at a Wal Mart because its a special tire made only for Wal Marts and Sams Clubs, if anything at least get a tire that you'll be able to find pretty well anywhere else. (Also Goodyears are overrated and overpriced for what they are, go with BF Goodrich, Michelin, or Bridgestone/Firestone and you'll probably be a good bit happier.) I myself prefer a UniRoyal tire simply because its made in the same factories and owned by Michelin, so you get Michelin qu
  6. eh, I've had a full set of Duralast Gold pads front and rear on my Impala for over a year and a half now and they're still probably about 45% pad life left front and rear
  7. puppies, babies, all about the same when they're young and curious.
  8. I know that a lot of vehicles do that, we all the time find connectors with no matches on the stuff we get in, so its very well possible that the connections are already there, but its always best to do your homework before nosediving off into it.
  9. It could possibly be, I know that most of our DCX rides that come in at my job have KYB's on them from the getgo (I work at a DCX dealership in the service department and I used to work at CarQuest), and I know that GM uses them as an OE part on some vehicles, which ones I can't say for sure, but I know that they use 'em. As far as brake pad manufacturers, Raybestos makes brakes for a number of people, even Napa, I believe, or they're pads are made by Wagner (another majority OE brake supplier), either of which are a good choice.
  10. Yeah, my keys go on top of the piano at the house, out of Heather's reach, so far, since she hasn't learned to climb the piano stool yet (thank god)
  11. going off the tank comment, I'd rather keep my Abrams that's powered by a gas turbine engine (nothing in the world like a JET power tank). As far as this merger, since I now work for a DCX dealership, we've been kept in the dark about the whole idea of a merger. I see both sides of the coin involving the merger, and I say let it play out and see what happens, GM and DCX have already worked together on things in the past, ie the transmissions for the Tahoe and Durango hybrids, so I say let the hand play out and see what happens.
  12. I'd still say that Mobil 1 is the way to go if you're looking to go synthetic for a daily driver.
  13. More likely than not you've probably got a higher-end radio on the vehicle with steering wheel mounted audio controls. But if not, you could already have the pigtails for the audio control hook-ups already in the column secured off, but ready and able to be used. First thing I'd do would be to get a wiring diagram for your ride and see what wires could possibly be there, then I'd crack the column shield apart and see what's actually in there. If you don't have the necessary hookups, I'd then go about trying to find what you need in order to install them (since you'll have to have them in or
  14. First question I ask, what is the code, have you checked it? Second question is do you get a rotten egg smell from the exhaust when the vehicle is idling? If you do then I'd have to agree with almost everyone else about a clogged catalytic converter. As far as the idling issue, it could be and idle air control valve not keeping the thottle open enough until the engine reaches operating temperature or a throttle position sensor not telling the PCM where the throttle is at idle, which throws the injector pulse width off and all in all, makes the engine run crappy. Could be an O2 sensor probl
  15. That's always a good idea too. But like I said about mine in particular, I'm just going to let her ride like it is for the moment. I'll get around to fixing it.

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