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  1. SnowDrifter

    Consensus on Cold Oil Changes

    Doesn't matter. Doing it hot only counts for lab analysis, with the goal being to exclude erroneous moisture contamination / fuel contamination from pulling the thing into the garage. If you read internet advice about stirring up the oil to make sure you get particulates out and believe this...
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    Myself and others stumped Never seen issue before .... ever!

    So, 3 things 1. Your steering is loosy goosy. Can see several things moving in the video, that shouldn't. If it's coming up as good in inspection, you're doing it wrong lol. Look harder, do whatever you need to do. Because the videos are pretty damning. 2. Quite possibly because of loosy...
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    What did you do to your NBS GMT800 Tahoe/Yukon Today?

    I'll nab a UOA probably.... Sometime early next year. Was waiting till the pump had 30k on it otherwise all I'll be seeing is break in wear and gasket in the oil. Wouldn't tell much
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    What did you do to your NBS GMT800 Tahoe/Yukon Today?

    Installed on Mar 12th, 2019 at 140k. Currently at 165k I read mine through the OBD port. Running castrol edge euro 0w40: Hot idle is ~50psi. Highway at 1600rpm is 65 or so. Cold start is hard to quantify since temperature swings where I am. If it's in the negatives, it'll be high 70s at...
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    What did you do to your NBS GMT800 Tahoe/Yukon Today?

    Damn dude! Meanwhile mine: I did intake gasket on it when I picked it up at 115k. Also did knock sensors, harness, oil pressure sensor while in there. And brakes. There was nothing wrong w/ them, I just didn't trust OEM stuff that was that old. Moisture ingress and pad delamination is a...
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    What did you do to your NBS GMT800 Tahoe/Yukon Today?

    15224193 Stop sodomizing your truck then? On the real: I'm curious on what's been going on. Just cause.... It's what I do. I wanna know! huh.... TIL.
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    What did you do to your NBS GMT800 Tahoe/Yukon Today?

    nope, was a standard "hey I need a part" call in. As an aside... Why in the world does the forum hate raccoon?
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    What did you do to your NBS GMT800 Tahoe/Yukon Today?

    Got a replacement lower valence to replace the one the '**** broke. Turns out, cheapest place to get it was the dealership. 55 bucks for the whole thing ain't bad at all. 2 bolts and some snaps to install. Takes about 10 minutes. Longest part of the process was locating my tap and die set since...
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    What did you do to your NBS GMT800 Tahoe/Yukon Today?

    Meh. 45 bucks have it good as new again. Is what it is. At least it wasn't a deer!
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    What did you do to your NBS GMT800 Tahoe/Yukon Today?

    Drove it back Got into a fight w/ a **** though. Fat **** took out my lower valence Looks like guardians of the galaxy is cancelled
  11. SnowDrifter

    What did you do to your NBS GMT800 Tahoe/Yukon Today?

    I just got in and drove it. Spend enough time and money asking sure she gets taken care of to be reliable!
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    What did you do to your NBS GMT800 Tahoe/Yukon Today?

    Washington to Wisconsin Visiting a friend for a trip we've been planning since 2019, before the ching chong chinky wong ping lo **** pao sweet and sour sickness cockblocked everything. Too much of a cheap ass to pay for motels and also impatient
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    What did you do to your NBS GMT800 Tahoe/Yukon Today?

    Also went on a long ass drive, non stop aside from gas and piss breaks. Comfy ******* cars these are. Definitely set a new personal record for how long I've been behind the wheel
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    What did you do to your NBS GMT800 Tahoe/Yukon Today?

    Milestone Original trans *knock on wood*
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    Tahoe swaying side to side on interstate/bumps

    If ya want to know how to check them... Most people check the things wrong. Will explain Car on ground, jack it up from the LCA, as close as you can possibly get to the ball joint. Just enough to lift the front tire off the ground 2-3 inches. From there, put a pry bar underneath the front...
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    What sparkplugs are you guys using.

    NGK Iridium. Don't really have anything to say on the things other than they work. Get some feeler gauges to gap though. The little coin looking gap thing you can get at the register for 2 bucks doesn't work worth a **** IMO. And no, they aren't gapped out of the package. Spec 'em. Just don't...
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    Tahoe swaying side to side on interstate/bumps

    Nah it's not keyed. Can put left to right and vice-versa. IIRC the taper on it isn't that pronounced so you can even put it on upside down. Orientation is 'drooping' down and towards the rear of the vehicle. Here's orientation
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    Weird Issue Hard To Explain

    Has me wondering about the throttle position sensor.... Hook a scanner up and check live data Gearing/tire size/speedometer combo all accurate?
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    Starter/solenoid for 00 Tahoe 5.3l Vortec

    'Bout the only thing I have to offer, is steer clear of Oreilly reman units. Not sure what they do for refurbishment or quality control, but I've had more comebacks and dead starters from them, than I have anywhere else. That being said.... Not like these are difficult starters to get to, so...
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    2005 tahoe Oil Pressure Warning Keeps Coming On When Driving

    My first steps: If you think you truly aren't getting oil pressure, stop driving it immediately. Your next step should be to put a mechanical gauge on it and determine if there is an oil pressure problem. If you believe it to be a sensor / cluster issue, you can check it with a scan tool...
  21. SnowDrifter

    Does the winter/cold weather delay shift points?

    It'll shift to 4th, but torque converter lockup is disabled until trans temps are >75f
  22. SnowDrifter

    Rattling / Resonance from RR under light throttle

    Got a chance to go under today. Heatshield on top of the exhaust popped loose on the left-front corner. Just bent it up enough that it's not making contact any more. Probably should have welded it but the only 'welder' I have is an oxy torch and it's a bit too small under there for me to trust...
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    Mixed coolants

    Anything is better than nothing if you're in a time of need But I'd definitely clean it out, flush the system with distilled water, then fill 'er up with the good stuff. Just take note of how much you add and reference your system capacity so you can get the desired dilution. Personally, I run...
  24. SnowDrifter

    Topped off my oil level with a quart of synthetic oil.

    Catch can puts oil that would normally enter your intake through the PCV system, into a container that you can then drain and discard separately. There are catch can systems that drain back into the crank case - basically instead of a drain port, it's a hose that returns to your sump. Based on...

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