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Talk me out of it or into it

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by hunter991, Feb 5, 2020.

  1. Jamo

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    View attachment 240367 View attachment 240366 I went from a 2004 Tahoe to a 2014 Expedition EL Limited. I needed space (to haul plywood) and did not like the sloped floor of the Suburban. I'm really happy with my Expedition and the ride is far superior to the Tahoe. I can haul (tow) something like 9500 pounds too.
    My Tahoe was a great truck, but I'm sticking with the Expedition...but I do have the 5.4 V8...
     
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    I bought my "new to me" 2005 Yukon XL 4w4 SLT about 1 1/2 years ago, with 140,000 miles. It was garaged - maintained beautifully !! Fully optioned.

    I read the dealer vin service history. It's as good as it gets!!

    But... I want MY history on it. So, I am getting the tranny flush/filter next week.... Brake fluid - change / pads later.... So I know MY truck, like the last '88 GMC C2500 SLT, I shipped off to Germany , and it had 396,000 on it. ( New owner very happy)

    Treat your luxury SUV like a "truck", service it, and it will last a long time.
     
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    Ah. . . I wouldn't do a Trany flush and fill ! I have a lot of friends who went that route, and it wasn't a good deal for them. Just drop the pan, new filter and refill. The flush can bring up a lot that now get into the valve body and lines and it just goes downhill from there. Stop yourself, if it ain't broke, don't fix it ! Please.
     
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    Opps... I meant a drain. Not a flush.
     
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    A black bear tune will resolve your AMF concerns. If thats not enough for your peace of mind, you can do an AFM delete kit, but with 36k miles, a disabler is probably good enough.
    https://www.onallcylinders.com/2017...ble-active-fuel-management-afm-on-gm-engines/

    The same can be done for the MRC but I would use it until there's an issue.

    My 17 Burb is my first new car and she is turning 40k soon. No extended warranty. I don't tow but I drive pretty hard. Its my 9 passenger Vette (sans supercharger) so I enjoy "spirited" driving and setting the cruise to 85 on the highway. Outside of self inflicted wounds, the only annoyance I have is the radio will shutdown on me occasionally for no known reason. Otherwise I'm very happy. Night and day difference between my 150k '08 Avalanche. I usually keep cars for 10 years. Hell, my dad's 2000 Ram 2500 that I had for 7 years is still going.

    Personally, I think you will be fine.
     
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    I’m a little late to this conversation, but I have a 2013 Yukon XL Denali and a 2016 F-150 Supercrew with the 3.5L EcoBoost.

    I think your worries about what might happen in the future are unfounded and can cost you a lot of money. I once heard that many people find their destiny on the road they take to avoid it. What I mean is, all vehicles have the potential to have issues and you can twist yourself into a knot worrying about it. If you take care of your vehicle, much more often than not, it will last a long time.

    That being said, I also have no concerns with my F-150 with the 3.5L Twin Turbo EcoBoost. It pulls just fine and yes, the mileage goes to hell when doing so, but that kind of goes with the territory. A few years ago we moved my in-laws from central Iowa to eastern Iowa and my brother-in-law and I made many trips pulling trailers of stuff. Him in his 2004 Ram with a 5.7 Hemi and me in my F-150. We both got 8 mpg pulling similar trailers loaded. Our 2007 Yukon that we had at the time did a little better at 10mpg but it was pulling a smaller trailer as my wife wouldn’t pull anything to big.

    I am at 68K on my F-150 and have had no issues yet, but I maintain it regularly and expect it to last a long time. Is there a chance that something major can go wrong? Yep! Just like they can with my 2013 Yukon. Just like it did with my 2007 where I had to replace the motor and transmission. I just don’t let it get to me and I make sure I keep up with the maintenance.
     

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