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Forum: Smoke Signals Today, 10:40 AM
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Posted By DAVe3283
Cell phones are a mixed bag. I'm writing this on...

Cell phones are a mixed bag. I'm writing this on my phone, at work, in a meeting. But it is a largely useless meeting that I only have 2-5 minutes of input on that runs for 2 hours. So... not really...
Forum: LB7 Yesterday, 07:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 286
Posted By DAVe3283
If you dropped a valve, that piston is going to...

If you dropped a valve, that piston is going to be hamburger. If you are feeling lucky (and it isn't cracked and has no holes), you can try and clean it up from the top, then put a different head on...
Forum: Towing Yesterday, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 233
Posted By DAVe3283
X2, if the hunting bothers you, select M and...

X2, if the hunting bothers you, select M and restrict it to 5th. Way cheaper/easier than a re-gear.

If you are worried about the engine/transmission, lugging a diesel won't hurt it. The only...
Forum: Stereo & Electronics 05-21-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By DAVe3283
The 2001-2002 uses external relays instead of...

The 2001-2002 uses external relays instead of data bus messages for most of the RAP features, but it is all still controlled by the BCM. I attached the diagnostics I found.

Really, it looks like...
Forum: Smoke Signals 05-21-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By DAVe3283
My parents & brother use Ooma home service at...

My parents & brother use Ooma home service at their houses. It relies on your internet, so you need a dead reliable connection. If your internet drops or slows down, your call drops or distorts....
Forum: Stereo & Electronics 05-20-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By DAVe3283
I'll have to troll through Techline tomorrow and...

I'll have to troll through Techline tomorrow and see what I can find. On the 2003+ you'd just reflash the BCM with the stock program again to fix any corruption, but I'll see if anything different...
Forum: Stereo & Electronics 05-20-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By DAVe3283
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)

I wanted to get a high-amp Retained Accessory Power (RAP) source in the least ghetto method possible. I searched around online, and couldn't find a good guide, but I eventually figured out this...
Forum: Smoke Signals 05-18-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,377
Posted By DAVe3283
The 2004+ appears to be as easy as just buying...

The 2004+ appears to be as easy as just buying the sensors and PDM. The 2003 software doesn't support TPMS, so you need to load a 2004 BCM program, and use a newer cluster. This is what has tripped...
Forum: Garage Sale 05-17-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By DAVe3283
Probably just trying to help, and being more...

Probably just trying to help, and being more pedantic with terms than most people on here are. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, IMO.

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Forum: LB7 05-17-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By DAVe3283
If the A/C charge is low (from leaking out), the...

If the A/C charge is low (from leaking out), the compressor will cycle rapidly at idle. This could feel / sound like a surge.

Pop the hood and watch how quickly the compressor cycles on & off. It...
Forum: Smoke Signals 05-17-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,377
Posted By DAVe3283
I'm using the standard GM sensors (ACDelco...

I'm using the standard GM sensors (ACDelco 15114379, appear to be 315 MHz). I will probably use cheap aftermarket ones for the Suburban, those OE suckers were $43 each :eek:

I have TPMS working in...
Forum: Chassis & Suspension 05-17-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 633
Posted By DAVe3283
I go through a set of wheel bearings every...

I go through a set of wheel bearings every 80-100k on my truck with 35" tires. I think weight and speed do more to wear them out than off-road or track abuse. I'll have the front axle 500+ lbs over...
Forum: Smoke Signals 05-17-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,377
Posted By DAVe3283
From my playing around, it seems the BCM and...

From my playing around, it seems the BCM and cluster program both have to support the steering wheel controls for them to work. I also found the clusters are picky about changing operating system, as...
Forum: Chassis & Suspension 05-17-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By DAVe3283
It puked the fluid from where?? The idler arm is...

It puked the fluid from where?? The idler arm is nowhere near the PS pump. Do you mean the seal where the pitman arm attaches to the steering gear (steering box)? Though that shouldn't be exposed to...
Forum: Chassis & Suspension 05-17-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By DAVe3283
Rise height is stock, as far as I can tell. When...

Rise height is stock, as far as I can tell. When I checked the boots, it was at full droop from being in the air, but it does rub while driving. I can see the area where it touches. Never thought...
Forum: Tune Library 05-17-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By DAVe3283
https://calid.gm.com/ Enter your VIN and it...

https://calid.gm.com/

Enter your VIN and it will tell you every single module's OS and CVN (checksum) that is expected for the truck.

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Forum: Chassis & Suspension 05-16-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By DAVe3283
CV Boot Squeak

My Suburban recently developed a squeak in the front end that matches vehicle speed. Jacked it up, and it was coming from the passenger CV boot. I put some silicon spray on the boot, but that made it...
Forum: The Tool Crib 05-15-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By DAVe3283
Get a graded nut, and torque one to failure in a...

Get a graded nut, and torque one to failure in a fixture. Should tell you everything you need to know about it, since it sounds like you can afford to destroy one.
Forum: Duramax Hard Parts 05-13-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By DAVe3283
That's for sure! I have a friend who has gone...

That's for sure! I have a friend who has gone through 3 of the reman units in a year, the bearings kept going out.

I get all my alternators and starters rebuilt by a local shop because it's way...
Forum: Gallery 05-12-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,551
Posted By DAVe3283
Sounds like a good decision, even if it isn't...

Sounds like a good decision, even if it isn't what you want right now. Set yourself up for a better situation later in life, and you'll thank yourself.

Nothing wrong with the $2k daily beater....
Forum: LLY 05-12-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By DAVe3283
Original CP3? How many miles did it have? ...

Original CP3? How many miles did it have?

The good news is the CP3 rarely sends debris downstream, so you probably only have to replace the pump itself, not necessarily the injectors.

Sent from...
Forum: Duramax Hard Parts 05-12-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By DAVe3283
Looks like eBay has brushes for cheap, and...

Looks like eBay has brushes for cheap, and Advance Auto Parts might carry them too.

But I'd strongly encourage you to pop the alternator farther apart. Mine had more brushes left than that but the...
Forum: Chassis & Suspension 05-12-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 476
Posted By DAVe3283
The best part is WE DID HELP YOU. Despite it not...

The best part is WE DID HELP YOU. Despite it not being what we really like to discuss, you got several good options for cheap shocks, including from me. But somehow that wasn't enough, or fast...
Forum: Chassis & Suspension 05-11-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 476
Posted By DAVe3283
You came on a performance board and asked about...

You came on a performance board and asked about cheap shocks. You got several legit recommendations, but what we track here are performance options more than cheap options.

If you're not...
Forum: Duramax Hard Parts 05-11-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By DAVe3283
I have a Mishimoto in my Suburban, about a year...

I have a Mishimoto in my Suburban, about a year and a half old. Seems OK so far. No catastrophic failure or leaking, at least, and the engine stays cool.

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