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by jepics on Nov 09 2011, 3:30am
The dealer did the oil change the first time I had it in for service. Recently, the Oil Life indicator said I had 3% life remaining, so I decided I would change it myself this time, since I've always done my own oil changes.
The former owner (a friend) had used Synthetic, and I am pretty sure the dealer did not. I bought 6 quarts of Mobil 1 full synthetic, and found a nice fall day - perfect for doing the maintenance.
I opened the hood, and realized I had never seen the oil filter; wow, where'd they hide it??? I crawled underneath, and finally found it way down by the oil drain plug. Nice design, I thought - right next to the drain plug, so the catch pan will get it all without it moving around. I noted the filter sits vertically, so I assumed no oil will leak out when it is loosened. OMG was I wrong!!! When the oil was drained, I unscrewed the filter, and oil cascaded down the outside of the filter -- what a MESS -- oil leaking out all over and covered my hands... Sure glad I didn't do that with a hot engine!
Is there something I should do different next time, or do they "all do that"??
Anyone got any tricks to removing the filter without making a mess? How do the mechanics do it on a hot engine without burning their hand?
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by jepics on Nov 05 2010, 1:36am
We had some wet & windy weather here in NY today. I went to take the Sierra out for an errand, and my heart started racing. OMG, did it hit my truck?
No, it missed it by just "THAT" much
Not a scratch...
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by jepics on Oct 05 2010, 2:54am
I wush trieing to do a beeir blog but got so bloggin bloaded, I cloggered it. Besht not to drieve too musch am veary druhnk anysway. Gottsta luv this guy Ashtun - he keepts pueshing the biers thish way - schmall tanks for doin ahwer bloggin odomodoraters jobsh.
Beeing odomodorater on this [sigh]T -- ish soh haerd two kiepe da beig add-meanoegoistrater guy [hic, hic] happie, i meen, man hee iss sush a figgin attashk mashter ists drunking me to drinck eevn harrder.
Butt, mai frene, Ashtun itish a grate sitenaintit??
Tanks sho mush fore awl yu due fore usawfull wrenches
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by jepics on Sep 30 2010, 4:05am
The Bed Rail Caps arrived tonight - just caught the last of the 70+ weather - right in between rainy days this week. The instructions for the pressure sensitive tape said over 60 degrees, but for other items I’ve seen the minimum recommendation at 70 degrees. These are genuine GMC, and fit perfectly. Nice that they match the tailgate cap. They came with stake pocket covers, which I probably won't be using. I installed pop-up Bully rings in the stake pockets.
I had to remove the Truxedo tonneau to install the rail caps, but that was quick and easy. It installed again in 5 minutes (no tools required) with the quick-attach clamps. No interference with the bed rail caps.
The inside edge of the caps fit nicely over the DualLiner under-the-rail bedliner.
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by jepics on Sep 30 2010, 3:55am
The DU-HA bin arrived on Monday.
Quick and easy install. It slid it into place and fastened with 2 nylon buckle straps they provided.
It fits nicely under the seat and provides a "finished" look to the back seat when it’s down. I put a pair of hiking shoes in there, along with a Tyvek suit and a pair of umbrellas. I look forward to hunting season when it will conceal my rifle!
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