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Range V4 Max Anyone?

Range V4 Max Anyone?

Postby CanadaDry [OP] » Aug 21 2013, 7:57pm

I know everyone hates AFM here but does anyone have any opinions or experience with the V4 Max product from Range. I know a lot of you love the AFM shut off from Range so I was just curious what you guys thought about this? My guess is it just falls under crappy AFM but I was curious as I am hopefully picking up their AFM shut off soon.http://www.rangetechnology.com/pages/v4
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Re: Range V4 Max Anyone?

Postby thejmay » Aug 21 2013, 11:41pm

I read somewhere else it gave someone a 1.5 mpg increase and that's all they said.
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Re: Range V4 Max Anyone?

Postby jshaffer26 » Aug 22 2013, 12:41am

If disabling the AFM gains 1mpg or so I can't see why anyone would want to keep the AFM on longer for the same gains and risk turning your truck into an oil burner. I turned the AFM off with my new Intune yesterday and couldn't be happier! 8-)
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Postby EKinMN » Aug 22 2013, 12:48am

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Re: Range V4 Max Anyone?

Postby CKNSLS » Aug 22 2013, 12:50am

He has a 2012-it should have most if not all of the updates to keep it from burning oil.
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Postby Blaine06 » Aug 22 2013, 12:55am

I still wouldn't risk it though if I had a truck with AFM. I would disable it right away!
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Postby ThomasG » Aug 22 2013, 1:40am

All the oil burners are burning the oil on the AFM cylinders, you can see it on the spark plugs and none of the "upgrades" GM came up with are going to change that. Why buy a V8, live with crappy vibrations and lousy throttle response, ruin the engine, just so save a few ounces of gas? No thanks! I payd for a V8 and i want to drive a V8! Btw, i don't see a difference in the gasmileage with or without AFM. If you will save any gas, how long do you think will it take, till you brake even with the cost of the range thingy? There's no way in hell i would do that.
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Re: Range V4 Max Anyone?

Postby CanadaDry [OP] » Aug 22 2013, 1:50am

Lol I knew this would spark some conversation :-) I was always going with the shut off I was just wondering what everyone thought of Ranges other option. I already have 25,xxx km (not miles) on my rig so hopefully I not just delaying the inevitable but as you all mentioned having full V8 is definitely preferred:-)
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Re: Range V4 Max Anyone?

Postby CKNSLS » Aug 22 2013, 2:18am

ThomasG wrote:All the oil burners are burning the oil on the AFM cylinders, you can see it on the spark plugs and none of the "upgrades" GM came up with are going to change that. Why buy a V8, live with crappy vibrations and lousy throttle response, ruin the engine, just so save a few ounces of gas? No thanks! I payd for a V8 and i want to drive a V8! Btw, i don't see a difference in the gasmileage with or without AFM. If you will save any gas, how long do you think will it take, till you brake even with the cost of the range thingy? There's no way in hell i would do that.


There is a constant Internet rumor that all GM trucks burn oil. The FACTS ARE that GM sells approximately 50,000 units a month (SIlverado/Sierra) combined. So there are many, many trucks on the road made between 2008-2011. Per GMs own stats-most have the 5.3. I left out 2007 because there were indeed prevalent oil burning issues. The '08s would be approaching the point where there is oil burning according to the miles the 07s had when issues started. If you are correct-where are the numbers? The GM service department would be backed up with '08s awaiting repairs. Yes, on this forum we have seen issues-but the percentage has very, very small based on the number of complaints verses membership on this board. I have 39,000 HARD MILES on my truck. It doesn't use a drop of oil between changes. I recently towed my 5,500 pound travel trailer 8,000 miles in 8 months all around the U.S.A. (Trip report elsewhere on this forum). Even against major head winds, and high RPMs it didn't use a drop of oil between changes that were dictated by OLM.

Show me the numbers of these hundreds of thousands of trucks on the road that are burning oil.
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Re: Range V4 Max Anyone?

Postby Boucher187 » Aug 22 2013, 3:08am

What's the cheapest way to disable the AFM. My Sierra is burning oil and I want to stop it ASAP. Will disabling stop the oil burning or am I too late? (60,000 miles on my 2009 Sierra with AFM)


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