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Re: EaOutlaw1969’s 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 build

Postby EaOutlaw1969 [OP] » Aug 01 2020, 1:30pm

Got around to installing my oil catch can, it was an easy install but confusing at the same time since what I purchased and what it appears they sent and sent instructions for do not really match. Meaning the UPR kit the Oil catch cans guys supplied me with was better than I expected and had more parts than originally pictured.
Looking at my engine it seems clean until I touched it then I quickly decided to wash my hands and put on some gloves mainly to protect the parts I was installing as it is easier to swap out dirty gloves than run in and out of the house often to wash my hands.
and I am glad I washed my hands when I did because when I was done I went in the house to discover my upset Wife wondering why I shut off the water to the house??? LOL
I said honey I was working on my truck not the house. turns out a massive water main broke and we will be without water for several hours. I am so glad I washed my hands when I did.
Anyways I can see now a careful engine and engine bay shampoo will be in order plus a nice layer of Pig Spit to protect the many aluminum, steel and plastic parts will be coming soon.
The install like I said went care free with no check engine light at least in the short time I ran it. I like the look it could possibly get away with looking like what GM would have put in had they cared enough to do so.

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Re: EaOutlaw1969’s 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 build

Postby EaOutlaw1969 [OP] » Aug 02 2020, 6:34pm

Not even the threat of a Hurricane or tropical storm slowed down FedEx today. My Truxedo tonneau cover showed up today.
Just as they promised it was freshly made with a July 30 2020 production date on it. Now I just need my touch up paint and my carpet type bed liner to show up.
Man what a big box it showed up in not sure why I was thinking it would be a much smaller box since I have an 8 foot something inch bed I did not unpack it but everything seemed to make it in good shape. since something like this is too big for the conveyor belts at FedEx.

My Samsung TV is 65 inch and it looks tiny next to this box ( had no where else safe to put it ) and yes those are 4 game consoles Xbox 360 Xbox 1S, PS3 and PS4 and do not remember when the last time I was able to use any of them because of my neck and back. but I cannot seem to get myself to sell them off for pennies on the dollar.

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Re: EaOutlaw1969’s 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 build

Postby SierraHarley » Aug 02 2020, 8:02pm

Why would your neck and back problems prevent you from playing on a game console?
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Re: EaOutlaw1969’s 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 build

Postby EaOutlaw1969 [OP] » Aug 02 2020, 8:58pm

My hands and arms from the elbows down will go numb quickly from Bi lateral Carpal tunnel and Cubital tunnel which is much worse when my neck is flared up from two fusions and a artificial disk that does not take long trying to play video games.
Same thing with my legs and feet they go numb from the knees down when my lower back acts up I have three levels fused in my lower spine.All of my symptoms have gotten worse over the years because of poor circulation and diabetes.
Because I cannot be very active since my last surgery in 2012 I have had two trips to the ER from heart attacks from clogged arteries Last trip was the beginning of this damn pandemic. It took suffering through 13 heart attacks before I could get help from a specialist,Knowing to take low dose aspirin when the heart attacks started saved me this time only because I went through it before.
The only game I used to be able to play because it was not fast paced and I could play it laying down is Metal gear Solid V But I finished that game a long time ago.
Pretty much I have to change position constantly from sitting to laying down on one side or the other I get very little sleep from this which is why I am on forums a lot trying to help people and do some good while I am still around makes me feel like I still have some purpose besides sucking in air.
Do not feel bad for me all of the above is my own damn fault from car wrecks, motorcycle wrecks a two story fall when I was younger and the type of work I chose. All of it I could have been avoided had I made better choices when I was younger.
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Re: EaOutlaw1969’s 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 build

Postby roorancher » Aug 03 2020, 12:23am

We all have regrets about things we did when we were younger..... I've had a multitude of them as well, and have another one coming up at the end of the month.....but like most people, I "rock on," and don't complain to the world about it. Part of living.

I'd really like to see the science that says arms go numb from carpal tunnel. They don't. Carpal tunnel only affects the hands. I've had it severely. Had the surgery. One of the best things I ever did.

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Re: EaOutlaw1969’s 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 build

Postby EaOutlaw1969 [OP] » Aug 03 2020, 1:19am

roorancher wrote:We all have regrets about things we did when we were younger..... I've had a multitude of them as well, and have another one coming up at the end of the month.....but like most people, I "rock on," and don't complain to the world about it. Part of living.

I'd really like to see the science that says arms go numb from carpal tunnel. They don't. Carpal tunnel only affects the hands. I've had it severely. Had the surgery. One of the best things I ever did.

Enough Dr. Welby. Stay on topic!


Not sure what your saying I wish I just had Carpal tunnel clearly typed I have Bi lateral Carpal tunnel and Cubital tunnel which gets aggravated by other problems. I was asked about why I couldn't even play video games and explained why. Who is complaining? What kind of a rude and unscrupulous person are you? Please stay away from my threads.
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Re: EaOutlaw1969’s 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 build

Postby EaOutlaw1969 [OP] » Aug 03 2020, 3:20pm

Did the oil change today I used 0W20 VALVOLINE MODERN ENGINE FULL SYNTHETIC MOTOR OIL It was changed at the dealer I bought it from, They had a Motorcraft filter on it and who knows what oil they used.
I mainly changed it because it slightly smelled like fuel and I think the oil change indicator was like at 29% or so if I remember correctly.
Anyways I had bought replacement drain plug seals but I was sent the wrong ones. I ended up just buying 4 drain plugs with seals off of my Local GM dealer for 22 bucks with tax.
I am glad I changed the oil because the engine is super quiet now, Not sure if the difference is the type of the oil I used or if the oil really had been broken down with fuel. I am thinking the dealer put in non synthetic oil.
One thing I will say I found odd is I did fill my new K&N oil filter up with oil before mounting it and then filled the engine up with oil then when I was ready to prime the engine I held my foot to the floor and cranked it over, I guess with these new trucks cranking is timed where you can only crank for like 5-8 seconds or so and while cranking the dash is dead so I couldn't do like I normally do crank it over a few times until I see oil pressure.
With this in mind I may one day run a small Autometer Oil gauge on the A pillar.
While I was under the truck with the belly pan removed it was obvious that Uhaul or some one else replaced the front bumper a few brackets which I knew about when buying the truck but I was concerned there may be hidden frame horn damage or other not repaired damage yet aside from the Rock Auto Parts everything under there looked great.
Now that I have done an oil change and jacked up the truck to put stands under it I can say the hardest thing for me beside getting down on the floor and back up again was to remove the belly pan while the truck was on the floor. I was tempted to just remove and toss the lower spoiler to give me more access in the future but I decided to just buy decent ramps that will work with my truck and my Wife's Mini Cooper.
With the truck half in the garage seeing what room I had left any type of lift is out of the question but I think I will buy that air jack to save my back from having to pump my heavy duty Craftsman truck jack.
So all in all a good day now I just need to rest my back and neck for when my touch up paint comes in for the bed so I can install my bed liner and tonneau cover.
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Re: EaOutlaw1969’s 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 build

Postby Bradley21sanders » Aug 03 2020, 6:17pm

EaOutlaw1969 wrote:when I was ready to prime the engine I held my foot to the floor and cranked it over, I guess with these new trucks cranking is timed where you can only crank for like 5-8 seconds or so and while cranking the dash is dead so I couldn't do like I normally do crank it over a few times until I see oil pressure.



This must be an old school thing, I have never heard of anyone doing this on any of the newer vehicles.

EDIT: Also I used to design conveyor for Fed Ex and other places and I can assure you they have some large ones. Off top of my head I know I designed some 68" wide and typically that box would go down the line long ways anyway.
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Re: EaOutlaw1969’s 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 build

Postby roorancher » Aug 03 2020, 6:32pm

Not an "old school" thing. Perhaps not a good thing. Why would you hold your foot to the floor when cranking after just changing the oil? I've NEVER put my foot on the gas when starting at least the last 3 trucks I've owned.
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Re: EaOutlaw1969’s 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 build

Postby ferraiolo1 » Aug 03 2020, 6:46pm

Who the heck told you that was a good thing to do?

And these trucks have a modern ignition system. It cranks how ever long it needs too, no matter how long you hold the key

Think of your key as a switch. You really only have to turn it for a second and you can let go, the truck will continue cranking till it starts. Unless there is an issue and then it will stop itself from cranking after a period of time

Also all synthetic oil is modern oil. They pretty much all do the same thing and meet the same oem standards.


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