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Re: Plant.one's 08 silverado crew- aka the StormTrooper

Postby plant.oneplant.one is online! [OP] » Feb 20 2020, 7:10am

Changed out my catch can filter tonight when I did my oil change.

As suspected it had gotten fouling on it when the can filled up on me a while back.

Heres what the old one looked like prior to removal. That's a lotta schmoo

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Re: Plant.one's 08 silverado crew- aka the StormTrooper

Postby plant.oneplant.one is online! [OP] » Jun 30 2020, 1:39am

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Re: Plant.one's 08 silverado crew- aka the StormTrooper

Postby plant.oneplant.one is online! [OP] » Aug 08 2020, 10:51pm

so another 500h/20k miles... and the filter is fubar again


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put a new one in and have modded the one shown as follows

need to give it a bath in my ultrasonic to see how it cleans up and then will test it out for longer service interval (hopefully permanent this time!)


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Re: Plant.one's 08 silverado crew- aka the StormTrooper

Postby nealinator » Aug 08 2020, 10:58pm

Interesting. I never had any issues of clogging with mine. It was collecting so little oil that after removing it to do some work I never bothered reinstalling.
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Re: Plant.one's 08 silverado crew- aka the StormTrooper

Postby plant.oneplant.one is online! [OP] » Aug 08 2020, 11:28pm

im not collecting a ton of goo either... but i still empty the bowl ever 2 or 3 times per oil change just to keep it as empty as i can.

but as you can see, i drive quite a bit (>40k/yr) so its def clogging.

last time it clogged i was getting some blowby around the oil filler neck o-ring, and i started noticing some burnt oil smell again and found a little oil on the valve cover around the filler neck again so i swapped it out to make sure i'm not getting any pressure build up in the crankcase.

i saw a little oil seepage around the collection bowl on the catch can a week or so ago at the pump when i checked my oil and washer fluid so i'm def getting some blockage and not a clean passthru. it needed to be done.


i *assume* that not getting good flow = less stuff getting filtered out by the catch can too - hence considering installing the now modded sintered filter.
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Re: Plant.one's 08 silverado crew- aka the StormTrooper

Postby plant.oneplant.one is online! [OP] » Aug 15 2020, 8:41pm

coming soon to a truck near me... :mrgreen:


275-70-18 Pathfinder AT tires - just crossed over the 80,000 miles mark on the current set of the pathfinder 275/65-18's... so time for some fresh ones to go into winter on :) i'm basically 25k beyond the rated usage and still have a 5/32 or 6/32 of tread left... so i figured go back to what i know is a product thats gonna hold up

plus an extra inch of sidewall wont hurt the look on the truck :mrgreen:

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yukon gear and axle rear diff cover w/ drain plug for easy servicing - my OE one is starting to shale pretty bad (thanks michigan road salt) and i want a drain plug so i dont have to replace the damn gasket every year when i do this.

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new (dorman) trans pan with drain plug - tempted to get one of those in-line filters to put on the trans cooler hose instead of changing out the filter/gasket annually like i'm currently doing. this is just setting up for that eventual step.
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Re: Plant.one's 08 silverado crew- aka the StormTrooper

Postby plant.oneplant.one is online! [OP] » Aug 22 2020, 5:55pm

New 275/70/18 Pathfinder AT's installed this morning and freshly non ugga-duggaed lugnuts thrown in to replace their best up cousins.Image

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Re: Plant.one's 08 silverado crew- aka the StormTrooper

Postby nealinator » Aug 22 2020, 6:04pm

I had just seen those Pathfinder AT's at Discount Tire when I was there. I had not heard of them so looked up some info and asked the guy there about them. Made by Khumo out of Korea. He said they have been very popular at that price point. The tread and sidewall looked pretty nice. The ones I saw were black sidewall.
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Re: Plant.one's 08 silverado crew- aka the StormTrooper

Postby plant.oneplant.one is online! [OP] » Aug 22 2020, 6:09pm

You can pick which sidewall they have out. One side has the white letters the other doesnt - at least on both sets ive owned anyway.

I had them as my last set and got 80k out of them and still wasn't into the wear bars (probably 5/32 or more left)... so i went back for another set

I was told - by a counter jockey so take it what its worth at that - they were modeled after the Hankook Dynapro AT (what i went in to buy but weren't available in my size) and are built to basically the same spec in a private label deal when Hankook started limiting the # of sizes they were gonna produce. The tread pattern is almost identical.

And I can vouch that they grip like mad in snowy road conditions.

Two thumbs up and all that

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Re: Plant.one's 08 silverado crew- aka the StormTrooper

Postby nealinator » Aug 22 2020, 6:27pm

Yeah...just looked up the Hankooks and they do look pretty much the same. The ones at DT I saw were black side wall on both sides. The lettering was not raised as much as I see on other AT tires.
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