Did you get your life and 305 tires? Curious of your fuel economy2017 Z71 crew short bed. So far, I love it. 3 weeks old and 3,000 miles averaging 28.9 mpg. Would definitely like to have had the option of heated mirrors and full leather on the Z71. Ride is comfortable but i think the factory ride height is too low. Next week it goes in the shop for a 6" lift and 305/50/20's.
What did the extended warranty cost. I have 2k to go before the 36 k b to b expiresBurgess159 thanks for the offer! I do get out on the highway often. I travel for work and if it's 6 hours or less to drive I skip the whole airport/rental car/ get stuck by bad weather circus! Much rather see the countryside and burn off my emissions components. I'm also using a fuel additive that is supposed to reduce the amount of ash created. We'll see how that goes.
I was able to find comprehensive 6 year/100K mile extended warranty that includes emissions components. I'll be ready for that tune the second that warranty expires!
i am in St. Louis but my truck is registered far away where there are no inspections. I bought the AFE full delete exhaust and the GDE tune before the crackdown. I haven’t installed either as I’m waiting for it to get past when the power train warranty period is over... now 2 years away. I just hope I don’t run into any technical difficulties. I have the original GDE tune and the updated one to work with the newer version of EFI live. Both will live on a notebook computer until the day comes. It would be nice if there was someone local who has installed the GDE tune to walk me through it when the time comes.If you ever want to see how tuned/ deleted truck runs, maybe we can meet up some time and you can give it a drive. Hope this all helps you. Oh, and yes, tuning (even emissions intact) will void your warranty.
Lucky and patient you, scoring the tune and exhaust parts before the crackdowni am in St. Louis but my truck is registered far away where there are no inspections. I bought the AFE full delete exhaust and the GDE tune before the crackdown. I haven’t installed either as I’m waiting for it to get past when the power train warranty period is over... now 2 years away.
Checked mine, truck has been tuned since 10K with EGR off since then, has 38K on it now. It was a little dirty, but not bad. It is not hard to imagine the photos shown earlier in this thread being the common finding for stock trucks.Clean those map sensors. Caked by 20,000 miles. No way it can function correctly
2018 Chevy Colorado Z71 Duramax crew cab long bed, 30,000 miles. LOVE IT!After reading through a number of different posts and comments on numerous topics, I have found a common theme. And perhaps you get this with any vehicle, I'm not sure. I wouldn't think you should get it with a brand new one however.
But that common theme is either; you absolutely love your truck and have had no issues with it after a couple of thousand miles, or; you absolutely hate it, or are at least very frustrated, and have had numerous issues within the first thousand miles.
My question is who has a good one and who has a bad one. Also, when did you buy your truck and is a Chevy or GMC. And if you have problems with it, what are they. Thanks.
so you don’t get a mess when changing the filter: drain oil from pan, then go and loosen your oil filter until it turns freely and then leave it for 15 minutes or so. Come back, Pull the filter out then and you shouldn’t get a mess. I used to get a mess then someone told me to do this and I’ve been good since. Also, when installing the new filter, press it into the filter head cap piece first and then insert the whole deal down into the engine. Supposed to help when you remove the filter next time I think.2018 Chevy Colorado Z71 Duramax crew cab long bed, 30,000 miles. LOVE IT!
I am 2nd owner. Bought truck a year ago with 20K miles on it. I have had no issues at all. I've been driving a GMC 2004 HD2500 for 16 years and love that truck. In 2018 I bought a 2017 Tacoma with only 15K miles on it, wanting to move from my full size to a mid size truck (I kept the GMC 2500 to haul horses and other--it only has 170K miles). I absolutely HATED the Tacoma for many reasons, but mostly because of the engine/transmission characteristics (constantly searching for gears and shifting) and the noisy cab. I am a guy who tends to keep a vehicle for 10+ years and was hoping/planning to do so with the Tacoma----but I couldn't stand it, and traded it for the 2018 Chevy. Comparatively, I love the truck and the engine.....local, highway, off road.....I even took the stock truck up to some alpine lakes on a gnarly 4WD very rocky trail and it crawled beautifully. Love the torque in this engine, the cab is quieter than the Tacoma, I think the ride quality is better, 70-80 mph at around 2000 rpm and the engine pulls rather than shifts up and down---I live in Colorado. The Tacoma did the same between 3500-4500 rpm and was constantly up and down shifting to find gears. Drove me crazy, even after aftermarket software flash 'fix'. Very satisfied with this Chevy. My only complaint so far...that oil filter is a messy pain in the ass. Otherwise, I'll probably own this for 15 years like my older one.