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Post 1 made on Wednesday November 8, 2017 at 22:53
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Picked it up tonight after work. I have to take it back in first thing in the morning because the engine light came on about 10 minutes after I left the dealership. Friggin technology...

I think I’ll buy a lottery ticket tomorrow. Surely I’m due, right? LOL
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Post 2 made on Wednesday November 8, 2017 at 23:12
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Used truck?

Need to pick up a cheapo code reader so you can check codes, clear codes, and know what's going on.

Also good to have when shopping for a car or truck. Especially so with a private owner sale, since codes do store.
OP | Post 3 made on Wednesday November 8, 2017 at 23:15
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New truck. And I already have the code.

[Link: yourmechanic.com]
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Post 4 made on Thursday November 9, 2017 at 00:37
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I grew up with carbs and points!

I'll take the "new" electronically managed drive trains any day over "old school".

More efficient,easier to troubleshoot,better mpg,no over heating,fires right up,
AND......my dream motor, to replace my 550 hp carbed small block in my Vette...

[Link: paceperformance.com]

I've done this retro for others quite a few times!
Perfection with pump gas.
No more 110 octane in 5 gallon jugs!!

Sorry to hear about your other truck.
Every day is a good day.......some are just better than others!
Post 5 made on Thursday November 9, 2017 at 06:53
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Whatcha get?

That sucks man
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OP | Post 6 made on Thursday November 9, 2017 at 07:45
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Troubleshooting was a breeze. I pushed that blue button on the rear view mirro and said “my check engine light is on” I was sent an email with the code, and so was the dealership. I understand why my mother who acts like a pauper pays for the full OnStar service.

I got a 17 Colorado z71. The incentives and their motivation to move the 17’s were too good to pass up. With nationwides’s generosity I got a upgrade over my Frontier.
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Post 7 made on Thursday November 9, 2017 at 07:46
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On November 8, 2017 at 23:15, Fins said...
New truck. And I already have the code.

[Link: yourmechanic.com]

Get a Carfax report- is it possible that this truck came from a place where they had hurricane damaged vehicles?
My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."
Post 8 made on Thursday November 9, 2017 at 07:55
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On November 9, 2017 at 00:37, pilgram said...
I grew up with carbs and points!

I'll take the "new" electronically managed drive trains any day over "old school".

More efficient,easier to troubleshoot,better mpg,no over heating,fires right up,
AND......my dream motor, to replace my 550 hp carbed small block in my Vette...

[Link: paceperformance.com]

I've done this retro for others quite a few times!
Perfection with pump gas.
No more 110 octane in 5 gallon jugs!!

Sorry to hear about your other truck.

This works well if less power is a good fit, like an S-10 pickup- when I did marine service, we went to Indiana for training and the guy who owns the facility had that combo in one of his vehicles. To say it was 'shoe-horned' into the engine compartment wasn't far from the truth.

[Link: summitracing.com]

A friend told me that he wants to do some upgrades to his Chevy 3500 dually, now that the body work is done and that he's planning to install the big block he rebuilt a few years ago, partially because the OEM engine has a problem that requires removing it, anyway (the repair would be a royal PITA with the engine in place). I said, "So you want to replace the engine because you have a couple of broken exhaust manifold bolts?".
My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."
Post 9 made on Thursday November 9, 2017 at 08:47
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On November 9, 2017 at 07:46, highfigh said...
Get a Carfax report- is it possible that this truck came from a place where they had hurricane damaged vehicles?

Carfax is a scam, most used cars are a scam. It is up to the repair shop or dealership to report issues with a vehicle. Same with insurance companies. Sometimes they let things “slip through the cracks”

With new car incentives, low to zero percent financing you are much further ahead purchasing new over used. Also sites like truecar etc are also scams. Dealerships have two numbers, the public number and the not so public number. Do 5 minutes of searching and you will find their true cost including holdbacks, which then allow you to negotiate up from that number. 9/10 times with some smart and carful research and negotiating you can negotiate out the initial depreciation so your always even or sometimes rightside up on the purchase vs loan.
The Bitterness of Poor Quality is Remembered Long after the Sweetness of Price is Forgotten! - Benjamin Franklin
Post 10 made on Thursday November 9, 2017 at 08:48
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On November 9, 2017 at 07:45, Fins said...
Troubleshooting was a breeze. I pushed that blue button on the rear view mirro and said “my check engine light is on” I was sent an email with the code, and so was the dealership. I understand why my mother who acts like a pauper pays for the full OnStar service.

I got a 17 Colorado z71. The incentives and their motivation to move the 17’s were too good to pass up. With nationwides’s generosity I got a upgrade over my Frontier.

Sweet! Congrats
The Bitterness of Poor Quality is Remembered Long after the Sweetness of Price is Forgotten! - Benjamin Franklin
Post 11 made on Thursday November 9, 2017 at 08:55
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On November 9, 2017 at 07:46, highfigh said...
Get a Carfax report- is it possible that this truck came from a place where they had hurricane damaged vehicles?

Carfax report on a new truck?
Post 12 made on Thursday November 9, 2017 at 09:17
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On November 9, 2017 at 08:55, Ranger Home said...
Carfax report on a new truck?

If the dealer filed a flood claim with their insurer, yes- it will have a 'branded' title. It's not a new practice for dealers to ship vehicles out of their area, sold to equally unscrupulous dealers. Sometimes, repairs are made for obvious things but often, they strip the interior to dry it, put everything together and ship it. My dad had an upholstery shop in the '50s-'60s and said a local dealer had called to ask how much it would cost to have this done and when he was told they were on a car ferry that had flooded on the way from Detroit and that he wanted to sell them to a dealer out of the area, he told the guy he wasn't interested. This was in the late-'50s.
My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."
OP | Post 13 made on Thursday November 9, 2017 at 09:39
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When I got the appraisal from Nationwide on my Frontier, it had the service record (I think from carfax) attached at the beginning. I thought, wow, thats thorough, until I saw it only went through about the first 3000 miles. I also bought it new and had all service performed at the dealership. The dealership just hadnt bothered to keep reporting.

In NC now, any flood damage, or even a stolen and recovered vehicle has to be a salvaged title. I learned that last night. The service department just called and said its the sensor that allows two cylinders to shut down under light loads.
Civil War reenactment is LARPing for people with no imagination.

Post 14 made on Thursday November 9, 2017 at 10:28
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On November 9, 2017 at 09:39, Fins said...
When I got the appraisal from Nationwide on my Frontier, it had the service record (I think from carfax) attached at the beginning. I thought, wow, thats thorough, until I saw it only went through about the first 3000 miles. I also bought it new and had all service performed at the dealership. The dealership just hadnt bothered to keep reporting.

In NC now, any flood damage, or even a stolen and recovered vehicle has to be a salvaged title. I learned that last night. The service department just called and said its the sensor that allows two cylinders to shut down under light loads.

So, it's their new version of the 8/6/4 engines they had in the '80s. Back then, they used relays to shut off the fuel and now, it's done in the ECM to stop the negative pulses- Not sure if they open a valve to allow the other cylinders to turn the crank with less resistance, though. I might be inclined to ask if it's one specific sensor, in light of the fact that the ECM usually senses the load through throttle position, MAF/MAP and RPM. I would be surprised if they don't use wheel rotation and vehicle attitude/accelerometer for this, too. "It's a sensor" is easier to say than to explain the system, though.
My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."
Post 15 made on Thursday November 9, 2017 at 11:18
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On November 9, 2017 at 07:45, Fins said...
Troubleshooting was a breeze. I pushed that blue button on the rear view mirro and said “my check engine light is on” I was sent an email with the code, and so was the dealership. I understand why my mother who acts like a pauper pays for the full OnStar service.

I got a 17 Colorado z71. The incentives and their motivation to move the 17’s were too good to pass up. With nationwides’s generosity I got a upgrade over my Frontier.

colorado is a great truck
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