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View Poll Results: Would people go to SL if it was earlier?
Yes, I would like to have the option of two dates to choose from. 12 85.71%
No, I am happy with only one trip. 2 14.29%
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hell no Justin,i was hoping you would have stayed the night. we needed funny stories and suitcase lemonade!
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Ha blowtorch queen, has a nice ring to it.
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Better than the previous one of ******* queen.... Lol
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Yes indeed!
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lol again, wasnt my truck that got hit. i can only imagine your neighbours face, watching you huck potatoes against a rental truck in your driveway.

I wouldnt touch a chevy if you gave it to me. sold them for 1.5 yrs, they are a nightmare, and burn oil like crazy. no thanks! :)
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How's your buddy's land cruiser?
Once we got the cooling system filled with lake water and bled properly, it was fine for the rest of the trip. the cooling system is reverse flow, so the radiator was air locked until i removed the upper hose and filled the radiator. His ABS light came on a few days later, but i think that is unrelated.

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hell no Justin,i was hoping you would have stayed the night. we needed funny stories and suitcase lemonade!
Next trip, i will be sure that the suitcase of lemonade is present!
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I wouldnt touch a chevy if you gave it to me. sold them for 1.5 yrs, they are a nightmare, and burn oil like crazy. no thanks! :)
Burning oil is a good thing. Keeps the rings lubricated and happy. There's a reason these motors are lasting 300k with no major issues.

Most of the oil is burned when the Active Fuel Management system is running. Its a system that I doubt you can wrap your head around, so I wont bother explaining how it works to you, but I will tell you that it does give me better mileage. Let me know when your 4.0 consistently gets 20MPG.

I used to be a ford fan boy, but simply put in my price range Chevy had a better product. Im not saying that Ford is crap, because they have a good product too. So does Dodge. All vehicles have their issues.
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Burning oil is a good thing. Keeps the rings lubricated and happy. There's a reason these motors are lasting 300k with no major issues.

Most of the oil is burned when the Active Fuel Management system is running. Its a system that I doubt you can wrap your head around, so I wont bother explaining how it works to you, but I will tell you that it does give me better mileage. Let me know when your 4.0 consistently gets 20MPG.

I used to be a ford fan boy, but simply put in my price range Chevy had a better product. Im not saying that Ford is crap, because they have a good product too. So does Dodge. All vehicles have their issues.
yes, 4 cylinder shut down at 25mph or higher, based upon engine load. it burns oil to keep the rings of the pistons not firing from locking up, as well as cools the piston since there is no fuel being run through it. the 5.3 is notorious for heads, I have seen countless go through the shop for full replacement motors just outside of warranty at 100K. unfortunately that motor isnt the 4.3 of previous generations, so the sales guy got ya there. Any motor will hit 300K, i just hope you have deep enough pockets to afford to do it! :) just remember not to listen to the oil life monitor, and do your oil changes based on mileage. It will save you $$$$ in the long run!

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Nova > Silverado
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