Additional safety features are offered on Silverado, including factory-installed remote vehicle starting a segment exclusive , Autotrac active transfer case to help keep the vehicle sure-footed in slippery driving situations, Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist and a tire pressure monitoring system. Where are the bargains these days? Pour in the proper amount and weight of oil. That helps ensure proper sealing for the life of the engine and reduces the chance of gasket failure. The bore and stroke dimensions are 3. The front-end appearance is unique to Silverado, including the front fenders, grille, headlamps, bumpers, power dome hood, taillamps, box design and flared rear fenders. Greater engine power and torque, improved vehicle aerodynamics, lower tire rolling resistance and enhanced integration of the powertrain in the vehicles also contribute to the expanded operation. It is a composite manifold is manufactured with a lost core process to improve runner-to-runner variation and to reduce flow losses.
The door handles are robust, grab-style designs, which are designed for easy use with gloves. It also has wide front and rear tracks that enhance stability and driving confidence through a more secure road feel. The pistons feature unique sculpted topography that was optimized via extensive computer analysis to precisely direct the fuel spray for better mixing and more complete combustion. They also have a unique head topography that is essential to the direct injection system. If you have the controls on your steering wheel than all you have to do is push the button with the little gas pump logo on it until engine oil life and the % come up on the little screen, then hold down the arrow button lower right for 5 or so seconds and it will say oil life reset and it will go … back to 100% and it wont ding at you anymore.
It was refined and modified to accommodate the mounting of the engine-driven fuel pump and vacuum pump. The manifolds feature saw cuts along their cylinder head mounting flange, which split the flange into three separate sections on the 4. The transition takes less than 20 milliseconds and is virtually imperceptible. EcoTec3 is 8qt not 8. This increased efficiency can now be maintained over a broader range of operating conditions.
The airbag didn't deploy which at the speed of around 60 mph and the place the vehicle was hit in, makes me very concerned on the safety of this vehicle. While driving my 2009 Silverado at 33,000 miles I noticed the check engine light went on and it was running rough. It also incorporates new engine mount attachments, new knock sensor locations, improved sealing and oil-spray piston cooling. The cuts virtually eliminate friction on and movement of the exhaust manifold gaskets, helping ensure proper sealing for the life of the engine and reducing the chance of gasket failure. Additionally, the valves are splayed to reduce shrouding and enable greater airflow.
It supports a smooth ride and confident handling while delivering segment-leading capability and power. Mounting the pump in valley, where it is covered by an acoustically treated intake manifold, also helps reduce noise, while also maintaining the tight, compact packaging for which all small-blocks have been known. Small-block-based powertrains Silverado models are powered by an efficient lineup of engines, led by the segment's highest-rated V-8 engine family. The rest of the Silverado engines remain unchanged, with the 195-hp 4. A redesigned windage tray is also used with the Gen V engine, which features a new oil scraper design. To keep the Silverado competitive for 2009 -- the same model year when a new F-150 and are coming to market -- is mating Silverados powered by the 5.
The crankshaft in the Gen V small block is located with new nodular main bearing caps — a significant upgrade over more conventional grey iron main caps. They are written to inform these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or to provide information that could assist in the proper service of a vehicle. Put 7 instead of 6, and the oil pump will be at risk. The contours of the piston heads are machined after casting to ensure dimensional accuracy — essential for precise control of mixture motion and the compression ratio. Remove the drain plug from the oil pan and allow all oil to drain out. This enables improved high-speed valvetrain dynamic performance.
The reduced engine speed also enhances the interior's quietness. My 5 year old son said his right arm was hurting after the accident and with in the hour of having the accident myself ended up in the hospital with a stiff neck and a very soar and bruised back, I was released with minor injuries and I consider myself lucky. The spark plug angle and depth have been modified to protrude farther into the chamber, placing the electrode closer to the center of the combustion to support the direct injection system. From this point on, do I over fill with the owners manual specified 6 quarts or do I use my own determined 5. Although package size is usually not a concern with full-size pickups, lighter weight and lower friction can both contribute to improved efficiency. New for '09 is a Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed transmission that is paired with the 5. The ability to more precisely control combustion also enables the new engines to run with a higher compression ratio — 11.
I had a Corvette with a 327 in it years ago, the above statement is true to how the Corvettes upper hose was, but not a 2004 pickup with a 5. Half of the engine was rebuilt due to the amount of carbon built up inside the engine. Silverado models are offered with a range of 17-, 18- and 20-inch wheels. Apply a thin coat of oil to the new … filter gasket. The vane phaser is actuated by hydraulic pressure and flow from engine oil, and managed by a solenoid that controls oil flow to the phaser.
A vane-type phaser is installed on the front of the camshaft to change its angular orientation relative to the sprocket, thereby adjusting the timing of valve operation on the fly. The dipstick is correct and it will not hurt anything to run the oil fill at the level the dipstick prescribes. Safety and security Silverado delivers 360 degrees of safety protection through a stronger frame and body structure as well as industry- and segment-leading technology. The OnStar service includes the General Motors Advanced Crash Response System, making crash data available to emergency services to potentially dispatch the appropriate life-saving personnel and equipment to crash scenes faster. Engines based on the Small Block architecture are typically smaller and lighter than competitive engines with overhead camshafts, and typically have lower friction. Again at 78,000 miles the check engine light went on again. Trailering The maximum trailering package combines a heavy-duty 9.
The engine light came on again. I drive the vehicle home from the dealership, let it stand in my level garage all night and take a dip stick reading in the morning. The smaller chamber size and dished pistons work together to produce an 11. Engine starting is also more consistent in all operating conditions. After taking to the dealership it was determined the 7 cylinder was not working. Made it to parts store and have the truck scanned.