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    How hard can a 5.3 engine install be on gmt360

    Get the "new" engine and get a tune to turn DOD off. Best thing I did for my 5.3.
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    $1700 A/C quote to replace the evaporator under the dash

    Not sure if the job has been done or not but here is my thought. I would do it if they are in there as that is the exact same process they would do to replace the heater core. It's kind of like doing a timing belt and not changing the timing belt driven water pump. My heater core went out but...
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    Snow/Ice Driving Tips for Part-Time AWD 360s

    Umm... unpossible? Unless someone removed it all. Why would you have CV joints in the front for a RWD vehicle? Yes, there are CV axles in the front. To remove the xfer case, you would need a longer driveshaft. Again, doable, but not many folks do that - most just pull the front drive shaft...
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    when to use A4wd vs 4WD in snow?

    I agree with what @linneje and @TollKeeper say about using it. I do the same thing except once I'm rolling on long stretch, I'll switch back to 2WD. From my response in another thread: (ETA: This is from a stop.) Here's the way I drive when in A4WD. I give it some gas to see what the rear...
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    Snow/Ice Driving Tips for Part-Time AWD 360s

    @Dadwagon As said, with snow tires (am I the only who doesn't use Blizzaks?? Too rich for my blood!), 4WD is rarely needed. I have an EXT with a 5.3 and with the snows, I rarely use 4WD. For you, it doesn't make much sense to get extra wheels and snows for a one-time use. If you were...
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    The Friendly Face of Linux

    Desktop works with 64-bit Ubuntu. I'll put the 64-bit Mint ISO on a stick and try it again to see what happens.
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    The Friendly Face of Linux

    I think there are only 4 GB of RAM in that one. Yes, I tried the 64-bit stick as a live run and it didn't work. It did work on the laptop I'm using now as well as two all-in-ones in live run mode. I have a 64-bit Ubuntu stick that I may try on it to see what happens.
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    The Friendly Face of Linux

    OK, so apparently this is a 64-bit CPU if I'm reading this right. Not sure why the 64-bit stick wouldn't work on it. Three different grabs. The last one is truncated - a lot. home@home-ThinkCentre-M78:~$ lscpu Architecture: i686 CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit Byte Order...
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    The Friendly Face of Linux

    @christo829 , not sure on that. I just know that the stick with 64-bit Mint on it wouldn't get past the splash screen as it were. It would not get to the point that it asked what I wanted to do. As soon as I stuck the 32-bit version in, it went in and did everything just fine. Not too...
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    The Friendly Face of Linux

    I just loaded Linux Mint 19.3 onto an old non-booting Win7 desktop. I tried all kinds of things to get it to boot but I couldn't repair it. I didn't pay anything for it but I still didn't want to pay anything to get it working at a shop. After verifying that Mint would work on it (I had to...
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    very rusty underneath

    For more rusting fun, watch your gas tank straps. My rear one failed with about a quarter of a tank of gas while driving down the road. I almost filled up about 10 minutes before it broke. The fuel filler hose held it up, and I luckily had a ratchet strap with me to secure it until I got a...
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    Proprietary nature of German products

    I can't remember if I saw any 0W-30 oil that is 507 00 certified or not. I'll have to look. I have to run that cert or the diesel particulate filter (DPF) gets plugged up easily. I also still have some dieselgate warranty left (3 yrs/32K miles) so I don't want there to be any reason for them...
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    Proprietary nature of German products

    I think I'm going to put an oil pan heater on mine. Takes forever to warm the oil up. I end up driving an extra mile or so to make sure it is warm when I go to and from work. Coolant comes up to temp nicely, but the oil takes a minute. Of course, the gauge starts at 150. I may have to drive...
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    Proprietary nature of German products

    Yeah, there is that. I'm going to do as much as I can for as long as I can. Pay when I have to but not until!
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    Proprietary nature of German products

    Old thread but relevant as I just bought a 2010 VW Touareg to replace the TB. It had a battery put in the weekend before I picked it up. Cost? $500 total. It required a computer scan to code the battery to the truck. I bought the scan tool I needed as soon as I bought it. It was $200, so a...
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