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Old 11-01-2012, 05:59 PM   #421
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Its millions of years old before you get hold of it so a couple of extra years isn't going to harm it much. A lot of very short runs will damage the oil since it never gets hot enough to boil off the condensation, but just sitting in an engine that doesn't run for 6 months will not deteriorate the oil. Oil has a shelf life of up to 5 years in a sealed container, and 1 to 2 years in an open container.
Hey, this was a good excuse to put some quality oil in there. It had Wal-Mart special in there before.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:33 PM   #422
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Hey, this was a good excuse to put some quality oil in there. It had Wal-Mart special in there before.

Okay, that sounds reasonable.
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cleaned up my brake drums painted them red and put bed armor in my rear wheel wells

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Old 11-01-2012, 10:43 PM   #424
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Nice! Surprised you have drums and not rear disc. Looks good though.

How hard was the bed armor for the wells? Was it the same roll on as the bed or a spray?
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my left over roll on, but screw that roller its more of a pain in the *** than anything, i used a big paintbrush and it was easy as pie.. and yes im pissed i have drums
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I thought that model year Sierra would've had rear discs..
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me too.. my buddys 01 does...
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My 04 does as well, hence why I was surprised.

The good thing is rear brakes hardly get used. I've owned the Bonneville since 09 and haven't changed the rear brakes from what are on there when I bought it. Fronts been changed twice.
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the 99-04 trucks have disks, they arent very good and just add 100-200 to every brake job, drums stop the truck as good and dont hardly wear. my 550 has rear drums and sad to say it stops loads way better than any chevy. i was hauling this huge kohler 180k generator down this huge hill about 5 miles and the trailer brakes went out and i was able to get into control with almost no issues, well besides a bad smell for a while
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the 99-04 trucks have disks, they arent very good and just add 100-200 to every brake job, drums stop the truck as good and dont hardly wear. my 550 has rear drums and sad to say it stops loads way better than any chevy. i was hauling this huge kohler 180k generator down this huge hill about 5 miles and the trailer brakes went out and i was able to get into control with almost no issues, well besides a bad smell for a while
My rear discs are fine, easy to work on, and hardly wear. Haven't had any stopping issues yet.

It'* the "parking" shoe that sucks.
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