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Impressive! Amazing the power they squeeze out of these little engines! 215* is a little hotter than I like to see the trans get, although not terrible considering the Dex6 fluid is 100% synthetic now. If it runs hotter in the summer when ambient temps are higher I would consider a supplemental trans cooler.

Overall very impressive! Good luck with the new rig!

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BurbMan wrote:

215* is a little hotter than I like to see the trans get, although not terrible considering the Dex6 fluid is 100% synthetic now. If it runs hotter in the summer when ambient temps are higher I would consider a supplemental trans cooler.



It's normal. GM doesn't consider it too hot until 265deg. Not that cooler aint better, but I think its thermostat at around 200. My 2020 runs close to 200, empty once fully heat soaked.


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Admire your choices, setup, and know how

GREAT looking setup to boot !

Forced induction turns that 2.7L into a much bigger displacement when the turbo is full on and advise to keep up the maintenance to keep it going for a looong time

Mainly engine oil (synthetic) and other fluids. If me, way before the computer says to change for added insurance


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By way of comparison, the burb had the 8.1 with 4.10 rear but only a 4 speed transmission...I pulled our 8700 lb TT up that same grade in 3rd gear at 3200 rpm holding 60 mph...so cool to see a little 2.7 doing the job of old technology big blocks!

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I’m not convinced you’ll be this happy at 80,000 miles. Possibly with the Ford 2.7L but the jury is still out on this Chevy engine. I see BenK is also concerned.


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Lwiddis wrote:

I’m not convinced you’ll be this happy at 80,000 miles. Possibly with the Ford 2.7L but the jury is still out on this Chevy engine. I see BenK is also concerned.

I wouldn’t worry about it, do your maintenance and enjoy your truck.[emoticon]

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Keep up with the oil changes and cool downs and she will last. If not that's what the warranty is for.


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Geo*Boy wrote:

Lwiddis wrote:

I’m not convinced you’ll be this happy at 80,000 miles. Possibly with the Ford 2.7L but the jury is still out on this Chevy engine. I see BenK is also concerned.

I wouldn’t worry about it, do your maintenance and enjoy your truck.[emoticon]


I agree.
I have been convinced 3 times with the Ford 2.7 that somewhere north of 80K, maybe 100K, 120K? miles it develops the common Ford Ecoboost waste gate rattle at cold start, and then eventually upon deceleration, as it continues to wear. Change the oil all you care to. Then its off to buy a new turbo, and a new cat on some of older ones due to a redesign. About $2.5K in parts if you're lucky and have a connection or two. I won't even go into whats involved after doing 3 if you dive into the work yourself, lets just say its a real PITA even with a lift. It would be faster and easier to change the entire engine LOL.


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Wade44 wrote:

Geo*Boy wrote:

Lwiddis wrote:

I’m not convinced you’ll be this happy at 80,000 miles. Possibly with the Ford 2.7L but the jury is still out on this Chevy engine. I see BenK is also concerned.

I wouldn’t worry about it, do your maintenance and enjoy your truck.[emoticon]


I agree.
I have been convinced 3 times with the Ford 2.7 that somewhere north of 80K, maybe 100K, 120K? miles it develops the common Ford Ecoboost waste gate rattle at cold start, and then eventually upon deceleration, as it continues to wear. Change the oil all you care to. Then its off to buy a new turbo, and a new cat on some of older ones due to a redesign. About $2.5K in parts if you're lucky and have a connection or two. I won't even go into whats involved after doing 3 if you dive into the work yourself, lets just say its a real PITA even with a lift. It would be faster and easier to change the entire engine LOL.


Probably why Ford designed the cab and front clip to lift off in under 2 hours with an experienced mechanic doing the work.


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