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Forum: General Tahoe/Yukon/Escalade Discussion Forum 02-09-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,806
Posted By MarkD51
One can usually read user reviews about the...

One can usually read user reviews about the various brands-models of tires at places like Tire Rack, or DiscountTireDirect.

Always best to research various tires before plucking down cash.
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Forum: General Tahoe/Yukon/Escalade Discussion Forum 02-08-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,806
Posted By MarkD51
If you are looking for an all season M&S Tire, I...

If you are looking for an all season M&S Tire, I think you'd be hard pressed besting Michelin. Yes, usually one of your most expensive tires, but also commonly do all things very well, ride,...
Forum: General Tahoe/Yukon Discussion Forum 02-03-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,925
Posted By MarkD51
Well yeah, any common sense motor should've had a...

Well yeah, any common sense motor should've had a nipple, instead of that stupid **** GM threw on the 5.7L.

Way too much **** is built today, that you can't even change a freaking air filter,...
Forum: General Tahoe/Yukon Discussion Forum 02-03-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,925
Posted By MarkD51
If it's any help, and this is the actual cause of...

If it's any help, and this is the actual cause of the leak, I basically had my 97's quick connect coupler begin to leak almost from day one of ownership brand new.

After a few months of looking...
Forum: Technical Discussions 01-18-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,715
Posted By MarkD51
Hi, With many of these vehicles, and at the age...

Hi,
With many of these vehicles, and at the age they are at, then everything underneath can become suspect.

Worn parts, you name it. Check your truck by bouncing on the front and back, a simple...
Forum: Technical Discussions 01-17-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,772
Posted By MarkD51
Back in the day when these trucks were made, I...

Back in the day when these trucks were made, I don't even think Iridium were on the scene yet, or were just starting to come onto the scene being available.

I'd say if you're keeping the truck,...
Forum: Technical Discussions 09-12-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,269
Posted By MarkD51
Sorry all, what I meant to say was "Hydroboost". ...

Sorry all, what I meant to say was "Hydroboost".

Again, like I said, the OBS Master Cylinder was not designed for Rear Disc Brakes. And I believe an NBS (New Body Style) Master Cylinder will not...
Forum: Technical Discussions 09-08-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,269
Posted By MarkD51
I'm no expert on such, but you should probably go...

I'm no expert on such, but you should probably go over to the Tahoe-Z71 Forum, and the boys there will tell you why such is most likely occurring.

I'm thinking the reason you now see actual losses...
Forum: Technical Discussions 06-13-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,384
Posted By MarkD51
More than likely you have a refrigerant leak...

More than likely you have a refrigerant leak somewhere. All line fittings might look fine. A common culprit is the compressor itself. See any evidence of oil on the compressor housing?
Forum: General Tahoe/Yukon Discussion Forum 06-13-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,475
Posted By MarkD51
As I understand it from other's input from the...

As I understand it from other's input from the the other Tahoe/Yukon/Z71 Forum, converting to disc brakes on the old body style will actually cause you to lose braking efficiency on the old body...
Forum: General Tahoe/Yukon Discussion Forum 05-08-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,531
Posted By MarkD51
6903 Here's how mine looked after I was...

6903

Here's how mine looked after I was done.

I stayed with the stock looking lights, as I was concerned of going with something non-stock, or projector style and then possibly having reduced...
Forum: General Tahoe/Yukon Discussion Forum 05-08-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,531
Posted By MarkD51
About a year ago, I replaced all my lights and...

About a year ago, I replaced all my lights and lenses with aftermarket, and although my headlights were not this far off, when I put the Grill back on, the Headlight Assemblies did not look quite...
Forum: General Tahoe/Yukon Discussion Forum 04-27-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,930
Posted By MarkD51
No Doubt with vehicles that are our age, every...

No Doubt with vehicles that are our age, every rubber (and many plastic) parts begins to rot, harden, deteriorate.

This is something I myself will probably, and should address in the next coming...
Forum: General Tahoe/Yukon Discussion Forum 04-25-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,665
Posted By MarkD51
That's something I did also on mine, a pair of...

That's something I did also on mine, a pair of Firestone Ride Rite Air Bags in the rear 10 full years ago on my '97, and they were a wise buy.

When I moved here to NM, I easily had 700 lbs of...
Forum: General Tahoe/Yukon Discussion Forum 04-18-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,930
Posted By MarkD51
Now this is something I cannot quite understand...

Now this is something I cannot quite understand here? :confused:

As far as I know, your 99 Hoe uses the exact same power booster as my 97 does. And that there is only one vacuum line going to...
Forum: General Tahoe/Yukon Discussion Forum 04-18-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,665
Posted By MarkD51
I've heard-read no to KYB, Rancho Shocks I've had...

I've heard-read no to KYB, Rancho Shocks I've had on some past Pickups, like the Rancho 9000 I believe, and these were some real stiff hard riding shocks, will rattle your teeth out.

And as for...
Forum: General Tahoe/Yukon Discussion Forum 04-18-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,665
Posted By MarkD51
I've been quite happy with the yellow Bilstiens I...

I've been quite happy with the yellow Bilstiens I put on the truck some years ago, no problems with them period. I believe they were the 4300 series?
Mark
Forum: General Tahoe/Yukon Discussion Forum 04-02-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,901
Posted By MarkD51
As we all basically know, our old OBS Tahoes had...

As we all basically know, our old OBS Tahoes had about the ****tiest brakes to ever come on a vehicle. Soft, spongy, and didn't stop worth a damn.

So many have gone through meat grinders with...
Forum: General Tahoe/Yukon Discussion Forum 04-02-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,901
Posted By MarkD51
It appeared that Sunlit and others on the other...

It appeared that Sunlit and others on the other Tahoe forum seemed to claim that many leaked at the Resovoir, and MC Body. One would think this should be the "easy" part to get right, it's just two...
Forum: General Tahoe/Yukon Discussion Forum 04-01-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,901
Posted By MarkD51
Thanks Lester! As a side, this man Sunlit Comet,...

Thanks Lester! As a side, this man Sunlit Comet, who seems to be a very knowledgeable fella on the OBS Tahoes, had also advised me, if buying a rebuilt Booster, to stay away from some of the "house...
Forum: General Tahoe/Yukon Discussion Forum 04-01-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,901
Posted By MarkD51
For sure, this job did test my mechanical skills....

For sure, this job did test my mechanical skills.

Being a railroad mechanic/welder at Amtrak-Chicago for 30 full years (resigned in 2003) I've been in some deep doo doo more times than I can...
Forum: General Tahoe/Yukon Discussion Forum 04-01-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,901
Posted By MarkD51
Update on my brake issues 1997 Tahoe

Some of you, maybe Lester "might" remember me, and some issues I was having with my Tahoe, and spoke of them here about a year ago

One was the AC issues, and had a new Delphi Compressor, Drier,...
Forum: General Tahoe/Yukon Discussion Forum 04-01-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,510
Posted By MarkD51
That's the sad thing about these vehicles. ...

That's the sad thing about these vehicles.

My '97 LT 4dr 4X4 listed at $37K when I ordered it fall of '96, has right now an actual 39.8K on the Odo, and if I brought this cherry vehicle in for...
Forum: General Tahoe/Yukon Discussion Forum 03-16-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,527
Posted By MarkD51
No response? I know there's people in the know...

No response? I know there's people in the know here.

Come on folks..... you can do way better for this forum, help keep it alive.
Forum: General Tahoe/Yukon Discussion Forum 03-16-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,141
Posted By MarkD51
Over the years, I have owned many brands of truck...

Over the years, I have owned many brands of truck tires. Dunlops, Goodyears, Michelins, BFG.

Goodyear is a tire I don't think I'll ever buy again in this lifetime, either for truck, or car, same...
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