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#6148 of 6471 2004 Tahoe Z71 Information
Jan 19, 2007 (7:30 pm)
If anyone is interested,
The microphone for the OnStar system is located on your rear view mirror.
The Transfer Case will only take Auto Trac II. This is only sold by a Chevy dealer. I asked the dealer several times if it was the same type of fluid as Dexron III, Gear Oil, or was it a special weighted fluid? I was again advised that you could not put anything else besides Auto Trac II into your Tahoe’s Transfer Case. This is not to good for us that like to shop around and get the best prices, etc.
Just a reminder for those of you who did not see my post on the spark plugs. Don't wait until you have 100,000 miles to change them. I had 51,300 when I pulled mine and changed them out. They were all very brown. The dealer uses Delco Plugs. I bought some E3 plugs that work a lot better and are less expensive than the Delco Plugs.
#6149 of 6471 Re: 2004 Tahoe Z71 Information [johnny4016]
Jan 19, 2007 (7:48 pm)
Newsflash: brown spark plugs (insulator) are indicative of an engine that is running with the correct fuel/air ratio.
What are you basing your statement on that the E3 plugs work a lot better?
#6150 of 6471 95 2dr 4x4 Problem. Please Help!
Jan 20, 2007 (2:04 pm)
My 4x4 has worked for the most part since I bought it. It was working just lately, and as I drove it, the front axle light in front of the lever flickered and turned off. My lever was still engaged in 4hi. From noticing, my 4wd doesn't work anymore. I can shift it into 4hi or 4low, but my front axle light will not illuminate. Even when I pull forward a little or backward. And I've tried driving around a little and then shifting it in and it still doesn't work. What do I need to replace? (I've already checked the fuse)
#6151 of 6471 Re: Help, Tahoe will not start!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [blink3]
Jan 20, 2007 (5:01 pm)
I tried and can't even get my hand down far enough to reach the area you suggested. Thanks for the info. I'll see if I can find someone who can do it for me.
Did you ever find out what the problem was with your Tahoe not starting?
#6152 of 6471 Re: 2004 Tahoe Z71 Information [73shark]
Jan 20, 2007 (5:06 pm)
From articles I've read in Off Road Magazines and other Magazines. In addition from what the informatin say's on the web site's, etc.
Just today, 01/20/07 while at Kragons I read the Article they have on their New Bosch Platium Plugs that have what appears to be 4 prongs on top. The article states that the Bosch Platium plugs are better than the OM plugs.
There are a lot of high performance plugs that are better than the OM Plugs. Some might cost you more and some might cost you less. It just depends on what type of plug you want to buy. I hope that this helped.
#6153 of 6471 Re: 2004 Tahoe Z71 Information [johnny4016]
Jan 20, 2007 (7:29 pm)
I prefer actual test data such a dyno runs. I put a set of Bosch platinums in a Mitsubishi 3.0L V6 and it ran like crap. Put a new set of OEM Champions in and it ran great but that's just anecdotal evidence. Still like real test data by independent source.
Jan 21, 2007 (10:31 am)
It might be that you don't see a difference or see worse rather than better performance is do to the size of your vehicle. I mean come on, those rice burners can't weigh more than 1500 pounds if that. If you want to see an improvement in your performance in such a car, you'll probably have to change out the entire engine. But that's just my opinion.
Also, the Bosch Platium Plugs have a new Platium plug out which is a lot better than their previous Platium Plug and certianly a lot better than the stock OEM plugs of any brand. I'm not knocking champion plugs in the least. I ran them in my 67 Camero. And yes it was a high performance engine, clutch, trans, differential, etc in my Camero. At that time though there wasn't these high performance plugs avaliable to me. And Champion was the only plug that ran hot enough to get the job done. I did try several other brands at that time, none of them compared to Champion.
But now since we are in the future, 30 years later and these high performance plugs have come out, and yes they have been dyno tested, I will pay a little more for the added technology in these plugs. And some of them such as the E3 plugs aren't but $6.25 per plug.
Of course my 2004 Tahoe Z71 with all the Off Road Equipment added on makes it quit heavy and I need all the extra power to get better gas mileage, towing power, etc. I hope that this helped. Have a Good Day.
#6155 of 6471 Re: 73shark [johnny4016]
Jan 21, 2007 (4:04 pm)
It (the 3.0L) was in a 2 ton Dodge minivan. And something about their ignition system wasn't compatible with the Bosch platinums back then (90s). The platinum tip was actually burned off down to the porcelain insulator after less than 1,000 mi. I'm sure everyone is on the same page now so new ones are probably pretty good. It just seems strange that with the current horsepower wars, the OEMs wouldn't be using these new hipo plugs if it gave them more ponies. Arguing about spark plugs is about as fruitful as talking about which car wax is best. If they work for you, that's great.
#6156 of 6471 Spark Plugs & After Market Equipment
Jan 21, 2007 (4:31 pm)
Please get your story straight. You said that you put the Bosch Platinum in your eclipse, not a Mini Van. Either way we are talking about 2007 and not the 1990ties or even 2005. The new Bosch Platinum Spark Plugs are not the same as they where even a year ago. Technology has changed and with it so has the equipment which we as American’s can buy freely if we choose to.
If you do not to take advantage of today’s technology, because you’re sold on the OEM equipment, good for you, but please don't tell people to compare after market equipment, even spark plugs to car wax.
Why are you so upset? Most people on this forum and other forums are here to provide useful information and not garbage that makes no sense.
#6157 of 6471 Re: Spark Plugs & After Market Equipment [johnny4016]
Jan 21, 2007 (8:36 pm)
I'm not upset. You just need to read it a little closer.
"I put a set of Bosch platinums in a Mitsubishi 3.0L V6 and it ran like crap."
The engine was made by Mitsubishi, not the car.
Not sold on OEM equip. It's just that I've seen a lot of aftermarket stuff that doesn't live up to its claims. Sorry you got lost in the metaphor.