TOPIC: 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 6.2L V8 - Starting from scratch

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 6.2L V8 - Starting from scratch 22 Oct 2019 21:28 #85

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Andy,
This does not appear to be a stock throttle body. It seems this is an aftermarket based on my experience.

If you wanted a stock throttle body, I could have seen you get an ORIGINAL, and for a LOT less than you paid.

You know, I may be just tired (because I AM!!!) of people that jump off the reservation without talking to me, regardless of my offer to help if you just call. It's like you think you know better than I, and I've done over 5,000 now.

Cool. Don't call. I may not care enough to answer you anyway.

Nevermind. You guys just go ahead and run with whatever comes to your mind without talking to people with more experience. Maybe I should just change my telephone number because it's like my own family-the family that would not be without my work (or Tracy's!) don't find any potential value in consulting us first.

You go ahead, Andy. But be sure to tell us about your adventure as you go! Just don't expect any more feedback from me until you're finished. Not just YOU, but for everyone else that thinks they know better in a year or less what I am STILL discovering after almost 11 YEARS of experience.

Follow the instructions or don't. That is your choice.

Get on with ya bad selves.

Ron
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2018 GMC Sierra 1500 6.2L V8 - Starting from scratch 22 Oct 2019 22:17 #86

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Wow! Sorry Ron! This was supposed to be an OEM TB replacement from Rock Auto. It was $100.

I thought this forum WAS consulting you - and everyone else. I know your time is valuable and didn’t want to waste your time asking about details that are already in the manual. I’m doing my best, Ron. And I’m try to document all my errors as well as successes for others to learn and avoid the mistakes I make.

Not exactly sure how I wandered off the reservation...big lesson learned.

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2018 GMC Sierra 1500 6.2L V8 - Starting from scratch 22 Oct 2019 23:32 #87

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Don't take it personally, Andy. I really like and respect you. There's a few things happening at this moment, and I am really considering strongly the value of offering my advice to people that disregard the value of that offering.

I'm ready to take a spoon and take out my left eye, those in my home I believed in have betrayed that trust and those I have sacrificed my entire world to help seem to keep disregarding that sincere offer (from which we ALL benefit) and I have to watch as those folks-my Family- suffer as a result.

It's very frustrating to me. Especially when those I love dismiss my value to them, and the value to me to be of service.

You wasted your money. That's cool, but as everyone that DOES call me before they act will tell you, I save them money. As a result their lives are better, and I get to know that my (sometimes painful) experiences are benefiting others.

The day you (and anyone else out there) start turning to those that truly want to help for advice, you start on a path to humility. And by accepting gifts, you honor The Giver. AND!!! You set yourself more firmly on the more speedy path to success while developing true humility.

And humility will lead you to the even greater appreciation of your blessings.

Don't mind me, Andy.

Just been a rough couple of months...

Ron
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2018 GMC Sierra 1500 6.2L V8 - Starting from scratch 23 Oct 2019 08:36 #88

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I hope things start working out in a better way for you, Ron - coming here to vent off some pressure has been a bit of a regular thing for you lately. If we’re all you’ve got, we’ll find a way to make it better for you if we can.

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2018 GMC Sierra 1500 6.2L V8 - Starting from scratch 23 Oct 2019 08:46 #89

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My energy was a bit negative, but all the words were true, Andy.

I feel very unappreciated most days as I fight to keep this thing moving forward. After all these years, I am still managing the entire operation on my own. It seems the vast majority haven't bothered to think of how demanding my life is as Gadgetman. Just the business aspect demand over 12 hours-every day.

Now, I am forced to surrender the Groove side to relieve some of the stress, my Beloved Gadgetman Groove.

And as the Snake Oil begins to explode, I'm already planning on surrendering the fulfillment to others who have proven their value through the years.

I appreciate your sympathy, but let me ask you this. How many people could dedicate their entire lives to something that puts you in crosshairs for the ignorant and antagonistic, while maintaining a helpful attitude to all?

And still manage to handle a diminished personal life?

Did you know that I love fishing? And I haven't picked up a fishing pole since I became Gadgetman. My commitment to others and to my Creator is much more important.
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