2008 Chevrolet Express 1500 Conversion Van

Maintenance Log

Details Mileage Date Description
  56,500 10/02/15 Van purchased from CH Auto in Los Angeles CA.
Photos 59,000 11/20/15 Installed Android head unit by Pumpkin, 11-C0255-US-A
Photos 59,000 11/20/15 Replaced battery. Installed Autocraft Silver 34/78-4 which has a 2 year warranty.
Photos 62,300 12/12/15 Changed engine oil and filter. Installed Catrol GTX 5W-30 and a WIX 57060 filter.
Photos   03/05/16 Reattached door ding strip
Photos 64,439 03/12/16 Took off wheel to look for cause of vibration at speed and strange noises from suspension.
Also replaced a broken power recline switch on middel driver's side seat.
Lastly, installed an extra cup holder up front.
Photos 64,590 03/27/16 Replaced both upper control arms including bushings and ball joints.
Replaced both lower control arms including bushing and ball joints.
Replaced both tie rod ends.
Replaced all 4 shocks.
Photos 64,590 03/27/16 Fixed cause of HVAC control backlight no coming on.
Photos 64,590 03/30/16 Replacing TV Amp, Adding USB and 12v Outlets
Photos 64,590 04/07/16 Installed trailer hitch, Curt 6,000 lb
Photos 67,900 04/07/16 Installed new tires, Continental Crosscontact LX20 265/50R20.
Also installed ceramic tire beads for balancing, 5 oz per tire
  68,000 04/28/16 Changed engine oil and filter. Installed WIX 57060 and Catrol GTX 5w-30 oil.
Photos 68,000 04/28/16 Installed transmission oil cooler. Installed Derale 13504, series 8000 plate and fin cooler.
Photos   08/20/16 Removed the satellite dish from top of the van to get some clearance and MPG back. Also cleaned up wiring behind the TV to reduce alternator whine.
Photos 73,600 09/20/16 Changed engine oil. Installed WIX 57060 and Mobil Synthetic 5W-30
Photos 73,800 09/24/16 Replaced front wheel hubs, which consist of bearings and ABS sensors.
  75,000 11/12/16 Replaced front right tire which had a bulge on the sidewall.
  75,100 11/18/16 Had dealership flush transmission fluid. Full fluid change, no filter.
Photos 75,100 11/19/16 Installed diode between steering wheel control module and CANBUS line.
Photos   11/20/16 Replaced failing ABS wheel speed sensor on right rear wheel. This fixed the intermittent ABS error light, service TCS and service stabilitrak messages.
Photos   11/27/16 Installed new IR wireless headphone transmitter (old one introduced distortion). Also replaced Raspberry Pi3 power supply since the pi was complaining about lower power states.
  79,500 02/16/17 Changed engine oil and filter. WIX 57060 and Mobil Synthetic 5w-30
  80,200 02/24/17 Had shop balance tires, again. This time they put weights on the outside face of the wheels. It looks a little ghetto, but the vibration at 65+ mph is finally gone so its worth it. The weights might come off so I am recording the weight amount here. This is the number of 1/4 oz weights.
Back left = 5
Front left = 11
Back right = 6
Front right = 6
Photos 83,100 06/23/17 Polished the fog out of the headlights and coated them in UV clear coat.
Fixed the right 60/40 front door. The inside door handle didn't work.
Replaced the left 60/40 front door upper hinge pin. The original was corroded and the door was really hard to open or close. Replaced with a new pin that has a zerg fitting for grease.
Photos   07/01/17 Installed LED headlights (, 9006-HLV4)
  84,400 07/30/17 Changed engine oil, filter, and drain plug. Mobil One 5w-30 synthetic
Photos   07/23/17 Removed lower door panels to replace door hindge pins. Reinstalled door panels.
Replaced the broken light strip behind the labels for the custom light switch panel.
Removed a busted storage bin in the cargo door
Removed the middle row of seats to clean the carpet. The seats have a quick release and just tip out.
  89,300 11/17/17 Changed engine oil and filter. 5w-30 synthetic
Photos 94,500 02/22/18 Replaced lower right ball joint that snapped in two. Had to be towed home.
Photos 95,000 03/18/18 Replaced upper control arms (including ball joints). Replaced lower left ball joint (moog). Replaced tie rods and tie rod ends.
Photos 95,000 03/18/18 Replaced failed battery. Setup van with dual batteries
  95,000 03/18/18 Changed engine oil and filter
Photos 98,000 04/19/18 New (used) main battery, ValuePower VP-65
Photos 98,200 05/18/18 New brake light switch to fix cruise control
Photos   05/28/18 Replacing faux wood door panels, driver's side window switch, and passenger side door pull.
Photos 102,000 07/07/18 Replacing broken back up camera. New one came with integrated LED brake lights
  102,300 07/26/18 Oil change and oil filter
  107,100 12/13/18 Changed engine oil and filter
Photos 107,100 12/14/18 Purchased and installed 4 snow tires, mounted to new wheels, with new TPMS sensors.
Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 245/70R17 110S tires
17x8 Ultra Mako wheels in silver with 10 mm offset.
315 MHz tire pressure sensors
13/16 lug nuts
Photos   11/30/18 Reduced cold weather bump squeaking by securing upper facia
Photos 110,400 2/9/19 Replaced primary battery
  113,000 3/29/19 Had shop replace broken lower right ball. Also replaced upper right ball joint and right tie rod. Alignment performed.
Photos 114,600 5/3/19 Replaced front and rear brake rotors and pads. Flushed brake fluid with DOT4. Changed engine oil and filter (Penzoil sythetic 5w-30). Swapped out winter wheels and tires for summer set.
Photos 117,200 07/05/19 New summer tires and wheels. Got rid of 20" chrome wheels that wouldn't balance. Installed 17" wheels that are balanced and offer smoother ride.
Also replaced weather stripping on passenger door to reduce wind noise at highway speed.
  120,900 07/05/19 Changed engine oil and filter
  127,000 12/15/19 Changed engine oil and filter
Photos 127,700 12/31/19 Replaced left tie rod broke while pulling into driveway
Photos   3/14/20 Replaced upper and lower left ball joints. They were good but a few years old now.
Photos 131,500 5/9/20 Fixed pin hole transmission oil line leak
Topped off coolant
  132,500 7/30/20 Changed engine oil and filter (Wix 57060). Replaced air filter (Wix 46573). Lubricated ball joints. Hammmered right brake shield back into place so it stopped rattling.
Photos   2/5/21 Removed cracked fake wood grain dash. Replaced with a used OEM dash that I painted the same color as the van body (including clear coat)
  137,800 3/7/21 Changed engine oil and filter. Installed Microgard MGL57060 and 6 quarts of Mobil 1 5w-30 full synthetic
  144,000 8/3/21 Changed engine oil and filter. Installed Wix 57060 and 6 quarts of Valvoline 5w-30 full synthetic
Photos 144,800 11/25/21 Had shop repair damage to fiberglass roof, also repainted hood
  150,900 1/23/22 Changed engine oil and filter
Photos 156,400 5/29/22 Grinding from rear brakes. Found that the lower caliper slide on both sides was seized up.
Replaced rotors, caliper slides + pins + rubber boot, and pads on both sides
  156,800 6/18/22 Changed engine oil and filter; Wix 57060 and Mobil 1 5w30 synthetic
    06/19/22 Replaced air filter with Wix 46573
  162,100 11/19/22 Changed engine oil and filter
Photos 165,400 01/23/22 Changed batteries.
Retired Optima Yellow top backup battery, installed new Optima Red Top 34R as backup battery.
Removed 3 year old Interstate MT-34 which was completely dead (via cold weather) from primary spot. Installed 2.5 year old Super Start Premium 34PRMJ battery from Disco. It doesn't handle negative termpatures well but at least it is shot in all weather
Photos 167,200 05/02/23 Engine oil and filter change
Photos   05/14/23 Sealing water leak above winshield
Photos 169,500 12/23/23 Replaced front left wheel hub due to broken wheel stud, replaced front left and right brake rotors, pads, and caliper slides

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