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  1. Thread: U-Joints advice

    by egreg
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    U-Joints advice

    Hey guys. I'm going to do the U-joints on my rear driveshaft this weekend. I have a 2000 Silverado Z71 (5.3). I just checked the Autozone site, and there are over a dozen choices. I have read the...
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    Yes, it looks like it's just NBS 5.3's that have...

    Yes, it looks like it's just NBS 5.3's that have the problem, but I could be wrong. See this thread (there is a video linked in that post).

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    I don't think $1000 is outrageous for the broken...

    I don't think $1000 is outrageous for the broken exhaust manifold bolts, and I'll tell you why. Usually, a few more bolts will break when removing the stock manifolds. There's no way to avoid this....
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    Sorry I never came back with an update. I drilled...

    Sorry I never came back with an update. I drilled both bolts out. I started with a small bit and worked my way up 'till they came out. The exhaust is on now and sounds great. I'm kind of disappointed...
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    Excellent. Drilling them out is working. I got...

    Excellent. Drilling them out is working. I got one completely out yesterday but I ran out of daylight before I could do the other.
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    Bring to the top

    Bring to the top
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    Update: Still no luck removing the bolts. I've...

    Update:

    Still no luck removing the bolts. I've tried hammering them out, soaking with PB Blaster, heating the area around the bolts with a butane torch, and pressing them out with a huge C-clamp....
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    Excellent! Now the big question is - where can I...

    Excellent! Now the big question is - where can I order these studs from? I've checked all of my regular distributors and can't seem to find them.
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    From what I've heard, there are three ways to use...

    From what I've heard, there are three ways to use Seafoam - In the fuel tank, in the intake manifold (i.e. vacuum lines), or in the oil. I've put it in my brake booster line and in my gas tank...
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    You'll gain a few horsepower and a little better...

    You'll gain a few horsepower and a little better fuel efficiency, but the main reason folks do these mods is for the sound. It just sounds better!
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    Could I press it win with a C-clamp? ...

    Could I press it win with a C-clamp?

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    Or did I miss the point? Will the new studs press themselves in when I...
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    Broken exhaust bolt

    I started installing my exhaust on my truck this morning and ran into a snag. I was unbolting my stock exhaust at the flange between the muffler and catalytic converter and one of the bolts broke....
  13. It's a 2000.

    It's a 2000.
  14. That's the general consensus. I definitely think...

    That's the general consensus. I definitely think it does. It really serves no useful function.
  15. Thanks for the input, Greg (NICE NAME!). Anyone...

    Thanks for the input, Greg (NICE NAME!). Anyone else have input about these shocks?
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    1986 Suburban that went EVERYWHERE. It looked...

    1986 Suburban that went EVERYWHERE. It looked exactly like pmartin's
  17. Thread: Truck names!!!

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    Big Blue here. My '86 Suburban was Bruce or...

    Big Blue here. My '86 Suburban was Bruce or Surbanburbur.
  18. Experience with shocks from RC leveling kit?

    I'm planning on purchasing the Rough Country full leveling kit soon. Has anyone purchased this kit with the shocks? I'm concerned that the shocks are not high quality since the kit is so cheap. What...
  19. I had this exact problem. The same bolt broke off...

    I had this exact problem. The same bolt broke off on the driver side. The bolt had to be machined out and replaced with a different bolt. The exhaust leak has never been fixed perfectly. I suspect...
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    I feel like we are in a, somewhat, similar field....

    I feel like we are in a, somewhat, similar field.

    I'm a PhD student in physics at Wake Forest University. My field is organic photovoltaics. All of our device building takes place in a cleanroom...
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    Bah! The hostility subsided before I got to post....

    Bah! The hostility subsided before I got to post. I'm still going to do it!

    Raf is(was)

    http://www.greenskyproductions.co.uk/iwial/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/internettoughguy.jpg
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    eJohnson, I really like your truck! You've done...

    eJohnson, I really like your truck! You've done many of the things that I would like to do to mine eventually. I'm waiting another 20k miles or so 'till I hit 200k to rebuild my motor. Haven't...
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    I like chat threads. They keep pointless threads...

    I like chat threads. They keep pointless threads down like the one I probably would have started to ask the following question.

    What do the orange and green bars under your user name mean? How can...
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    Finally got an avatar.

    Finally got an avatar.
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    Sounds like a bad bearing. If it completely goes...

    Sounds like a bad bearing. If it completely goes bad it can also destroy your breaks.
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