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    E-fan conversion question.

    So, after reading all the info on e-fans, I've purchased a used taurus fan on ebay and a 40 amp controller from flexalite. The setup works, however, I have not been able to remove the old fan. It...
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    Sounds like you need professional help. I mean...

    Sounds like you need professional help. I mean go the the repair shop and have them look at your tranny.
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    Pretty easy questions to answer. Too bad I am...

    Pretty easy questions to answer. Too bad I am not a pro...:neutral:
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    Yes. You are getting screwed. But you should...

    Yes.
    You are getting screwed.
    But you should have expected that.
    You went to the dealer for an oil change...:rules:

    I have never had a dealer do work on my vehicles. I either do it myself...
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    probably not the oil pump. I've just gone...

    probably not the oil pump. I've just gone through this myself. My motor had 150k miles and low oil ressure. Swapped a high-flow pump (not a small job there) and no change.
    Old motors wear out...
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    Hey! I just bought a truck with the same exact...

    Hey!
    I just bought a truck with the same exact wheel/tire combo.
    Don't know if it was lifted, but it looks pretty good.
    Any way, noone knows how much air pressure should go into those...
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    Thanks for most excellent advice!:great:

    Thanks for most excellent advice!:great:
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    Key and remote advice needed.

    Hi,

    I have a 2000 Silverado 1500 with a single key and remote fob.
    I'd like to buy a spare set and wonder if someone knows:
    1 - does the key have a chip in it?
    2 - what years remotes fit?
    ...
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    Very strange to have thin on a fresh motor. I am...

    Very strange to have thin on a fresh motor.
    I am having exact same issue, but my motor has 160K on it.
    Insidently, i've just dropped off my truck to get a new (to me) motor installed.
    After some...
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    Your neighbours probably poured sugar into your...

    Your neighbours probably poured sugar into your gas tank :glasses:

    Seriously, why would you want to run it w/o mufflers?

    I don't think that you will find a solution on the internet.
    I...
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    Thanks for sharing that! I guess all trucks are...

    Thanks for sharing that!
    I guess all trucks are not made equal.
    Here's what happened to mine so far:
    I bought a replacement hi-flow oil pump and asked the mechanic to put it in and see what...
  12. Thread: low oil pressure

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    Just got a call from mechanic... The bottom end...

    Just got a call from mechanic...
    The bottom end is shut - Shavings in the pan.
    He's thinking of replacing crank shaft bearings...
    I am not a happy camper.:grrrrrr:
  13. Thread: low oil pressure

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    I dropped off mine this morning to have the new...

    I dropped off mine this morning to have the new hi-flow oil pump put in.

    How much did this job cost?
    Hope he doesn't rip me a new one tonight...:gasp:
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    Does anyone know if I can install a 5.3 motor?...

    Does anyone know if I can install a 5.3 motor?
    Does the transmisison match between the two?

    Many thanks!
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    Thanks for the info. I will definately try...

    Thanks for the info. I will definately try seafoam. Do I just add it to oil?

    So far, the gage has been checked and shows correct pressure - they unplugged it and pluged in pressure tester...
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    Silverado engine interchange

    Hi!

    I have a 2000 Silverado 4.8, 4x4 8th VIN digit is V.

    My oil pressure is practically non-existent and so I am looking for a replacement engine for my truck. eBay seems to offer only...
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    That's what I'm gona do. What's the worst that...

    That's what I'm gona do.
    What's the worst that can happen? I may break down on a highway and end up having to swup an engine.
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    Try raising the idle a bit. That should help.

    Try raising the idle a bit. That should help.
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    Easy. Pop the large dash panel Unlock the...

    Easy.

    Pop the large dash panel
    Unlock the plastic tabs that hold switch with flat head screw driver - Careful not to break the tabs!
    Unplug the wire harness
    Take new switch and repeat in...
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    I would try a different battery before anything...

    I would try a different battery before anything else.
    If you can boost it and then drive it until the next time you need to start, then the alternator is working and it is most probably a battery...
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    To try and answer your question; It doesn't...

    To try and answer your question;

    It doesn't look like you have a battery issue.
    Looks like no power gets to the starter.
    1 - I would check if the starter fuse/relay is OK.
    2 - If the...
  22. Thread: low oil pressure

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    When you start the truck, it runs higher RPM. ...

    When you start the truck, it runs higher RPM. That's why your oil pressure is high. When it warms up, the RPM drops andn so does your oil pressure. Lack of pressure at low RPM may be due to the...
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    Thanks for the advice. About the frame...

    Thanks for the advice.

    About the frame tweaking... I've thought about that and decided that it shouldn't be an issue. There are still 2 crossmembers in the front and back and also a Class III...
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    No solutions, huh? Should I throw the truck away...

    No solutions, huh?
    Should I throw the truck away or drive it 'til it breaks?
    With all the restoration/rebuild shows on TV I thought that it would be a relatively easy fix.
    Am I the only one with...
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    Rusted crossmembers. Help!

    I just bought a 2000 Silverado. The truck looks great, drives great, sounds great, etc...
    However, it did have a few issues that i wanted to take care of, like replacing all fluids and a bad...
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