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  1. I had looked at some videos on youtube but they...

    I had looked at some videos on youtube but they didn't really cover the hardest parts of the job. The main difference from one truck to another is how rusted-in the torsion bar hex ends are. On...
  2. Update - taking the bent control arm off the...

    Update - taking the bent control arm off the truck went well at first - bolts came out, torsion bar unloaded, & ball joint separated without drama. But pushing the arm off the torsion bar took more...
  3. Replacing 97 K1500 Lower Control Arm - any tips?

    I drove my trusty Chevy into a snowbank the other day that had a guardrail inside it - bent the right lower control arm. Still drives ok but the tire is moved back about 3/4". I got another control...
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    U-joint with different bearing sizes ??

    My '97 K1500 extra cab (bought new) has a 1-piece drive shaft from the t-case to the diff. The rear U-joint failed and I discovered it has two different size bearing cups? The diff yoke is for...
  5. Thanks for answering. The studs are too long -...

    Thanks for answering. The studs are too long - parking brakes are too close to the back of the flange. I found some info at the Duramax Forum, including the pics below. There's no access left...
  6. Replacing Rear Wheel Stud '08 K2500 8-lug with 6.6

    Looking for confirmation - working on a 2008 GMC 6.6 Duramax K2500 with disk rear disk brakes .

    Need to replace a wheel stud - looks like parking brake leaves no room to install a stud.

    Does...
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    Is it the dreaded Piston Skirt Slap ?

    My 5.7 wakes up clattering like a diesel too - has done it for years. When it began I asked around on the then-current forums and the consensus was "cold piston slap". Apparently the aluminum...
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    4L60 - should I try to rebuild it myself?

    The 4L60E in my 97 K1500 still is waiting for a rebuild. I posted 2 summers ago about how it leaked its oil and had the 1870 code. I've been driving it gingerly since then and it is ok except it...
  9. Charlie: Set Google to Images and type in...

    Charlie: Set Google to Images and type in transmission valve body - you'll see lots of them. It's the aluminum brick you see when you first take off the pan. It has lotsa holes in it that...
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    Update - the Suburban has moved to its new home...

    Update - the Suburban has moved to its new home and seems to be quite stable. It came back for its 1000-mile checkup and oil change this weekend. No noises, no leaks, no codes - life is good. The...
  11. Jimmiee - I scanned it - got code P1870. I...

    Jimmiee - I scanned it - got code P1870. I changed the fluid and filter. The old filter was dirty with dark-colored oil but no solid material. There was some sooty deposit on the pan - nothing...
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    During the engine swap the Burb was on lift arms...

    During the engine swap the Burb was on lift arms - with front wheels removed. I set the front down on the floor - made it much more accessible. Needed to raise it just a bit to roll the engine...
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    I'd say it is a shade less than 40 hours - but...

    I'd say it is a shade less than 40 hours - but can go one way or the other if there are snags like stuck bolts & nuts, needed tools etc. It helps to have taken an engine out before - so you know...
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    The swap is done - ...

    The swap is done - http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/blog.php?36889-arby

    Do I get GMTC experience points for an engine replacement?
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    Hi Mike, I did a little more observing today -...

    Hi Mike,
    I did a little more observing today - the noise definitely happens when the driveline is under engine braking (reverse torque). It also only happens over a certain range of torque and rpm....
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    My 1997 Z71 does the same thing

    My truck makes a very similar noise. It is more likely to be at road speed - like 50 or more with the trans in lockup. When I take my foot off the gas, the humming/vibration/grinding noise begins. ...
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    Any Tips for Breaking in a remanufactured 5.7 engine?

    The new long block is in the burb - needs a few more hours adding small parts - probably turn the key sometime this weekend. I'm planning to use 20w50 for the initial fill. Anybody know the do's...
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    A quick way to see if the intake gaskets are...

    A quick way to see if the intake gaskets are involved is to pressure test the cooling system. If it holds pressure without bleeding down, they are ok. If not the water is going somewhere it...
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    The blog on swapping the engine has 4 updates now...

    The blog on swapping the engine has 4 updates now - job is almost done
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    I posted a blog about the swap - not a...

    I posted a blog about the swap - not a step-by-step, just some high points that others may find useful.
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    It's quite rust-free. From the appearance...

    It's quite rust-free. From the appearance underneath, its spent most of its life in a fair-weather state. Of course the tubing near the gas tank looks like all GM trucks - I'll bet they look that...
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    The reman long block is ordered and will be...

    The reman long block is ordered and will be delivered in a couple days. Meanwhile the Burb cleaned up nicely - quite presentable and worthy of a fresh engine.
    ...
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    Thanks for the advice on spending my money - the...

    Thanks for the advice on spending my money - the 20w-50 oil improved it but not decisively - and after a few more miles the engine is starting to make more sounds like something is getting worse. ...
  24. Ran my Trans out of Fluid - seems ok after topping up - what now?

    I have a '97 Silverado K1500 5.7 automatic ext cab Z-71 that is our family truck - it gets relatively light use - but has 180,000 miles.

    Last week I was hauling a ton of farm implement on a...
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    I've read about high volume pumps needing more...

    I've read about high volume pumps needing more sump volume - but this was at high rpm. I think the cam bores etc in this engine are loose enough that the higher volume will find its way back to the...
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