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    Mileage (heh, heh)

    I straight-piped the exhaust from the convertor back, added a K&N air filter, changed to all synthetic fluids in the drivetrain. Started leaving lights more slowly, and decelerating ahead of time. ...
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    Baby oil...

    Royal Purple. Used Amzoil in my race cars for several years, the benefits far outweigh the extra expense. John Singer (sprint car engine builder) tested Royal Purple on the dyno, & got small h.p....
  3. Thread: New Exhaust

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    My last 4 trucks have had no mufflers at all... ...

    My last 4 trucks have had no mufflers at all... The local exhaust shop tubes my exhaust after I hack out the stock muffler. Cheap, good sound (not loud @ all), improves performance & economy. The...
  4. Farmer's pulled some s**t like that on me 2 years...

    Farmer's pulled some s**t like that on me 2 years ago. Friend of family down the way borrowed their pickup, came down our street playing dumb kid, slid into the side of my (at the time) Ramcharger,...
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    Farmer's pulled some s**t like that on me 2 years...

    Farmer's pulled some s**t like that on me 2 years ago. Friend of family down the way borrowed their pickup, came down our street playing dumb kid, slid into the side of my (at the time) Ramcharger,...
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    Still have truck...

    I am stlll trying to sell the Suburban, and will entertain offers.. Thanks.:neutral:
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    I wonder if a little corporate laziness isn't...

    I wonder if a little corporate laziness isn't partially to blame... I think the automakers take the easy path of "Don't spend the time and effort to recruit and train new workers with no union...
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    The 4L60E and 4L80E transmissions are true 4-spd....

    The 4L60E and 4L80E transmissions are true 4-spd. transmissions with the added feature of a locking torque converter. If the command to shift is shown on the scanner as a shift, and the trans...
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    Code 12 just indicates that you have accessed the...

    Code 12 just indicates that you have accessed the diagnostic system, kinda like " Hi, I'm your waiter, and these codes are the specials tonight".
  10. The idle air control motor could be stuck or the...

    The idle air control motor could be stuck or the passage could be contaminated. To check, pull the air cleaner assy off, and look at the passenger rear of the throttle body. You'll see a 4-wire...
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    Watch the fuel spray as the engine dies. If the...

    Watch the fuel spray as the engine dies. If the fuel shuts off before the engine dies, you have an electronic problem. By the way, if the container you used to add the gallon of gas had water or...
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    Actually, that's true. If all the electrically...

    Actually, that's true. If all the electrically controlled devices work, i.e. solenoids, relays, then another sensor will have to report trouble to the computer. If the computer sees an unusually...
  13. Probably should change the oil and recheck oil...

    Probably should change the oil and recheck oil usage, in case the oil level is up due to fuel dilution.
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    I like the fuel volume check idea, too. Even...

    I like the fuel volume check idea, too. Even within the specified pressure range, a tired pump may not supply enough volume. If a fuel filter replacement helps, pump may be fixin' to say "Seeya".
  15. I use a Snap-on 2500 scanner for diagnostic...

    I use a Snap-on 2500 scanner for diagnostic checks, and the OBD1 computers will give your "experienced" mechanic a data stream, including TPS readings... Wonder if he checked them?
  16. Sticky: Poll: Searched Dogpile for "chevy suburban for sale",...

    Searched Dogpile for "chevy suburban for sale", you were the 5th one down...
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    Ana 1, ana 2, ana.....

    New member, old hat with GM trucks. Wish I had pictures of my ex-school system '67 Suburban I painted with a case of beer. Probably have had 30 GM rides (except for the few Dodge interlopers),...
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    I've been on a couple of short (less than 500...

    I've been on a couple of short (less than 500 mi.) trips to races in this, and it's smooth. I pulled the stock bump stops after lowering it, makes a world of difference in the reaction to the...
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    I'll try it. Thanks, Doug

    I'll try it. Thanks, Doug
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    Truck is in Wichita, KS. It's a 1/2 ton, 2wd. ...

    Truck is in Wichita, KS. It's a 1/2 ton, 2wd. My pictures have too many bytes to post on the picture page, I think. If you can tell me how to get a 1.1K picture on, I'll do it. Thanx, Doug
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    '85 Rust-free Suburban

    I am forced to sell my 1985 GMC Suburban in order to finance a business venture. It's lowered 6" using Belltech spindles and springs, shackles, and dearched rear leaves. Until I purchased it, it...
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