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    SUCCESS!! well kinda, I backed the valves all off...

    SUCCESS!! well kinda, I backed the valves all off to zero lash again and magically it started back up again. of course everything was rattling but there was no oil spashing out the top of the motor...
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    GLad you got it fixed up My next suggestion was...

    GLad you got it fixed up My next suggestion was going to be seafoam for cleaning out the injectors but if it had the wrong injectors in there from the start that wouldn't have helped you any either....
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    never have adjusted them with it running the that...

    never have adjusted them with it running the that may have been the mistake i made. instead of just adjusting them when it was running till they quit rattling i shut it off and did the zero lash...
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    Well actually the truck has 215,000 miles on it...

    Well actually the truck has 215,000 miles on it and while the timing chain is still tight the valves were what was keeping it from running in the first place, someone had cranked down on them so...
  5. I still have my old ones from when you first...

    I still have my old ones from when you first started making them on my truck ... :happy:
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    Checking the grounds are a good start but it...

    Checking the grounds are a good start but it sounds like your starter bendix is either sticking or not engaging properly which would cause the ticking when you try to start it. my wife's suburban has...
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    have to take the cap off and make sure the rotor...

    have to take the cap off and make sure the rotor is pointing at #1 if not have to fiddle with it till you get it right. on the newer trucks it can be 1-5 teeth off and still work right because the...
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    I was going to suggest you check ebay, i just got...

    I was going to suggest you check ebay, i just got a whole new radiator off of ebay for $39.00 w/ free shipping the tanks were $114.00 last time i had mine replaced on my 89 Silverado sport and those...
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    Sounds like you have a vacuum leak or that...

    Sounds like you have a vacuum leak or that leaking donut gasket may be contributing to it all. first thing i would do is put some seafoam through the vacuum line that connects to the power brake...
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    they are the same. my cousin had a friend that...

    they are the same. my cousin had a friend that sold him a boat that had a 350 V8 in it he was pulling it with his 1990 1500 that also had a 350 in it as well. he spun the bearings in his truck and...
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    The motor mount is an issue because it knocks...

    The motor mount is an issue because it knocks everything out of alignment and can wear the seals on your transmission which are what keeps the fluid in. I would try changing out the fluid and filter...
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    If the fluid in the transmission and filter have...

    If the fluid in the transmission and filter have been changed every 12,000-14,000 miles like it's supposed to be then the fluid would still be red not brown. If like some people it's never been...
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    I have issue with the E3 discouragement, I...

    I have issue with the E3 discouragement, I personally have run E3's in both my 99 tahoe and my wife's 98 Suburban since we got them 4 years ago with no problems I had a similar issue with my tahoe a...
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    Seafoam always worked well for me, i take the...

    Seafoam always worked well for me, i take the main vacuum line out of the power brake booster let it suck all the seafoam from the can and lightly rev till the smoke stops and then i am good to go,...
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    you can't delete the O2 sensors if you live in a...

    you can't delete the O2 sensors if you live in a state that you have to have your vehicle emissions tested. if you do when your vehicle is tested it will fail every time.
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    1988 Silverado K2500 won't start (Valves)

    I have a 1988 silverado k2500 4wd that i traded a computer for so that my son could have something to drive, I got it started as it shows here in this video on my You Tube channel
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    unless you are doing an upgrade to power seats...

    unless you are doing an upgrade to power seats they should swap out easily but you may want to double check the mounting for them because i believe either the front or back outside mount is a little...
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    I started Using E3 plugs in my 99 tahoe over a...

    I started Using E3 plugs in my 99 tahoe over a year ago and Instantly noticed a HUGE difference in performance and mileage. I know this doesn't answer your question about the irridium vs. Platinum /...
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    ok i gotta chime in here again, IF you use the...

    ok i gotta chime in here again, IF you use the K&N airfilters you HAVE to clean them regularly and re-oil them or they are ineffective and yes they will let some dust and dirt in to your motor. plain...
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    That's what the Lucas mixed in with your...

    That's what the Lucas mixed in with your synthetics does, it sticks a little better to the top half of the motor so those cold morning starts aren't so harsh on your motor. keeps the top end...
  21. they always tell you it's not recommended no...

    they always tell you it's not recommended no matter what year vehicle you have because they didn't test the vehicles with it so they can't make any claims or guarantees about any one type of...
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    I use Lucas addative with my oil and Run E3 spark...

    I use Lucas addative with my oil and Run E3 spark plugs and never have any trouble starting up or going even on the coldest of mornings. if you are having that still i'd start first checking all...
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    no issues at all with running synthetics that's...

    no issues at all with running synthetics that's all i have ever run in my vehicles but i use only Mobil1 never heard anything bad at all about the amisol or royal purple either one, all sound like...
  24. you might try going to walmart and get your own...

    you might try going to walmart and get your own oil, what you are paying "extra" you could buy the 5 quarts of mobil1 yourself and just have your local lube place put that in instead of what they...
  25. on the 5.7 litre vortech the best way i have...

    on the 5.7 litre vortech the best way i have found is throgh the vaccum line that goes to the power brake booster too, hadn't heard anything at all about letting it sit though i usually just start...
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