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  1. OK so I checked voltages, hoses, plugged this,...

    OK so I checked voltages, hoses, plugged this, checked that. I finally had somebody come over for a second opinion. The valve adjustments were off due to the stud bolt that holds the rocker arms...
  2. I've never had to deal with a steering issue. ...

    I've never had to deal with a steering issue. But the working in the weather does suck. Luckily it rains then dries up quick. Lets me know when it is time for a break. Trying to get the stuff...
  3. Head gasket just completed, now runs rough.

    Before the head job it still ran rough only due to the moisture. It ran strong before and had zero problems otherwise.

    I changed the plugs, rotor, cap, cables all tested good and no worn spots on...
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    I've heard mixed opinions on adding the second...

    I've heard mixed opinions on adding the second battery to the main cab. I just carry it to switch out if needed. It only happened once but was good as my jumper didn't have enough power to turn...
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    Vacuum hoses

    I can't find where all the hoses go to. I got the heads, intake all back on. I had a kid help me and he didn't mark and tag where the hoses went. :no: Some were easy like PCV, and other obvious...
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    I like the diesel for the longer drives. Without...

    I like the diesel for the longer drives. Without towing you get more mileage per gallon. But it would need to be in good mechanical order to trust cause diesel always costs more to repair on the...
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    I finally got it. It took over 10 hours. That is...

    I finally got it. It took over 10 hours. That is a messed up little contraption. I used some short little pliers that were actually cut short needle nose. I used my finger to spring it up and...
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    Yeah the problem is Tranny side. I get it on...

    Yeah the problem is Tranny side. I get it on there, I try to hold tension to it, but as I tighten the 10mm bolt It slips off the hook. I'm also wondering if the cable I got from Napa wasn't quite...
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    TV cable 89 suburban

    Ok specs 89 GMC suburban 5.7l with the 700r4

    Well at first I thought the cable was just a kick down cable and was ready to try and turn the car over and do some driving. I busted the little cheap...
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    Well smoking at the terminals is happening...

    Well smoking at the terminals is happening because there was a crack in the exhaust manifold passenger side that apparently during my last segment home had too much dousing of the coolant and is now...
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    I didn't do that one. I will try it. I went...

    I didn't do that one. I will try it. I went to try and start it one more time and noticed the negative battery terminal smoking. This is lame. Seems to always happen at wrong time.
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    What a week! Opinions

    Ok, so beginning of the week I had trouble with the hinge pins on the tailgate/window to my 89 V1500 Suburban. I used a little lift action to catch the pin for latching and Crash! the window...
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    Sticky: I get about 14 with my 350 in my 89 V1500...

    I get about 14 with my 350 in my 89 V1500 suburban

    Hwy only I get 17.
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    OK I am fine with mechanical, but excessive...

    OK I am fine with mechanical, but excessive wiring and doing splicing and stuff like that is when it is questionable.
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    Auto starter?

    Being in Anchorage I want to install an auto starter. I see them advertised with installation anywhere from 250-2000 (the 2000 dollar one is a special long range one)

    Wondering whether I could...
  16. I like the gas price watch or Gasbuddy app on...

    I like the gas price watch or Gasbuddy app on Droid in the market. It has an area where if you make a trip which way would be the cheapest by fuel prices and highway miles. Gives an overview...
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    Yeah. I went to Minnesota and Michigan there for...

    Yeah. I went to Minnesota and Michigan there for a short time when traveling for work.. I don't think I could handle the lack of mountains. Only place there that felt like something was of...
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    Yeah closest to camo colors could get to.

    Yeah closest to camo colors could get to.
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    Sticky: 3.46 in Anchorage.

    3.46 in Anchorage.
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    Anchorage here. Soon to be somewhere in the...

    Anchorage here. Soon to be somewhere in the Valley
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    Poker ........

    Poker ........
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    Nice. For now it is Anchorage, but we're wanting...

    Nice. For now it is Anchorage, but we're wanting space. As you can see in the picture I posted no room. We have covered Heated garages but no way we fit even with the roof rack off. So out in...
  23. Nice. So how much time would be involved in one...

    Nice. So how much time would be involved in one of these swaps if there were no snags involved? I would drive the 4769 miles to get one done if the timing wouldn't be too bad. I would enjoy an...
  24. Tailgate Window Problem Motor? Switch? Gearing?

    Ok this is on an 89 Suburban V1500 5.7L

    It is the tailgate window setup. The problem occurred at random.
    We went to unload groceries and so rolled the window down, then opened the tailgate.
    ...
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    Gold Mining, 4 Wheeling Alaskan

    Hello there. I am an avid gold miner and going places to mine take a decent rig.

    I have an 89 GMC V1500 Suburban with the 5.7L

    Rhino lined the base and Camo Green top.
    I have always enjoyed...
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