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What have u done to ur GM truck today?

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Talk & GM News' started by devilsalmostfree, Feb 28, 2010.

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  1. offroadmaine

    offroadmaine New Member

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    changed plugs, wires, ignition coil, oil & filter, bought brake pads for the front and annoyed my neighbors with a little exhaust noise
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    I took my avalanche out camping for the weekend. As usual, it did a great job of towing my quad around. The avalanche tent is great too.
  3. Pikey

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    Greased my slip yoke since the shop that installed my T-case put no grease on it at all. The noise was driving me crazy. I also noticed that my brand new transfer case from GM is leaking from the front seal. Looks like it will be going back to the shop. Doing some research about replacing my shocks with bilsteins I discovered that the rear coil springs will also need replaced with a spring with a different spring rate. I found the bilstein springs from someone who ordered them and never installed them. I ordered them for 1/2 price compared to everywhere else I looked.
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  4. reggiecab2000

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    so does this lubing procedure really solve the horrible clunk on takeoff? (i know its temporary), but it does fix it the second you lube it?
  5. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator

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    mine was not a clunk on takeoff. It was a horrible "Tink" sound when I put it in gear. It only happened occasionally. My 2003 did the same thing. It fixed the noise immediately. I also found a u-joint that is questionable, so I will be changing that very soon.
  6. Curky

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    Finished clear coat last night. I know truck needs cleaned, lol
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  7. Conlan Rose

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    Got a full tank of gas yesterday which made Tahoe very happy. Other than that I haven't really worked on her I just need to check the coolant level again because she is still losing coolant somewhere. I think some of the smaller hoses may be leaking and possible the water pump gasket is going. Also the Odometer as of this morning now reads 199,804.2 miles almost at 200,000 :glasses:. This weekend Tahoe is going to Vermont with me to paint some parts and fix the roof rack leak.
  8. JimmyA

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    Look @ the fire wall side of intake, very common for a Head Gasket to leak there!
  9. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Super Moderator

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    Question are those common while running at pressure or leaking when the system depressurized. Because mine only leaks after the system has depressurized not when running.
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    Well, I said I would post some pictures so here they are. This is my new cluster at night and my new tires I had put on today. By the way, the Michelins rock. I love them so far. :great:

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  11. reggiecab2000

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    over the weekend...

    1) removed stock sway bar, sand blasted and repainted flat black
    2) reinstalled with energy suspension polyurethane mounts and endlinks
    3) and seafoamed my vacuum lines again
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  12. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Super Moderator

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    How hard was it to feed the SeaFoam in to the line? Just wondering because I'm hesitant on doing it with the worry of putting it to much and hydro locking the engine.

    How are the prices at energy suspension because they are one of the very few that sell poly bump stops. Currently my truck has none... they all rotted out.
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    I just install some RECON LED Tile lights on the truck because one of the stock taillights cracked.
  14. SurrealOne

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    I re-pressurized the air system so that I can continue to use my air horns (fun!) ... until I have my EDC mounted (after which I won't need an external air source).
  15. reggiecab2000

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    its really not hard at all.... i had the exact same worries as you, but i finally grabbed my cajones and did it, i followed SEAFOAM's website, not any of the retarded youtube videos.

    i paid $35.30 for the sway bar poly bushing set off amazon. the prices are great!
  16. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Super Moderator

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    Ok thats very reasonable. Thanks for the info :)
  17. reggiecab2000

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    just ,make sure you go to energysuspensions website and find the pieces your looking for and cop down the part number. Then search for it on amazon, the descriptions and product info is notoriously inaccurate, but as long as the part number matches your all good
  18. SurrealOne

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    I ordered a 13oz can of Mopar Combustion Chamber Cleaner in preparation for a top-end cleaning that I intend to do. (Via the TBI's PCV port.)

    @reggiecab2000, here's a link for you: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=mopar combustion chamber cleaner versus seafoam

    When the results come up take the first one and pay particular attention to LS6427's commentary. Good stuff. Further research on MCCC (I did a LOT of searching and reading about it, tonight, after stumbling onto it) suggests it's the right thing to use for a top-end cleaning, as that's what it's designed for ... whereas Seafoam is merely an all-purpose liquid being used for top-end cleanings ... and only getting some of the top-end clean. (Back 2 cylinders, at worst ... back 3-4 cylinders, at best, really.)
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  19. reggiecab2000

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    well here i was thinking i cleaned out my internals on my truck with seafoam, and now you put this on me surreal......
    guess i gotta try it now :neutral:
  20. SurrealOne

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    LOL, that's ok. I theoretically know where the TBI's PCV port is. I say 'theoretically' because I've read the where/how of it and even found lots of pics of the hose running from the fixed PCV orifice to the TBI on various GM engines. However, it's dark out and I'm not at the family lake house's lit shop, so I can't go out and compare to my own engine.

    Learning one's way around one's engine without an engine diagram or an experienced engine guy to tell you what's what ... is a pain. I mean some things are obvious, but there are just too many hoses running about doing too many important things to guess and be wrong. (And I'd hate to put this stuff into the crankcase by mistake! Talk about some bad mojo.)

    Looks like I need to acquire a 3/8" hose for this activity, too. I wonder where I can get that... maybe some fuel line hose from an auto parts store. Will check in the morning.
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