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What have you done to your vehicle lately?

Discussion in 'Automotive / Motorcycle Chat' started by TheCytochromeC, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. Vaquero

    Vaquero Pre-ban Staff Member Admin

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    Need some tires soon.
    Comparing reviews.
     


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  2. grasshopperglock

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  3. TheDan

    TheDan 4th Best Member TGT Supporter

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    Finally a Scotty video I like
     
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  4. grasshopperglock

    grasshopperglock Banned

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    It's a peaceful day in the neighborhood. Besides the military helicopters. No range fire. You can hear the birds singing. The old ladies nest door chattering, laughing....

    So, I took the exhaust plug on the motorcycle. Everything needs to wake up.
     
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  5. V-Tach

    V-Tach TGT Addict Forum Sponsor

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    Noticed oil pressure slightly lower than usual last couple of weeks........coolant light came on.....no external leaks...but a leaky head gasket or cracked head likely.....

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  6. Brains

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    Definitely have some water, how does the oil look? Heads and gaskets failing on stock motors is pretty rare on the GEN-III motors though, and if the oil otherwise looks fine do you think it might just be condensation? Watch the oil temp, make sure you're spending enough time >212F to boil it off.
     
  7. V-Tach

    V-Tach TGT Addict Forum Sponsor

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    2001 Tahoe 5.3L w/225K......not going to open the can worms I know is waiting.....if it were 10 years newer I would tear into it......Trans probably won't be far behind.....paid 4K for it 8 years ago....

    Dipstick is milky.....
     
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  8. Bozz10mm

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    If it's still running okay, it's probably the intake manifold gasket. Happened to an old '83 2.8 liter V6 I had. Something about an aluminum vs iron causing corrosion from electrolysis.
     
  9. Brains

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    Intake is dry on these motors, no water goes through them. 225k, I'd love to see that one torn down to see what the ultimate failure is. I suppose it could be head gasket failure if it severely overheated, because there's not a lot of areas where water and oil can mix on these engines.
     
  10. V-Tach

    V-Tach TGT Addict Forum Sponsor

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    Service bulletin from Chevrolet about cracked heads...........

    http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/Bluegorilla/2008-12-05_142924_Coolant_loss_5.3.pdf

    I have rebuilt engines, replaced heads...I have the ability.......just no longer have the will................
     


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