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    I have one vehicle with a plug extension and the...

    I have one vehicle with a plug extension and the other hard wired, I drive in very hot conditions with no problem. A hood scoop could upset the air flow through the radiator, by pressurising the...
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    You are right about what parts may be left off if...

    You are right about what parts may be left off if someone else does the work. Taking the inner guard off, won't get you to the main bolts, but it makes removing the "missing" bracket, and wires much...
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    I measured the thread of the stud protruding from...

    I measured the thread of the stud protruding from the starter, it is 6x1.25 mm and has to have a nut, the engine has a larger one, not sure if it is a stud and nut or bolt, but is metric. The starter...
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    There is your problem of the broken bolt. The GMC...

    There is your problem of the broken bolt. The GMC truck I bought last, had just had the ring gear replaced, that made me suspicious, and right, it had no bracket. I made one, easy, because I have the...
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    The starter will be fine. Does it have a bracket...

    The starter will be fine. Does it have a bracket to the block on the other end? They need the bracket, the scum mechanics are too lazy to put it back on, and that can break the bolts or the block and...
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    Something must have gone wrong with the...

    Something must have gone wrong with the assembling of the water pump, I can't imagine a head gasket blown that bad. There will be water through the bearings and lifters, and likely corrosion after...
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    I am sill not clear on whether water gets into...

    I am sill not clear on whether water gets into the oil or a cylinder when you squeeze the radiator hose. But to answer your question, remove the crossover coolant pipe and the serpentine belt, to...
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    I assume by water flowing into the engine, you...

    I assume by water flowing into the engine, you mean into a cylinder. I is probably already seized. If you meant into the oil, then that will be the water pump job, failure. Is or was the oil milky...
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    There is a possibility, if you drive on salt...

    There is a possibility, if you drive on salt roads, that some has coated the surface of the heater and into the plug, thus causing a leak to ground. Worth washing them to see if it fixes the problem.
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    I guess that you tested between the 2 pins on the...

    I guess that you tested between the 2 pins on the plug, and yes the heater is working, but you need to test from one of the pins to ground (the engine or -ve battery terminal) I can't find the...
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    Unplug the heater at the block, it pulls straight...

    Unplug the heater at the block, it pulls straight out but is tight, now connect the power, you may have damaged the cable when changing the battery. If it is OK, you need a new heater. I would have...
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    I have a spare in each vehicle and a spare...

    I have a spare in each vehicle and a spare alternator regulator in the suburban, the regulator was failing every 5,000 miles. The alternator has to have some holes drilled in the internal plastic...
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    Removing the shut off plunger is a good start,...

    Removing the shut off plunger is a good start, but the problem could be a bad connection somewhere or a chaffed wire shorting. Being intermittent makes it difficult to track. Also try disconnecting...
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    I hear that they usually suddenly die, and will...

    I hear that they usually suddenly die, and will sometimes work for a short distance after cooling down. But those were in the original place on the IP, A code either 35 or 36, can't remember which,...
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    Both my 4l80e vehicles make the "miss" sensation...

    Both my 4l80e vehicles make the "miss" sensation in cruise, but usually on a slight down hill. You need a real trans problem before rebuilding, so it can be seen. I rebuilt the 700R4 on the old...
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    That sounds like a long time to warm up, I...

    That sounds like a long time to warm up, I changed a thermostat because of that problem, but the $25 delco thermostat must have been swapped, because the engine now runs really low temperature, the...
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    I had better weld up a tool, we can't buy shit...

    I had better weld up a tool, we can't buy shit here, before the seals leak and ruin the new brake shoes. It hasn't been moved since that job.
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    So the bearing sounds OK, just a slightly...

    So the bearing sounds OK, just a slightly different depth. Do you have a special tool for the nut, I can't remember how I tightened mine. I had to make one for the bearings in the locking hubs of the...
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    Take some tools with you, the difference may show...

    Take some tools with you, the difference may show up as a problem in a short distance.
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    Good it's done, you had a lot of headaches....

    Good it's done, you had a lot of headaches. Forget the diff ratio change, I have the two ratios, only difference is highway revs, which only affects engine wear, no mpg difference.
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    The tune doesn't change the amount of air the...

    The tune doesn't change the amount of air the engine breaths, that is determined by the 6.5 litres X 1/2 RPM and inlet flow restrictions, when there is no turbo. Flow restrictions through the cooler...
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    Air box looks good. I went back to look at the...

    Air box looks good. I went back to look at the intercooler pipes, they look small for such a long length. Your turbo couldn't push enough air through?
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    Thank you for the pics and part number. I managed...

    Thank you for the pics and part number. I managed to get a screw driver on to the hose clamp and tighten it, then filled and warmed the engine, no leak, I got my hand down around the hose and it was...
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    That is the one that appears to be leaking, but...

    That is the one that appears to be leaking, but looking at the suburban one, easy without the engine, it has no 90* bend, but the return one does. It did it's leaking a few days ago, so will have to...
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    That's good. I replaced the wish-bone bushes, and...

    That's good. I replaced the wish-bone bushes, and found that it wasn't posible to get the alignment back where it was. My truck gave a #14 code yesterday, high temp, but the gauge didn't show high,...
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