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    Thats a good plan. I like to keep My units as...

    Thats a good plan. I like to keep My units as close to stock as possible.
    The ECM controlled boost systems works better than a TM, no codes is set when the ECM does`nt see the proper boost and 11...
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    Yes, the boost system is now back to the way the...

    Yes, the boost system is now back to the way the truck came from GM. I had many issues with the boost system, corroded connectors, bad boost solenoid then about 1/2 way through the diagnostic...
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    It`ll be interesting, keep us posted.

    It`ll be interesting, keep us posted.
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    SES light does not come on when the code is set ?...

    SES light does not come on when the code is set ?
    That could be a problem with the ECM.
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    Here is a pic of the dental files. They can be...

    Here is a pic of the dental files. They can be obtained online or possibly a dentist office may have them.
    I used the blue one, notice the very thin end has been clipped. I did not want to risk it...
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    During trying to figure out the problem with the...

    During trying to figure out the problem with the boost system, I have a small dental file, pulled all the connectors apart and cleaned the female ends with the dental file, used an old points file to...
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    I have now done a 60 mile test run with the BWD...

    I have now done a 60 mile test run with the BWD boost control solenoid. More and longer runs will be needed to test the reliability.
    the BWD solenoid seemed to perform as it should and boost...
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    Thank You. I took the third failed NAPA boost...

    Thank You.
    I took the third failed NAPA boost solenoid back and got a refund.
    Just trying different products, I picked up a BWD solenoid and now have it installed. After My next road trip I will...
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    I finally got it all sorted out. I had...

    I finally got it all sorted out.
    I had previously run with a vacuum gauge and vacuum was very good.
    After cleaning more terminals and replacing the boost control solenoid with one from NAPA I could...
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    Yeah, I was hoping it would help the mileage, now...

    Yeah, I was hoping it would help the mileage, now getting 16 to the gallon.
    Wifey and I was going to church this morning, driving about 78 mph, boost was about 5 pounds. Pulling the hills it would...
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    The boost system is working a lot better but not...

    The boost system is working a lot better but not yet fail proof.
    My plan is this coming winter to pull the engine, reseal, main and rod bearings and oil pump.
    While the engine is out, i`m going to...
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    One thing I forgot about. There are three...

    One thing I forgot about.
    There are three electrical terminal connectors behind the fuel filter, in the engines valley.
    I pulled the connectors from their retainers, pulled them apart, used the...
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    Another turbo boost problem and code p0236

    2000 Chevy, K3500, automatic transmission.
    How to begin ?
    I used a hand held bead blaster to clean the pin terminals in the weather pack connector for the turbo boost sensor, so I know that they...
  14. Thread: oil lines

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    The guy I bought My K3500 from had installed some...

    The guy I bought My K3500 from had installed some kind of aftermarket hoses.
    I will look it iver in the daylight and post back what they are. He may have had them made at a parts store, not sure on...
  15. Thread: transmission

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    That is the way I prefer to do My transmissions...

    That is the way I prefer to do My transmissions too. Get the transmission that I know rebuilt.
    I have done a few transmissions, a task not to be taken lightly.
    Wash parts, wash parts in a...
  16. Thread: transmission

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    Every vehicle I have owned, on the very first...

    Every vehicle I have owned, on the very first trans fluid and filter change, the pan gets a drain plug kit added to it.
    I live in Eastern Montana. I once was on My way to My brothers near Grass...
  17. Thread: transmission

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    I have heard that they run $1500.00 plus. If it...

    I have heard that they run $1500.00 plus.
    If it is a 4L80E it will probably be more.
    If Your trans is not acting up then just keep the filter and fluid changed and drive it.
  18. Thank You very much Tommy. YUP, thats the way...

    Thank You very much Tommy.

    YUP, thats the way I did it.
    I did find out though that a module can partially fail.
    After I did the tune up and had it out on the road, every once in a while the...
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    I was going to suggest that maybe the rear slack...

    I was going to suggest that maybe the rear slack adjusters had quit turning and the back brakes needed to be adjusted.
    It must have been a rear brake line that was leaking.
    On My truck, the PO had...
  20. Okay, thank you very much. That clears up some of...

    Okay, thank you very much. That clears up some of the confusion in Mine head. LOL
  21. PMD Module, Module pad and Dielectric Grease

    About a month ago I replaced the PMD module, it is remote located behind the bumper.
    When I installed the new unit I also replaced the pad that goes between it and the heat sink.
    I was reading in...
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    Thank You very much. Yes, NAPA are WIX filters....

    Thank You very much. Yes, NAPA are WIX filters. That is what I normally use is the NAPA Gold.
    I just did`nt know if there was a company making filters specifically for diesel engines.
    The DOT used...
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    A question on oil filters

    Not going to discuss brands, that would be like discussing which oil would be the best. LOL
    Are there specific filters designed for the particulates in diesel engines ?
    Or, just use any good brand...
  24. Something else I did right after the tuneup was...

    Something else I did right after the tuneup was to order in a Stanadyne PMD, the adapter harness and the no. 9 resistor to fit the PMD.
    Just to have one on hand. The PMD that is now on it is a...
  25. New Member with a 2000 K3500 Single Rear Wheel

    I had been looking for one of these trucks in a K2500 or K3500 for about three years. Checking C.L constantly. there would be trucks but just not quite what I was wanting. A crew cab with an...
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