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Forum: LS1/LS2 Engine Tech 07-23-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By GTO-Cole
Is that the #6 rod bearing? I had the same...

Is that the #6 rod bearing?

I had the same thing happen to a completely stock engine with 105K. No piston to valve contact, but a spun bearing.

I think for some reason the front sump LS engines...
Forum: Tech Lounge 07-23-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By GTO-Cole
I know of a 2005 (not mine of course) with a 6.2,...

I know of a 2005 (not mine of course) with a 6.2, LS7 heads, LS7 intake, big nasty cam with 21 degrees of overlap, long tubes, cats and REALLY loud exhaust that passed without issue. This was also at...
Forum: South Western 06-17-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,047
Posted By GTO-Cole
Turn off the codes in the tune. Use your tuner of...

Turn off the codes in the tune. Use your tuner of choice or learn yourself with one of the softwares available on the market.

I believe all the "ECM Emission Tests" need to report as "ready", with...
Forum: Parts for sale 06-14-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By GTO-Cole
I'm not far from you. What all do you still have...

I'm not far from you. What all do you still have for the car? I might be interested in the complete rear suspension to use for measureing and making new control arms and a brake kit.


Thanks,
...
Forum: LS1/LS2 Engine Tech 05-15-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,644
Posted By GTO-Cole
I got a L92 shortblock off Craigslist for $500...

I got a L92 shortblock off Craigslist for $500 that needed rebuilt. I only used the block and crank. I put JE/SRP 4.070" pistons in it with stock LS2 rods and the stock crank, new cam, crank and rod...
Forum: Tech Lounge 04-29-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By GTO-Cole
Funny, I did the same thing last year. Except my...

Funny, I did the same thing last year. Except my research lead me to a Toyota part that I also sourced from Amazon for the same $10 price.
Forum: Forced Induction 04-01-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,962
Posted By GTO-Cole
Thanks for your time dedicated to this build and...

Thanks for your time dedicated to this build and sharing of pics/details.

I wanted a Mavman hood for awhile and an LSA, now it's time to start collecting parts.
Forum: LS1/LS2 Engine Tech 02-26-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,188
Posted By GTO-Cole
Factory LS6 springs are more than enough with a...

Factory LS6 springs are more than enough with a stock cam. GM Part number 12499224 from one of the sources below or your favorite local GM dealer. If they don't have them in stock, they should be...
Forum: LS1/LS2 Engine Tech 01-28-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By GTO-Cole
I'd like to say a few choice words to the GENIUS...

I'd like to say a few choice words to the GENIUS "engineer" that decided to clock the flange on the pickup tube backwards. How simple would it be to have just rotated the flange 180 and used the...
Forum: LS1/LS2 Engine Tech 01-28-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,377
Posted By GTO-Cole
Same thing happened to my bone stock '08...

Same thing happened to my bone stock '08 Avalanche. It was one of the "normal" lifters, not the DOD crap.

Case hardened layer on the cam lobe wore out and once the smallest of "soft areas" is...
Forum: Exhaust 01-25-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,549
Posted By GTO-Cole
Thanks again guys. I've decided to to find...

Thanks again guys.

I've decided to to find some stock mufflers (that aren't apparently made of gold). I'm also going to build my own exhaust using a 3" X-Pipe that I already have and some...
Forum: Exhaust 01-22-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,549
Posted By GTO-Cole
Thanks everyone for the feedback. I think...

Thanks everyone for the feedback.

I think I'll start with some stock mufflers and see where it gets me. If that's too quiet, then I'll consider the Magnaflows.

As far as moving, probably not...
Forum: Exhaust 01-18-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By GTO-Cole
Definitely get an O2 sensor socket from the parts...

Definitely get an O2 sensor socket from the parts store or Harbor Freight.

I'd try and remove them while they are still bolted up, or you will have to find a really sturdy vice to clamp them in on...
Forum: Exhaust 01-18-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,549
Posted By GTO-Cole
'05 with LT's and needing quiet-ish mufflers

I have an '05 that came with Kooks LT's, but have the "early" version mid-pipes that are meant for an '04.

Since my mids have cats, I'd like to keep them. I plan on building my own cat-back and I...
Forum: LS1/LS2 Engine Tech 01-09-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,197
Posted By GTO-Cole
I pulled my engine out last summer. I left...

I pulled my engine out last summer.

I left all the A/C parts connected so I didn't have to re-charge the system, just unbolted the compressor from the bracket, and then took the bracket off the...
Forum: Parts for sale 01-02-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,902
Posted By GTO-Cole
Curious, How loud is this exhaust? Why are...

Curious,

How loud is this exhaust? Why are you selling it?
Forum: Drivetrain 09-07-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,248
Posted By GTO-Cole
Really? Come on. We're talking about guibos here,...

Really? Come on. We're talking about guibos here, not once did I saw anything should or even could be solid. Common sense and automotive understanding will tell you that there will be flex joints,...
Forum: Drivetrain 08-31-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,248
Posted By GTO-Cole
Please elaborate why you believe this to be true?...

Please elaborate why you believe this to be true?

The "guibo"s are there for NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) reasons, not performance reasons.

How many one piece and two-piece driveshafts...
Forum: LS1/LS2 Engine Tech 08-31-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By GTO-Cole
I agree with finding a local repair shop that is...

I agree with finding a local repair shop that is familiar with late model GM products.

A good place to sometimes find a good recommendation is local car shows. Car guys know mechanics. Never know,...
Forum: LS1/LS2 Engine Tech 07-17-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By GTO-Cole
My opinion is that after heat cycles, you really...

My opinion is that after heat cycles, you really don't "know" where the bolts are at stretch/yield wise.

To me the concern isn't really about the bolts, it's about the threads in the block.
...
Forum: Tech Lounge 07-12-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4,751
Views: 320,789
Posted By GTO-Cole
I touched up about 685 tiny rock chips on the...

I touched up about 685 tiny rock chips on the front bumper.

Next up is clay bar, foam pad polishing with Meguiar's #2 Fine Cut Cleaner, then Meguiars gold Class wax.
Forum: Suspension/Steering/Brakes 07-06-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By GTO-Cole
On mine I have the following and it clears...

On mine I have the following and it clears without issue on the front, but the rear is VERY tight on the driver's side. I have rolled fender lips in the rear and could trim them off completely to...
Forum: LS1/LS2 Engine Tech 07-05-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By GTO-Cole
I wouldn't trust the stock bolts to torque up...

I wouldn't trust the stock bolts to torque up properly if you put some heat cycles in them and didn't torque them enough the first cycle.

I would remove the OEM head bolts and just find a set of...
Forum: South Western 05-10-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By GTO-Cole
Bummer, just saw this tonight. How often do you...

Bummer, just saw this tonight. How often do you guys meet up, and do you ever end up around Simi Valley?
Forum: LS1/LS2 Engine Tech 05-03-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By GTO-Cole
I would need the quick disconnect "connectors"...

I would need the quick disconnect "connectors" that go onto the EVAP Solenoid, hardline on firewall, etc. to keep it looking "stock".

I know there are aftermarket fittings that adapt the fuel line...
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