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  1. 55trucker

    Junk Yard Thread, Never ending

    If you go back to this yard & see this car....please inquire as to what the yard will let that strut bar go for? thx
  2. Thought I'd bring this everyone's attention... It's an all Pontiac annual car show for all years, there's no restriction on the age of the vehicle. It's a weekend long event, motels would be on the need list. My son is thinking of taking a drive down there with his Fiero seeing as there will a 35th anniversary dedication to those cars. I might be convinced to bring down the GP..... it's a 2,000km (not miles) round trip for us. for those of you in the general tri-state area this would not be too long a haul for you. It's Aug. 9th - 11th
  3. 55trucker

    tilt steering issues

    It sounds as tho you've jammed the gear on the end of the lock cylinder. The gear has teeth that are on 1/2 the circumference. If you disconnect the rod that connects the cylinder to the ignition switch does the cylinder free up? If that's not it then you will more than likely need to remove the set/retaining screw that holds the cylinder into the *bowl* (column) to free the cylinder.
  4. 55trucker

    Where to find proper HEAD BOLTS for 3.1 liter

    Hmmmm........try kit #ES74018
  5. As asked.... do you need this?.......these new are extremely rare & pricey or do you need this?...... the seat rots out more often than the knuckle assembly does, the seat is fastened to the knuckle.
  6. 55trucker

    Pressurized Injector cleaning.

    I personally don't use these *do it in a can* cleaners, in my opinion the only proper way to clean the injectors is to pull them all & send to a diesel shop and have them cleaned on an injector flow bench/cleaner. Mike, there must be a diesel shop somewhere near you who could do the job. It's not that expensive, the last time I had a set done it was no more than $80 for the 6.
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    Found the leak...

    Before you install it give a coating with some undercoating/truck bed liner etc etc to protect it.
  8. 55trucker

    Found the leak...

    Quite some time ago I did have to repair mine but that was due to a stress crack that formed at the weld at the forward frame support, that was relatively simple & just needed a silver solder patch.
  9. 55trucker

    Found the leak...

    Basic 3/4" heater hose isn't molded to the tight 90 degree corners needed to get it around the obstacles that are in the way.
  10. 55trucker

    Found the leak...

    There is a *3.1* engine replacement, you can see it at Rockauto, the difference is the engine end flexible hose, the DOHC hose is shorter, the 3.1 piece hose is molded to a different angle than the DOHC end. It's $34 Can.
  11. 55trucker

    Muffler heat shield

    I'm looking for a right side (single exhaust) heat shield, there's nothing wrong with the piece under my car but I'd like install another one over top of the left muffler. After all the work I did under the car last summer I feel inclined to protect the fuel vapor lines & the fuel filler piping from the heat that comes off the left muffler. If anyone might happen to have a shield that is in good condition or if someone comes across a decent one in a salvage yard that's easy to get off please let me know what the price would be. Would not have to be shipped, hope to join you this summer for the W gathering in Erie.
  12. 55trucker

    Muffler heat shield

    I wouldn't ask my worst enemy to lie under a car in foul weather to remove something for me, it can wait for a nicer climate.
  13. 55trucker

    Muffler heat shield

    Thx Greg, don't allow yourself to get soaking wet laying under that car if there is still a respectable shield there, this is not mission critical, freezing cold weather is not ideal.
  14. 55trucker

    Muffler heat shield

    Greg, as far as I know all the 1st gen shields would be the same. The left side for some reason was never fitted with one.
  15. 55trucker

    5 speed swap

    That would be a *possible* resort, issue with the method is after the bolt head has been snipped off & you finally have the front cover removed to get at the timing chain one still has to free the remaining stud from inside the front of the shaft. I'm thinking that the threads are damaged & that's the reason why the bolt will not turn out.
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    5 speed swap

    Mike, that bolt is torqued up to just short of 100 ft.lbs, it is right a right hand thread, there isn't supposed to be any thread locker on the bolt, but we don't know the history of the engine, at this point I'm thinking that a moderate amount of heat (propane torch) delicately applied to the cog surrounding the bolt might ease the frozen state. One needs to keep the heat directly off the bolt, warming up the surrounding area. The cog is pulled using the same puller that is used to remove the cam cogs from the front of the cams, it is an interference fit. Have you damaged the hex head on the bolt? (rounded it off)......I might try to wrap the belt around the pulley & tie the belt off with a pair of vice grips to tightly hold them there, grasp the grips firmly & start with an air gun, turn the gun down from full torque & just use the hammer action to try & free up the bolt..........and use a 6 point socket, no 12 point .
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    Recommended water pump?

    just my personal opinion, stay away from the the light duty Asian offshore items, try to get your hands on a replacement HD pump that is the same as what GM installed into the engines. It will have a cast iron tapered impeller.
  18. 55trucker

    Welding coolant pipes.

    I take that you'll get into this in the spring?, If you have any problems attempting this give me a call, I'll lend a hand
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    Welding coolant pipes.

    One will not find that part listed for the LQ1 engine, as it is intended for the LH0 (T) engine only. The difference in the pipe is the length of the rubber end & the vertical pipe at the coolant manifold. The LQ1 item places the vertical pipe in a slightly different location than the LH0 pipe to accommodate where the LQ1 coolant manifold on the very front of the engine front cover is. The manifold nipple is parallel with the centreline of the engine, the LH0 nipple is clocked at approx 30 degrees. The rubber hose for the LQ1 is much shorter than the LH0, but because the LH0 item does have a longer hose it *might* work, but there's no guarantee it will.
  20. 55trucker

    Welding coolant pipes.

    Yeah, ok, now you're splitting hairs.....agreed, the true Mapp was as you state discontinued, but one still can purchase the propylene/propane gas known as Map-Pro. I get mine from Bernzomatic.
  21. 55trucker

    OBD 1.5 confusion

    in as much as the engine long block itself is concerned, out goes the OBD1.5, in goes the OBDII, no physical change in the engine, '99 was the last year for the L82, 2000 was the year that GM dumped the small port runner design used for the L82 & went to the larger runners for the LA1(3400) for the L82 replacement..... the LG8.
  22. 55trucker

    Welding coolant pipes.

    One would not attempt to *mig* the piping but either brazing or *hard* soldering (silver) will do the job. Silver soldering does not require the amount of heat to flow the solder that brazing rod requires. One still needs at the very least a Mapp gas set to do the job, propane will not get hot enough. I take it that the pipe you're referring to is the return pipe from the heater core back to the coolant pump manifold that runs along the frame rail, I had to do this very repair some time ago as well when one of the welded support tabs cracked at the weld and a seep began.
  23. 55trucker

    Rear Suspension Struts Change

    The 1st gen bolts are a pair coming in from both the front & rear of the spindle & not a thru bolt. Out of curiosity Imp what is the actual dia of the 2nd gen long portion of the arm? I'm doing this upgrade in the spring & as of yet haven't acquired the *new* arms. I was under the impression that the dia is 28mm (1.25") so I'll need a 28mmx1.5 die to rethread the end of the arms after cutting them down to the needed length.
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    Rear Suspension Struts Change

    ^don't see why you could not... the cross section of the 2nd gen bushing is only marginally wider than the 1st gen bushing, the 1st gen bolts are more than long enough to be used safely. Altho the 1st gen bar itself is rectangular the bushing is wider.
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    W-body Nationals June 2019

    As I live & breathe, Matt are still alive, thought perhaps you were swallowed by a new Toyota coming down the assembly line.........