Dead 4.2 swap to 6.0

Discussion in 'LS2 6.0L V8' started by Decembersend, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. ConeKilrAutoX

    ConeKilrAutoX Well-Known Member

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    This is an awesome undertaking! :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :thumbsup: I will be following this for sure !!!!!! Something I wanted to do but didnt have the funds years ago.
     
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  2. Decembersend

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    I'll prob. start around 10a. The more the merrier, there may not be enough room to under the hood though lol
     
  3. Decembersend

    Decembersend Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. It's def not cheap but the way I look at it is it's cheaper for me in the long run than a new vehicle.
     
  4. ConeKilrAutoX

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    I believe it! keep up the good work im pumped to follow the progress!
     
  5. Gerbil21

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    Any updates?
     
  6. Blckshdw

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    Here's how things looked when Carlos and I got there around noon.

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    Much of the time was spent trying to get the exhaust manifold bolts out, without PB blaster or a breaker bar :hopeless: :raspberry:

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    Removing the hood made that easier.

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    The cat bolts were too hard to break loose, so a sawsall came to the rescue and cut the cat out..

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    Next was disconnect the heater hoses, we couldn't figure out how to disconnect the one running around the backside of the engine, so we tried taking of the intake manifold. Got all the bolts loose except for one, and gave up.

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    And that concludes my paparazzi duties for the day. :biggrin:
     
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  7. Sparky

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    When you get the engine out it might be a good idea to grind out all rust you can find and use some rust stop, primer, and paint (even just a flat black paint). Oh, and also maybe just go ahead and replace the power steering lines and transmission cooler lines as that would be a ton easier to do without the engine in the way, and your power steering lines in particular look pretty crusty. Maybe paint the new ones to prevent them from even starting to rust.
     
  8. Mooseman

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    Ah memories! I remember doing my swap. I didn't remove the exhaust manifold and didn't have any issues with that. In fact, the replacement used engine came with its manifold still attached but had to replace it due to a crack (actually both were). What I should have done is remove the intake to clear the cowl.
     
  9. Gerbil21

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    Any updates
     
  10. Decembersend

    Decembersend Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for the hiatus everyone I have tons of excuses but who doesn't lol.

    Received my radiator and efans a couple of weeks ago. Took lots of pics.

    Removed my transmission from the engine yesterday but I couldn't get it out from the truck yesterday due to rain and lighting, however I did that today.

    The engine is ready to come out as well nothing is holding it in there accept for the engine mounts.

    Now on to what everyone wants to see Pics.

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  11. Decembersend

    Decembersend Well-Known Member

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    More Pics

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  12. Dan_G

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    That's some high tech cooling right there. Don't forget to use either distilled water with your coolant or just get the 50/50 mix ... you don't want any excess mineral build-up from using tap water in that beauty (but you probably already knew that). You just need to have an iron will for a project of this complexity, love it.
     
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  13. Mooseman

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    How are you going to control the efans?
     
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  14. Decembersend

    Decembersend Well-Known Member

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    I'm definitely just going to use the 50/50 mix. I already have two gallons so 5 more or so I'll be good lol. This is my first project of this sort and so far it hasn't broken me yet.

    I can't remember the set up exactly but it'll be based off the pcm4less three relay setup.
     
  15. Decembersend

    Decembersend Well-Known Member

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    Got the engine out today!

    I had the engine cover just out of curiosity.

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  16. BlazingTrails

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    I have that exact "shop crane" in my garage. Harbor Freight ftw :yes:


    Looks good man, get this thing going already!!! :2thumbsup:
     
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  17. Blckshdw

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    :poke: 'bout damn time man! :raspberry:
     
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  18. Darkrider_LS

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  19. Gerbil21

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    Anything else happen yet?
     
  20. felicie

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    Could take a pic of under the valve cover by pcv valve I would like to know how it look? But I don't want to take mine off if I could avoid it.
     
  21. Gerbil21

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    I'll take a pic of mines tonight
     
  22. felicie

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    Thanks Gerbil21, it will be one step closer to solving my pcv oil problem.
     
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  24. felicie

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    So it's just that long splash under the port?
     
  25. Gerbil21

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    I uploaded more pics they show the whole splash shield, check the link again. And yes as far as I can tell it's just that long shield covering the port
     
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  26. felicie

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    Thanks a lot I appreciate your help, that answered my questions about the cover. Guess I will have to check the vent.
     
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  27. Gerbil21

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    Yup anytime
     
  28. Decembersend

    Decembersend Well-Known Member

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    Well all it does is Rain after work here lately so I haven't had anytime after work and I've been busy on the weekends.

    Yesterday I sanded down the engine bay, and started painting but I had to close up shop because you guessed it RAIN :hissyfit: .

    There wasn't a cloud nearby when I started. I hope it adhered because it had no time to set before the rain :frown: :redface:
     
  29. Blckshdw

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    Might have to get you some of those weights for your canopy, and leave it up to keep things dry :twocents:
     
  30. Tiggerr

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    If your using something like POR-15,...The moisture will actually help it cure.

    Good shit! Not cheap though.
     
  31. Decembersend

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    I thought about doing that however I remember you telling me yours got up and ran down the beach lol. I know weights would prob prevent that but I just don't want to risk it.


    I'm using Rustoleum spray paint.
     
  32. Blckshdw

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    It wasn't staked down, and the beach is wide open and flat, plus the wind blows much harder off the water. You've got houses and trees all around you. :yes:
     
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  33. Decembersend

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    Well I got it painted today. I'm going to put another coat on it tomorrow. Of Course weather permitting.
     
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  34. Gerbil21

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    Any updates?
     
  35. Decembersend

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    So updates as of yet. At a stand still for a little bit need to come up with some funds for new headers and mounts
     
  36. Decembersend

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    Little update:

    I got a hold of not quick on TBSS and he said hes working on mounts right now and that they'll be ready by the end of the month. This will give me enough time to order my headers and save for the mounts.
     
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  37. Tiggerr

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    You can't get the SS mounts from GM? Or does he have something better?
     
  38. Decembersend

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    not quick on TBSS makes a polyurethane mount vs the standard stock ones.
     
  39. gmcman

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    Nice job so far, now all the fun.

    You may also consider replacing the steering rack while you have everything out, hoses also.

    Is the rack different on the SS? Ratio? What about the pump? Does all this need to work together? Naturally the I6 steering pump isn't going back.
     
  40. Tiggerr

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    Oic... Was thinking of the frame mounts themselves. Wasn't sure of the setup. This is a future possible plan of mine as well. Or maybe LS crate motor.
     

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