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  1. MRRSM

    Dangerous Insect Bites!

    Well it turns out that even as Nasty as these Critters can be on a very windy and inordinately cool Saturday Morning... The Bee Man "Joe" from Florida Bee Removal came over after I called them and he showed up to solve this problem in less than 30 Minutes. After explaining that the Job could...
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    Dangerous Insect Bites!

    I’m sure that by now everyone is wondering why I have focused on learning as much as I can about Dangerous Insect Entomology and Morphology...but with me ...this topic is ALWAYS Personal. Ordinarily around this time of year, I would bump this Original Thread about The Dreadful Trump Bug. But in...
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    Which one

    I'm a 'Dyed in the Wool' Mobil1 5W-30 Fully Synthetic Oil Fan ...and the same goes for using either K&N or Mobil1 Oil Filters as well. But many other well-informed GMTN Members like Amsoil, Royal Purple or ANY other Fully Synthetic Motor Oils, too. If you live in very cold climes... switching...
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    The Death Valley "Star Wars Canyon" Run: NO Room For ERROR...

    Follow this series of various Combat Fighter and Cargo Transport Aircraft during some hairy flying into and out of the mountainous terrain of Death Valley, USA known as "Star Wars Canyon": ...and from the View of The Cockpit of a Navy EA F-18 Fighter Plane: EDIT: ...and for @Blckshdw...
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    Transmission fluid exchange

    This video shows the 'Whole Ball of Wax' for the Replacement of the Transmission Cooler Lines in a Trailblazer, including how to use a Vacuum Pump to evacuate the Transmission Fluid prior to also removing the Pan and replacing the Transmission Filter. The important sequence related to your...
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    The Latest SpaceX Rocket Launches...

    After the spectacularly successful Launch and Landings of the second Falcon Heavy Triple Boosters during the Ararbsat-6A Mission on April11th, 2019, the Falcon 9 Block Five Center Booster that landed on the Autonomous Drone Ship “Of COURSE I Still Love You...” was subjected to some very rough...
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    NEED HELP Sparkplugs issue no code

    As per @TequilaWarrior... https://gmtnation.com/forums/threads/water-sitting-in-sparkplug-holes.3905/
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    NEED HELP P0507 After Cleaning Throttle Body

    Using a "Pinched Brake Booster Hose" to see if the Idle drops... Is there any chance that when you put the Plate back on...that you inverted it 180 Degrees? The Shape of the Air Inlet Venturi is not necessarily symmetrical between the upper and lower air inlet chamber body...and the Baffle...
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    hvac actuators and dash removal

    Have a look at this Legacy Thread for some good visuals further down in the Thread with similar guidance and some additional Part Number vs. Location of Actuator Data that is Right On Topic: https://gmtnation.com/forums/threads/2002-envoy-mode-door-actuator-replacement.2744/
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    Periodic rough idle, codes within thread. Plz help!

    After symptomatic confirmation, if you are considering performing this Intake Manifold Gasket Repair and/or including the R&R of any Fuel Injectors yourself... Brian from Briansmobile1 Youtube Channel shows how this procedure gets done in his nearly one hour long video: ...and another from...
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    Replace 4 Ball Joints, 2 Tie Rods and 2 Stabilizer Links

    I am VERY Happy for your Correction... I can see his Jack Stand... There... Behind the Cinder Block... I circled it in Red as I initially thought it was a Shadow... Thanks, Brother... and even still... this is probably worth mentioning if the secondary utility of a Cinder Block is used... just...
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    hvac actuators and dash removal

    Welcome to GMT Nation... You've probably thought of this already... But using a Strong Neodymium Magnet dragged around all over the work floor spaces underneath the Dash Board and around on the Passenger Floor Board areas will help to pick up and keep much of those Rusty, Sharp Metal Cast-Off...
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    Replace 4 Ball Joints, 2 Tie Rods and 2 Stabilizer Links

    I think your Write Up is Very Well Done... But... Since No one else has said anything about "The Elephant in The Room,,," I may as well mention that my only concern with these procedures is the use of: CINDER BLOCKS as Jack Stands. Cinder Blocks should never be used to Support ANY Vehicle in...
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    Replace 4 Ball Joints, 2 Tie Rods and 2 Stabilizer Links

    About your serious Leg Cramps... From regular personal experience with the problem: The Solution is called ....Theraworx.... It is a Hand Pumped, Foaming kind of Magnesium Sulfate (...essentially, its Epsom Salts) that gets easily applied to the affected areas; Forearms, Legs, Lower Back...
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    Periodic rough idle, codes within thread. Plz help!

    These Threads address Multiple Codes (P0171 and P0174) that "lean" towards you having Undetected Vacuum Leaks in and around the Intake manifold OR the Throttle Body and Hosing that may come and go as the Engine Warms up and any such 'leak' points manage to seal themselves up temporarily, Such...
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    TECH 2 Clone fails to boot

    Please do NOT attempt to do that... The PCMCIA Cards used in Modern Laptop and Desktop Computers use an ATA Format set to allow 3-5 VDC to pass through them. The GM Tech 2 PCMCIA Cards are of the LINEAR RAM Design ( Erase before Re-Write) and so they use a Very, Very Low Voltage. While they WILL...
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    BEST Engine Re-Building Procedures Videos

    You’re Never Too Old to LEARN How to Do Things BETTER… and when it come to Re-Building ANY Engine...watching someone with the Right Skill Set, the Right Attitude and the Proper Attention and Care for the Details needed to combine so many disparate pieces of Metal into literally making “One, Well...
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    Which one

    I'm not sure whether the topic of "How to Diagnose EFI Problems" has been covered yet... but finding something definitive by using an OBD2 Diagnostic Scanner that can give you some Live, Comparative Data to really confirm that the problem does occur because of poor EFI performance is good...
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    Which one

    https://gmtnation.com/forums/threads/x66p-upper-engine-f-i-cleaner-88861803.16887/
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    97x Engine Swap/Body Remove

    It has always been like that...with any GM Vehicle Platform... Generally those Three Companies create "Fire and Forget" OEM Components that live up to the expectations to perform and last better than most of the Cheaper Bolt-On equipment versions. Fuel Pumps, A/C Compressors, Water Pumps...
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    97x Engine Swap/Body Remove

    You might want to read over this GMTN Thread on the Subject of Using Different Length Serpentine Belts and the possible negative side affects of doing so: https://gmtnation.com/forums/threads/can-a-5-mm-shorter-serpentine-belt-cause-problems.14227/
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    New (COMPLETE KIT) "GYMKO" GM Tech 2 Scan Tool

    "China Car Diag sent me another message, offering to ship another one out for just the shipping costs of $35.00" I would suggest avoiding any further entanglements with US Customs by NOT challenging or antagonizing them with any righteous indignation, lest you wind up on some In-House Sh*t List...
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    Exhaust manifold with proper length bolts

    The bolts you want... need to be 5 MM L-o-n-g-e-r if using the Dorman Exhaust Manifold. These Alternative After-market Fasteners are of Grade "8" (10.9 Hardness) Strength and are M8 X 1.25 X 35MM in Dimensions, Here are some images of them and they can be sourced by the data on the Box...
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    VCX nano tis2000 setup?

    Please View, Download and SLO-MO this VCX NANO Software Installation Guide Video ...and see if there are any differences in the installation steps and procedures that the VOP followed that differed from your own. Also, look to see whether or not this VOP (Video Original Poster) was using an...
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    Front caliper pistons aren't extending

    FWIW... At the very bottom of Post #9 in this Thread... DrShock uses an After-Market Brake Bleed Pressurizer and his "GYMKO" Tech 2 Clone to show and perform this "GM Dealership Quality ABS System Automated Brake Bleeding Procedure" on this Video...
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    eBay $42.00 & Free S&H: 2007 GMC SIERRA 1500 ECU & Engine Wiring Harness 5.3L 4x4

    Forty-Two Bucks for the starting Bid is Not Too Bad for an ECU with a Complete Harness... Might be worth lurking on... https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&toolid=10001&campid=5338077216&icep_item=303125954000
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    TECH 2 Clone fails to boot

    @cornchip ... Open the Upper Flip Cover of the Tech 2 Scanner and use the Push Button Release to remove the PCMCIA Card. Then Spray some CRC Electric Solvent down into the Male Pin Set on the Logic Board down inside. Follow this up by Removing the VCI Connector from the Bottom of the Scanner...
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    New (COMPLETE KIT) "GYMKO" GM Tech 2 Scan Tool

    @m.mcmillen... Here is another reason why having a separate and distinct MDI Scanner Thread created by you concerning these scanners would be helpful in isolating the MDI Topic from the "over-burden" present in this "GYMKO" Clone Thread: This morning I received this PM from @gmcman posing...
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    tech 2win

    This is some Tech 2 Information specific to the Cadillac Platform from another Forum that may provide some more good reading: https://caddyinfo.ipbhost.com/topic/42761-gm-tech-2-scanner/ Here is a Tech 2 User Instruction Manual that is in “In Living Color”...

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