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  1. MRRSM

    Issue with rear calipers

    Universally, all of the Mild Steel Ears on Brake Pads are meant to glide freely within all of the nested Stainless Steel Brackets. Applying any Lube on the S/S surfaces just allows for yet another place to collect and hold Road Grime, Moisture and Road Salt in Winter. Eliminating the "Bracket...
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    Cranks but won't start

    It looks like that particular Harness may have come with a Harness Extension that had enough Length to allow for the Old Body Harness to reach it and still leave plenty of room adjacent to the Fuel Pump to allow him access to pull it over the Plastic Tank and do his examination and repair. The...
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    Cranks but won't start

    At 5:59 into that viewing, while rolling the Fuel Pump Connector around in his fingers and eyeballing it with suspicion, the VOP (Video Original Poster) comments to his Viewers: "This Pump's already been replaced once... Because it's gotta Brand New Connector on it... and it's a Ampro ...or...
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    2000-2002 Silverado Rear Diff Partial Rebuild

    Here is a great compliment to Post #s 11-15 involving The "Pumpkin" Flange Prep and the Installation of the Dorman Chrome - Plated Differential Cover as per Eric "O" from his South Main Auto Youtube Channel. Catch this particular segment from his Full Size Truck and Van Rear Brakes R&R Video...
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    Issue with rear calipers

    And to Dial In on your issue about the lack of movement with the Brake Pads inside of the Rear Brake Brackets... Check out Eric 'O''s Video from The South Main Auto Channel covering what he does to PREVENT this phenomena of "Rust Jacking". He Un-Boxes and disassembles a Brand New Rear Brake...
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    What are you doing today? [Part II]

    Got up Bright-n-Early this morning to find that Amazon had delivered a Triple Set of Delta Faucet Leak Repair Kits AND I managed to Dope Out a Brand New Strategy for Speeding Up these Repairs: (1) Avoid crawling around under any or all of the Bathroom and-or Kitchen Counter Sink Cabinets on my...
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    Running TIS 2000 on Windows 7/8/8.1/10

    (1) What is the Type and Version of the Base Operating System do you have running your Computer? (Windows...?, Linux...?, Apple MAC...?) (2) When installing Windows XP as a Virtual OS on VirtualBox... You WILL be required to enter the Correct,Valid COA (Certificate of Authenticity) Sticker ID#...
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    SOLVED! 2005 Silverado complete electrical power loss

    A while back @TJBaker57 did an "Ignition Switch Autopsy" and he found out that the internals can (and occasionally DO) Dead Short under certain conditions. It won't hurt to Swap In another ACDelco OEM Switch. If the Truck Starts... Problem Solved... If not... you will have eliminated the ONE...
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    NEED HELP Best way to lock flywheel for harmonic balancer replacement.

    The Most Direct Way to Restrain the Crankshaft if THE ENGINE IS INSTALLED IN THE SUV is to locate the Black Plastic Plug centered along the lower Oil Pan aft section adjacent the Center Flywheel Access Port for the Removal and Installation all of the Three Torque Converter Bolts (separated by...
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    SOLVED! 2005 Silverado complete electrical power loss

    This was the closest thing I could find with symptoms like your own. The most immediate cause is surmised in THIS Thread by the OP himself highlighted below concerning a 2004 Silverado and seems like it would not be specfic to the type of Engine in the Vehicle. The absolute loss of power so...
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    Tool Talk

    No matter how many times I've found myself in this situation: Reach for a (Pick Your FAVORITE Necessary Metric Socket 10mm, 13,,, 15mm) and NOT be able to find ANY of them on the SPOT... I've told myself, GOddamitt... I'm gonna get me a FISTFUL of these GD Sockets and put them ALL OVER THE...
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    How hard can a 5.3 engine install be on gmt360

    Okay... These two videos cover the R&R of JUST the AWD from a 97x 5.3L (These Guys called it "An AWD Delete") and you can see from what they removed ahead of time that the Engine & Transmission probably could be coaxed out as 'a set' right through the Front Door as well... and they eventually...
  13. MRRSM

    A 2005 Cadillac Escalade "Escapade"

    For those of us driving these GMT-800 Jumbo-Sized Cadillac SUVs... This Video is an educational treat filled with some interesting facts and comparisons about the platform and brought to you with the added bonus of a VOP who sounds and behaves EXACTLY like Dr. Ian Malcolm (AKA Jeff Goldblum)...
  14. MRRSM

    What came in your mail today?

    These very pricey items came in yesterday and I've added these images of them to my "Flickr-Bucket" Front Brakes and Wheel Hub Rebuild Pictorial Display: https://www.flickr.com/photos/126111508@N07/albums/72157712978069543 ...and to THIS to Original Thread as pending work to be completed...
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    Need advice please on RTV

    Its been a while since I dropped this info and link here about getting either After-Market Mild Steel OR Trailblazer- Envoy Stainless Steel Transmission Cooler Line Sets... but this might be the route to go if you are planning on keeping 'The Ride' for a good while longer. Chasing Rusted out...
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    Cranks but won't start

    ... and chiming in with Post # 209 via @Mooseman ... It would not hurt eyeballing these PINOUT Diagrams and after pulling the relevant PCM Harness Connectors... Back-Probe the Starting-Fueling-Ignition System Circuit(s) for Continuity. It is rare... but there have been some instances involving...
  17. MRRSM

    Cam Phaser Operation and Monitoring Other Stuff.

    FWIW... You've probably read this Article published about Mr. Ron Kociba (arguably "The Father of the GM Atlas Vortec In-Line Engine Series") about a Dozen Times already. But if not... there is an arcane passage here about his use of "Math Tools" during its development phase that might pique...
  18. MRRSM

    "Hoping... For Loping..."

    If you are still in the search for getting more out of your "Stock as Clock" 5.3L V8, during this Video from Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center, the VOP covers a variety of their OWN "Bump Sticks" and Intake Manifold Power Combinations that WILL interest anyone seeking more Horse Power and Torque...
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    How hard can a 5.3 engine install be on gmt360

    Without one scintilla of discouragement meant in passing... Observe THIS Fearless VOP (Video Original Poster) as he works on his Saab 97x with a Late Model 5.3L Engine being fairly well dismantled during this One hour Video. He seems possessed of a decent mechanical skill set and since the...
  20. MRRSM

    Installation of All Leather Interior: 2000 Chevrolet Silverado

    After waiting patiently for the last three years and making regular, diligent searches on eBay, I have FINALLY located THE Perfect Pair of Dark Graphite Leather Head Rests to finish off this damned Installation Thread to my complete satisfaction. (Around $80.00 for the set with Free S&H) These...
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    NEED HELP Cylinder Head and timing chain headaches.

    Here is some additional information to answer your other Questions: Follow the Head Bolt Installation Torque Sequences as shown in the Attached Diagram. FelPro TTY Head Bolt Tightening and Torque Angle Sequence for the GM Atlas Vortec LL8 4.2L Engine Head are as follows: (Source = Page 28 of...
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    NEED HELP Cylinder Head and timing chain headaches.

    Welcome back, Matt… Let’s “Eat this Elephant” One Bite at a Time: Major GM Atlas 4.2L LL8 Engine Fasteners and Gaskets: ...via my "Flickr-Bucket" images with Parts, Part Numbers and Box-Bag Markings: https://www.flickr.com/photos/126111508@N07/albums/72157715522022386 Additional Components...
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    What are you doing today? [Part II]

    For @Blckshdw re: Post# 362 Last Paragraph: Here are some suggestions regarding your pending Home Owner's Insurance Automatic Cancellation Notice: (1) Florida maintains state managed Home Owner's Insurance Coverage under the "Citizens" brand name that may be a bit pricey... but will probably...
  24. MRRSM

    Tool Talk

    Just took it apart to take these images. I think I tried all (6) possible combinations with my Jumper Wire....and I'm not certain which of those contact paired combinations did the trick:
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    Tool Talk

    This is important enough to 'step back into the light' just long enough to warn for those who own the VERY Expensive Milwaukee Combo M12 & M18 AC-DC Power Pack and Battery Chargers for their various Modular Tools: This morning I noticed that the Green Charging Lights on this unit were out and...
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    Did GMC Install Basic Bilstein Coil Over Shocks in Envoys?

    Look for the "Dog Bones" to arrive around Wednesday, as I shipped them this morning around 8:00 AM EST via UPS using Second Day Air. It took UPS up until just a few minutes ago to allow them to be tracked online. PM sent to you with the Tracking Number and a Screen Print of their current site...
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    Did GMC Install Basic Bilstein Coil Over Shocks in Envoys?

    No Problem, Brother... I insist that you accept these components and just know that it was fun to make them ready for use again. I'll be shipping them out via UPS tomorrow morning, Monday, May 10th, 2021and then I'll PM you with the Tracking Number afterwards (Nobody loves Giving the Gifts...
  28. MRRSM

    Did GMC Install Basic Bilstein Coil Over Shocks in Envoys?

    Just stepping out of the shadows ...long enough to keep a promise I made to @xavierny25 about five months ago to send him a Pair of Cast Iron Trailblazer-Envoy Shock Strut Yokes… Free Of Charge. Please PM me if you still want these with your particulars and I’ll ship them to you gratis (Bubble...
  29. MRRSM

    Firearms

    Down here where we are in the State of Florida... The limitation is 18" for the Barrel Length and 26" for the Overall Length of any such Modified Weapons, regardless of BBL Gauge: https://legalbeagle.com/6789531-florida-shotgun-length-laws.html The other issue with not making it much shorter...
  30. MRRSM

    Cranks but won't start

    Yup... It goes something like this: (1) "It's Bizarre... The Engine shuts off whenever I use my Left Turn Signal." (2) "Whenever I turn on my Headlights, they flutter for a moment ...and then the Motor Dies." The Stalling happens because these two Different Circuits try drawing so much power...

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