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    What did you do to your GMT today?

    Here is the knock sensor pigtail I replaced. Not as much fun as I anticipated but at least it was done in a warm garage. Used a heat shrink butt connector with another sleeve of heat shrink tube over it all.
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    What are you doing today?

    I installed the new knock sensor pigtail on the K1500. The old connector was toast, as was the wire. The old connector had been hanging and banging around for an unknown amount of time and the wire's insulation was cracked and falling apart. I remembered to use AC and test the KS output this...
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    What are you doing today?

    Spent 15 minutes yesterday chiselling ice from the chassis of my 3500. Downpipe, DPF and transmission mounts were almost completely encapsulated in ice where they passed over the cross member. Solved the heavy shake on start up/shutdown and low RPM idle. I think you could measure the amount...
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    Lower ball joint

    Your story and others on this site have guided me to one conclusion: One can attempt the upper ball joints but get a complete LCA in lieu of just ball joints. Good luck!
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    Wandering steering

    Mine started doing this around 130,000km. I suspected outer tie rods and was right. I should have been on this way faster, while I was pricing out new ones and researching R&R, one of them completely failed. Had my family in the vehicle and hit the ditch. Thankfully I was going slow and...
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    Transmission service

    Get her done!! I did mine at 164,000km give or take. Did the filter as well and will likely never do it again as I used much better quality fluid than the factory. Use the fluid exchange method highlighted on this or the old site. I did a similar fluid exchange on my 1993 K1500 with the...
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    4.10 vs 4.88 (towing)

    Good luck on the project. No dmax for me. Ram 3500 megacab, CTD and Aisin trans.
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    4.10 vs 4.88 (towing)

    Another for the 4.10 option. Really is your best compromise between highway gears and the 4.88/56 gears. Unless your truck is 100% hooked up to a heavy, like max weight load, you will be absolutely screaming down the highway. I drove some old, low geared grain trucks, military trucks and they...
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    What did you do to your GMT today?

    Yesterday I thawed out my GMT400, GMC 1500 rez rocket in the garage bay at work. After I installed the new EGR solenoid, O2 sensor, T-stat and cap/rotor/wires. Big difference every part made. The old cap/rotor/wires were some unknown aftermarket parts. The aluminum terminals were well worn...
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    What came in your mail today?

    On Wednesday I received most of my parts ordered from Rockauto. Shipped by cheapo ground, came 2 days earlier than expected and still reasonable in time. Got ACDelco professional sway bar endlinks (front/rear), front sway bar bushings (ACDelco), rear bushings (Moog) all for the Trailblazer...
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    What are you doing today?

    Work as usual. break time. Caught up as much as one can and due to the weather, the roads are all Q. Due to a poor choice in supper, this evenings workout will be postponed.....
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    What's your weather like ?

    yesterday was +4 throughout the night. Now the wind picked up from the north and gusts around 70km/h oh and the snow started. Zero visibility. Next few days will be around the high teens during the day and -30C at night.
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    Concerns about antifreeze protection

    Only once have I had any coolant/antifreeze related problems. Last winter, which was one hell of a bad one. Ambient regularly hit -40 and sometimes lower. It was just miserable. My 1993 K1500 rez rocket, with its unknown coolant began to freeze. Rolled into work one day and found a green...
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    Water pump help

    just shy of 2 gallons is what I used but for us Metric folks it was approx. 7 litres. Not liters either...lol.
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    Unable to get good oil level reading on dipstick

    Another tip is to keep the dipstick out for a while to allow any residual oil to drain back so as to not throw your reading off. It mostly presents as a problem when you are trying to get the level set and constantly taking it out and putting it back in as it will draw oil up.
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    Transmission Fluid Quantity

    I doubt a flush product will make any difference. I have never seen any sort of varnish in any of the transmissions I have ripped apart over the years. The worst is the usual clutch debris in the pan. ATF is not subject to blowby, moisture, acids or soot. Unless you are trying to limp along...
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    Transmission Fluid Quantity

    I don't see any issue with clearing out the cooler but in all reality the exchange method does not net you 100% clean fluid. Do not sweat half a litre here and there. In the grand scheme of things it does not make a difference. As well, I am not sure how the cooler line returns to the...
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    What did you do to your GMT today?

    Well my Tb is parked until I get new tires on it, which who knows when now. So I have been putting some miles on the GMT400. Thankfully gas is down to 80.9 a liter in these parts so I don't feel so bad that she drinks it like the rubbie's on cheap wine.
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    Frozen doors

    I find the grease works better than the spray in the long run. Its a necessity on the lift gate as mine freezes frequently in the winter. Almost pulled the handle off on occasion.
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    Issues with removing water pump

    I used a fan clutch tool similar to this one. It made things a bit tight as you bolt it down to the clutch, which eats up a bit of the room for the large crescent wrench to fit on. It took two of us but it worked.... thankfully. Then upon reinstallation, a copious amount of antiseize was...
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    What did you do to your GMT today?

    Blew another tire today. Out on the highway with the kids when a small vibration started up on the rear. Then it blew out, completely blowing out the sidewall.
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    What did you do to your GMT today?

    Mooseman, it should be nice and warm in Ontario! Sunny ways!
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    What did you do to your GMT today?

    Well the GMT400 had some attention. Was tracing its code 43 issue. I have to retry probing the knock sensor to see what its resistance is and also its output when one bangs on the engine. I was having issues getting a good reading while laying on the ground so I will need to get it on ramps...
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    You know you're a GMT owner when...

    When your cruising around the rez and dropping your cards off to people that have wrecked GMT360's littering the yard so you can source parts for cheap.
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    What are you doing today?

    Work, last shift of my block. Then one day off and picked up another shift with the neighbouring office to help them out. Then back on nights!!
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    From $1.79 to $2.35, in 18hrs

    In nearby North Battleford, gas just went down to 92.4 cents a litre. Lowest it has been in a while. A week ago diesel was still 124.9 a liter.
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    Swaybar end links..

    Well I am pricing out some end links for my 2006 4.2 LT. What brands are people liking? I have an order through Rockauto in the works so that narrows it a bit. ACDelco professional is the more pricey option. I had good luck with Moog...….back in 2012 I installed their greasable outer tie rod...
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    What did you do to your GMT today?

    Got under and inspected the sway bar and end links today. The rear driver side is definitely on its way out. The lower boot is crimped allowing all sorts of moisture and junk past it.
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    What did you do to your GMT today?

    Hopefully its something simple but yes, glad you found it early enough. I am all too familiar with that scenario...
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    What did you do to your GMT today?

    My wife gassed it up yesterday and took it for a highway spin to do some shopping. I gave it a dose of PEA fuel system cleaner for fun. The thing has been making a rear end clunk the last few months and it appears to be the driver side end link. I rocked the back end from the hitch without...

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