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#642032 Looking into Excursions

Posted by 4x4manonbroke on 08 April 2017 - 01:19 PM

Mini vans wont tow much .. tops out at around 3500# .... if my family and i wanted to go camping im stuck driving 2 vehicles... instead of 1..
And then thiers interior comfort issues as well... and i hate minivans cause i have worked on far to many and they are ridiculous to do even simple maintenance on ... i remeber hating my self when i worked for larson automotive in Puyallup

#630631 Installing head studs one at a time

Posted by 4x4manonbroke on 05 November 2016 - 01:40 AM

After doing my head gasket I have realized one thing..... It really was easy.... Mine was difficult due to the fact that I had 4 of 12 exhaust bolts sheared off in the head and so I decided to go with bigger bolts and such.


Honestly, It was a fairly easy job... just a lil time consuming..... if anyone does need one done I am more than open to heling you get it done, EASILY done in a weekend no problem...... unless u have broken bolts.... then it takes a lil longer.


I went fro the standard 3/8" coarse threaded bolt ... to 12mm X 1.75 ( same as head bolts ) .. I used hex cap bolts ( hardened black oxide ) .. torqued to 90#...


I a more than willing to make these modifications on anyone's Cylinder head if your interested as well.. also having a 3pc manifold made it very nice to re-install as well.


pm me if your in need of help, I have a garage and all the tools to get er done

#630490 Finally gonna fix my HG

Posted by 4x4manonbroke on 02 November 2016 - 01:13 PM

Smart man for using anti-sieze on the exhaust manifold bolts.

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I Tend to over use anti-seize .... but I figure it like this .... Insurance is cheep ...LOL

#630240 Finally gonna fix my HG

Posted by 4x4manonbroke on 28 October 2016 - 10:00 AM

....The beast is BACK !!!!!

#629127 Finally gonna fix my HG

Posted by 4x4manonbroke on 10 October 2016 - 01:25 PM

So ihad a scare, myturbo apeared to becracke on the compressor whee ... drove to ADP Distributors in Kent only to find outall was well ..... my air filter was letting bye dust which was highlighting a casting line on the compressor wheel ....scared me half to death .. really cant afford much more than i have already spent .....So now i have a turbo shop, As these guys were very helpful and didnt charge me anything.

Now i will save the money and do what i can to upgrade the other small issues i need to repair.

#604192 turbo

Posted by 4x4manonbroke on 17 August 2015 - 10:44 PM

Its a 60/62 with a T3 exhaust flange ... 3" V band. ... I figured it qould out flow my hx35W ..?

The small issue is definitely gonna be the compressor side ..

The only major question i had is would that open Exhaust to Turbine housing ... i have herd it said that it can cause turbulence and lag ?? Any idea ?

#601562 Mileage drop 4-5 MPG drop

Posted by 4x4manonbroke on 16 June 2015 - 11:38 AM

My first thought is Possible timing slip or fuel pressure , mine was down and I never even noticed till Skyking installed a new Lift pump .. WOW .. really woke it up.


that said if you have never tinkered with timing, its probably a good idea to have it checked as one possibility along with fuel pressure.  I installed a Tork-Tec in the return side of the IP and that seemed to really make quite a difference as well.

#598824 check out this super high performance 4 banger

Posted by 4x4manonbroke on 24 April 2015 - 03:14 PM

A wet liner is like the 8v92/6v92 engines ... wet liners are sealed with large O-rings coolant flows around the liner and when the piston rings are shot .. pull the piston/rod and the liner ( Cylinder ) and replace all with new parts ..


I love these engines cause I can build one from bottom up in a few days .. as with ( For instance a 12V or 24 V ) you need to pull engine for deck machining and such .. not with these engines .. the lip at the top of the Cylinder liner is machined and you do a counter bore measurement with corresponding thickness' of counter bore shims ... and you get your fresh deck ... the very top of the liner contains a flat crush fire ring and that's what keeps it all in ( cylinder head is the only thing that needs machining for flatness ) .. 

#598538 Looking for a truck

Posted by 4x4manonbroke on 20 April 2015 - 01:32 PM

My personal would be the 03 with the 6 spd ..... price seems good too .. been looking as well .. taking notes mostly

#597080 Lift pump

Posted by 4x4manonbroke on 30 March 2015 - 06:09 PM

And thanks again Kelly ... you da man my friend...

Thanks guys for all your concern and offering to help .. God Bless ya.

Cant wait to get better and get to helpin others again ... might be a long road but I will make it

#596717 Lift pump

Posted by 4x4manonbroke on 25 March 2015 - 11:28 PM

Ok guys .. so I am down .. one arm is useless and now my lift pump took a dump ...


I cant afford another problem at this point, I can get it to run long enough to get on a trailer ... but that's it , primer bulb builds pressure and it runs fine for a min ... then back to stumbling @ idle


ran what Diag I could and talked to Source .. they confirmed ... sounds like Lift Transfer pump .. Larry B's also said the same thing ..


Does anyone have a good used lift pump .. if I can just get through the next few months I should be home free...


Planning a wedding and truck repairs and LNI not paying' me much ... just got confirmation I will have to be desk job .. no more labor work for my Right arm after this last injury ..


if anyone has time to help with the install .. I would be forever grateful and will try to do what I can to help in the future ...



Thanks Bombers,



#584175 Time for a new front bumper

Posted by 4x4manonbroke on 19 September 2014 - 11:37 PM

Thought I should update this. After careful thought I've decided to put a new stock bumper on my truck, and take the rest of the insurance money and put it towards a turbo upgrade. I really appreciate all the help and suggestions, and the next time I hit a deer I'll know what bumper to get. :right:

Hopefully the truck lives if you hit a deer with the new turbo .. LOL .. Might just be going faster next time .. .HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!

#584171 FOUND IT!!

Posted by 4x4manonbroke on 19 September 2014 - 10:51 PM

So, Adam .. How fast is this one gonna be ?

#582028 New 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Posted by 4x4manonbroke on 30 July 2014 - 03:04 PM

I'm sure they will Re-call something .. LOL


Posted by 4x4manonbroke on 25 July 2014 - 01:15 AM

Just a note ... when pads and shoes are new they are "Green"  and not completly cured .. thats why the tell ya to "BED' in the brakes .. you get them real toast hot and then drive to cool tem off and this action cures the brake linings.. Which can make them a bit spongy @ first  until there baked in good ... Bates tachnical college brake course i learned that ...


Also if you ever get a bunch of squeeking , go find a big as$ hill and get going good and fast and just lay on them ( W/O locking up and use common sence ) ... do this a few times .. the squeeling most times is due to the resin comming to the surface due to mulitiple light applications and not enough heat in the pads/Shoes ... Useful info @ times