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  1. someotherguy

    Octane requirement?

    Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. :) Richard
  2. someotherguy

    96+ GM109SS Lower Steering Column Bearing UPGRADE!

    Interesting product. I've replaced a few of those OEM lower "bearings" and they're definitely plastic junk, but the lower steering shaft on 800's has been revised so many times with GM trying to cure the clunking/rattling that at least on those trucks I don't think the bearing is a big concern...
  3. someotherguy

    Octane requirement?

    It's amazing how often you turn out to be the "exception" ... ;) :rolleyes: Richard
  4. someotherguy

    Just bought a 2000 crew cab... help me figure out the best/cheapest way to seat 6

    Welllll, to be technical that's a front seat. You can tell by the driver side wear. :) (and that it has a lid button for the console instead of just a fold-down armrest.) Your truck probably already has the bolt holes in place for all 4 on the passenger side but may not have the 2 for the...
  5. someotherguy

    Questions about things mounted to the firewall.

    Gauge clusters don't swap across all the years without some modification. 88-90 swap with each other, 91 swaps into 88-90 with minor re-arranging of wiring in the connector. 92-94 swap with each other. You can use 92-94 gauges in your earlier truck but it's a job. You should go back and get...
  6. someotherguy

    Topkick/Kodiak gauge cluster swap

    Pin spacing on the connector sure looks different to me Richard
  7. someotherguy

    Octane requirement?

    Stop listening to whoever gave you this advice.. at least in regards to anything mechanical. Richard
  8. someotherguy

    Questions about things mounted to the firewall.

    Fusible links/power distribution block for basically the entire truck. Check a wiring diagram in the service manual under "convenience center" The relay is your fuel pump relay; fuse is the fuel pump fuse. Be careful cleaning up in there. Don't want to touch one of those terminals with a...
  9. someotherguy

    Dont get me wrong. I love moonie gauges... but...

    I think y'all are gonna have to swap the dash shell, or at least the surround/bezel portion that attaches around the cluster. Note the Topkick/Kodiak cluster has that row of warning lights across the top; I believe it's physically taller than a regular 400 cluster. Richard
  10. someotherguy

    C3500 diesel vs 454… towing

    Was actually somewhere in FL. I was headed just South of Tampa. I recall being surprised by it as the truck had done so well for so long. Then the A/C quit, and the cruise quit, and... yeah. I was tired and the truck was, too. Richard
  11. someotherguy

    Just bought a 2000 crew cab... help me figure out the best/cheapest way to seat 6

    Option 1, but shop from 96-up not 95-up as some of the 95 interior colors may vary slightly. Option 4, regular straight bench from front of a regular cab or rear of another crew cab just like yours; the latter being the most likely cheapest way (per your request) as they will be the most...
  12. someotherguy

    C3500 diesel vs 454… towing

    Absolutely unknown amount of weight. 3500HD's are heavy (nearly stripped and with no wrecker unit it scaled over 5K). Added framework for wrecker unit and the unit itself are heavy. 20' car hauler trailer, C2500LD ECSB, Snappy roll box loaded with tools, and a Snappy top box in the bed of the...
  13. someotherguy

    swapped rear axle identification

    Just a random pic from the 'net. It's certainly not hard to find blown-up G80's in the 8.5/8.6 10 bolt variety! Richard
  14. someotherguy

    swapped rear axle identification

    Clearly they were worried someone would steal their handiwork and copy it :anitoof: .... any interested party could have just disassembled an existing production unit, if only they could find one that didn't already look like this: Richard
  15. someotherguy

    C3500 diesel vs 454… towing

    I think you'd be way ahead of the game to start with a 454 that isn't tired and just use it as-is. Do you really have a need for an HT502 or a Duramax swap? BTW C3500 would be 2WD. K3500 is 4WD. That's how the nomenclature works Richard
  16. someotherguy

    Tahoe limited

    What is it Mr. 618 sez... YOU WON'T :D you better go get that thing.. and save it. Some things are worth not parting out. Richard
  17. someotherguy

    Tahoe limited

    That's one of those "if it was local it would already be mine" deals.. y'all sleeping on this stuff; these are not common. Richard
  18. someotherguy

    “While I’m in there” dash swap

    Be sure you retain your 1994 controls for the A/C since it is compatible with the additional speed selections. 1993 is not. Richard
  19. someotherguy

    swapped rear axle identification

    I was going to say "no" until I re-read it.. had to delete my reply. :) Richard
  20. someotherguy

    Calling all tbi guys!!

    Heh, it's actually kind of a halfass job. Didn't clean everything, didn't replace everything that could have been done (like a full tune-up) - but you can see just how bad it was before I began. I was under the gun on time for doing intake gaskets; needed my truck back...
  21. someotherguy

    Air in Steering Lines?

    May have already been going bad, may have gone bad from improper bleeding. Foamed up fluid doesn't lube properly but it may have "seemed" OK while operating at first. I'd agree if the pump was working OK and now isn't, it's likely going bad. Proper bleeding is essential any time you open that...
  22. someotherguy

    Calling all tbi guys!!

    Schurkey, your '88 is different because your truck should have the stamped steel one piece accessory bracket, where around '90-up has the cast aluminum two piece - it has two support bars. One off the A/C and one off the tensioner. The alternator is fully supported by its cast aluminum bracket...
  23. someotherguy

    98 1500 heater core removal

    This can give you an idea of where all the screws are, especially the hidden ones. This is the HVAC box with the heater core cover and core removed, but circled are where the screws go. Richard
  24. someotherguy

    Air in Steering Lines?

    If anything was loose, you'd have leaks. How did you bleed the system? I'd assume they provided you specific instructions, but lacking that, I'd follow the ones straight from the GM C/K service manual. If you just glance at it and it "seems like" the process you followed.. look closely and...
  25. someotherguy

    Code 43- Master relay open or grounded

    OK, yeah as you discovered, 43 is a knock sensor code. Could be bad, disconnected, or the wrong knock sensor for your application. I'd be far more concerned by that stream of bubbles.. do you see them in the reservoir? You can buy (or borrow) a chemical test kit from the auto parts that...
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