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    removing lca

    Are they 12.9 from GM? I should admit that I was assuming 10.9 as that's what most automotive bolts are. I don't actually remember what mine said when I had them out. It's wet out, so I don't really want to go look, right now.
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    removing lca

    8.8 is a lower grade metric bolt. You're going to want a 10.9 like GM used. The cone tip is for assembly on the line, as far as I know. Most of the hardware is designed for fast assembly.
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    LCAs hitting spindles.

    I wondered, as I wasn't seeing how it was hitting the caliper. I'm still not seeing a big problem, Though. Are you feeling it hit or something? The tab sticking up is meant to stop the spindle from turning any more. I do see it's pointed a bit, like it wasn't cut well.... is that digging in...
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    Tapatalk no longer working

    Yes, the forum no longer supports it...... saw that posted the other day.
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    Fuel line replacement?

    It doesn't run near exhaust, and is inside the frame. I don't see how it would be any more vulnerable than the original steel.... especially since the nylon can't rust. The OEM on my Saturn is nylon, or some kind of plastic, and is fine after 200K miles, when the steel parts on the car are...
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    Fuel line replacement?

    I plan on using nylon like in the orginal link, but have not done so yet..... no time, and no pressing need as I haven't been using the truck daily, or even weekly.
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    Anybody see this before??

    That elbow looks like an overfill waiting to happen.
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    4L60e running at 200-210F at operating temp.

    I've got a super cheapy ir gun that I initially bought for brakes, I think. I dont know how accurate it is, but for my purposes it's fine as long as its consistent. Yes, I measured everything around the house the first few days I had it.
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    4L60e running at 200-210F at operating temp.

    Heat always flows towards cold (less heat). Theoretically both fluids are the same temperature before start up. Both start flowing immediately. The coolant is going to start getting warm first, as it's cooling combustion. The ATF is just heat by friction. Since the coolant gets hot faster...
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    4L60e running at 200-210F at operating temp.

    I've always assumed a transmission cooler in the radiator was a standard thing..... every automatic I've ever paid attention to had one, including my 69 LeSabre.
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    1975 Dodge

    I would suggest a shop that does mostly commercial business......someplace like Discount wont touch anything out of mainstream.
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    1975 Dodge

    I'm not sure that all multipiece rims are dangerous. You might want to look closely at what you have, and check online, maybe on a board/forum that deals with them a lot. I've never owned any of them, but it seems to me that it was one particular design that is dangerous and most people assume...
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    Bowtie Brody's Namesake 96 454

    You got tires stacked on a Vette???
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    The Official Vortec 454 Info thread

    There is an issue there..... not sure if it needs to be "single roller" or something else specific for a Vortec..... maybe to accommodate the reluctor?
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    $600 2000 C3500 CCLB

    "Doesn't run" is good news...... cheaper for you, and you have us, to help you get it running if it's worth it. If it's not worth making it run, you have your parts.
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    Anybody see this before??

    That's kinda what I was thinking happened, when I made my earlier statement about one side moving and the other didn't. GM/AAM uses a process called slug welding. (I think they were called slugs, not plugs?) The center section has a couple of holes in it, and a slug is inserted and the whole...
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    1975 Dodge

    It's the truck version of a dachshund!
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    Calipers......

    I would guess they're not hot dipped, like I think nails are.
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    Anybody see this before??

    I'd say its toast....one side moved and the other didn't.
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    Time to get a tune up?

    I thought that was a TBI thing? I think I've had my relay out to shut the pump off, unless it was a fuse..... scared myself, thought my brand new pump was dead for a minute. This was awhile ago, so maybe I'm mis-remembering what I did.
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    Suburban down.

    I was shopping for a hose barb..... 1/2" pipe thread on one end, and 3/4" or 5/8" barb on the other. I've never seen anything like that in iron. The only iron fittings I've seen had an iron clamp on them, and were for reinforced hose from an old steam Jenny.... they were big bulky and...
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    Suburban down.

    I think the rated temp was right about normal coolant temperature, but that gives no room for an overheating condition. If the fitting is splitting/connecting a hose away from the engine, it would probably be fine, since the temp would be a bit less, but I was wanting a fitting to screw into...
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    Suburban down.

    So that's some major outside of the box thinking...... mounted on top of the box, to be precise :banana-mario:o_O:D
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    Suburban down.

    I've noticed that a lot of brass fittings have a maximum temperature that's less than what I'd want in my cooling system. I bought a nice brass fitting at Menard's and noticed the low spec, and emailed the company asking about it, since my pressure would be super low. They said that they stand...
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    Chevrolet Silverado DLX 1998 - Argentina

    Very nice. Is the seat upholstery original? I had never heard of MWM befroe now. I see it's part of International, but has it's roots in Germany: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MWM_International_Motores

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