Aussie GMC C3500

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  1. Clinton

    Clinton I'm Awesome

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    By the way anyone know if the K series has the same suspension as the C series? I'm looking at the add-a-leaf below as I'm taking the leafs apart soon anyway to swap the bushings. They list only as K3500 but wondering if they will fit my c3500?

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    Looks good.
    I cant imagine there being a difference in the rear of a 4wd vs a 2wd. But i am a 2wd only guy.
     
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    They have same part numbers on Rockauto, so looks the same.
     
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    I may have said already that I dented the oil pan a bit, so having the parts arrived I decided today to swap it out. For some reason it was harder to get out than put back in. I lifted the engine probably 2 inches and out it came. I thought it a good opportunity to check on the insides while I was there.

    Not really sure what I was looking for, maybe something obviously damaged or out of place but seemed good and grabbed some photos. I should have cleaned the oil pickup while I was there but forgot.

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    You guys must have better oil change discipline down there.
     
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    I change the oil every 5000km or so, but who knows how frequently before I got it. I imagine when it was owned by the Government it was done pretty regularly but I have no history with it and could well have been neglected at some point. It does seem pretty clean though.

    I'm still trying to work out the engine combination I have. It's a 2000 truck but the engine (Goodwrench) seems older. I didn't see any oil squirters but then again I'm no mechanic.
     
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    Can anyone tell if this is an oil squirter block?
     
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    Been working at it again, getting the brake lines done. It's slowly coming back together. I know most would throw away the engine cover, but I like it so I decided to clean it up and put it back on. I modified it to allow the power steering lines to pass through, and while cleaning things up I took to the glow plug wires and battery cables.

    The brake lines were my first attempt bending my own - so not perfect but much better than what was there before.

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    As you can see here, the PS lines passing through. Might need a grommet to stop long term rubbing.

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    It's beginning to look tidy in the engine bay for a change.

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    Looking good
     
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    Thanks Rick. I moved the PMD from the firewall to the side of the dual battery tray - closer to the fan and lower in the engine bay. The clutch is now pretty much sorted using An4 braided hose and fittings - and keeping the quick-disconnect if it works. Not sure what I'm meant to do with all the left over automatic wiring harness but thinking I'll just cable tie it for now.
     

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