The Stupid Engine Questions Thread

Discussion in 'Engine Performance + Maintenance' started by Mike, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. Tiny Trucker

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    I would if the motor was in top condition, waste of money for me as it has rod knock and is tired so I am just keeping the old girl chugging until I can afford a 5.7 LS1 swap.
     
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    Is there a trick to replacing the stabilizer bar bushings on a 4x4? Not the end links...just the two bushings that are bracketed to the frame.

    I’ve never cussed so much in my life trying to do these on my Tahoe. I could drop the stabilizer bar low enough to remove the originals, but not enough to get the new bushings on and oriented correctly. I tried putting them on and hitting them with a hammer to rotate into position but no dice. I tried loosening the end links and jacking up the LCA to various heights.

    I gave up, I must be missing something. Do the end links have to come out? This was supposed to take ten minutes.




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  3. MrBru

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    Hello everybody!

    I have noticed engine check light and get a P0405 (EGR Sensor A Circuit Low) code, I had this problem before with very rough idling and engine dying when low speed: helped clean EGR valve, then it appeared again and cleaned again and after another 1 year I have decided to buy a new Acdelco: https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=87739&cc=1303647&jsn=489 and I have replaced it today.

    I have noticed, that I need to be more careful pressing a gas pedal because if my feet is too heave (as before) looks like it choking engine and also engine became a little bit more silent. Just asking what kind of behavior I should expect with the new EGR valve? (Engine is 5.7l v8 in '99 sub, with around 200k miles.)

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    I've a 94 C1500 Suburban and a real rookie question - how can I fit a standard 14" air cleaner (one screw in the middle) onto a TBI (two screws on the edge)? I want to throw an open element filter and possibly a filter top on this thing.

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    You can also take a length of 1/4-20 allthread and bend it to shape. Just measure the distance from the twin studs to the single stud hole that is between the injectors.
     
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    Much appreciated! Air filter is on its way and I'll start a build thread with pics when I install it.
     

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