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Old 03-12-2019, 09:08 AM   #126 (permalink)
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Iíve been ironing out kinks again. I had a leak at my fuel tank filler inlet. I had cut it and pointed it up a few degrees to clear my frame rail, and I guess I did a crappy job welding it. So I pulled it off and did it again. I also shortened the filler hose 2Ē to pull it out of the way of the tire. Now itís leak free.

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I also had to shorten my front drive shaft by 1Ē since it was bottoming in larger bumps on the street. That wasnít too hard. Iíve done it once before on this shaft, so I had to trim some weld off the spline part. No big deal, final welded shaft had a run out of .020Ē thatís pretty straight for a garage mechanic.

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Iíve had a few large plumes of oil smoke on startup this week. Looks like I need an air/oil separator. At least I hope thatís the answer cause itís stinking up my garage and the kids and wife can smell it after I leave.

Iíve been driving on one lockout hub and one drive flange for a while. Haha. So I started painting my other lockout to match. I need to take my weak link away from the shafts as much as I can with these 37s.

I added 4oz to one of my driver rear tire as it was hopping pretty bad on the freeway. I guessed right it seems and the Jeep is much smoother. I may even add 2 more as there was a slight shimmy.

Something big is happening today. Not gonna say what until it actually happens


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Old 03-12-2019, 09:09 AM   #127 (permalink)
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Old 03-12-2019, 11:09 PM   #128 (permalink)
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Well the ďsomething bigĒ fell through. I went to look at a JK on 37s with a dynatrac ProRock 44 XD front and about $10K in other rock crawling goodies. It was pretty beat to hell, and there was a check engine light. Drove it to autozone and they let me know it was an O2 sensor bank 2 sensor 2 high voltage code. I live in smog land, so I wouldnít be able to register it. Sounds like a bad cat to me, but itís a no go with a check engine light.

I was pretty sure this was gonna happen, so Iím disappointed, but we held up our end and brought a Jeep home to the 3 year old just like we said haha. Only piece of my new JK we took home was a picture.

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Old 03-13-2019, 06:42 AM   #129 (permalink)
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O2 sensors and cats are easy to fix compared to the crap youíve been doing, slacker!


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Old 03-13-2019, 08:44 AM   #130 (permalink)
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Old 03-19-2019, 10:43 AM   #131 (permalink)
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Still working on little annoyances.

Hub is on in place of drive flange. I still have to black out the lettering. The o ring was trash, and a new one is $10 after shipping, so it got ultra grey.

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Old 03-19-2019, 11:02 AM   #132 (permalink)
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I tackled a larger problem last weekend. I was still blowing out an oil cloud on startup, so I turned my attention to the PCV system. My theory was the extra tilt of the engine in my setup was causing the PCV outlet in the back of the valve cover to submerge in oil at sustained higher RPM (I cruise at 2800 RPM on the freeway). The oil then traveled into the intake. Then it would drip into the cylinders when I was parked.

So I did a little research, and ended up buying the LS6 valley cover with the PCV integrated (GM 12577927). This replaces the original PCV valve and hose, so all you have to do is run some 3/8 tubing from the valley cover to the intake. Then use GM 12568011 to plug up the original PCV location.

The LS6 valley cover relocates the PCV stuff into the valley towards the front of the motor. There is a port that points out the front of the engine kind of toward the passenger headlight. It fits right onto the LQ9 and all other Gen III motors. Some mild block trimming is required with LS1 motors I think.

Anyway, Iím hoping this eliminates the smoking. I found a crapload of oil in my intake while doing this swap.

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Old 03-19-2019, 10:24 PM   #133 (permalink)
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Old 03-26-2019, 07:22 PM   #134 (permalink)
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Pitbull tires 60% off till midnight 3/28 with code MTTGA60. Just sayin.


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Old 03-26-2019, 07:50 PM   #135 (permalink)
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I got my OBA back on, LS style.

I had to drive to summit with the old setup, then install my Goat Built bracket and OBA stuff in the parking lot, then go into Summit and buy various belts until I got the right length. A little annoying, but I got it figured out. At the end of the counter guys tells me they have a tool for measuring belts I can borrow. Thanks...

For anyone who might need a belt for a Goat Built York bracket for LS, hereís my stats and belt lengths.

-2002 LQ9 from Escalade.
-Stock 130A alternator.
-Original belt length 96Ē.
-Goat Built LS York mount for truck spacing.
-York on outermost location of bracket.
-Supplied tensioner clocked to most counterclockwise location.
-Serpentine pulley for York is 147mm diameter.
-New belt is 112.5Ē and fits good.
-Perfect belt would be 112.25Ē
-112Ē belt may just barely fit.

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Old 03-26-2019, 07:55 PM   #136 (permalink)
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As you can tell from the last picture I had a belt alignment problem. The pulleys appeared to be in line, but the tensioner from the kit seems to make the belt track weird. I drove it home gingerly. Once home, I made a shim and that has kept the edge of the belt flush with the pulley. I may add another thinner shim later.

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I also added my hella horns to the grille and put my wash bottle where my old TBI fuel pump went on an access panel in my fender. Iíll have to remove the panel to fill it up, but I donít need to fill it often.

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Old 04-04-2019, 08:47 AM   #137 (permalink)
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Blew my heater core the other day. I started getting a foggy windshield while using the heater, so I saw it coming. I just looped the heater hoses back into the water pump for now to bypass the heater core.

The PO cut out a portion of the air boxes to install a cheap radio, and Iíve always wanted to fix it all up and get a 100% working heating system, so I guess nows the time. Iíd rather be prepping for the Rubicon this summer, but whatever.

As an update to rest of it, the motor is running very well. No more oil smoke at all. The LS6 PCV system is a huge improvement.

I am getting some belt chirping during spirited gear upchanges thanks to that heavy York pulley, but there isnít really a fix other than a ďgatorbackĒ belt, which I already have, so let her chirp I guess.

I also have a lifter that takes 1 or 2 seconds to fill up and quit ticking on startup. Not super annoying, but I gets my attention. A lifter swap will cost $400-$500, after LS7 lifters and ARP head bolts, so Iíll let it be for now. I might save up and throw in a Brian Tooley Racing stage 1 truck cam at the same time. Thatís another $400. Wuf.





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I guess the pics portion of tapatalk is broken? Iíll get some pics up when that works again.


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Maybe check out Texas speed for a cam too, they are super cool. Or you can wait till I put mine in...


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Maybe check out Texas speed for a cam too, they are super cool. Or you can wait till I put mine in...


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Iíll wait. Iíve got time, and a totally destroyed budget.


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My budget is basically non existent right now! And Iím headed to Johnson valley next weekend


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Are you gonna go easy on the party pedal because of your budget, or go ham? Haha


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Old 04-08-2019, 09:19 AM   #143 (permalink)
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Took a little out of the wheel well to fit the PBRs. When I made these covers, I made the wheel wells exactly 37Ē because I figured all tires run a little under size. Not true with these. Haha

I love the look of a tightly tucked tire in a rear wheel well. These PBRs should fit in my wells like a glove after this.

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Old 04-09-2019, 09:14 PM   #144 (permalink)
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This thread has gotten boring lately, and I apologize for that. Iíve been rebuilding the heater components since I had to tear it half way down to fix the heater core anyway. Iíll spare you all that.

What I did get to do finally is flex this thing out. I was surprised to find that this setup actually goes farther up the ramp than the worn out 36Ē iroks setup. Probably has something to do with the squared off shoulder on the PBRs.

I rub just a tiny bit on my new cutouts in the rear. I think Iíll just soften the edges on the armor and let it rub. I also rub my fuel filler hose a little still. Gotta cut it down just a wee bit more.

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Some pics. I finally took a break from fixing/building stuff to get some fresh air. These pitbulls are nice offroad.

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