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08-26-2015 07:19 PM
trampas Was an auctioned vehicle.

It went north of $8650 and i dropped out.

I was told there was a lot of interest (obviously) in it and i hung on until i reached my max. I don't know for certain what it finally sold for, i could call em up and find out but it's moot now. The top end estimate was $9,000
08-26-2015 07:13 PM
Fawk Awph I have an 01 excab long bed 4x4. Bought it with 98k for $7800. It runs perfectly all the time. It's a beast, Allison is great, it get 9 empty, 10 towing, and 6 around town, and uses 2 quarts of oil every 3k. Buy it.
08-26-2015 04:00 PM
06 dodge cr I would love to get the stage 1 kit for my truck.. someday maybe!
08-26-2015 03:57 PM
Raylar Engineering Hey OP if you're just looking for an engine that runs, call these guys:
Tilden Motorsports Ready To Run Engine Package 8.1L

Though 6k for a fullsize with that little mileage is a steal at that price! I still cant get over how cheap 8.1L vehicles are now!

If you want to go faster than that, heres our hot rod page:
L18 Vortec 8100 8.1L Engine Swap Hot Rod / Muscle Car Performance Parts - 496cid Street Rod Performance Packages - Raylar Engineering

and our truck page
http://www.raylarengineering.com/vor...nce-parts.html

Here's Car Craft's newest issue where they made 521hp / 627ft-lbs at the crank with smog legal shorties and stock exhaust in an Avy:
http://www.raylarengineering.com/pdf...-of-torque.pdf

The shop suburban started life as a 6.0 with 224R / long tubes - but daily driveable small blocks have no grunt. We put a 9.0L (547cid stroker) in it, that problem went away:


There's lots more, but that should get you started.
08-21-2015 06:08 PM
1pistol1 I had a 2004 2500 hd 4 door short bed with the 8.1. I got the truck with about 35,000 miles on it it came with my wife sold it with 101000 miles truck ran good but was thirsty I never got better the 11mpg unloaded. pulling my 36 foot trailer the best I got was about 8 and the worst was about 3mpg. sometimes it would burn a quart sometimes 3 sometimes none. I bought a 03 with a duramax and the 8.1 is not in the same league at all.
08-21-2015 05:48 PM
[486]
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Originally Posted by Crisbee1 View Post
So 1 other thing my 2001 had issues with was the the oil cooler lines, I starting using close to 2 quarts of oil between 3k changes. Then i noticed some oil film on the frnt of my rear axle I expected pump rub wear through in the tcase housing. could not find any thing at the tcase, noticed the oil cooler lines between the block and radiator were wet, changed those lines and they absolutely fucking suck to change, my oil consumption dropped back to 3/4 of a quart between changes. These lines typically only leak when under pressure, never left a drop on the driveway.

Thanks for the k5 link...
that's another thing for manche's thread

GM trans cooler and oil cooler lines
fuckers use some cheap shit permeable rubber on them, and crimp the hard lines onto the cheap shit rubber. Then they put the lines in when the motor's out of the chassis or whatever, so you've gotta hellofa time getting them in there when you inevitably need to replace them.

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Originally Posted by 87manche View Post
you really are retarded today.
a bit ago he was arguing about ford transmissions without knowing a single thing about the model in question.
Not even bothering to read his posts any more, a quick skim usually says 'nothing's changed.'
08-21-2015 09:39 AM
FlexyTJ
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Originally Posted by 87manche View Post
you'd have to try really hard.

Why should I clarify shit? This is GCC, where we all make assumptions about other people and get pissy.

if we meant what we said and said what we meant this place would get broing, quick.
True, on that note

Quick search and I think I remember in person b/c was truck shopping @ the time..... 2001 ONLY you could get a factory 1500hd w/8.1. Other years equipped with it would be swaps, not OEM.

Again, what I saw seemed to be a factory example of the above. Not even sure if that is wat thread is about anymore but it still applicable
08-21-2015 09:23 AM
87manche
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Originally Posted by FlexyTJ View Post

I'm not nearly as dumb as that blithering fool.
you'd have to try really hard.

Why should I clarify shit? This is GCC, where we all make assumptions about other people and get pissy.

if we meant what we said and said what we meant this place would get broing, quick.
08-21-2015 09:18 AM
FlexyTJ
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Originally Posted by 87manche View Post
you know, I'm pretty sure that my buddy just had to do those as well.Implied meaning...they are faulty/poor design/fail all the time...

shit though, the mere fact that it's a gas motor with an oil cooler should say something. Here's where I fucked up... I misinterpreted you meant this was bad because of previous statement then the following statement

I'll be watching to see what he bids on this pile. More negativity about the vehicle/one with oil coolers
Clarify any?

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Originally Posted by ADChevy4x4 View Post
I never heard anyone down rate a truck engine for having an oil cooler...87manche is just talking shit because he's jealous
I didn't imagine this? (someone else thought the same)

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Originally Posted by 87manche View Post
normally I give you the benefit of the doubt, but you're coming on strong today.
I still get benefit of the doubt dammit

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Originally Posted by LigBoozer View Post
No, there's always Nardcock.
I'm not nearly as dumb as that blithering fool.
08-21-2015 09:13 AM
LigBoozer
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Originally Posted by FlexyTJ View Post
So I'm not the only retarded one

No, there's always Nardcock.
08-21-2015 09:09 AM
87manche
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Originally Posted by FlexyTJ View Post
just today?

I looked back, the post of yours I looked @ I misinterpreted your thoughts on the oil cooler, I originally thought you stated it was a bad thing/flaw....

Hey AdChev4x4 thought so too


So I'm not the only retarded one
normally I give you the benefit of the doubt, but you're coming on strong today.
08-21-2015 09:07 AM
FlexyTJ
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Originally Posted by 87manche View Post
you really are retarded today.

My comment was that an oil cooler is a good thing to have on a heavy duty truck motor.
just today?

I looked back, the post of yours I looked @ I misinterpreted your thoughts on the oil cooler, I originally thought you stated it was a bad thing/flaw....

Hey AdChev4x4 thought so too


So I'm not the only retarded one
08-21-2015 09:02 AM
87manche
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Originally Posted by FlexyTJ View Post
That's like saying, A/C lines on cars leak, therefore A/C is bad. Must only buy vehicles without A/C....

you really are retarded today.

My comment was that an oil cooler is a good thing to have on a heavy duty truck motor.
08-21-2015 09:00 AM
xr-nut TLDr,

I'm not going to diss the truck- I hear how great they are all the time from the nutswingers wanting them. They cannot compare to any modern diesel for towing. period. But with that said, I would buy that truck for my lot. All day long. At either price you mentioned. It is worth around 10K here in bumfukkansas. There are plenty of farmers out here looking for them. Hell, I have a customer that has me looking for a wrecked burb to pull an 8100/alllison out of for an old 50something pickup. This truck would be perfect for that.
08-21-2015 08:58 AM
FlexyTJ
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Originally Posted by ADChevy4x4 View Post
I never heard anyone down rate a truck engine for having an oil cooler...87manche is just talking shit because he's jealous
That's like saying, A/C lines on cars leak, therefore A/C is bad. Must only buy vehicles without A/C....

08-21-2015 08:53 AM
87manche
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Originally Posted by ADChevy4x4 View Post
I never heard anyone down rate a truck engine for having an oil cooler...87manche is just talking shit because he's jealous
that I don't own a new mustang vert?

hardly.
08-21-2015 08:51 AM
ADChevy4x4
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Originally Posted by FlexyTJ View Post
Why? Hi-po gas engines sometimes use oil coolers. BOSS mustangs 12-13' that were meant for open road course duty came with factory oil coolers. Standard GT's do not have but can be retrofitted with one. Not sure I understand the link there. Factory Auto Tacoma's with tow package have an oil cooler. Most police package/severe duty rated factory vehicles, have oil coolers....
I never heard anyone down rate a truck engine for having an oil cooler...87manche is just talking shit because he's jealous
08-21-2015 08:49 AM
FlexyTJ
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Originally Posted by 87manche View Post
thus meaning it was intended for severe duty.

thanks for answering the question.

are you just going to follow me around the board today swinging from my nuts?
Not at all, Just about to hit the road actually. seems like we are the only two active at the moment....




edit: usually I argue with multiple people and spread the hate out. since it is only you, it seems like I'm picking on you this morning. It is NOT the case
08-21-2015 08:46 AM
87manche
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Originally Posted by FlexyTJ View Post
Why? Hi-po gas engines sometimes use oil coolers. BOSS mustangs 12-13' that were meant for open road course duty came with factory oil coolers. Standard GT's do not have but can be retrofitted with one. Not sure I understand the link there. Factory Auto Tacoma's with tow package have an oil cooler. Most police package/severe duty rated factory vehicles, have oil coolers....
thus meaning it was intended for severe duty.

thanks for answering the question.

are you just going to follow me around the board today swinging from my nuts?
08-21-2015 08:35 AM
FlexyTJ
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Originally Posted by 87manche View Post
you know, I'm pretty sure that my buddy just had to do those as well.

shit though, the mere fact that it's a gas motor with an oil cooler should say something.

I'll be watching to see what he bids on this pile.
Why? Hi-po gas engines sometimes use oil coolers. BOSS mustangs 12-13' that were meant for open road course duty came with factory oil coolers. Standard GT's do not have but can be retrofitted with one. Not sure I understand the link there. Factory Auto Tacoma's with tow package have an oil cooler. Most police package/severe duty rated factory vehicles, have oil coolers....
08-21-2015 08:21 AM
87manche
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Originally Posted by Crisbee1 View Post
So 1 other thing my 2001 had issues with was the the oil cooler lines, I starting using close to 2 quarts of oil between 3k changes. Then i noticed some oil film on the frnt of my rear axle I expected pump rub wear through in the tcase housing. could not find any thing at the tcase, noticed the oil cooler lines between the block and radiator were wet, changed those lines and they absolutely fucking suck to change, my oil consumption dropped back to 3/4 of a quart between changes. These lines typically only leak when under pressure, never left a drop on the driveway.

Thanks for the k5 link...
you know, I'm pretty sure that my buddy just had to do those as well.

shit though, the mere fact that it's a gas motor with an oil cooler should say something.

I'll be watching to see what he bids on this pile.
08-21-2015 08:08 AM
Crisbee1 So 1 other thing my 2001 had issues with was the the oil cooler lines, I starting using close to 2 quarts of oil between 3k changes. Then i noticed some oil film on the frnt of my rear axle I expected pump rub wear through in the tcase housing. could not find any thing at the tcase, noticed the oil cooler lines between the block and radiator were wet, changed those lines and they absolutely fucking suck to change, my oil consumption dropped back to 3/4 of a quart between changes. These lines typically only leak when under pressure, never left a drop on the driveway.

Thanks for the k5 link...
08-21-2015 07:50 AM
FlexyTJ
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Originally Posted by trampas View Post
So, is this worth $6k

3/4 ton longbed, atx, 2001, 16,671 miles.

Saw one just like this this week @ the track, was real clean white even like that, lowered, on e85 and shooting a bunch of nitrous, running low 12's... looked pretty mean. I noticed it b/c it was an 8.1L.... crew of Mexi's running it but they seemed pretty cool (IK, irrelevant, but.... )

edit: The 8.1 was in a 1/2 ton.... fairly sure of that, that's why it caught my eye even being a chevy dummy.

edit2: It had the :correct: I think "buldge" hood/badging/etc...
08-21-2015 07:10 AM
Deuling
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Originally Posted by Crisbee1 View Post
Link please, I had no luck finding.
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Originally Posted by 1990REDRANGIE View Post
Thanks, I know "da rules" state not to draw people away from pirate via other forums, so I didn't want to piss anyone off. That is the one. Larry swaps 8.1s into everything.
08-21-2015 06:49 AM
LeadfootCJ7
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Originally Posted by bggrnchvy View Post
If you're buying it for the mileage on the truck, try and verify it really only has 16k miles.

Those gauge clusters are notorious for needing stepper motors and a lot of guys just swap the cluster for a used one and the used mileage is what stays. There's no other mileage storage but in the cluster sadly, the BCM mileage reflects what it reads form the cluster.

A carfax might show if it's been in for service before and corroborate the mileage.
It is stored elsewhere. When I was working at a Chevy dealer back in the early 2000's, a wrecker company had a fleet of trucks and they had "figured out" how to not run up miles. The true mileage was stored in 2 places. When they kept bringing these same trucks in that hardly racked up miles, we checked and found the real mileage as well as how they fooled the cluster and one of the computers into not recording mileage. It was really simple. We handed it off the Service Manager and he got GM involved. I don't know what happened from there, but they never came in for any more warranty work!
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