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06-02-2019, 11:43 AM
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Posted By kipps

On the header vs. manifold question. Truck...

On the header vs. manifold question. Truck manifolds will require some trimming of the frame rails when going into a squarebody. Trailblazer SS, 2010 camaro, and a number of other manifolds tuck...
05-26-2019, 04:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,275
Posted By kipps

I don't really have experience with these...

I don't really have experience with these engines, so I can only theorize...

That code would indicate something is wrong with your throttle pedal connections. Thus, I assume you disconnected the...
05-25-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,275
Posted By kipps

I couldn't really see how. Pin x1-20 on a...

I couldn't really see how.

Pin x1-20 on a e38 ECM is a constant battery hot. That's the only hot wire going to the ECM when the vehicle is off. By unplugging the ECM, it should be no different...
05-24-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Posted By kipps

Agree with the others, there's no point. My...

Agree with the others, there's no point.

My '87 was always low on power, and no one nearby could properly troubleshoot a TBI anymore. I realized that if I was going to keep the TBI system, I'd...
05-20-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 886
Posted By kipps

Could the cam be grossly out of time? What...

Could the cam be grossly out of time?

What kind of compression does it have?
05-19-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,544
Posted By kipps

If you leave the engine at an idle, does it reach...

If you leave the engine at an idle, does it reach a stable temperature, and hold that rock solid?
05-19-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,544
Posted By kipps

As long as the engine had been at temp for a...

As long as the engine had been at temp for a minute or two, the radiator hose and thermostat housing will read accurately on a IR gun. The disparity between the out-bound radiator hose and the heads...
05-18-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,320
Posted By kipps

What's the interesting looking equipment in the...

What's the interesting looking equipment in the background of that frame pic?
05-18-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,544
Posted By kipps

Back to your original question, I agree with an...

Back to your original question, I agree with an earlier comment, that something is way off with those temperatures listed. How are you measuring that 220 F temperature?

Honestly, everything you...
04-23-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By kipps

I'll probably do just that. I already have the...

I'll probably do just that. I already have the matching 2010 truck pedal that goes with my engine and harness. I compared it last night, and it looks like two pieces of angle iron welded together...
04-21-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By kipps

The 6.5 is a turbo-diesel v8 that GM used in...

The 6.5 is a turbo-diesel v8 that GM used in their pickups in the 90's. It used a computer controlled rotary injection pump, and was drive-by-wire. It predates the Duramax. The pedal is supposed to...
04-17-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By kipps

6.5 diesel pedal on a gen iv swap?

Can anyone confirm if this will work? I've heard of folks using this pedal, but only in TAC equipped gen three's.

My e38 LMG 5.3 is going into a squarebody chevy, and the diesel pedal is a bolt-in...
03-16-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,737
Posted By kipps

I'm also installing a Gen IV e38 engine into a...

I'm also installing a Gen IV e38 engine into a manual vehicle. This one actually came out of a 4x4 tahoe, and it used pins 71 and 72. So apparently, there was a VSS in the transfer case on the tahoe,...
03-10-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By kipps

Here's a very useful link I got from Ray_Mcvoy on...

Here's a very useful link I got from Ray_Mcvoy on 67-72chevytrucks.com.

https://ecat.aptiv.com/category?cat=Metri-Pack

It's a lot to wade through, but it helps make sense of this stuff.
03-10-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By kipps

Question on this. On mine, the MAF sensor will be...

Question on this. On mine, the MAF sensor will be located in the stock truck air filter box. Can I run the canister vent tube upstream of the filter, or does it have to be between the filter and the...
03-10-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By kipps

Can someone explain some metri-pack terminology?

Tanged vs. Tangless

150 vs 150.1 vs 150.2

pull-to-seat vs push-to-seat; what's the visual difference?

Any help would be appreciated. Also, if you have some blog, website, or thread that...
03-05-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 710
Posted By kipps

My brother bumped into a 2010 tahoe and totaled...

My brother bumped into a 2010 tahoe and totaled it. Our insurance adjuster(a personal friend) had the vehicle sitting at his place, so I inquired about it. A local salvage yard quoted a $1000 offer,...
02-16-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By kipps

I'm starting from scratch with the fuel system...

I'm starting from scratch with the fuel system and wiring, so I don't need to go with the factory stuff. I'm also looking at what's the most dependable and simplest system available. The factory...
02-15-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By kipps

Fuel system question

Putting an ls engine in a squarebody chevy truck with dual tanks. Doing a custom rewire, so none of the factory stuff applies. I was planning to do as the diagram shows, and whichever pump I switch...
02-06-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By kipps

Check out Alldatadiy.com A one-year,...

Check out Alldatadiy.com
A one-year, one-vehicle subscription is somewhere in the $35 range, iirc. That gives wiring diagrams, connector pinouts, terminal part numbers, and tells what crimper tools...
01-26-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By kipps

I'm installing a Gen IV against a '87 factory...

I'm installing a Gen IV against a '87 factory hydraulic bellhousing and a sm465. I'm not finished with my setup yet, but here's several notes I've taken from my research and trying parts. Note that...
01-24-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 93
Posted By kipps

Powertrain relay signal?

2010 5.3 gen 4 engine, e38 ecm, being moved to an older vehicle, along with the 2010 fuse box and a lot of associated wiring.

The powertrain relay in the fusebox powers up the ignition coils,...
01-24-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 273
Posted By kipps

park/neutral pin on ecm

2010 e38 ecm with a 5.3 engine. Pin #1 on the x1 connector.

This is being hooked to a manual. What do I do with this pin? Ignore it, ground it, hot-wire it, or hook it to something?

What does...
01-21-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By kipps

Thanks a lot for the response! I was just afraid...

Thanks a lot for the response! I was just afraid it had something to do with the air flow characteristics. Your answer makes sense.
01-14-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By kipps

If the primary concern is getting a 6l80e,...

If the primary concern is getting a 6l80e, they're available behind cheap gen 4 5.3 engines as well. I sold the 6l80e(I prefer a manual) from a 2010 tahoe I picked up. Bought the tahoe for 1k, and...
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