Recent content by teehee

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    New aftermarket GM radiator leak at trans cooler!

    Well sometimes it’s best not to overthink this stuff! Following suggestions here for trying a larger thickness O-ring, that may have fixed it. NAPA had some metric nitrile O-rings that were a bit thicker, yet still went together without much extra effort and so far so good. I’ll report back...
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    New aftermarket GM radiator leak at trans cooler!

    There are threads involved but that is the connection of the fitting to the radiators internal trans cooler, the leak I have is within this fitting.
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    New aftermarket GM radiator leak at trans cooler!

    Well the engineers at GM took all the guesswork and room for error out of this job...nothing to under or over tighten, just a snap ring type of clip holds everything in place. I cleaned everything up real good (again) and drove it for awhile and thought maybe the OEM ring was holding, but it...
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    New aftermarket GM radiator leak at trans cooler!

    Will do Bill, thx!
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    New aftermarket GM radiator leak at trans cooler!

    After making it through an engine swap on this vehicle..,I found the radiator had a hole in it during its maiden voyage! I ordered a “heavy duty” aftermarket radiator, proceeded to remove the front fascia (bumper) and swap out old for new. Upon topping off my fluids I found trans fluid...
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    Can a bad strut bearing damage the spring

    Dan you were also correct in your suggestion that spring was wrong! Being broke definitely made it wrong! Thanks
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    Can a bad strut bearing damage the spring

    Sometimes you just need another set of eyes....a buddy of mine looked at the spring and right away said that it was broken and missing 3 or 4 inches! I picked up another strut assembly today at a salvage yard and he was right! Swapped springs and Everything is back to normal.
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    Can a bad strut bearing damage the spring

    My 2009 Saturn Outlook that just received a donor engine from an 09 Cadillac CTS that is detailed in another post. Before the motor had quit I had replaced the shocks, struts, control arms, bushings, etc. Even with all the new suspension parts there was still a “clunk” noise when turning. I...
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    Outlook Acadia Traverse...best way to remove engine

    Well thanks to all that offered their wisdom and advice....I ended up replacing the engine. I got a steal of a deal on an 09 low mile Cadillac CTS engine. Had to swap timing cover, oil pan, exhaust and intake manifolds. I was able to do the job without an overhead lift...in my driveway! Started...
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    Outlook Acadia Traverse...best way to remove engine

    Alrighty, I’m about ready to put this baby back together! I’m open to any words of encouragement, advice or warnings. I decided to re-ring, new bearings and heads inspected at machine shop. I bought all name brand parts...gaskets, timing set, bearings, rings, water pump and oil pump. Would an...
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    Outlook Acadia Traverse...best way to remove engine

    One head had one cam bearing cap cracked on the intake side...the other head looks great! I can get a good low mileage complete head for about $200, I can get a rebuilt head for about $350. Didn’t think it would be necessary to replace both, but would definitely like to hear from you guys on...
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    Outlook Acadia Traverse...best way to remove engine

    Well I finally got some time to get back on this project! Thank god I have something else to drive in the meantime. The 2011 camaro donor engine appears to be in much better overall condition and considering it has 60k fewer miles than the outlook engine, it should. I’m going to replace one head...
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    Outlook Acadia Traverse...best way to remove engine

    All I need is torque specs and clearances....the rest is common sense
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    Outlook Acadia Traverse...best way to remove engine

    Yes, it’s a pretty decent vehicle all around, definitely worth saving. Of course if I had to take this somewhere for repair it would probably cost more than half of the vehicles value. Any suggestions on factory rebuild manual? I found some online for $300 a set, but that’s a lot of money to...
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    Outlook Acadia Traverse...best way to remove engine

    I have the two engines side by side and everything looks the same except for bolt on accesories that need to be swapped over.