Recent content by Aleroguy757

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    Crankshaft turning- needed or no

    Anything less than a fingernail catching it doesn't need turning? Except maybe a little cleanup? If I drop the pan and see it needs to be turned, I may just get another one.
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    Crankshaft turning- needed or no

    I'm asking this for future reference, when I go to install an LX9 top swap on my car. I know I don't have a spun bearing, but when I do dig into the engine, I was considering re-ringing the motor and replacing the bearings, just to be sure. My questions are these. If there is no scoring, is it...
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    1999 Olds Alero GLS atf flush

    No, I have the LA1 (3400v6), not the LD9 (2.4 twin cam), and the Alero came stock with the 4T40E (LD9 from 99 to 01, and the L61, 2.2 ecotec from 02 to 04) or 4T45E (LA1). I may end up doing the flush myself. Adapted from the videos, I would disconnect the return line from the radiator and run...
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    1999 Olds Alero GLS atf flush

    It doesn't shift rough at all. It stumbles a bit if I floor it, but according to a guy at Aleromod, and 2 mechanics, it is the ICM. I've seen videos for at home atf flushes, but the dealer says they do a hot/cold flush with their setup, which gets some of the crusted stuff out of the a/t cooler...
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    1999 Olds Alero GLS atf flush

    I drive a 1999 Olds Alero, with the 4T45E trans. The car has 257k miles, and I was wondering if a dealer atf flush would be potentially more harmful or beneficial. The dealer says they use Dexron VI, but say it is compatible. I've heard atf, when left unchanged, can start to form more of a...
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    Topping off with 15W50

    My first thought was the oil rings. I was running 20w50 in my 93 Chevy Cheyenne (4.3l v6) and that slowed oil consumption a bit. When I dug into the motor, I re gasketed the whole top end, and replaced the valve stem seals, and I think that may have been the problem as oil consumption dropped...
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