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    NV4500 Oil

    Syncromesh is too thin for a NV4500, That's for use in the light duty NV3500. Here's some Redline MT-85 fluid ($58 for a gallon) on Amazon.....HERE
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    Toyota coil pack rust/corrosion

    Lucky you! Early 1MZ-FE's can be a pain, Especially in a Sienna.
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    Toyota coil pack rust/corrosion

    It's a Waste Spark System, The 3 front cylinders have coil packs over the plugs then plug wires going to the 3 rear cylinders. One of the Towers for a rear cylinder plug wire is rusty/corroded.
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    5.3 Oil Pump

    I'm not answering for RedZ, However......Cam Bearing wear is more common on LSx engines than most know, I see it quite a bit on Company trucks & vans that idle excessively.
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    5.3 Oil Pump

    Gen III engine do not have a pressure relief valve in the oil pan.
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    timing chain 07 gmc sierra 1500

    I've seen the Timing Chain Tensioner fail which LSx engine didn't have before the Gen IV versions. The failure rate is so low that I wouldn't recommend replacing it or the chain pre-emptively though. I've also tore down some extremely high mileage Gen III 6.0L's (400,000-500,000 miles) with...
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    5.3 Oil Pump

    It's not unheard of for the Pressure Regulator Valve in the Oil Pump to stick open. I would do the overfill trick first to eliminate the O-ring as the cause. I use OE pumps, I've never considered the Melling LSx offerings an upgrade.
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    5.4 3V timing job

    Guess it was 3V 5.4L day for us brother??? ;)
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    2005 F150, DTC P0022

    Truck has 341,xxx miles, Engine was replaced with a Ford Reman at about 220,000 miles. I did the replacement about 8 years ago. Has the updated 9 bolt Valve Cover Heads but still has the 2 piece spark plugs:rolleyes:......But all the plugs came out without any drama (Needed Plugs& Coils) as it...
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    Another interesting Diag & Repair

    The TCM is internal to the unit & no corrosion or moisture was present at the TCM connector. The Speed Sensors & Range Sensor unplugged from the TCM without the lock tabs breaking......They break VERY easily if the unit had been continuously overheated. I'd be guessing at the actual reason for...
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    Another interesting Diag & Repair

    And you would've been correct, And I agree to a point given the symptoms. I have to know WHY & prove it out to myself as I haven't ran across this particular issue. This isn't a pattern failure that I'm aware of??
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    4L60E Build

    The Sonnax 2nd Servo is less likely to break a stock Anchor than say the Fairbanks/Superior 2nd Servo with no cushion springs......Those are terrible & I've even seen broken heavy duty anchors because of them. As a general rule....I advise against anything larger than a 093/Vette Servo on a...
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    4L60E Build

    Repeated Cycling without letting the 3-4 Clutch cool down is a death sentence for a Z-Pack & Any pack that uses more than 7 Frictions in a stock drum. I don't have enough experience with GPZ's to give an opinion.....The Borg Warner HE's just work!
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    OEM Used vs New Aftermarket

    I've been doing quite a bit of Suspension Collision Repair because the snow/ice storm we had in February, My local "yards" can usually get whatever I need within 24 hours given it's a common model.
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    OEM Used vs New Aftermarket

    Places like California, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, & Oklahoma are great for buying clean used non-wear items.
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