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  1. ls1mike

    2008 6.0 Vortec, low oil pressure?

    Yeah when I did the LS6 intake in the WS6 I broke the sending unit and put an aftermarket sensor in. It read low. I went and got a GM one, read what I was used to.
  2. ls1mike

    Added small rear spoiler to Caprice.

    Well lets see the 9C3. :)
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    Added small rear spoiler to Caprice.

    I have since got rid of that one and added the true Holden spoiler 300 shipped from Australia, 250 painted to match .
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    2008 6.0 Vortec, low oil pressure?

    You changed the sensor at the same time as the oil? What brand sensor? I wouldn't even mess with it. Even though my 2017 is different it has a variable displacement oil pump it will sit between 25-30 PSI at hot idle. In my LS1 I have seen a 15 psi difference between a GM sensor and an...
  5. ls1mike

    Altima Cop Car

    So I own an upfitted 9C1 Caprice. The interior is different than the civilian versions. The drive train is a plain ole L77/6L80E just like every other civilian Caprice. OIl cooler, large transmission cooler which the civilian version uses. The only difference in the suspension is the springs...
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    America's Best Bang for the Buck?

    0-60 for the current 455HP Camaro is 4.0, with reported 1/4 mile times of 12.00 to 12.60 at about 117 mph depending on options, driver. When Motortrend tested the 1998 Z28 it went 0-60 in 4.9 seconds, usually the accepted value is 5.1ish. with a 1/4 mile of 13.20 to 13.60 depending on...
  7. ls1mike

    New Cars and Financial Ineptitude

    I don't think anyone here knows how much someone makes just based off what they drive. The only things I have financed currently are the house and the truck. I am not going to judge anyone else because it is none of my business. Really I could be driving better than a Malibu and never in...
  8. ls1mike

    Repair shops suck

    If I find I can't do something I have always had luck with a couple of indy shops that will listen and know my skill level. Never been a fan of the dealer, not because of the mechanics, but because of the service writers/advisors.
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    Bought me a Kia Stinger

    Looks very nice.
  10. ls1mike

    GM 3800 carnage

    I have seen those before but that is like what I had in my 71 K5. The 3800 in the W-body had all metal parts with a small tensioner.
  11. ls1mike

    Most significant common cars of, lets call it the "Modern" period

    I am just going to go with a couple of groups. I don't think one car except for maybe the Prius or a Tesla was ground braking enough to matter. But mini vans and pickup trucks have changed what people drive and buy. The Mini Van essentially became the SUV/CUV and pickups, well I can't believe...
  12. ls1mike

    GM 3800 carnage

    The only timing chains I have ever replaced in pushrod engines were when I was doing a cam upgrade. I have never had one fail or stretch enough to matter.
  13. ls1mike

    GM 3800 carnage

    Yeah I have done few too. I think the original had a bearing that would go bad and it would clunk...loudly. I bought a replacement from Rack Doctor on line was a quality unit with all the updates.
  14. ls1mike

    "Tow Pig" build

    I am sure Clinebarger will answer you. Cline is really experienced and probably does all that on his own. For me when I do my head/cam swaps on LSx stuff I will talk to people with similar setups. There are so many groups and people who have done LSx swaps/upgrades you can bet someone has done...
  15. ls1mike

    Ever bought a car sight unseen?

    1985 Dodge Lancer Turbo 15 years ago on Ebay. It was an hour away. Winning bid was 180 dollars. I had planned to use some parts for another one I had. It turned out to be very clean and I sourced a junk yard engine for it. Ran great for 6 years. I gave it to a lady I knew who needed a car.
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    Can’t quiet down a new PS pump

    A new one is good. The Trans Am's pump failed when the pressure line failed before I put new motor mounts in...large cam, choppy idle, engine moving around, line broke. I put a rebuilt one in. So loud even over the cam and exhaust. new one has been in for 9 years. Should have went new the first...
  17. ls1mike

    Whatever happened to......

    The government used to get those, they don't even do that anymore. GSA says resale. The trucks where I work do have rubber, but have decent radios, cruise, power windows, power door looks, just plain optioned better than a work truck. My last truck was a true W/T trim. 4 door, long bed, 2wd...
  18. ls1mike

    Garage burned down to the ground! Where do I start on tools?

    I am sorry to hear it. Not sure what you do for a living or how often you your tools but I would start at good old Harbor Freight to get you going. Try some local pawn shops and Craigslist too.
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    GM 3800 carnage

    Why did they have to do the timing chain so early on? I have never done one on a 3800.
  20. ls1mike

    GM 3800 carnage

    Yeah I have done 5 or 6 different 3800 intake gasket with no issue. I have two separate ones go over 210,000 and my old Buick is with my buddy closing in on 200,000. Either someone one messed up or they just got a bad one.