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12-11-2015, 10:33 AM
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To bad you're so far away. Currently have a...

To bad you're so far away. Currently have a 19DLX, and looking for something with more beam and a little better at cutting chop while still floating skinny.
02-01-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,188
Posted By thefermanator

Rim size has NO impact on clearance, tire height...

Rim size has NO impact on clearance, tire height does. Like a postor above said, you can get 28" tall tires for 20's, but 44" tires for 15's. Which is going to give more clearance?



The trans...
02-01-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,480
Posted By thefermanator

GEEZ, I don't even rank with a GMC, and my SUV is...

GEEZ, I don't even rank with a GMC, and my SUV is only half as attractive as a truck. Guess women don't like the idea of a family truckster.
02-01-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,410
Posted By thefermanator

Actually the earlier JEEPS like his had better...

Actually the earlier JEEPS like his had better brakes than the mid 90's had. When CHRYSLER took over they ditched those 10" rear drums and went to smaller 9"(but wider) rear drums. I never had...
02-01-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 29,376
Posted By thefermanator

MERCURY sells the oil drain hose that is sized to...

MERCURY sells the oil drain hose that is sized to fit through a 1/2" garboard plug. I normally add these in when I do engine work on them to make oil changes easier. You can slide it right out...
01-31-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 29,376
Posted By thefermanator

Nice build. one thing I noticed that I don't know...

Nice build. one thing I noticed that I don't know if you have considered is a way to get the engine oil out. Your pan looks like it might be deeper than the stock pan is which would make the standard...
01-07-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,284
Posted By thefermanator

What exactly is this? You say Yukon and then it's...

What exactly is this? You say Yukon and then it's a 2500. A Yukon is a 2 or 4 door 1500 SUV, and was never offered as a 2500 until GM ditched the GMC BURB around 03 or so and went to the Yukon XL....
01-02-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,932
Posted By thefermanator

I'm down for another 2 months right now after hip...

I'm down for another 2 months right now after hip surgery. I sent you an email back about it a few weeks ago.
10-18-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 31,031
Posted By thefermanator

Welcome to what the DURAMAX guys have been...

Welcome to what the DURAMAX guys have been hearing for years. My 01 does it as well if I use 15W40 oil, but doesn't do it with 5W40. GM made some changes to the bottom end to help with noise in later...
10-04-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By thefermanator

His dad does all the ALLISON's last time I bought...

His dad does all the ALLISON's last time I bought parts from them 2 years ago.
10-02-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By thefermanator

Tim Moye. He is on 41 just north of Tampa a short...

Tim Moye. He is on 41 just north of Tampa a short ways from I-275. He isn't cheap, but he IS the best around. With him you will get what you pay for, and he builds a top notch trans regardless of...
09-08-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,767
Posted By thefermanator

You forgot the ALLISON trans backing it up. It...

You forgot the ALLISON trans backing it up. It does OK.
09-06-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,767
Posted By thefermanator

I use a 95 K2500 SUBURBAN, but it's slightly...

I use a 95 K2500 SUBURBAN, but it's slightly customized. Haven't towed any boats here lately, but hauls everything else just fine.
08-29-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 20,858
Posted By thefermanator

Bypass the EGR cooler, put a blocker plate in,...

Bypass the EGR cooler, put a blocker plate in, and a finger stick is your cheapest option.
08-24-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,817
Posted By thefermanator

LLY's seem to be having failures around 150K...

LLY's seem to be having failures around 150K miles now. A few years ago they seemed to be running forever, but now all ofthem are starting to have problems. I think they have stopped adding extra...
08-21-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,817
Posted By thefermanator

LLY injectors do fail, and we are starting to see...

LLY injectors do fail, and we are starting to see a lot more problems with LLY's and newer than the LB7's. And changing them is NOT that much easier. I did a set and was expecting it to be a lot...
08-20-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By thefermanator

The TSB for glow plugs was the early 06 LLY...

The TSB for glow plugs was the early 06 LLY trucks. They do go out, but not all that often. no real reason to replace all of them, just do them as they go out. These are not the normal glow plugs...
08-17-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 20,858
Posted By thefermanator

The grade of the gaskets has to do with the...

The grade of the gaskets has to do with the thickness of them. It has nothing to do with one being better than another. There is actually 5 different grades of gaskets that I know of, A, B, and C for...
08-17-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,649
Posted By thefermanator

Like I said earlier, VERY common issue for common...

Like I said earlier, VERY common issue for common rail injection engines to develop an idle lope because of a bad FCA.
08-13-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,817
Posted By thefermanator

Are you sure on this VIN number? The 8th digit...

Are you sure on this VIN number? The 8th digit should be a 1 or 2, yours is a 3. 1 is a LB7, and 2 is a LLY. The LB7's had the most injector issues, but the later trucks are starting to see a lot...
08-13-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,649
Posted By thefermanator

Never heard of a bad APPS causing this kind of...

Never heard of a bad APPS causing this kind of issue. Pretty sure an 03 uses a 3 sided APPS, and all 3 sides have to be in agreement with each other.



This only works for PCM codes, the...
08-05-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 20,858
Posted By thefermanator

GM has a TSB for the VVT equipped turbo trucks....

GM has a TSB for the VVT equipped turbo trucks. They had some problems with porous exhaust housings that would have a mysterious coolant leak with no visible leak points. Sounds like you may have one...
07-23-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,037
Posted By thefermanator

It's coming, but NOT like what we have been...

It's coming, but NOT like what we have been accustomed to. EFILIVE has set it up so that you can use your V2 or AUTOCAL to flash in others tunes to an LML, but they are not able to read the tune out...
07-21-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,037
Posted By thefermanator

Theres still some H&S tuners out there from...

Theres still some H&S tuners out there from before the EPA shut down for sale that people are selling. And there are a few custom tuning companies coming out that will be offering DPF urea deletes...
07-20-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,037
Posted By thefermanator

Exhaust is warrantied to 36K, BUT the emissions...

Exhaust is warrantied to 36K, BUT the emissions system MUST be warrantied to 80K(EPA mandate). Find a new dealer and report your current one to GM as the DPF and urea system is DEFINATELY part of the...
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