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Old 03-06-2018, 09:38 PM   #141
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Ol girl is back on the road. Was noisy as hell when I first fired it up, but after oil circulated it's quiet.

Put 10 miles on it tonight, can't really correlate since I replaced thermostat, temp sensor, and oil sender but will drive it to work and keep an eye on the gauges. Oil pressure might be 3psi lower than normal, could be damage, could be new sender?
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Old 03-06-2018, 09:53 PM   #142
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Sweet.

Back to regularly scheduled programing (CHEVELLE!)

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Old 03-07-2018, 07:23 AM   #143
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It'll be a bit, have to recover from this, tend to other maintenance on vehicles, catch up on neglected home stuff, then I'll be back on it.

Oil pressure was good this morning, might have been assembly lube (filled oil pump after cleaning) or air pocket @ the sending unit last night? It's not perfect but it's running fine, went down the bypass this morning, 70 mph whole trip. AFM was a little notchy but I'm assuming it's from the battery pack not being charged, hopefully after a couple days everything will get back to somewhat normal.
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Old 03-07-2018, 08:59 AM   #144
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Had a min to upload pics.

Heads final cleaned, valves installed, condom'd and sealed



Used new springs I've had forever



They say diamonds are a girls best friend (prob jeweler came up with it), but a Napa CHT R12FQR 1/2" drive ratchet is a guy torquing heads in a tahoe's best friend. 17" handle, swivel head, I fell in love within the first bolt..



Was close to buttoning up and had breakage



I knew it had an updated driver's valve cover, but didn't know it was a piece of ****. The gasket rails were so big I had to glue the felpro gasket in place so it wouldn't fall out when I turned the valve cover over. And..



POS chinese bolts can't take 106 in/lbs more than one time. This was the ending for Sunday night.



After that I conveniently got food poisoning from Olive Garden (wife and I's first outing in a while), was laid out Monday. Yesterday morning went out in 40 degree rain with stomach cramps, grabbed valve cover bolts, pass rocker setup, and pushrods from my favorite tahoe at the junkyard. Got back home and had it going down the road at 7pm.
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:17 PM   #145
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Dang dude, now I get why you haven’t gotten a test drive in the Chevelle yet. Looks like you made the best you could with what was handed to you.

I’ve got a 25” long 1/2” drive Snap On ratchet I would’ve brought to work with me and let you borrow if I’d known what was going on. It’ll serve you well to have the ratchet you grabbed for years to come. So that’s probably better anyway.
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Old 03-14-2018, 06:54 AM   #146
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Preciate it Caleb. The project did hit a set back but I've been putting as much time into it as possible this week.

Tahoe's been running like it should. I can feel a little imbalance in the motor, could be from pistons not balanced, could be from the difference in compression w/ the intake valves, who knows. I'm sure the average person wouldn't notice it.

All fluids have leveled off, no leaks, and it's got all the power it did before if not a little extra. Not sure if it was from me cleaning off the injectors, the lapped valves, or what, but I've gained 1 mpg according to the mpg computer. I know it's not scientifically accurate, but it's a poor boy's gauge on engine health. It was a solid 20.4mpg before the detonation, now it's up to 21.3mpg and still seems to be climbing.

My luck it's coolant washed o2 sensors or something stupid like that..
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Old 04-04-2018, 07:04 AM   #147
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Welp, ol girl is back on the radar. It suffered 2 coolant leaks after it was on the road. Both were from cheap autozone heater hose being too thin for the factory spring hose clamps to hold it. After that it was doing well.

Took my daughter and friends to the NC Zoo Monday morning, had a great time, was about 100 mile round trip. 0 problems on the way there. Fired it up for the ride home and check engine light was on. Get home, scan it, P2797.

The transmission has an auxillary electric pump for when the engine is off. It provides fluid pressure when it's in auto shutoff mode. The code is for that pump. Internet searching doesn't really bring a lot of information up. I did find the connector pinout and info on measuring the impedance of the electric motor in the pump. Might do that tonight. It's getting sketchy to drive as sometimes it'll lurch forward as you're coming to a stop. Other than that it's just not shutting off the engine during low speed driving / stoplights.

Might be another nail in the coffin.
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Old 04-04-2018, 07:15 AM   #148
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That sucks man, sorry to hear it. Might be time to T56 that thing.
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Old 04-04-2018, 07:37 AM   #149
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Wish I could but the electric motors for all the hybrid junk is in the transmission. I looked to see if it would be cost effective to convert this over to a normal tahoe, don't think it would. Power steering is high voltage AC, air conditioning is high voltage AC, brakes would have to be reworked as they're plumbed into the hybrid system, wiring harnesses, ecm programming, etc. If I could get a flipped tahoe for free, it'd be worth it, but other than that, I'm either going to have to pay to have it fixed or trade it in and take a hit. And this thing is seriously depreciating. All those good deals on s-series put things out of balance, this one is my car karma.

Can't really find used parts out there, not a lot of info either.

So for me, I'm pretty sure it's the pump, but it could also be the pump controller. That would have to be programmed by a tech 2 if swapped.
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