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post #2091 of 2118 (permalink) Old 04-05-2019, 07:39 PM
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I just replaced my starter I believe in always using original parts no matter which car it is when i found out the dealer wanted almost 600.00 for a starter i about died, I did some asking around and was told by several people i should try this website that sells only dealer O.E. parts but super cheap. I saved $236.00 and it was the same exact part as from the dealership. I'll be going here from now on for all me parts check it out it's almost to good to believe. https://www.gmpartsprime.com/oem/gm-...+Cyl+5.7+L+GAS)
Glad you found the starter you wanted for a reasonable price.
What i dont understand though is you say you JUST found that vendor and will now be buying all your GM parts there.
But you have hyped that sight numerous times going back 10 months .
You also use 96 impala on the lookup, not that is different, and you are posting in the wagon section.
So what car do you have ???

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Of the 16 posts by Impalapro 4 include the recommendation for the same vendor. A different one recommends GM parts. Most of the rest of the posts are greeting new members.

Has all the looks of social media manipulation.

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Exactly,

Pimping sight without paying vender fees ?


Also cheaper other places.

PLUS i dont think that is the same planetary inline reduction starter that was OE





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Of the 16 posts by Impalapro 4 include the recommendation for the same vendor. A different one recommends GM parts. Most of the rest of the posts are greeting new members.

Has all the looks of social media manipulation.


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Don't know who HACK is - this is a 96 Roadmaster wagon




I'm reasonably sure - the 6L90E transmission is 100% shift timing controlled so if one of the pistons or accumulators has drained down in the last 5 years, it'll take a few shifts to fill back up with oil. The TCM also has a specific relearn procedure where it "learns" the volume of each specific clutch assembly and remembers that for getting the shift feel correct. Just need to force it through that process. It shifted fine 5 years ago, I'm sure it didn't go bad just sitting there (hopefully ).




You're on the right track - it's a 2012 Duramax. Just on "stock" for now, but should be fun when I turn the power up...




Hundreds/thousands of options - Looking at 20's or 22's, but will be going with a 30.5" to 31.0" diameter so figuring out the offset and such will be tricky to make them fit all around.

Kind of liking the look of one of these two - a bit retro looking, not too flashy, etc

http://www.mhtwheels.com/down-draft-...26-w-10983.htm

http://www.mhtwheels.com/general-u545-w-10073.htm
Some pics of that would be cool. Being a Diesel Mechanic by trade Iím partial to them. I donít work on the small ones though.

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Some pics of that would be cool. Being a Diesel Mechanic by trade I’m partial to them. I don’t work on the small ones though.
Here's a few...just the tip of the iceberg as it were.

The LT1/4L60E next to the LGH/6L90E






No, really, I think it'll fit...



Just push a little here...



A little more there...

After many hundreds (thousands?) of hours of work...



A wire here...



A wire there...and a wave of the magic wand...it's in (and runs!)





Here's a video of it running in the shop...

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That is too cool. Great work.

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Just farkin' wow. The motor sure, but the oem quality install more.

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Just farkin' wow. The motor sure, but the oem quality install more.
Thanks for the kind words - it's been a lot of work, but a lot of fun as well. I've put a lot of effort in keeping it "stock-ish" looking and functioning. Factory hood closes, nothing big/gaudy sticking out anywhere, everything 1996/2012 works together, etc Still a lot of little details to finish up before it's really road worthy, then we can start with all the bolt on stuff like front/rear suspension, shocks, wheels/tires, etc.

Thoughts on this rim? Shown in a ~22" diameter, tire diameter is correct. I wish I had a better full side shot of the car, but this is all I've got for now...



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Front brakes

Nothing special, but existing ones in poor shape.
Fresh rotors, new pads, new races/bearings, seals.
Pads were down to wear indicators.

Spindles got cleaned and minor polish.
Splash shields scrubbed since they were just terrible.
Bothers me to see filthy parts!

Shop that turned my rotors recommended Raybestos Element3 hybrid pads.
Said they have installed a ton of them without any problems, complaints, or comebacks.
So far they seem good and far better than semi-metallic turds I removed. They were cheap too $18 shipped from Amazon.
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Eliminated more of the Chrome from my Caprice. Pulled wheel well trims and installed black door trim from a Buick wagon.



Also dropped the fuel tank on the Olds and changed out the fuel pump and sending unit.





Cleaned some crud out of the tank and put a few gallons of new gas in with the couple gallons of 2 year old gas already in there and....


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