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by Got Torque
Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: LSx Tech
Topic: Wrecked LS1 T56 Z28 - what do you think? Look..!
Replies: 15
Views: 1663

Re: Wrecked LS1 T56 Z28 - what do you think? Look..!

mean78malibu wrote:I like how the tach is pegged in the one picture, what caused that?


I just saw that too and it would at least make me wonder if it sat on the revlimiter until it died when they smashed it. I would definetely demand a startup before any purchase.
by Got Torque
Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: Transmission Technical
Topic: 4L60E only works when cold...
Replies: 5
Views: 1376

Re: 4L60E only works when cold...

I would change the filter & fluid,, I always weld in a 1/2 20 thread nut to the bottom of the tranny pan, for a drain plug, find a spot where the drain plug can bolt in and not hit anything when installed, add some Lucas tranny aditive ( with the drain plug installed its very easy to drain &...
by Got Torque
Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:54 am
Forum: Transmission Technical
Topic: 4L60E only works when cold...
Replies: 5
Views: 1376

Re: 4L60E only works when cold...

Haven't been able to look at the car yet, let alone get any codes form it. Why didn't i think of that? -It should have the E version of the tranny as far as i know. The mileage is roughly 100K milesa filled with Harley parts/bikes. It seems to be in OK general condition though and i'm a bit surprice...
by Got Torque
Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: Transmission Technical
Topic: 4L60E only works when cold...
Replies: 5
Views: 1376

4L60E only works when cold...

Hey guys, i haven't been on this site for a good while now but really could use some help. I'm about to buy a 97´Astro 4.3 with a transmission that only works when it's cold. The first thing that came to my mind was either the modulator or the TV wire. Does any of you know of any common problem like...
by Got Torque
Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:41 pm
Forum: Drivetrain Technical
Topic: Iron PowerGlide opinion
Replies: 6
Views: 990

Re: Iron PowerGlide opinion

CutlassRacer wrote:Boat Anchor :)


.....and i don't own a boat anymore... :D
by Got Torque
Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: Drivetrain Technical
Topic: Piston anti friction coating worth it?
Replies: 6
Views: 1464

Re: Piston anti friction coating worth it?

Coatings always help. A "slippery-er" motor is always going to be faster than one with drag. What you need to determine is whether the cost is worth the expected gain. I'd expect a few extra HP - but the real reason for doing it is to prevent wear to the cylinder bore and the skirt of the...
by Got Torque
Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Drivetrain Technical
Topic: Piston anti friction coating worth it?
Replies: 6
Views: 1464

Re: Piston anti friction coating worth it?

doesnt the hole need to be opened up a hair more for a coated skirt? only time I could see it doing any good is under detonation where the piston becomes hot and expands and starts slowing down because of the friction.. where a teflon coating might help it slide better. I have the coating on the pi...
by Got Torque
Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:27 pm
Forum: Drivetrain Technical
Topic: GM Head gasket Q
Replies: 10
Views: 1390

Re: GM Head gasket Q

The old standard O.E. replacement steel shim gaskets are .018" compressed. I forget exactly what the Mr. Gasket steel shim gaskets squish to, but right in that area..... Now that you mention it i remember ripping a few newer 350's apart only to find the steel shim gasket on those as well the v...
by Got Torque
Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: Drivetrain Technical
Topic: GM Head gasket Q
Replies: 10
Views: 1390

Re: GM Head gasket Q

I use them on everything that is a 4.0" bore base engine, won't work on 4.125" bore base engines. Good to know! I beleive the .015 compressed thickness with the FelPro might be cutting it too tight since the shortblock is a 86and up piece that, if my memory serves me rigtht, doesn't have ...
by Got Torque
Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:52 am
Forum: LSx Tech
Topic: sbc vs. lsx
Replies: 24
Views: 2411

Re: sbc vs. lsx

A guy over on LS1tech with an s10 has a Carbed 6.0/th350/ford 8.8" and he told me he got 18mpg on the way to the track. Not bad for a 3 speed. I beleive his brother is on here with the maroon LSX malibu wagon. Maybe he can chime in. Wow, that's a lot! Wonder what a 350 set up about the same wo...
by Got Torque
Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: Advanced Technical
Topic: Little M vs. Iron Eagle vs. Motown
Replies: 24
Views: 13370

Re: Little M vs. Iron Eagle vs. Motown

[quote="boyzbad"]Carl is it! I have been running mine all season with zero issues. My builder was impressed with Carl's work. He is a very smart guy and knows his stuff. When you buy a block fully machined from Carl it is truely a turn key deal.[/quote] That's exaclty what i demand when i ...
by Got Torque
Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: Advanced Technical
Topic: Little M vs. Iron Eagle vs. Motown
Replies: 24
Views: 13370

Re: Re:

Those blocks are top of the line and so far we have seen no problems with them so far, and we sell the 600 dollars cheaper all machined then the Sportsman blocks. They are truely a good buy but I am sure you see a price increase in the next 2 months. Here is a good link to look over m[/quote] Thank ...
by Got Torque
Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:41 am
Forum: Advanced Technical
Topic: Little M vs. Iron Eagle vs. Motown
Replies: 24
Views: 13370

Re:

[quote="CNC BLOCKS"]We machine a lot of blocks and I would stay away form the World blocks as we have seen to many problems with those blocks as far as cam tunnel problems and alignment problems as they use stock type cam bearings all different sizes like the OEM blocks use. The last World...
by Got Torque
Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:55 am
Forum: Drivetrain Technical
Topic: Breaking in new engine
Replies: 11
Views: 1416

Re: Breaking in new engine

T56elcamino wrote:almost forgot, do I accelerate rapidly or just kinda 1/4 throttle it when accelerating and decelarting?


If you have 150miles on the engine i would at least half throttle it and completely lift off on decel.
by Got Torque
Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: Drivetrain Technical
Topic: GM Head gasket Q
Replies: 10
Views: 1390

Re: GM Head gasket Q

Goob wrote:Yup, they'll work.
I've used the #1094 Fel-Pro coated steel gaskets with aluminum heads too, no problems.


Perfect! -I definetely trust your knowledge.
I better take a peek at those Fel-Pro's as well because they are even thinnner if my memory serves me right....?