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Your truck still has cabin air filters and an actual fuel filter on the LH frame rail.  I had to install them on my 2005.  If you haven't replaced the pair of cabin air filters yet I would recommend having a vacuum handy.  Usually they are the original filthy nasty pair of cabin filters because nobody changes them. They're side by side...  you pull one out and then slide the other to the narrow hole and pull it out.
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Thanks again, had no idea on the cabin filters, got to check into that.  Truck has 136K on it so I probably need to at least check into the control arms and wheel bearings.  I had the truck aligned when I got it around 125K and the front end was tight with the exception of the left inner tie rod which I had replaced.  The truck drives amazing and if I got 18 mpg I would totally be happy with it.  For a former service truck of a John Deere dealership it was maintained well.  Kind of lucky it is only a 2 wheel drive so it was mainly parked in the winter indoors.
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Wheels & Tires / Re: 82 c10 stock height
« Last post by Rapid Roy on Today at 09:54:29 AM »
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The Cummins Inline 6 Diesel that Chrysler put in the Ram Trucks is a torque monster.  It makes a LOT more torque than any stock gasoline engine way down low in the RPM bands and Peak torque on the relatively tame 1988 5.9L with the early Bosch VE pump was 400Ft-Lbs.  The 1988 engine pushed out 300Ft-Lb at under 2500RPMs and by the mid 90's it was over 300ft-lbs at 1500RPM or less...

If you want a diesel in a GMT800 just sell the LQ4 truck and buy one with an LB7 Dirtymax.  500Ft-Lb at 1600RPM in 2001.

Diesels are kinda like a slutty, hot, high-maintenance woman.  I've had both.  Fun to look at and fun to ride but you don't want to have to pay for them.

I'm old enough to be quite sick of the less than reliable nature of all of the offerings the big 3 put out in the last 30 years or so.  The LQ4 is almost as bulletproof as the old 350 smallblock with better fuel mileage and lower maintenance.

I would never have a diesel.  I look at the overall cost to operate one in $ per mile with the added fuel prices and high cost of maintenance is the main reasons why.  Give me a SBC or a BBC carb'd and I would be happy.  The 2001 will be sold whenever I get one of my square body trucks moved up to DD status.  I know exactly what to expect out of those old school set ups.  Just trying to improve on what apparently is about the best I could expect out of it.


I still own a 2000 GMC with the 6.5L and a 2005 VW Jetta TDI.  I'll never buy another diesel. 

The 2000-2002 3/4ton GMT800 trucks are darn nice rigs that don't suffer from GM decontenting them like the 03-07 rigs.  I like my squares and my GMT400 is a nice truck but the T800 is a nicer daily driver.
The 6.0 is a dead reliable engine with power on-par with the 400SBC.  Pair that with the NV4500 and you won't have much maintenance outside of  filters, fluids, brakes, spark plugs/wires, and tires for a good long time. 
It has IFS so you get to do wheel bearings and A-Arm bushings around 125,000 miles.  You can and should grease the new ones through the ABS sensor hole.  There's a tool for doing this.  The guys that do get 300,000 miles or more out of a quality bearing cartridge.
Some folks complain about the rear disc brakes but they also drive around with coal black brake fluid instead of flushing it out with fresh every 2 years or so.
My clutches usually go 150,000 or more miles and it's not the major job that rebuilding the 4L80E slushbox will be.
Your truck still has cabin air filters and an actual fuel filter on the LH frame rail.  I had to install them on my 2005.  If you haven't replaced the pair of cabin air filters yet I would recommend having a vacuum handy.  Usually they are the original filthy nasty pair of cabin filters because nobody changes them. They're side by side...  you pull one out and then slide the other to the narrow hole and pull it out.
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Interior & Equipment / Re: Dash cluster info
« Last post by hatzie on Today at 09:32:33 AM »
An 87 will have a ground buss bar in the vicinity of the E-Brake as Rich already noted. 
IIRC it's prior to 79 or 80 that GM didn't have a buss bar just a ring terminal on a screw.
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Wheels & Tires / 82 c10 stock height
« Last post by 82Jeffc10 on Today at 09:24:45 AM »
I have an 82 c10 I am wanting to go old school hot rod look. I want to put an15x8" in the front and a 15x12" wheel in the rear does anyone have any advice on back spacing wheel spacers exc... trying to get all the bang for my small bucks.
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I'm new to the page and was hoping someone could help me with how to post a topic?
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Curious how the Duraburb company, in the above link, is allowed to sell these to the general public?

Anyone care to comment on this?
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Engine/Drivetrain / Re: Need some quadrajet choke help
« Last post by 75gmck25 on Today at 06:25:34 AM »
Is it a hot air choke or an electric?

Bruce
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Interior & Equipment / Re: Dash cluster info
« Last post by 75gmck25 on Today at 06:23:10 AM »
On some of the older trucks there is no ground strip, and the grounding point is a post on the parking brake mechanism.   It should be a black wire.

The panel definitely fits in behind the lip, but its sometimes a PIA to work it into place.  Also make sure you figure out how the spring-loaded transmission indicator works and connects to the steering column, so that it moves back and forth when you move the shifter.  If the cord on the indicator is missing you can use nylon fishing line to replace it.

Bruce
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Body, Glass & Paint / Re: Doors...Repair OE vs New?
« Last post by kopeck on Today at 06:03:43 AM »
OK, I'll pass on these, they were priced more than aftermarket ones and like I said I would really kick my self if I got them and ended up have to put as much work into them as a set of new ones.

What I really need is a bed.  The floor in mine is shot, or at least the "stringers" are.  The sides are intact but not straight (this is the second bed on this truck, this one came with some interested wear and tear).  There's a couple guys in NH that seem to find good southern ones every now and then, I just need to bite the bullet and get one.  This one will be the last, this old girl doesn't see salt anymore.

The whole truck needs some love but it still starts right up and drives as well as anything of it's age.

K
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