Time for LS swap... (1 Viewer)

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Just a little update... interior gutted and been working on adding sound deadening and closed cell foam layer on top of that. Area behind second row seats done and working forward. Doors next.

Question... good time to remove heater under passenger seat?

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Interior all buttoned you and cleaned... it was pretty nasty as PO spilled soda or coffee. It’s all clean now. Entire floor and rear quarters has a layer of kilamat and noico sound deadening with a closed cell foam layer on top. Doors getting the same treatment but after the engine swap. So far it’s made a difference.

Accessories back on so motor can be fitted between the frame rails. It’s going to happen soon.. real soon.

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Rear main done. Looks like seal was bent from factory. Didn’t leak but I’m sure glad I did this now. Oil barbell was also replaced. Alignment tool was used when installing front and rear seals.

Also driver side battery tray came in.

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I bought a 2500HD new in 2001, ran it hard for work until 2016 and put 285,000 on it. 6L with 4L80.

Only standard repairs, starter, alt, one coil pack, belts, ect. Left me stranded once, fuel pump went out. Otherwise super solid.

Cheers

I’ve got a Supra pump I’ll be putting into the tank so hopefully I won’t have to worry about that. 👍🏾
 
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No not bad at all.. I’ve got 225K I guess I should take care of it while I’m doing the swap lol.. picked up the Supra pump for 60 bucks so might as well.
 
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What is the oil Barbell?
its in the back of the engine block, behind the rear main cover, from factory they are plastic with an oring, lots of good stainless and titanium ones, it effectively acts a oil galley plug to divert to the oil filter, IF you don have one or if it starts to pass it means oil goes through with out being filtered , it than allows oil to come from the filter up to your bearings and lifters.....

its actually a really really really important part that people over look.....

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Got around to install the sonnax 4l60e accumulator piston kit. So what this does is in GM units, it is common to have poor shift quality, burnt bands or clutches due to accumulator piston wear. Easy install but the last thing to do on the trans. Now I can mate it back to the engine.
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Shaft cut down on trans and all the pieces of the adapter mounted and ready to mate this back up to the engine. After I installed the adapter and snap this pic did I realize.. crap.. the middle one needs to be flipped 180° lol. It’s fixed now..

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Making progress!

Thanks! Going to try find a shop this week to evacuate the AC system so I can yank the ol 3FE out. Was planning to do it this last weekend but I had weekend drill (a year left before I can retire from the guard). Also, It's just been damn hot here in Texas lately lol..
 

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