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Unread 10-04-2012, 10:01 AM   #241
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See that, might be a a reason you got a bad motor.... Get a better one! Best of luck on this one.

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Unread 10-04-2012, 08:53 PM   #242
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See that, might be a a reason you got a bad motor.... Get a better one! Best of luck on this one.
I keep hearing "luck" and "hope". I want defendant! This is crap every way I look at it but I digress. It is what it is. And at least I have a yard that is working with me and being cool about the whole thing. Technically by their warranty they require you to bring the motor to them in the vehicle to verify the issue and go from there. Which would suck.

Tonight I got the motor home and in the garage. It's starting to look like I am storing motors and trans in here. Right now I have 2 5.3's, a 4L60E, a Ax15 and the 4.0.

So as soon as the baby went to sleep I got to it. I have everything swapped over. Only difference between the 03 (new) and the 01 (old leaking POS) was the throttle bodies. The 03 is drive by wire and the 01 is drive by cable. All the sensors check out as being the same part numbers from the injectors to the MAP, which is good. And the 03 doesn't have an EGR so I wasted a few bucks buying the block off.

After an hour or so this is where I stand.



Obviously I still need to move the tranny over. But after that Ill be sticking her in. I decided to put the headers on before putting it in which will probably come back to bit me in the *** but we will see.

My twins bday is on the 6th so not much will get done between now and then. My dad is coming down to give me crap about this whole thing hopefully he will help me get the trans home.
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Unread 10-05-2012, 07:08 AM   #243
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Well listen, if you don't to mess with all that 5.3/4L60E stuff, I will swing over and pick it all up and give it a good home. No worries, it will be WELL cared for!
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Unread 10-07-2012, 05:26 PM   #244
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Got the trans hooked along with the tcase. I ended up making some tcase mounting studs out of some 3/8"-16 all thread for the trans mount. I realized after getting it all out that those studs just were not long enough and the trans was leaking. The new studs give me 1/4" more threads.

That's about it. I should have this thing back in and running by the end of the week. I'll post up when I do.
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Unread 10-07-2012, 05:28 PM   #245
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Well listen, if you don't to mess with all that 5.3/4L60E stuff, I will swing over and pick it all up and give it a good home. No worries, it will be WELL cared for!
I'm sure it would be well cared for. But the yard wants their broken motor back. They don't know it yet but they will get it back when this one runs with no issues.
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Unread 10-07-2012, 05:40 PM   #246
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Hahahaha! Plenty of spare parts to pick off that old motor now
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Unread 10-07-2012, 07:07 PM   #247
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Hahahaha! Plenty of spare parts to pick off that old motor now
Exactly! Bad injector? I have 8 of those. Bad coil? Got those too. Bad crank sensor? Yea I'm covered. Bad head? Doh!!!
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Unread 10-07-2012, 07:14 PM   #248
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There is no such thing as bad head! Oh wait, wrong forum.....
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Unread 10-07-2012, 07:18 PM   #249
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After I got the tcase remounted I wanted to make sure it wasn't going to leak again. So I hoisted the motor in the air and tilted it back so some trans fluid would fill the area between the tcase and the trans. It stared leaking after a few hours. Glad I checked it.

I just pulled the tcase again and the front bearing retainer is making contact with the trans adapter. Which is balls! I just had to buy a new gasket for there because the first got torn up because it was leaking the first time. Those gaskets are $11.00 a piece. So I gotta call Advance Adapters tomorrow and figure what to do. Probably just cut the offending aluminum ribs down.
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Unread 10-09-2012, 04:48 AM   #250
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I spoke to Advance Adapters yesterday and found out that there is a seal that goes in the rear housing of the adapter that keeps fluid from leaking. The seal is not listed on the parts list of their kit nor is it mentioned on their instructions. That goes for the Instructions I received with my kit back in Aug and for the instructions that you can download from their website today.

I did receive the seal but I have lost it since then. So they are sending me another one.

Until I get that seal I am in a holding pattern. After I get that seal in I will stick the motor in refill fluids and go for a short test drive. I have an appointment on Monday to have the exhaust all finished up.
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Unread 10-09-2012, 11:47 AM   #251
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I've read through this whole thread and I see you encountered the same hair-pulling and knuckle busting feelings that I did. It seems like an easy swap on the surface but nothing goes as planned and all the little things are what kills you. I'll be following this since I have already completed my SBC swap (albeit an older Gen 1 carbed SBC). Let me know if you need any help. My build thread is in my sig.
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Unread 10-09-2012, 02:44 PM   #252
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I have seen that with turbo builds and I'm sure you could do it here. But I don't see what it would help. It seems to me that the exhaust would be dumping rightoin top of your front axle and I don't know If you want to do that.
I only mentioned it as I see other builds where they use rear exit exhaust, then on the driver side they route the exhaust forward around the oil pan and over to the passenger side to a merge. Thought reversing it might simplify it but could be wrong. Wouldn't think the the front end would be an issue as you wouldn't route it down there. Anyway, sounds like you got it covered, how did you route the exhaust? I'll see soon enough myself how to best accomplish it but like to get your perspective on the easiest route.

After reading the issues with the junk yard engines, although more economical and easier on the wallet, I'm glad I went with a new E-rod LS3 with the warranty and the CARB number, got a decent price too..
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Unread 10-11-2012, 09:06 AM   #253
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Just sitting around waiting for FedEx to show up with my seal. After I get that and verify the tcase isn't leaking the motor will be back in. Which should be by tonight.

I'm off work today thru Monday so this thing is getting finished! I wanna drive it!
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Unread 10-11-2012, 09:12 AM   #254
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im on my 3rd 6.0 vortec if it makes you feel better, one cranked over once and blew a hole in the side of the block the first time it turned over, and another one threw a rod on my second drive. knock on wood though the third seems to be the charm. now if i could just stop twisting driveshafts...

also my 4l60e has been rebuilt 3 times as well. so your not the only one lol
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Unread 10-11-2012, 09:38 AM   #255
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im on my 3rd 6.0 vortec if it makes you feel better, one cranked over once and blew a hole in the side of the block the first time it turned over, and another one threw a rod on my second drive. knock on wood though the third seems to be the charm. now if i could just stop twisting driveshafts...

also my 4l60e has been rebuilt 3 times as well. so your not the only one lol
Ah. Dont tell me that.

I thought the 6.0 got the 4L80E behind it?
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