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Recent content by BigBlueChevy

  1. BigBlueChevy

    New(er) truck

    I was hunting hard for a DMAX / ZF-6, but not only are they as rare as hens teeth, but either they have low miles on them and the owner or dealership wanted an amount that was way out of my budget, or you find one that has lots of miles on it... but the owner still wants a huge sum of cash for...
  2. BigBlueChevy

    New(er) truck

    Yeah she's real clean on the outside. Undercarriage leaves something to be desired as it has suffered a bit of rust damage. The cab will be able to be saved but the bed is more than likely going to need to be replaced in a few years. Interior is just as clean minus a good sized rip in the seat...
  3. BigBlueChevy

    Copper spray on head gaskets?

    The idea is that you spray the copper-spray-a-gasket on the gasket itself. Support the gasket in the air with something like a bungee cord in a tree or off a cherry picker and spray both sides with a moderate amount. Don't soak it, just get a good layer going. Then set the gasket where you...
  4. BigBlueChevy

    New(er) truck

    Sorry I haven't been around to help out much folks. I've been hammered with work the past few months (no complaints here) and getting back into the swing of things. Two months ago I traded the little green truck I had (95' GMC K/1500 6.5L) for a 2001 F250 Super Duty. The little green truck...
  5. BigBlueChevy

    What do you use to clean your greasy hands?

    Gloves work great for me. I used to just get greasy and not worry about it, than scrub my hands with soap and a bristle brush at the end of every day but it wound up taking the oil off with it and turning my hands into sandpaper. The gloves don't cause that problem. And on top of that, I can...
  6. BigBlueChevy

    A little bit of fuel system R & R.

    I did notice that. Empire CAT (who I bought from in Arizona) readily stocked them and the filter is about $20 a pop. Now that I'm back on the East Coast, I may be having to either source a different W/F separator, or buy a bulk pack of them and stock up for now.
  7. BigBlueChevy

    A little bit of fuel system R & R.

    Thanks for updating those P/N's. This thread is turning out great with all this input from everyone. Any update on the system I setup on the little green truck - 2600 miles cross country in 6 days and didn't have the slightest problem with fuel. Actually, it seems like my fuel water separator...
  8. BigBlueChevy

    oil pressure low on the dic

    Like Chevy Silverado Man said Welcome to the Truck Stop Haulin Gas! It may not be a bad idea to start your own thread if your having troubles. Or feel free to start a thread in the introductions section to better introduce yourself. Nothing sucks more than trying to fix two individual...
  9. BigBlueChevy

    Split shot injectors?

    You can order the shims from a place called Mercedes Source. Just search for it on google, and search "injector shims" on there website. Its the third hit down, comes in a yellow case. They are the same identical shims used on the 6.5L nozzles. My advice though, if you have a pop tester, buy...
  10. BigBlueChevy

    Split shot injectors?

    Multiple injectons on a 6.5L? Oh man, now THAT would be awesome. There pretty quiet to start but having a pilot injection to start the flame front, then chase the flame down with a heavier dose of fuel would certainly make a big difference I think. 6.2 Turbo do you think something like this...
  11. BigBlueChevy

    maxxTORQUE article on the A Team Turbo

    Awesome article! It would be so tempting to buy an A-team turbo before heading some. Damn!
  12. BigBlueChevy

    Need rear brake and seal advice 1994 K3500 6.5 diesel This started because the emerg

    :eek: Ouch. Yeah that will usually grab your attention in the wrong way. God to hear you got it off. Any other issues?
  13. BigBlueChevy

    Need rear brake and seal advice 1994 K3500 6.5 diesel This started because the emerg

    That much of a pain huh? More than likely you will damage the spindle by going after that snap ring with a hammer. Can you post some pictures of your progress? I just want some visual to compare against that we are both on the same page. That little orange snap ring really isn't all that...
  14. BigBlueChevy

    Need rear brake and seal advice 1994 K3500 6.5 diesel This started because the emerg

    Well your just having a grand old time aren't you. As far as getting the right spanner socket (which is a good idea), you can go to PepBoys and pick one up from them. Its called a "Spanner Socket" If I remember right, the 14 bolt model has 6 notches on the snapper nut that preloads the...
  15. BigBlueChevy

    Need rear brake and seal advice 1994 K3500 6.5 diesel This started because the emerg

    Bearings and races are of a matched pair as they wear together. Never leave the old race in and just replace the bearing as this will create an uneven contact face between the rollers in the bearing cage and the race. Its nothing you and I will see by the naked eye, but it has been known to...
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