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Re: Project WTF White Trash Fox
« Reply #60 on: April 29 2023, 09:38:28 PM »
This thing is cursed - it has fought us the entire way. It runs well and sounds good, but the new oil pan is weeping oil. It's a porosity issue its literally seeping thru the pan.
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Re: Project WTF White Trash Fox
« Reply #61 on: April 29 2023, 10:32:46 PM »
Wow...the fancier we get, the crappier the quality
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Re: Project WTF White Trash Fox
« Reply #62 on: April 30 2023, 11:57:01 AM »
Brand new GM part from rock auto. The box wasn’t damaged in shipping either.
Total kick to the dick!
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Re: Project WTF White Trash Fox
« Reply #63 on: May 15 2023, 07:19:23 PM »
It fought nearly the entire way - but it's finally gone.
I spent the day cleaning the shop floor and maybe I can work on my own crap for a bit.
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Re: Project WTF White Trash Fox
« Reply #64 on: May 16 2023, 09:39:10 AM »
I hope he does not buy a bargain D9 or something similar next!
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Re: Project WTF White Trash Fox
« Reply #65 on: May 16 2023, 11:38:22 AM »
My wife thinks I'm about at my quota for fixing his bad decisions - but then I mention he did kind of save my life and all.
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Re: Project WTF White Trash Fox
« Reply #66 on: May 16 2023, 04:19:11 PM »
Hands are way to clean !!  :O

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Re: Project WTF White Trash Fox
« Reply #67 on: May 18 2023, 05:59:43 PM »
Just spray it down with Flex Seal or put an adult diaper on it.
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Re: Project WTF White Trash Fox
« Reply #68 on: June 04 2023, 05:21:07 PM »
Just spray it down with Flex Seal or put an adult diaper on it.
That's what they are going to do when you start "leaking" lol!
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Re: Project WTF White Trash Fox
« Reply #69 on: June 04 2023, 05:21:39 PM »
Hands are way to clean !!  :O
Nitrile gloves ftw!
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Re: Project WTF White Trash Fox
« Reply #70 on: June 16 2023, 05:08:10 PM »
Well shit - the 5.3 I have for this this probably garbage. Pulled it out of the stang this afternoon to start cleaning it up, and swap the cam/valve springs.
First problem - the engine wouldn’t turn over. I pulled the valve train and the rings were stuck for sure. 20min soak with pb and she broke free and spun okay. I wasn’t happy about it but decided move forward as planned and swap the cam. The cam had a lot more resistance than expected, I had to give it a pretty good tug to break it free. There was some noise, but I thought it was hung up on a lifter, nope - this pos spun the #3 cam bearing and it cam out with the camshaft.
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Re: Project WTF White Trash Fox
« Reply #71 on: June 16 2023, 08:34:56 PM »
That really sucks!  At least it's not a rare creature, but it can chap big time to have to start from scratch
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Re: Project WTF White Trash Fox
« Reply #72 on: June 17 2023, 07:20:30 PM »
List on FB market place - I'm looking at options. A couple of cheap 6.0s around might go that route.
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Re: Project WTF White Trash Fox
« Reply #73 on: June 20 2023, 10:32:36 PM »
Took the boys on an adventure today. Picked this gem up down near Flint. 2002 LQ4 (6.0)/4L80E - supposed to have just under 200k on it. Since it was nearly a 2-hour ride each way I rewarded the boys with lunch @ Sonic.
It's a filthy bitch and had quite the nest under the intake!
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Re: Project WTF White Trash Fox
« Reply #74 on: June 21 2023, 09:14:32 AM »
those boys are growing!

Not sure that is gem class LOL
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