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Old 09-10-2016, 11:14 AM   #85
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Been a while since I've posted here. Can't recall quite what I've been doing for the past several months but I'm sure there were some repairs/modifications in there somewhere.

I recently noticed a coolant leak on our 2005 Suburban. It was pretty obvious the leak was coming from the water pump so I ordered a replacement part. It occurred to me there might be other problems since the vehicle is 11 years old and has just over 100k miles.

During the water pump installation I noticed coolant residue on the tank portion of the radiator - looks like I need to replace that too! I'll take some pictures when I perform the work on the radiator.

For now, here's a picture of the water pump. It's old-school cast iron so it's heavier than it looks!
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Lucius and Danielle
1992 29' Excella Classic
1996 GMC Suburban C2500 7.4L
2005 Chevrolet Suburban K2500 8.1L
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Old 09-10-2016, 11:28 AM   #86
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Hi from AZ. . . put Flowmaster cat back exhaust & K & N filter on my new Eco-blahblah F150. . . not as loud as the Heartthrob I put on my '11. . . saw 21 mpg coming downhill from the high country Monday (sans AS). . . regards, Craig

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Old 09-12-2016, 11:16 AM   #87
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I performed a scheduled emissions service on the truck at 67,500 miles. Cleaned the egr valve, egr cross over, egr cooler, intake butterfly and MAF sensor. I had a bottle of the Mopar soot cleaner and I also used some heavy duty simple green cleaner. Simple green works wonders on soot!
As part of this maintenance the crankcase vent filter gets replaced too. The job involves taking apart quite a few things, a special wrench or two and some new cuss words. I did it over the course of a few evenings after work. Cost was ~$125 in parts. I have heard the dealer charges $600 and up for the service but there is multiple hours involved in the doing the project correctly.
I also decided to throw a transmission, transfercase and brake fluid change in while I had time.

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