The ymmot04 project - Page 3 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


General GM Chat When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made. Chat about all things GM (and related cars). Off-topic stuff should be in the Lounge, and all Model specific mechanical problems should be posted in the proper forum.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-29-2009, 11:26 PM   #21
-- SITE DONATOR --
True Car Nut
 
ymmot04's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 4,638
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
ymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Well, made it home! I've got some work to do tonight, but first a quick supper. I've got to sop up all the fluids on the engine so I can check tomorrow to see if anything is leaking. Coolant reservoir was empty when I got back and I started smelling coolant when I got closer to home, hopefully it was still burning off the coolant I sloshed all over. Luckily I have everything I need for an oil change, so I'll take care of that tonight. Get everything ordered and hope it arrives soon enough to make it to Rockstar'* garage Saturday.

I have to commend Dan for his excellent work, especially considering the conditions (what a time to run out of fuel for the heater). Had a few minor issues as he mentioned, but he got everything put back together, (between a few swear words). Thanks ALOT!

My biggest issue now is my tensioner. The bolt was in pretty bad shape when I showed up, and it didn't make it through the struggle, so I'm going to have to either find a way to remove the bolt with a stripped head, or find a new tensioner (which is what I'm leaning towards if it'* not to expensive).
ymmot04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2009, 11:29 PM   #22
-- SITE DONATOR --
True Car Nut
 
ymmot04's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 4,638
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
ymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Oh, and as for the hood clearance, the cloth only has 2-3 little marks on it from being opened and shut a few times. It looks like it won't be an issue as long as I can reroute everything off the supercharger. A hood scoop is still not out of the question though...
ymmot04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2009, 11:32 PM   #23
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
Thread Starter
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

Wish I had a spare tensioner here, but that'* one of the few things I don't have on hand. The only place you would have a coolant leak it at the thermostat housing. I looked real close and didn't see any fuel leaks. But that'* what you need to watch for. Also check the coolant level. How did the engine temp do after we talked on the phone.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2009, 11:34 PM   #24
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
Thread Starter
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ymmot04 View Post
Oh, and as for the hood clearance, the cloth only has 2-3 little marks on it from being opened and shut a few times. It looks like it won't be an issue as long as I can reroute everything off the supercharger. A hood scoop is still not out of the question though...

I think if you run the vacuum liens and the plug wires under the supercharger it should be fine. You have those huge 10mm wires, that'* a lot of bulk, that'* about 3/8" right there.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2009, 11:36 PM   #25
-- SITE DONATOR --
True Car Nut
 
ymmot04's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 4,638
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
ymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

I filled it again from the radiator cap, it didn't take a whole lot more, but I burped it twice and it went back to normal which is about 190. Also started blowing heat through the vents! I was very thankful for that. I left the climate control on 90 and the heated seat on high the whole way back, I've never been more appreciative of that seat.
ymmot04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2009, 11:38 PM   #26
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
Thread Starter
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

The problem is the heater core is the highest part of the cooling system. So that'* where the air is. Going to take a while to clear that out.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2009, 12:02 AM   #27
-- SITE DONATOR --
True Car Nut
 
ymmot04's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 4,638
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
ymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Off topic, but thought you might find this interesting Dan.

**Edit
Well, maybe not. Guess I can't post that link. Anyways, it has information linking DEX to Gasket failure, they went very in depth. Shows how it changes the gaskets and everything.
ymmot04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2009, 12:07 AM   #28
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
Thread Starter
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

I'm sure I know what URL your talking about. If it is, that person went in to that with a result already determined. Not good science. Some of us took it further and found the same results with green coolant and the old design gasket. We've also found new gasket design with dex and no degrade.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2009, 02:59 AM   #29
-- SITE DONATOR --
True Car Nut
 
ymmot04's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 4,638
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
ymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Uh oh, fresh oil drip.

Some here (this may have been spilt, not leaked)

This is what I was smelling, got my oil and coolant smell mixed up.


Checked the oil, it'* still got plenty, about 3/4 up the marked part of the dipstick still so it must be a slow leak. I added a half quart to be safe, decided to wait on the oil change till I figure out what is leaking. Any ideas?

Filled the radiator and coolant reservoir back up, we will see if it leaks back out tomorrow, but I didn't really see any leaking coolant. Looked the thermostat housing over pretty good, I don't think it'* leaking.

Got everything ordered, found my tensioner at rock auto pretty cheap with the 5% discount. $14 2nd day delivery is not bad either, although it'* a non stock item so it may take 5 days to get in. Worst comes to worst, I'll limp to Dixon this weekend to get the IC pump re-situated and hooked up, fix all leaks, re-route the vacuum hoses and all the other wires. Then I'll just swap the tensioner in my garage whenever it arrives and slap a belt on it. Then it'* time for a little
ymmot04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2009, 09:34 AM   #30
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
Thread Starter
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

We did nothing that involves oil. Unless it'* leaking from the rubber seal along the cam valley. I used plenty of RTV there. Valve covers are a possibility, we were working around them a lot and might have caused one to leak.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Ymmot04 Project. ymmot04 Lounge 42 08-02-2011 08:10 PM
*** May 2010 COTM Winners-OLDsman105 and YMMOT04 Mike Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 10 05-07-2010 11:22 AM
Ymmot04 vs Rockstar04 whore off! ymmot04 Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 59 04-18-2010 09:22 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:11 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.