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Old August 2nd, 2017, 07:01 PM
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Im going to try and tackle this in the coming days and see where that takes me. I really appreciate the insight! Will update when the gasket is replaced in hopes it will help someone in the future. Ive read countless threads online that turn into cold cases
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Got the new gaskets in yesterday, but spent a long time cleaning so just getting to the reassembly today. Has anyone used the Victor Reinz reinforced gaskets? Wondering the torque specs on them...I read factory specs somewhere but it was on a forum, these have the steel limiters by the diagonal bolts so I'm wondering if those go up to the 18 ft lbs torque initiated after the GM gasket upgrade. Anyone happen to know? May reach out to customer support need be. Kinda blown away it didn't come with a spec sheet...
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read the response from support in this link
http://www.felpro-only.com/break_roo...ad.php?tid=498
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Old August 10th, 2017, 12:09 PM
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So the upgraded gaskets with the stoppers seem to need the 18 ft lb on the diagonal bolts, perfect thank you!
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Old August 10th, 2017, 01:12 PM
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NO, reread it they do NOT get tightened to 18
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Haha wow i read that in the wrong headspace this morning. Thank you!!
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glad I got your attention before you had gotten to that step
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Oh me too. That could have been a whole other ordeal! Started her up today, first try, and the idle rpm in park dropped to 900 immediately so thats a good sign, compared to about 1200 prior to repairs. Took me 30 seconds before i realized i forgot to refill the coolant. Will be getting some this afternoon and take it for a spin. No leaks from the lim but again only about 30 seconds of running and didnt get to check for misfires. Still seems promising!
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Idle is perfect now!! About 700 in gear and no misfire. Im ecstatic; its been several months since thats been the case. Got a p1635 code but that seems to be related to the 5 volt citcuit loop so i will double check the plugging of the seonsors. Doesnt seem to be anything crazy. Also noticed my serp belt getting a little worn. Which brings me to my next quandry, do i have to remove the motor mount next to the ps pump to change the belt?? That seems like some insane engineering to me but I could very well be missing something
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