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#4705244 - 03/24/18 01:05 PM What are you doing to your car today?
oilpsi2high Offline


Registered: 12/18/14
Posts: 1385
Loc: NY, USA, etc.
Truck - diagnosing o2 sensor heater circuit, whenever the mailman arrives with the parts.
Car - hosing it off

I picked up materials for making an undercarriage cleaner out of PVC. Probably fabbing that up today as well.

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#4705262 - 03/24/18 01:22 PM Re: What are you doing to your car today? [Re: oilpsi2high]
MrHorspwer Offline


Registered: 12/18/06
Posts: 1428
Loc: Michigan
I cut a lump of aluminium out of the valley of my engine block:





To make room for an LS6 valley cover:



It was actually cheaper to buy the LS6 valley cover, gasket, plug, and new PCV tube than it was to buy the the original LS1 PCV valve with attached PCV pipes and hoses (which needed to be replaced as the rubber was getting quite soft).

The LS6 valley cover uses a fixed orifice instead of a PCV valve and picks up from the engine valley instead of the valve covers. Less oil mist to deal in the valley means less chance for oil to come through the PCV system and end up in the intake. Plus, it gets rid of 18" of PCV pipe around the intake manifold.

Win all around.

I'm sure I'll get around to installing the water pump and the cooling system too. I'm waiting for some injectors to come back from Trav before the intake can go back on. Should be back running by next weekend.

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#4705277 - 03/24/18 01:43 PM Re: What are you doing to your car today? [Re: oilpsi2high]
bigjl Offline


Registered: 09/06/12
Posts: 2221
Loc: London, England
I finally got round to hard wiring the front facing dashcam in the S Class.

Need to do the Smart next weekend
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#4705296 - 03/24/18 01:58 PM Re: What are you doing to your car today? [Re: oilpsi2high]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 35976
Loc: Great Lakes
Originally Posted By: oilpsi2high
What are you doing to your car today?

Keeping it dirty, one more day.
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#4705301 - 03/24/18 02:00 PM Re: What are you doing to your car today? [Re: oilpsi2high]
rooflessVW Offline


Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 4355
Loc: North Carolina
911 - finished my spring detail and put the cover on.

XC60 - trying to work a deal on an Audi Q7 and trade it in.
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#4705322 - 03/24/18 02:15 PM Re: What are you doing to your car today? [Re: oilpsi2high]
michaelluscher Offline


Registered: 10/07/12
Posts: 2440
Loc: Staten Island, NY
Cleaning...

Cleaning my car out, then a visit to the wash

First Sunday (or whole weekend) I'm gonna have off work since before Christmas
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#4705339 - 03/24/18 02:30 PM Re: What are you doing to your car today? [Re: oilpsi2high]
AZjeff Offline


Registered: 01/14/11
Posts: 2750
Loc: PV Az
OC for the Silverado @ 5K/30% with PUP 5w-30 and a NAPA Gold.

RAV4 - Might try to get the trim on properly that the glass shop didn't when the windshield was replaced the other day. PITA to have to go back to the shop.
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#4705346 - 03/24/18 02:34 PM Re: What are you doing to your car today? [Re: oilpsi2high]
A_Harman Offline


Registered: 10/01/10
Posts: 6950
Loc: Michigan
Giving the Ram 2500 a rest after driving it 5600 miles in the last two weeks. Then maybe I'll mix up some fresh coolant for it.

Dreaming about putting an LS3 in the Camaro, but I always do that...
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#4705357 - 03/24/18 02:41 PM Re: What are you doing to your car today? [Re: A_Harman]
02SE Offline


Registered: 12/30/05
Posts: 2771
Loc: The Canyons
Originally Posted By: A_Harman
Giving the Ram 2500 a rest after driving it 5600 miles in the last two weeks. Then maybe I'll mix up some fresh coolant for it.

Dreaming about putting an LS3 in the Camaro, but I always do that...


I changed the oil again in the Dually, but I don't even have that many miles on it since I bought it just about a year ago. I'm changing strictly based on the time requirement, since I'll likely never exceed the mileage requirement.

Anyway, thanks for the suggestion on the oil. The Cummins runs smooth.

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#4705359 - 03/24/18 02:43 PM Re: What are you doing to your car today? [Re: oilpsi2high]
IndyIan Offline


Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 9117
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Changed the oil on the Focus. 10000 miles was far enough... Didn't look too terrible coming out but it was time.
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#4705368 - 03/24/18 02:52 PM Re: What are you doing to your car today? [Re: oilpsi2high]
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Registered: 04/18/13
Posts: 147
Loc: Kevil,Ky
Putting a new water pump on the old 1990 Ford Ranger XLT Supercab. It has just 74K miles but was leaking at the weep hole. Also changing all the water hoses since they are original and I already replaced the heater core and thermostat and radiator cap. It is really almost like new.
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#4705380 - 03/24/18 02:59 PM Re: What are you doing to your car today? [Re: oilpsi2high]
Silverado12 Offline


Registered: 02/26/13
Posts: 3151
Loc: Central Virginia
Front brakes, rotors, calipers and flexible hoses for 1985 2WD S-10 Blazer 2 door with 383 SBC, turbo 350 auto. This thing is going to be a fun toy.
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#4705390 - 03/24/18 03:03 PM Re: What are you doing to your car today? [Re: MrHorspwer]
oilpsi2high Offline


Registered: 12/18/14
Posts: 1385
Loc: NY, USA, etc.
Originally Posted By: MrHorspwer
I cut a lump of aluminium out of the valley of my engine block:





To make room for an LS6 valley cover:



It was actually cheaper to buy the LS6 valley cover, gasket, plug, and new PCV tube than it was to buy the the original LS1 PCV valve with attached PCV pipes and hoses (which needed to be replaced as the rubber was getting quite soft).

The LS6 valley cover uses a fixed orifice instead of a PCV valve and picks up from the engine valley instead of the valve covers. Less oil mist to deal in the valley means less chance for oil to come through the PCV system and end up in the intake. Plus, it gets rid of 18" of PCV pipe around the intake manifold.

Win all around.

I'm sure I'll get around to installing the water pump and the cooling system too. I'm waiting for some injectors to come back from Trav before the intake can go back on. Should be back running by next weekend.


What car is that in?

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#4705408 - 03/24/18 03:15 PM Re: What are you doing to your car today? [Re: oilpsi2high]
MrHorspwer Offline


Registered: 12/18/06
Posts: 1428
Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: oilpsi2high
What car is that in?


2000 Camaro w/ LS1

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#4705439 - 03/24/18 03:35 PM Re: What are you doing to your car today? [Re: oilpsi2high]
CR94 Offline


Registered: 03/20/16
Posts: 1193
Loc: Western S.C. since 1996
Ignoring it. It will get ample exercise Tuesday.
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