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DSG Stud Girdle kit installation

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by jkce457, Feb 27, 2005.

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    Has anyone installed one with out pulling the engine? I am going to be pulling the oil pan to replace the rear main seal and I'd like to install it then if it can be done.
     
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    :what:Nobody has done this? I guess I will call them and ask since they haven't returned my e-mail yet.
     
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    We're all waiting for you to tell us...:D


    How does the kit look in person BTW? Qaulity look good and all?

    Rene
     
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    Yes, you can install the kit with the pan off and the engine in the vehicle. You just simply remove the outer main bolts on the three center main caps, thread in the studs, and then bolt on the two straps that tie all three center caps together. Not much too it. I just bought a kit, but I must say, you don't get much for $150. Hopefully it will strengthen up the bottom end and prevent any future problems.

    Casey
     
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    Here is the response from DSG to my e-mail.
    Casey - Did you install it in a 2x4 or 4x4?

    Rene - I didn't order it yet, but I'll let you know when I get it.
     
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    I didn't install it, but another diesel buddy of mine did. He has an '86 C10 6.2L 2WD pickup. I believe he had to jack up the engine a bit for enough clearance.

    Casey
     
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    :thinking:Hmmm....maybe it would be easier if I wait until I install my suspension lift to do it.
     
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    I would think that it would be much easier to install on a 4WD truck than a 2WD. I know that on my 86 K10, it was much easier to drop the pan than it was on my C series. There's more room to work, and all you have to do is jack up the frame and let the diff drop down away from the engine. Piece of cake.

    Casey
     

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