Discussion in 'Blazer Bash' started by mrk5, Nov 4, 2016.
Moab valley is opposite end of town
147 days we'll be loaded up leaving for Moab
frame is fully boxed & painted, engine is plumbed, exhaust welded and FiTech has been fired.
major things left to do
-Mount booster/MS and plumb brakes
-Front shock hoops and bumps
-Shorten rear DS, buy new front DS
-Drive it, work out the bugs
I got my seal kits for my leaky shocks.
Looks like I'm swapping an engine before BB17 now. The toyota is low on compression.
Looks like you guys are ahead of me...
I don't know about that, I've seen you thrash.
I haven't started on my upgrades yet, been to busy keeping it going.
Last shock is on. Just need to tidy up some details and start road testing.
If I can, I'll get a new turbo on and plumbed; maybe a swaybar.
I haven't touched the S-10 yet and I don't think I have time to do either of the big projects anymore. I'm fighting an issue on the S-10 right now where it keeps burning out the crank position sensor. It almost always happens on the freeway, pop a new one in and it will be good for 500 miles or so then it will start having issues. It usually starts with a little engine pinging while the tachometer will jump up 1000-2000RPM, it will do that a few times then run fine for the rest of the trip. It will start doing that more until the engine starts cutting out and eventually dies.
I can't replicate it sitting in the driveway yanking on cables, it only happens when the engine is warmed up (unless it gets really bad, it's only left me stranded once). A new sensor always fixes it and it runs perfect after replacing it. Unplugging and plugging the sensor back in doesn't fix it.
The problem has been occurring for a few years, as time goes on however, the interval between failures is getting shorter. The first time it failed, it did the weird pinging thing on the highway for 6 months before I finally figured out it was the CPS causing the issue, now it's down to a few hundred miles between failures.
Also, dragging the trailer around for camping has caused the frame to crack in new and exciting places so I have to fix that as well.
Trans swap hydro assist,and a winch mount.
I was reading that as "hydro winch".
I ran into the same CPS issue on a 4.3. Turns out the cover it mounts into was warped. Common problem. The sensor was being hit by the crank and would fail over time. New cover fixed the issue.
I have looked at them and I have not seen evidence of them being hit... I know they make shim kits for them, but from what I saw none of them had damage. Is it hard to see?
Could not tell on the ones I changed. That's why it took 4 to figure it out.
Thanks Wade! I owe you one! Maybe I'll let you borrow my welder on a trail someday
I hope that fixes it.
Thanks for the offer. Mine is in the truck all the time now. I have used it 3 times. But not on the Jimmy.
I've used mine quite a bit, it's a nice insurance policy to help you get home little quicker after a long day that didn't quite go the way you planned.
Used it twice on the Rubicon on rigs who were not with us. But we could not get by without fixing one. The other was camping by us. Once on the way there to weld a trailer bearing nut onto the spindle.
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