So this is the new tow pig!!
2000 chevrolet K2500 - 130K
14 Bolt rear
Picked it up cheap but he needs some TLC.
Drive train wise it needs -
*both cv axles
*both front axle seals
*coolant leak from intake manifold
*runs like crap
*exhaust needs completely redone
*driver side front hook got ripped out the frame and damaged it.
*pitman and idler arm
Then there's crap I'm gonna do for my own self:
*wanting a bed for it
*grille needs replaced
*fix driverside lazy eye headlight
*driver side front fender
*fix some hack wiring
*rough country leveling kit and N3 shocks
*replace vinyl floor with carpet/floor matting
*new fitted seat cover
*new stereo system
*sound deadening galore
*all led lighting
*full tune up
*HD water pump
*HD fan Clutch
Anyways so far I've got it home, cleaned up, and a bunch of stuff ordered!
After some time on our friends HPTuner program we determined that the running rich and crap like was due to a vacuum leak, not the fact the people before cut out the cats. Computer determined that they are closed off anyways.
It needed the intake manifold pulled anyways so full gasket set for the top end it is!
First thing got the engine bay cleaned, and started removing small things.
Got the throttle body off, gonna clean the hell out of this thing. Might replace the IACV, its pretty dirty from sucking on the crank tube.
Shots of the coolant leaks. Common spots, stupid quick connect for the heater hose and the back of the intake manifold.
So got the top end apart, found a couple pinched gasket spots on the upper piece of it and also found the bad spot in the #8 cylinder coolant seal.
Then while all this is apart we noticed something funny. The #8 cylinder intake valve valley was dry as could be while the rest had some gasoline residue still there till the air dried it but showed wash patterns. The #8 showed very minimal signs of pushing any fuel out. Now these motors are known for the fuel consumption. After some research we found that there's a new injector from Bosch thats better on fuel usage in the lower and offers better performance on the higher end. Switches from a 6 hole design to a 4 hole with not tuning etc, known as the "black knights". So for now I'm waiting on them, got the fuel pressure regulator replaced in the mean time.
Stay tuned for more big block action