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by Sanford
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Tech Lounge
Topic: ECM VIN change with HP Tuners
Replies: 0
Views: 10

ECM VIN change with HP Tuners

Thinking about swapping a low mileage 2013 V-6 engine/ECM/engine harness into a same year V-8 car. The V-8 swallowed an exhaust valve and I presently do not want to invest money into a V-8 rebuild since I already have more Caprices than I need. I have a V-6 car that I picked for a parts car that was...
by Sanford
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Stereo / Electronics / Electrical
Topic: Power Window issue
Replies: 27
Views: 9511

Re: Power Window issue

See my post in about the middle of this thread. I would look at the wiring in the front door rubber boot/bellow. Common on the PPV's to have wiring break in this location.

David C.
by Sanford
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drivers Knee Bag Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: Drivers Knee Bag Issue

I have a 2013 that they cut the speaker wires inside of the rubber boot on the passenger door wiring. I guess it was the easiest place for them to make a splice.

You will have to do some serious looking to locate the open in the knee air bag circuit.

David
by Sanford
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Stereo / Electronics / Electrical
Topic: Power Window issue
Replies: 27
Views: 9511

Re: Power Window issue

I have a couple of cars that have had the same problem with the wires breaking. GM needed to use a wire that has a more flexible wire and insulation material. Had one car have a rear driver side window that would not roll back up. It turned out that the purple wire was broken at the front door under...
by Sanford
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggestions on buying?
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Suggestions on buying?

I would look for one with the least amount of hours that you can afford. I have picked up two cars that were not used as patrol cars and they are more solid feeling than the ones that have seen everyday patrol usage. They both have around 100,000 miles on them. One has ~3500 and the other has ~4500 ...
by Sanford
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Drivetrain tech
Topic: Paddle Shifter Write-Up
Replies: 12
Views: 1503

Re: Paddle Shifter Write-Up

Thank for the info on the DOD disabling question.

David C.
by Sanford
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Drivetrain tech
Topic: Paddle Shifter Write-Up
Replies: 12
Views: 1503

Re: Paddle Shifter Write-Up

From what I have read on other posts about paddle or TUTD mods on 9C1 models, the gear selection is not shown on the DIC, like the 9C3’s do. Guess there is programming that would have to be done on the instrument cluster. Next question, after the mod, will the DOD be locked out, when shifting with p...
by Sanford
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Drivetrain tech
Topic: 6L80E T Stat
Replies: 11
Views: 317

Re: 6L80E T Stat

The parts list shows a bypass valve at the cooler, which I am guessing is acting like a thermostat. You don't want to overcool the fluid in cold weather.

David
by Sanford
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: V8 engine tech (L77)
Topic: L77 common ticking/rattle?
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: L77 common ticking/rattle?

The ticking is probably a cam/lifter problem. I personally would not drive one very far for fear of the lifter turning in the bore and possibly wrecking the block.
I believe someone picked one up with it making a ticking noise and it turned out to be a loose spark plug.

David
by Sanford
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: V8 engine tech (L77)
Topic: Removing L77 from the top, is it possible?
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Removing L77 from the top, is it possible?

The first Caprice I bought was locked up from water damage to the engine. I pulled engine, minus the heads, with the trans still bolted up, from the top. Since I did not know how long it would be before I would get a donor engine or piece the damaged engine back together, I left the ac system still ...