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Old 10-19-2010, 05:44 AM
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so im leaking oil, on the ground, thus far no coolant oil intermixing. i have a rebuild kit, when i went to take the upper bolt off the front it rounded off. the bolts are corroded. i can get to all the others with vice grips or something, but the top one? any thoughts? am i going to have to pull teh entire bracket that hods the ac condensor, power sterring, etc?
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Mine just went out on me back in the spring, I had someone repair it for me though...

I noticed in your sig you have a gear reduction starter... I'm about to buck up and get one of these since I've gone through 4 or 5 autozone rebuilds since I've owned the truck. I'm just wondering how it performs and how you like it. I found them online for about $120 shipped.

Good luck with the oil cooler.
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so im leaking oil, on the ground, thus far no coolant oil intermixing. i have a rebuild kit, when i went to take the upper bolt off the front it rounded off. the bolts are corroded. i can get to all the others with vice grips or something, but the top one? any thoughts? am i going to have to pull teh entire bracket that hods the ac condensor, power sterring, etc?
i would,its very easy to pull all that stuff outta the way,your oil cooler will be easier to service also.
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:25 AM
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Mine just went out on me back in the spring, I had someone repair it for me though...

I noticed in your sig you have a gear reduction starter... I'm about to buck up and get one of these since I've gone through 4 or 5 autozone rebuilds since I've owned the truck. I'm just wondering how it performs and how you like it. I found them online for about $120 shipped.

Good luck with the oil cooler.
dbelectical has them for about $95. its hands down awesome. spins crazy fast. i would reccomend it to anyone. its a heavy sob, get a buddy to hold it while you thread the bolts.
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:26 AM
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i would,its very easy to pull all that stuff outta the way,your oil cooler will be easier to service also.
it just looked like a ton of stuff to move. ill take another look this week and see what all i would have to do.
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:39 AM
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Can you get at it with a Dremel tool or an air grinder and cut/grind the head off?
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