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post #23621 of 25469 Old 10-22-2018, 01:33 PM
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Cool Forgot I Did the Mirrors

Hey. This one isn't new but, tbh, I forgot to post it when I did it.
Replaced the factory "sail" mirrors I think they're called with the period correct tow mirrors. No fancy signals or heated function but they do telescope in and out, are power, and have the little panoramic insert in the bottom. My lovely little wife got them for me for our trip to Pensacola for the MCA National in April, 2017. I didn't install them until the summer of '17 but have towed with them since and they work great. I need to update my garage pics to reflect the changes. Please excuse my dirty truck; just have not had time to give him a proper washing in a month or so.
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Yesterday was finally able to change the oil and grease the zirks. Also cleaned the filter sock--very dirty but the filter itself was still very clean.

Went to tighten up my front diff bottom bolt, but the housing is too close to the bolt to get a socket around it. Have to find a long open end 9/16" to accomplish that now.

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Started it up today......after it sat @ home while my wife & I took several days to go to the coast to relax. Nice to hear the clatter. My wife's TransAm, as fun as it is to drive, is too quiet!


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I filled it up with the fuel light on...😫🤬
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Querstion for you guys...

On my L1999 I ran some 07 rims using 1/4" spacers. They barely cleared but they worked.

Would a set 2005 lariat rims work on a 2000 model 2 wheel drive without the spacers?

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Querstion for you guys...

On my L1999 I ran some 07 rims using 1/4" spacers. They barely cleared but they worked.

Would a set 2005 lariat rims work on a 2000 model 2 wheel drive without the spacers?

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I figured it out. They do work!

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I figured it out. They do work!

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Good info. They probably fit because there isn't leaf springs to rub on.

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EXACURY!

So I wanted to post some updates since I used rotella 5w-40 full synthetic for the first time on a 19 year old diesel.

Pros:
-zero leaks so far and no sign of any showing (im pretty ocd and was VERY worried about leaks)
-Dramatically increased performance. Truck runs smoother, warms up quicker, quieter down the road.
-I got it for a steal with a walmart gift card I forgot about and $28 back in rebates so I paid under $40 for 4 gallons and the oil filter.

cons:
-This is still up in the air but... I burned just about 2 quarts in 5000 miles. right about 3500-4000 miles I would have to add 1.5 to 2 quarts with delo 15w-40. With the rotella I appear to be burning more. Changed fuel filter 3 times since I bought it in 2016 and never black nor oil in bowl, no oil/coolant mix but I am ocd and make sure its not above but close to full after an oil change and I had to add almost a quart after about 700 miles. I will just keep an eye on it.

But if anyone was curious about swapping full synthetic into a 19 year old diesel it was very beneficial to me. even if I burn more. The cold weather operation is so much nicer, and engine starts, runs easier cold/warm.

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Don't add make up oil until the level reaches the bottom of the hash marks. Which is 2 quarts. You'll find you add less oil between changes if you wait until the level drops to the lower limit.

My hypothesis for this is that the higher the level in the sump, the closer the surface of the oil is to the windage of the crankshaft. The windage whips the oil into froth, foam and vapor. This vapor is pulled off by the crankcase ventilation system and consumed in the combustion process. Hence the lower the oil level, the less vapor is produced by windage, and consumption is therefore reduced.

I've seen this behavior time and time again with Detroit 2-Stroke diesels in the yachts. If I wait for the level to get to the ADD mark (which is 1 gallon), they hardly use oil at all. If I add 2 quarts to get it to FULL, I add 2 quarts every day. I've seen similar behavior in my 99. It doesn't take long to get 1/2 way down the hash mark, but almost forever to get to the bottom of the marks.
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Interesting and very plausible.


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