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  Topic: 1996 S10 intermittant charging problem
Land Yacht

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PostForum: Rodder's Roundtable   Posted: Wed, Mar 29 2017, 1:56 am   Subject: 1996 S10 intermittant charging problem
Thanks for the diagrams, it is the 4.3L. Battery + is clean inside the boot at the battery terminal, the buss bar is clean. Voltage drop from battery + to buss bar studs is 0.12V.
  Topic: 1996 S10 intermittant charging problem
Land Yacht

Replies: 9
Views: 593

PostForum: Rodder's Roundtable   Posted: Sat, Mar 25 2017, 10:34 pm   Subject: 1996 S10 intermittant charging problem
There's no underhood fuse box on the '96, all the other voltage drops were 0.02 or below. There are 4 relays that hang from the firewall, 3 more in the glovebox, and a small fuse box on the left side ...
  Topic: 1996 S10 intermittant charging problem
Land Yacht

Replies: 9
Views: 593

PostForum: Rodder's Roundtable   Posted: Sat, Mar 18 2017, 8:05 am   Subject: 1996 S10 intermittant charging problem
Dad's truck, chevy S10 4.3L. Reman alternator is 6yrs old, 65mo battery 2yrs old. He's been driving some pretty rough roads for the last month prior to having problems, but it doesn't act up then. It ...
  Topic: Local gasoline prices
Land Yacht

Replies: 1316
Views: 225515

PostForum: Rodder's Roundtable   Posted: Sat, Nov 14 2015, 11:44 pm   Subject: Local gasoline prices
$1.89 for 85 octane if you pay cash, northern Colorado.
  Topic: Brake pads, ceramic vs semi-metallic
Land Yacht

Replies: 3
Views: 759

PostForum: Rodder's Roundtable   Posted: Sat, Nov 14 2015, 11:20 pm   Subject: Brake pads, ceramic vs semi-metallic
Thanks guys, Will go with semi-metallic. Napa doesn't carry them anymore for my truck, O'Reilly still sells them. I hear they are phasing them out due to environmental issues, mainly zinc/copper that ...
  Topic: Brake pads, ceramic vs semi-metallic
Land Yacht

Replies: 3
Views: 759

PostForum: Rodder's Roundtable   Posted: Fri, Nov 13 2015, 10:36 pm   Subject: Brake pads, ceramic vs semi-metallic
Trying to decide which to go with, main concern is rotor wear. I see differing opinions on the internet, was wondering what your personal experiences have been? I put new rotors on my truck with ceram ...
  Topic: I want a new daily driver.
Land Yacht

Replies: 22
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PostForum: Rodder's Roundtable   Posted: Sat, May 23 2015, 9:28 pm   Subject: I want a new daily driver.
I have 197K on my 1999 S10 daily driver. Been mostly happy with it, main issues leaking external oil lines and leaking lower intake gaskets on the 4.3L. A friend bought a Ford Escape, as far as new su ...
  Topic: Emissions test, original smog equipment removed?
Land Yacht

Replies: 4
Views: 826

PostForum: Rodder's Roundtable   Posted: Sat, May 23 2015, 8:53 pm   Subject: Emissions test, original smog equipment removed?
Thanks, emissions testing is required here, so this probably won't pass.
  Topic: Emissions test, original smog equipment removed?
Land Yacht

Replies: 4
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PostForum: Rodder's Roundtable   Posted: Fri, May 22 2015, 3:41 pm   Subject: Emissions test, original smog equipment removed?
Looking at a 1974 Chevy Nova that has all the original smog equipment removed. It passes the sniffer test at the exhaust end according to owner. Was wondering about how strict they are about visually ...
  Topic: What are you doing today?
Land Yacht

Replies: 5000
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PostForum: Rodder's Roundtable   Posted: Thu, Dec 08 2011, 4:35 pm   Subject: What are you doing today?
Drinking Wink
  Topic: Daily Driver, GM Auto Transmission 4L60E help
Land Yacht

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Rodder's Roundtable   Posted: Fri, May 27 2011, 6:29 pm   Subject: Daily Driver, GM Auto Transmission 4L60E help
Damn. Thanks.
  Topic: What are you doing today?
Land Yacht

Replies: 5000
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PostForum: Rodder's Roundtable   Posted: Thu, May 26 2011, 4:05 pm   Subject: What are you doing today?
I'm getting drunk, and contemplating my fate on the tree of woe. Well that, and trying to decide what to do with my bastard transmission situation.
  Topic: Local gasoline prices
Land Yacht

Replies: 1316
Views: 225515

PostForum: Rodder's Roundtable   Posted: Thu, May 26 2011, 3:55 pm   Subject: Local gasoline prices
$3.70 give or take .10
  Topic: Daily Driver, GM Auto Transmission 4L60E help
Land Yacht

Replies: 2
Views: 1024

PostForum: Rodder's Roundtable   Posted: Thu, May 26 2011, 1:38 pm   Subject: Daily Driver, GM Auto Transmission 4L60E help
Long Time no post.

1999 Chevy S-10 4WD 4.3, 146K. Auto tranny 4L60E was starting to slip from a stop, then engage with a jerk as the rpm raised. I ease the gas on from a stop to minimize this. But ...
  Topic: Mechanical Failures
Land Yacht

Replies: 8
Views: 1808

PostForum: Rodder's Roundtable   Posted: Sat, Apr 03 2010, 2:52 pm   Subject: Mechanical Failures
I don't have any of my own. Feel free to add more.

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  Topic: Automotive swap meets and T-shirt idea
Land Yacht

Replies: 10
Views: 2188

PostForum: Rodder's Roundtable   Posted: Sun, Mar 21 2010, 3:03 pm   Subject: Automotive swap meets and T-shirt idea
This ain't Ebay. Cash in hand VS. Ebay in hand. You decide.
  Topic: water in oil pan
Land Yacht

Replies: 10
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PostForum: Rodder's Roundtable   Posted: Sun, Mar 21 2010, 10:29 am   Subject: water in oil pan
I assume you checked both the head and block for flatness using a trusted straightedge? Looking from the side see if you can see light under the straightedge indicating a lowspot, or try to slip a fee ...
  Topic: Double clutching, Heel Toe downshifts
Land Yacht

Replies: 6
Views: 1658

PostForum: Rodder's Roundtable   Posted: Sat, Mar 20 2010, 4:14 pm   Subject: Double clutching, Heel Toe downshifts
I keep toying with the idea of buying a beater 4cyl manual to force me to learn to drive one. That plus having a second car so I can work on the primary when it needs service. I hate having other peop ...
  Topic: Double clutching, Heel Toe downshifts
Land Yacht

Replies: 6
Views: 1658

PostForum: Rodder's Roundtable   Posted: Sat, Mar 06 2010, 2:41 pm   Subject: Double clutching, Heel Toe downshifts
I know less about manual transmissions than anybody. Never owned one. I have driven them on a few occations though.

Before synchronizers double clutching was needed to keep from grinding gears on d ...
  Topic: Chevy/GMC 4.3L V6 Intake gasket replacement
Land Yacht

Replies: 10
Views: 9636

PostForum: Rodder's Roundtable   Posted: Wed, Mar 03 2010, 4:02 am   Subject: Re: Chevy/GMC 4.3L V6 Intake gasket replacement
Here's a couple of sites that cover the job. The 4.3L in my S-10 started using coolant 4-5 years ago, and the lifters started to rattle. I knew the intake gaskets were a weak point in this motor, so I ...
 
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