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  • TeXJ
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    Trying to get parts to ship is a pain in the bum. Ordered parts last Wednesday. Got a tracking number the next day, it said that it was waiting to be delivered to USPS...Sent an email today, as their phone wouldn't take calls. Then about an hour later, got a notification that the package arrived at the USPS shipping facility...

    Also, trying to get an FFL that is open and is still doing transfers is a pain as well.

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  • E30 Wagen
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    The quarantine order here in west Michigan seems to have done nothing to stop people from going out. Wanted to go for a drive but traffic levels are basically the same. Frankly I think the order ought to be lifted and businesses allowed to open again. I desperately need a hair cut.

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  • 2mAn
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    Originally posted by majdomo View Post
    2 things - I’ve been gone a minute, did sonny finally fuck off?

    also, who is driving during the week? Big Tujunga, Angeles Forest, Angeles Crest. I have an hour loop that i take on lunch breaks now that I’m working from home :):)
    Sonny finally gave up

    As far as drives during the week, thats more of a SoCal chit chat question, but being that Im a SoCal chitchat-er Ive considered doing stuff like that but being where I am, it would be about a 3 hour rendezvous, but that being said I regularly take the Datsun on a Saturday Morning drive, mostly in the Malibu area though. I need to hit more of those Angeles / Tujunga roads, but just havent.. yet

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  • Melon
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    Originally posted by varg View Post
    A Ram 2500 is a mobile shipping crate for a Cummins engine.
    I sent that to a buddy of mine who works for Cummins.

    He replied,
    "That is incredibly accurate."

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  • Melon
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    Originally posted by roguetoaster View Post
    Both of those Isuzu powerplants are actually awful to work on if you have anything that needs to be done with the DS cylinder head or the turbo. Truly, do not go in expecting easy to work on, which I think you may be inferring based on their simple architecture.

    Frankly, V8 diesels in full size trucks are just generally user unfriendly and fairly expensive to own, so unless you have a real use case I'd encourage you to skip them.
    Yeah, they're a bear. A coyote F-150 would pull everything I would need.
    Also, I didn't get a diesel in my Canyon because I'm absent minded and would fill it up with gas.
    I know me, I'm kinda retarded.

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  • roguetoaster
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    Both of those Isuzu powerplants are actually awful to work on if you have anything that needs to be done with the DS cylinder head or the turbo. Truly, do not go in expecting easy to work on, which I think you may be inferring based on their simple architecture.

    Frankly, V8 diesels in full size trucks are just generally user unfriendly and fairly expensive to own, so unless you have a real use case I'd encourage you to skip them.

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  • varg
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    Originally posted by mrsleeve View Post
    Well 2 things an LBZ is what powered the last of the GMT800's and was the zenith of the Non emissions GM durmax's (other than EGR and Cat) and was in the 06 and the 07 "classic" hence why those trucks are the most desired. The trans issue is a also and easy fix, Suncost category 2 allison 1000 should handle what you are thinking.

    Yes I know a 2500 - 3/4 ton I missed that in your post, when I was responding I was just thinking you said burb.... My mistake

    dont get me wrong a 6Bt is a great proven power plant, and has its advantages, just not what I would chose to try and swap into a semi modern SUV is all.
    Yeah, it's an ancient industrial diesel and it's noisy and not as efficient as electronic controlled diesels or common rail so it might not make sense to everyone, but it is to diesels what a slant a redblock is to gas engines. Simple, long lasting, easy to work on and and can make surprising amounts of power reliably. After owning the S10 for a while I realized a large SUV would suit me better than a small truck since it's RC airplanes and stuff that I regularly carry, engines and building materials far less often. The S10 will be a fine boring daily until I have my career on track, then I'll replace it with a clean Suburban with a freshened up 6BT in it. Upgrades for big power can come later. Putting up with a '90s GM interior might not make sense to everyone either but they really aren't bad to live with, E30s have the same interior quality issues (dashes crack, clusters have issues) and we all still love our E30 interiors, though to be honest E30 interiors are very good looking. Your only other option for a big diesel SUV than a swapped Suburban is a 7.3 Excursion and though that's a good powertrain I'd rather deal with '90s GM than '90s-00s Ford. My experience with GMs of the era (my '03 S10, my '95 K1500) is far better than my experience with Fords (my '01 Explorer and I've worked on a few). Or you can spend six figures on a swapped H1.

    I've seen stuff about the Duramax swaps like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yP9CK0jr2o and I really don't want to be bothered with all of that BCM learning PCM computer reflashing crap. I'd just pay someone to do it. I'll build a megasquirt or do a wiring harness adapter but miss me with that spending a bunch of money on dealership tools and dealing with CAN bus BS. In the end I'd rather spend a bunch of money building exactly what I want then keep it forever than spend a bunch of money on something newer that is good and reliable but completely soulless and boring like the V8 4Runners (another I've considered in the past).

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  • majdomo
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    2 things - I’ve been gone a minute, did sonny finally fuck off?

    also, who is driving during the week? Big Tujunga, Angeles Forest, Angeles Crest. I have an hour loop that i take on lunch breaks now that I’m working from home :):)

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  • mrsleeve
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    Well 2 things an LBZ is what powered the last of the GMT800's and was the zenith of the Non emissions GM durmax's (other than EGR and Cat) and was in the 06 and the 07 "classic" hence why those trucks are the most desired. The trans issue is a also and easy fix, Suncost category 2 allison 1000 should handle what you are thinking.

    Yes I know a 2500 - 3/4 ton I missed that in your post, when I was responding I was just thinking you said burb.... My mistake

    dont get me wrong a 6Bt is a great proven power plant, and has its advantages, just not what I would chose to try and swap into a semi modern SUV is all.

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  • varg
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    Originally posted by mrsleeve View Post
    Much easier to integrate electronically. You will have to run a small body lift (or get very midevil with a bfh) to get the tunnel to clear the allison bell housing... I would also start with a 3/4 ton burb, they were available through the 14 model year iirc but a 2wd one might be tough to come by.
    I have no interest in anything newer than GMT800, that covers the electronics part pretty nicely, and 2500s are 3/4 tons. Electronically, putting a 6BT in a GMT400 Suburban will be child's play compared to some of the wiring messes I've sorted out, mounting accessories will be a lot more trouble. I have plenty of time to think about it, and choosing a transmission that will last behind something making 1000lb-ft at the crank is going to take some thinking.

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  • mrsleeve
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    Originally posted by varg View Post
    A Ram 2500 is a mobile shipping crate for a Cummins engine.
    And that shipping crate is a pile of garbage. New ones are falling apart after 30k miles ( we used to get them as lease rigs for work we have swapped to ford powerstrokes in the last 3 years) older ones eat front ends...


    For a 2wd burb swap.... LBZ duramax all the way. Much easier to integrate electronically. You will have to run a small body lift (or get very midevil with a bfh) to get the tunnel to clear the allison bell housing... I would also start with a 3/4 ton burb, they were available through the 14 model year iirc but a 2wd one might be tough to come by.

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  • 2mAn
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    Originally posted by varg View Post

    7 quarts for that diminutive thing? Wack.
    Yup, a 2L motor, but has the larger aluminum oil pan that was its form of cooling.

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  • varg
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    A Ram 2500 is a mobile shipping crate for a Cummins engine.

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  • Melon
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    Originally posted by varg View Post

    7 quarts for that diminutive thing? Wack.

    I have been cooking up plans of something that would make that oil change look diminutive for when I start my career after graduating. I've decided that a bulletproof diesel is the ideal daily driver and hauler for me while I restore the E30, and those who have interacted with me can probably guess that the diesel I'd be after is a 6BT. I want to put one in a 2WD 2500 Suburban, and that I'd like nothing more than for that Suburban to also be a sleeper.
    If I were to eject on my Canyon, I'd most likely get a Ram 2500 just for the Cummins engine.

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  • varg
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    Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
    I need 7 quarts total for the Datsun lol
    7 quarts for that diminutive thing? Wack.

    I have been cooking up plans of something that would make that oil change look diminutive for when I start my career after graduating. I've decided that a bulletproof diesel is the ideal daily driver and hauler for me while I restore the E30, and those who have interacted with me can probably guess that the diesel I'd be after is a 6BT. I want to put one in a 2WD 2500 Suburban, and that I'd like nothing more than for that Suburban to also be a sleeper.

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