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Old 07-22-2012, 10:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What I did on vacation

Hey everyone, I havent been on here in a while but I have doing a lot of work on the impala. Recently hit 100k miles, bought it at 52k. I figured it was time for a tune up. Some of you may have seen these on NAIOA. Here are the pics





































It took myself and my best friend 6 hours to remove and a total of 15 hours to take out, replace parts and put back in. It is running great. Here is my personal maintenance record since I bought the car

60,000 miles: Lower intake manifold gasket, orange to green coolant swap, valve cover gaskets, thermostat, K&N intake

72,000 miles: Accessory belt tensioner pulley replaced

80,000 miles: New brake rotors & pads

92,000 miles: Dynomax catback exhaust system

98,000 miles: Window tint, new heat blend door actuator, new cabin air filter, new speakers, remote start installed

98,500 miles: New accessory & supercharger belts, new accessory belt
tensioner, new coolant elbows, transmission fluid & filter change, new transmission pan gasket, new transmission solenoids, new transmission side door, new transmission side door gasket, new spark plugs & wires, new upper radiator hose, power log, manifold gasket, new upper downpipe gasket, magnetic drain bolt, new exhaust crossover pipe & bolts, PCV valve, new fuel filter

99,000 miles: New supercharger oil

100,400 miles: Goodyear Eagle GT Tires

100,600 miles: Replaced outer tie rod ends

101,000 miles: Dealer 4-wheel alignment

103,000 miles: Engine pulled, new water pump, new 180* thermostat, new valve cover gaskets, new oil pan gasket

103,800 miles: New sway bar end links

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Old 07-22-2012, 11:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice! Every time I see this black SS 7th gens makes me sale my 8th gen for one.

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Nice! Every time I see this black SS 7th gens makes me sale my 8th gen for one.

Thanks. Yeah I do love the styling on the 04-05 SS, just something about it. I only wish they were RWD and available in standard.

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HMMMmm....can I slip my 3.4 on that stand, and make off wid that 3.8...?

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HMMMmm....can I slip my 3.4 on that stand, and make off wid that 3.8...?
Haha. I had a hell of a time getting it on the stand. I got the bolts from Milzy Motorsports but I think the actual "arms" on the stand are too deep. Only 3/4 bolts were long enough to screw into the block, even then they didn't thread in very far so I partly supported it with the engine hoist for backup.

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Haha. I had a hell of a time getting it on the stand. I got the bolts from Milzy Motorsports but I think the actual "arms" on the stand are too deep. Only 3/4 bolts were long enough to screw into the block, even then they didn't thread in very far so I partly supported it with the engine hoist for backup.
Sounds like a PIA! Hows it going with the build?

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Sewer Pipe Intake, installed
Jeggs Dual Exhaust
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Shocks
More to come....

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LS options
Mods: K&N Drop-in filter
Future add-ons: Chevy centers, trim rings,
Window tint
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Sounds like a PIA! Hows it going with the build?
I just changed a few gaskets and the water pump, no big build yet. I plan on getting a used engine in the future and re building it with performance parts. But when comes HP also comes a need for a built transmission.

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Ie the motor still out of the car??

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Ie the motor still out of the car??
Nope I had it out for about 4 hours. 15 hours to remove, replace parts and put back in.

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Damn, should have shipped it out to be rebuilt by ZZp or something, or even the tranny to het built up.

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I just changed a few gaskets and the water pump, no big build yet. I plan on getting a used engine in the future and re building it with performance parts. But when comes HP also comes a need for a built transmission.

Ahhh, I SEEEE.... Well, thanks for the pics! Can't WAIT to see THIS build! I'd LOVE that engine for MY car.......

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LS options
Mods: K&N Drop-in filter
Future add-ons: Chevy centers, trim rings,
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Nice work, bud. Do mine next? haha

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Did you pull a rod or main cap and have a look at the crank just to see wasssup and how things are going etc.
Timing chain was good ?

A good project done in a weekend !

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Did not know that the 3.8 had a windage tray in it.
I wonder if it's in all 3.8's or just in the supercharged ones ?

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They all do. Its part of the oil pan gasket. When they switched to an aluminum oil pan on the series III motors in '05ish, the windage tray was built into the oil pan. Impalas never got the aluminum pan, though.

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Nice work, bud. Do mine next? haha
Sure! I had a blast. Does yours have the failing oil pan gasket too?

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Did you pull a rod or main cap and have a look at the crank just to see wasssup and how things are going etc.
Timing chain was good ?

A good project done in a weekend !

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Did not know that the 3.8 had a windage tray in it.
I wonder if it's in all 3.8's or just in the supercharged ones ?
I didnt go into it that far. I plan on replacing the cam when I pay the car off and checking all that stuff at the same time.

I never got any emails saying I had more responses, sorry for the late reply everyone!

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