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Old 08-20-2017, 12:30 PM   #51
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Re: 87 V20 D/D and Road trip Burb

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Who can brake this list down for me?
Good link to RPO Codes
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Old 08-20-2017, 08:10 PM   #52
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Good link to RPO Codes
Sweet....


Just spent a hr going going back and forth looking them up. I think I'll make a list of them to keep handy.
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Old 08-26-2017, 12:58 AM   #53
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Re: 87 V20 D/D and Road trip Burb

Well the ball joints got done. I tossed some new pads in, greased everything up ,and reassembled. The following morning I headed out to grass valley Ca for a friend's wedding.
It was a long drive. A 4hr drive turned into almost 7. It was the Saturday before the eclipse, so everyone was heading north, or east to see past the overcast. The temps outside were in the 90s and got up to 102 at some point. My truck was running hot between the outside temps and all the hils. I have done all I can with the stock cooling system, the 6.2 struggles with the temps in these conditions. In the past 2 yrs, the complete system has been gone through. New water pump, fan clutch, oem t stat, New 4row brass rad, engine has been flushed, additional cooling vents are in the hood and I added a 16" electric fan behind the grill. I am not running anything special for coolant. Green stuff with the Wixcool and Redline Diesel Watter wetter. Even with this, I often run in the 205 to 235 water temps and 220-260 oil temps on hot days and pulling hills. I got a cooling fan to add for the external oil cooler I still need to mount up.

I often wonder if I have cracked heads but it runs well and doesn't consume or push coolant out the overflow. I add a cup or two, to keep It topped of once every 8-10 months. I just drive it carefully and monitor temps all the time. I added a radiator water temp right by the inlet from the motor. The highest temp I have seen there is 170(235 on the stock gauge).. The stock temp sensor is in the side of the head, near the exhaust port. I wonder if a higher flow serpentine belt setup could be beneficial. Maybe the stock gauge lies. New temp sensor is going in next week. I got to head to Mountain Home Id at the end of the month.




May I add that a good functioning air conditioning system is great. It is tough to keep these burbs cool inside with no shade and 100+ outside temps. I better get that original r12 system checked out too.
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Old 08-26-2017, 01:09 AM   #54
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Re: 87 V20 D/D and Road trip Burb

I got to the wedding and had to make sure I was in the right spot. Something didn't feel right.



Luckily, the sign only pertained to the parking lot.
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Old 08-26-2017, 01:17 AM   #55
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I was surprised that I was the only square at the wedding. My bud that got hitched, is the founder of the Chevy Militia. There were plenty of Gm trucks sporting the CM stickers. Even a mini van....
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Old 08-26-2017, 01:48 AM   #56
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Re: 87 V20 D/D and Road trip Burb

I have been developing this sound in my front end and narrowed it down to the sway bar. I had a spare laying around, so I took it down to my work and pressed out the old ones and ended up putting in Energy Suspension poly frame&end bushings. Long story short. The stock ones wouldn't fit my bar. No more clunk there. Now I found another. The driver side t.r.e. is pretty shot.


Here is my boy, James. He always wants to see what I am up to and help out.


Why is my pic sideways? I tried to flip it. Can adim fix?
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Old 08-26-2017, 01:52 AM   #57
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Re: 87 V20 D/D and Road trip Burb

I almost always clean, and paint parts. I treated the knuckles and sway bar to three coats of Dupli color Engine paint in cast iron color. I like it. We will see how "chemical resistant" it is.
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Old 09-08-2017, 03:31 AM   #58
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Re: 87 V20 D/D and Road trip Burb

We I finally found some free time to swap out the tre's. Both of them at the wheels were shot. I had a whole spare setup off a similar yr truck that was still nice and tight. My Burb is a 3.73 ratio so it was equipt with the steering setup the has two shorter tre's with a center link. I had the 4.10 style as a spare, but had no problem swapping over.

Yes, yes. I had to paint it.
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Old 09-08-2017, 03:53 AM   #59
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So I don't remember what brand t-stat I put in the 6.2 but after reading up, it would apear that a balanced t-stat(Robert Shaw style) is best due to the constant fluid temp variants. I am hoping to solve a running hot sit. I have replaced everything in the cooling system and it still wants to run at 205. New water pump, fan clutch, 4row brass rad, flushed the motor and heater core, added a pusher 16" electric fan, cleaned the fins on the condensor, external oil cooler, and I run green coolant with wx-cool, diesel watter and distilled water to cut the ratio.
I am hoping the inconsistent temps have to do with the T-stat

So here is what I brought in to take a look at.
A Mr Gasket, Mopar Stat.
Stant 190
Acdelco Oem replacement.
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Old 09-08-2017, 10:01 AM   #60
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Re: 87 V20 D/D and Road trip Burb

Mine runs warmish too, on any long uphill pull in hot weather it'll get up around 210 and stay there until you can let out of it. It nags at me but I'm told it's normal for the 6.2. Hope you find the cure though.
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