Tag: engine

How to Determine Top Dead Center

How to Determine Top Dead Center (With the Engine in the Car) by Lars Grimsrud SVE Automotive Restoration Musclecar, Collector & Exotic Auto Repair & Restoration Broomfield, CO Rev. New 4-26-01 For some reason, Chevrolet engines have a bad tendency for the harmonic balancer to “slip.” The failure mode is very subtle and difficult to […] More »

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Idle Air Control (IAC) Valve for LT1 and LT4

This is from the 1994 GM Factory Serive Manual, Book 2: IDLE AIR CONTROL (IAC) VALVE Remove or Disconnect 1. Electrical connector from IAC valve. 2. IAC valve assembly attaching screws. 3. IAC valve assembly. NOTICE: On IAC valves that have been in service: Do not push or pull on the IAC valve pintle. The […] More »

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IPC Codes

The IPC display, the 20-character, vacuum florescent screen above the steering column that says “Corvette by Chevrolet” every time you turn on the key is a powerful device. DIY Service Techs are going to be most interested in the LPG�s ability to show diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) for all the modules that transmit them.. The […] More »

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LT1 to LT4 Instrument Cluster R&R

I thought I\’d share a \”How-To\” regarding an LT1 to LT4 instrument cluster R&R Here\’s what we\’re doing… From this To this Tools you\’ll need: – Torque wrench (in/lb) – Torx bit set – Phillips head screw driver – 7, 10, 15mm sockets w/ratchet – 6\” ratchet extension Before doing the job, it would be […] More »

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1994 Firebird Part for 1991-1996 Corvette Front Hub Bearing

Thanks to TomH91 for the tip (and promise that it would work). I replaced my front hub bearings with 1994 Firebird parts. Why? Cuz the SKF bearings are in stock at Pep Boys for $109 and the vette parts have disappeared at prices below $200. What\’s the difference? Hardly anything. The Firebird flange that bolts […] More »

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