Tag: engine

Heated O2 Sensor for Long Tube Headers

Enthusiasts that have installed long tube headers may find that their engines are running in opened loop because the O2 sensor is not heated to 600 degrees. This is especially true if the O2 bung is relocated to the collector. In the case of the Hooker 2149 header, the bung is located on the #7 […] More »

  Comments | By - April 21, 2010

How To Bleed a Master Cylinder

Most instruction manuals indicate that you should place the Master Cylinder in a vise and then use a dowel rod to press on the plunger to bleed the air out of the Master Cylinder. I found an easier way is to bleed the air out of the system backwards. Supplies: Fittings for bleeding hose (usually […] More »

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How to Connect Headers to Cats

I have installed two sets of Melrose LT headers in C5\’s. These go in with minimum hassel and work great. To finish the job you need the following items: One 3\” \’U\’ bend. Four 3\” header flanges Any decent 110 MIG welder w/mixed gas (use nothing larger than .022 MIG wire). Skill saw w/ abrasive […] More »

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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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