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Forum: L-Series General 01-30-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 346
Posted By born again
Re: Oil Quality, Consumption - Ideas on Longer Drain Interval?

This business of "Oil Change Interval" (OCI) and "Dino/Synth" is always contentious. Like religion and politics. There are belief systems involved because the results are not immediately apparent. On...
Forum: L-Series Tech 01-26-2016, 10:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 283
Posted By born again
Re: P0340 Error question, among others....

WAG. Ground pack (bad) near the rear of the vehicle?

Regarding P0340 this may not go away until the car has been driven some. Can you get a transport permit in your area? At least 2 tanks of fuel...
Forum: L-Series Tech 01-25-2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 298
Posted By born again
Re: 2001 L-200 head rockers broken

FYI - My replacement engine cost CAN$400 with 130000km. It now has over 280000 and runs fine.

Is it possible that the head overheated and all the intake valves seized up? The head looks different...
Forum: L-Series Tech 01-24-2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 298
Posted By born again
Re: 2001 L-200 head rockers broken

If what fdryer said is right then it is time to start searching for a new (used) engine. This is a very curious situation. It appears that the intake valves have seized in the guides. I have never...
Forum: L-Series Tech 01-23-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 298
Posted By born again
Re: 2001 L-200 head rockers broken

This one is really strange. If you plan to pull off the head yourself you should sign up for Alldata DIY to get some fast manual information. Let us know what you find out. Are you sure your timing...
Forum: L-Series Tech 01-22-2016, 10:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 456
Posted By born again
Re: Traction Control Problem

I don't recommend using a JY bearing as you don't know if it is bad at the get-go. The ~$60 units at Rockauto are so cheap that you are taking a chance of early failure. A friend had one of these...
Forum: L-Series Tech 01-22-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By born again
Re: Weirdest thing I've ever seen

If you sort out the other problems and go back to the AC, be sure to check the continuity of the AC compressor clutch coil. There is a "thermal fuse" inside the coil that will fail after long...
Forum: L-Series Tech 01-22-2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By born again
Re: L200 2.2 Under Engine Ticking Noise

Indistinct noises can be very hard to track down. This may be one of those that has to get worse before you can isolate it. The flywheel bolt your mechanic tightened must be one of the bolts securing...
Forum: L-Series Tech 01-22-2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By born again
Re: L300 Engine Swap with 2.2L

This is one of those things that should be possible in theory, but in practice could run into a lot of complications. The same would be true for an MT<=>AT swap. There is a computer bus system (CAN)...
Forum: L-Series General 01-22-2016, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By born again
Re: Windshield Wipers Noisy

Towels? The arms should stay up OK on their own.
Forum: L-Series Tech 01-17-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By born again
Re: Wiper Trouble

From what you describe the most likely problem is that either the linkage has broken/separated or the little drive arm has come loose or fallen off the wiper motor shaft. If you are lucky or, as...
Forum: L-Series Tech 01-16-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By born again
Re: 2002 L200 just stopped going down highway

CPS? Wild guess. Won't throw any codes. But guessing is no substitute for a methodical diagnosis.
Forum: L-Series Tech 01-13-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By born again
Re: Timing chain problems

Let's get some more information on your car. How many miles/km now and when the chain was done. Did you do it yourself or have it done by a mechanic. Was the whole job done including tensioner,...
Forum: L-Series General 01-09-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By born again
Re: 2002 L200 worth keeping?

There is a listing on BBA-Reman's site of common failure parts. While not all makes have body control modules listed, there seems to be ABS and Instrument Clusters for almost all makes....
Forum: L-Series General 01-07-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By born again
Re: 2002 L200 worth keeping?

I agree with the thoughts and advice in the preceding posts. However, I think it is not accurate to say that "all vehicles will need major repairs during their lifespans" because of the fact that...
Forum: Vue General 01-06-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By born again
Re: 3.0 Liter V6 Timing Belt Tool Kit

Thanks for the correct link, although the text is the same that one works. Some may prefer to use the full tool set because it has the crank positioner.
Forum: Vue General 01-05-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By born again
3.0 Liter V6 Timing Belt Tool Kit

This is a re-post from the L-Series General forum.

I noticed when trolling through Princess Auto recently that they have the tool kit for changing the timing belt on the 3.0 V6 engine used in the...
Forum: L-Series General 01-05-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By born again
3.0 Liter V6 Timing Belt Tool Kit

I noticed when trolling through Princess Auto recently that they have the tool kit for changing the timing belt on the 3.0 V6 engine used in the L-Series and the Vue (also Cadillac Catera). At C$60...
Forum: L-Series Tech 01-05-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 398
Posted By born again
Re: 03 l300 engine dies and backfires.

I'm confused. Does the OP have a 2.2 liter 4 cylinder or a 3.0 liiter 6 cylinder engine. This does sound like a valve timing problem, and could be related to something that went wrong during or...
Forum: L-Series Tech 01-05-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 707
Posted By born again
Re: 2001 L200 Low Coolant Indicator

That's the one. But don't drain the system. Do remove the glove box and cut away the dash. Also I removed the plastic strap that retains the heater core for more clearance around the clamps. You...
Forum: L-Series Tech 01-04-2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 707
Posted By born again
Re: 2001 L200 Low Coolant Indicator

The OP has described the common leak at the connections between the aluminum pipes from the firewall to the heater core on the passenger side of the heater box. I had tried to find the thread with...
Forum: L-Series Tech 01-03-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 707
Posted By born again
Re: 2001 L200 Low Coolant Indicator

My experience with these cars is that there are two most likely sources of coolant leaks. 1. The O-Rings at the heater core pipe connections. 2. The O-Rings at the heater hose connections at the...
Forum: L-Series Tech 12-27-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,679
Posted By born again
Re: L200 2001 Brake Shoes Spring Diagram Picture Video

I have an early build 2000 and it looks identical to the pictures. There is only one spring at the top, not two as in the referenced line drawing. Note - The fork on the end of the adjuster screw has...
Forum: L-Series Tech 12-26-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 758
Posted By born again
Re: LW200 brake rattle with new rotors & pads

+1 on the screws not allowing the rim to seat properly FD. I have been running without these screws in my rear drums for many years. Yes, the holes need to be aligned when replacing a rim, but...
Forum: S-Series General 12-25-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By born again
Re: 99 L Porous Head? Need Advice, Please

Hello dbiando. I can offer some advice. The car is now 16 years old, which is getting a bit geriatric in automotive life terms. However, that doesn't mean it can't give you several more years of...
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