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Vaquero

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About Vaquero

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  • Birthday 05/03/1986

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  • Owns
    SS
  • Silverado SS/VHO/TrailBlazerSS Color
    Victory Red
  • SS/VHO/TrailBlazerSS Year
    2003
  • Drivetrain Config
    AWD
  • Delivery Date
    11/28/09
  • Modifications
    none yet

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    Male
  • Location
    Kansas City, MO
  1. Vaquero

    Headers

    I have them on mine. It was a little tight, especially on the drivers side. I had to reroute my trans cooler lines, they were laying right against one of the primaries. all in all seemed like it wasn’t any worse than any others. i went with the full exhaust headers to tailpipes.
  2. Vaquero

    Any other 200,000+ miles SSS owners out there?

    Mine has 235,000 miles on it, bought it at the end of 2009 with 72,000 on it. I am currently shopping/compiling a list of parts that I need to rebuild the front steering and suspension. Somehow it still has the original transmission in it.
  3. Vaquero

    No start..please help

    Sounds like a dead battery to me as well.
  4. I haven't been around here a whole lot in a long time, but I had heard/seen some talk about decapping injectors. I haven't heard a whole lot of conclusive info, I'm just wondering, is this a legitimate option? I mean what are the pro's and con's? I've heard some people saying that they're horrible, just dumping fuel, that there would be problems with low rpm and idle tuning, but on the other hand I've heard guys say that they've had no trouble tuning them for low rpms, and or idle? I've also heard that there's no real difference in the "pattern" or lack of pattern that they produce, vs large injectors. Is anyone using them? does anyone have any real experience with them? tuners? I'd like to hear from guys who have actually seen 1st hand what the differences are.
  5. this is what I found as well, which is why my first thought was that there was something wrong with the harness, because that is the only thing both conditions have in common. I guess I'll dig a little more.
  6. OK, I have a 2005 Cadillac Escalade, which has a nearly identical drive train to my 2003 Silverado SS, which is why I'm hoping I can find some help here. I'm getting these codes and can't seem to figure out why. P2761 P1810 P0753 The Escalade seems extremely sluggish, and occasionally will go into limp mode where it will stay in 3rd gear. I've inspected the wiring harness and haven't found any pinched wires or cuts. I'm beginning to suspect the PCM, but I'm not sure exactly how to go about troubleshooting this. I also recently replaced the transmission, which is why my first thought was that I had snagged the wiring harness somewhere, but that doesn't appear to be the case. These are showing up pretty consistently and after I clear them out the P2761 and P0753 show up almost immediately. I'm also getting a few other codes that I believe are unrelated, but I'll list them anyway incase someone has some insight that may say otherwise, they are P0430(only showed up once) P0455(EVAP leak) shouldn't be related P0116(only showed up once) I have HPTuners and can do whatever I need to help figure out this problem, I just need some direction, Thanks.
  7. Vaquero

    post up your favorite pic

    Here's mine
  8. Vaquero

    4L65e vs 4L70e

    Ok thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I know that the 4L70e is an upgraded 4L65e, but I don't know what was upgraded, or if there were any changes made that would keep it from being a bolt in replacement. The reason I ask is because I just bought a 2005 Escalade, that has a bad transmission(acts like 2-4band is broken) I am trying to decide which to put back in, obviously the 70e is a little more pricey but if the longevity outweighs the extra cost I'd be willing to shell out a little more cash. The Escalade is completely stock, has the LQ9 same as our trucks, and will likely never have any performance mods, as it is mama's ride. Anyone who has information or insight, I appreciate the help. Thanks, Joel Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Vaquero

    Lq4 vs Lq9 visually

    Correct the pistons are the only difference. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Vaquero

    454LSX Build

    Hey I have been wondering, with the LSX block are you still able to use your stock accessory drive?(alternator, powersteering, A/C)?
  12. Vaquero

    Connecting rod orientation

    Thanks man. I researched for quite a while and got very mixed results. So all of the dimples on mine are facing the rear of the engine. Lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Vaquero

    Connecting rod orientation

    Thanks for the reply. I'm not planning on doing anything crazy with this one. I'm just building it back as close to stock LQ9 specs as I can. I just need to know what the orientation of the rods should be. Here are some pics of one of the rods. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Long story short I bought an LQ4 out of a 3/4 ton and am rebuilding it using LQ9 rods and pistons to replace the motor in my SS. My question is about the orientation of the connecting rods. I already know how the pistons are to be orientated. They have a front mark on them. But the connecting rods don't have a "rounded" side and a flat side. Both sides are machined flat. I have the GM service manual for the LQ4/LQ9 and it shows them having one rounded side. This is the only way that they show orientation. If anyone has any input or ideas I'd appreciate it. Also if it makes a difference they are GKN rods that are stock replacements for the LQ9. Thanks in advance for any help Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Nothing? I'm wondering if it's the front pump, I've just never heard of a front pump going bad and intermittently working... I haven't had a chance to get back over there and check pressure or verify a drop in fluid when running. Any help would be appreciated.
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