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Old 07-16-2020, 08:41 AM   #1101
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Old 07-16-2020, 08:56 AM   #1102
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Old 07-16-2020, 10:07 AM   #1103
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it sounds great, well done.
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Old 07-16-2020, 10:08 AM   #1104
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go get a cold one while the owner calmly looks for his truck keys...
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Old 07-16-2020, 10:11 AM   #1105
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Congratulations! Nice work
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Old 07-16-2020, 10:55 AM   #1106
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it sounds great, well done.
thanks those are mufflers my good ol' buddy Mopar Seth gave me we practically pulled them out of the trash bin, ha ha
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Old 07-16-2020, 11:16 AM   #1107
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thank you I could not have done did it without your kind support and positive feedback, I could barely get out of bed yesterday I was so unmotivated but then I quickly made some fuel lines and one thing led to another...
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Old 07-16-2020, 11:48 AM   #1108
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Congratulations! Nice work
thanks, so... so far I see only two [ahem] four issues, (edit, ha ha)

1. forgot to tighten the transmission fluid lines at the radiator and one leaked a bit, not sure if it matters which line goes to which trans cooler port, you tell me if it does

2. the steering column has a bolt on the coupler that sticks out too much and likes to tug on the #7 spark plug wire when I turn the steering wheel

3. there is a nasty mystery power steering fluid leak which was there even when the engine was sitting on my garage floor, I have not idea where it is coming from

4. the engine will not go into CLOSED loop when running even when its up to 190 F (well beyond the Closed Loop threshold) I think I got the wrong junk yard O2 sensors

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Old 07-16-2020, 12:53 PM   #1109
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Not sure if it matters on the cooler lines or not. I always stuck with the hot line going to the top port, the cold line going to the external cooler and then back to the trans.

Steering is overrated!
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Old 07-16-2020, 01:11 PM   #1110
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Not sure if it matters on the cooler lines or not. I always stuck with the hot line going to the top port, the cold line going to the external cooler and then back to the trans.
yeah, mine are horizontal, lol

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Old 07-16-2020, 02:13 PM   #1111
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yeah, mine are horizontal, lol
Doh!!!
Id trade that thing in if I was you.


Seriously though it looks like it doesnt much matter.

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Old 07-16-2020, 05:14 PM   #1112
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Wow, That’s awesome! Exciting every time someone has a first start up.
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Old 07-16-2020, 05:28 PM   #1113
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Old 07-16-2020, 09:27 PM   #1114
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I just saw your YouTube video. I am so jealous!
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Old 07-17-2020, 12:36 AM   #1115
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Old 07-17-2020, 12:41 AM   #1116
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I just saw your YouTube video. I am so jealous!
thanks, I can't wait to make a video of the first drive around the block, I just learned that she won't go to Closed Loop so I just ordered some new O2 sensors as the ones I have I got at some junk yard off of a 2001 truck and I think there was a significant change by 2004

once I get her dialed in I need to pull the wiring harness off for the 17th time and finally wire loom it and put some high temp tape on the section under the intake manifold and the crank position sensor leg

and I hope the gods will smile upon me favorably and the hood hinge will clear the PCM in it's current location, keep your fingers and toes crossed
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Old 07-17-2020, 09:15 PM   #1117
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so some gentle progress, I hooked back up the 3 wire oil pressure pig tail that originally LT1Swap.com has us delete it, and using HP Tuners I do get oil pressure values on a 2004, I am so happy

now just to see how to get the Insight CTS2 gauge to display it maybe it's as simple as yet another firmware upgrade, keep your toes crossed

and yes I will also have a standard electronic oil pressure gauge in the dash as well as a coolant temperature gauge, this is more of a belt and suspenders approach and this multi digital display simply plugs in to the OBDII port so it is very portable and it's a nice way to see what values the PCM actually sees and compare those to what my auxilary gauges see
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Old 07-17-2020, 09:30 PM   #1118
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98-0? I think 04? oil pressure sender is direct to instrument cluster, it does not go through the PCM. I think if you have an oil temp sender then the oil pressure is also in the PCM, but for sure 0411 PCM the oil pressure is standalone.

3 wire is a good sign though! my 03 0411 is one wire
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Old 07-17-2020, 09:52 PM   #1119
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98-0? I think 04? oil pressure sender is direct to instrument cluster, it does not go through the PCM. I think if you have an oil temp sender then the oil pressure is also in the PCM, but for sure 0411 PCM the oil pressure is standalone.

3 wire is a good sign though! my 03 0411 is one wire
correct, my 2001 was a one wire oil pressure pig tail and it sure did not talk to the P01 (04111) PCM

this 2004 is a P59 and a bit of a different animal
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Old 07-18-2020, 10:43 AM   #1120
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so exactly one month from today will be one year since my first post in this thread, so that is my new deadline to have her running and driving, now we know she starts already and sounds really smooth, but we still got a few pesky things to take care of to make her mobile

also this may sound like plenty of time, but keep in mind it is camping season and I have two trips coming up, so there will be no wrenchin' on those weekends

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Old 07-18-2020, 10:48 AM   #1121
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Seeing what you've done so far, I have faith!
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Old 07-18-2020, 10:53 AM   #1122
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Thank you Robert, you are always so kind and positive, are you my Spirit Animal, lol?!
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so exactly one month from today will be one year since my first post in this thread, so that is my new deadline to have her running and driving, now we know she starts already and sounds really smooth, but we still got a few pesky things to take care of to make her mobile

also this may sound like plenty of time, but keep in mind it is camping season and I have two trips coming up, so there will be no wrenchin' on those weekends

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Old 07-18-2020, 12:18 PM   #1124
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Thanks, well... a few problems ha ha

is this what they mean by Economy Mode when you turn off a cylinder or two?
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Old 07-18-2020, 12:30 PM   #1125
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haha!

but in the good news department, that OEM flex joint isnt really made to take that much angle anyway, even if it didnt hit you would wear the rubber out of it pretty quickly. get a real deal u joint for that, you may need a longer steering shaft too. I know the struggle!

looking at your lengths you may be a candidate for a jeep cherokee (not grand cherokee, the early 80s-90s box) shaft, it has u joints at both ends and a slip shaft, it may be just right and has u joints at both ends. I know you have a camaro clip but the principle and most importantly the DD and splines are the same. those cherokees are all over my local craigslist from the 4x4 guys, parting them out.



EDIT: HAHA I just realized the video says grand cherokee. so I guess that too.
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