update on my 1996 K3500 Sub and misc ramblings...


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Posted by Ben (24.5.186.156) on 16:50:42 12/05/12

Time to do some serious maintenance and possibly updates to my GMT400, 1996 K3500 Suburban (7.4L, 4.1) at just over 160,000 miles

16.5 years old and still going strong, albeit not as strong as it was a decade ago...and still looks pretty much like it did in this picture taken after getting it back from the body shop, IIRC around 2002, after nailing a Land Rover that jumped a stop sign
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Engine oil PSI is down a bit. Here are pic's of the dash gauges when it was still close to new PSI's

At idle after SMOG testing and up to temp (have 180*F stat that is further modified with a 3/32" Dia hole in the flange). Now around 40PSI at idle
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At freeway speeds coming home after that SMOG test and PSI is now around 65PSI...morning startup no longer pegs it well past 80PSI
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Modified 180*F stat pic's, currently have the stainless version in there
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