Recent content by SoCalMike

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    Torque Converter Questions

    Never heard anything from my R Mike installed 3 years ago. Guess I'm one of the lucky ones. Sent from my SM-G996U using Tapatalk
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    Best PreBuilt Transmission Brands

    I'm not if Inglewood has been recommended. That's who I would go with if I had to rebuild my Inglewood transmission again. Sent from my SM-G996U using Tapatalk
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    Transgo jr and line pressure spring kit

    I would highly suggest calling Mike L. and setting up an appointment with him to have the trans worked on at his shop. He is only about 2 hrs from San Diego. You won't regret it. Sent from my SM-G996U using Tapatalk
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    Info: Powerstop, EBC, or stock brakes?

    I was able to install the Powerstop Z36 brake kit last Friday. After driving around for the last couple days I like them. They are better than the stock brakes I had on for the last 218k miles. Takes less break pedal pressure to stop the truck than before. Just overall better. I haven't towed...
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    Info: Powerstop, EBC, or stock brakes?

    Will do. I'll get them on soon....... Hopefully. Lol
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    Info: Powerstop, EBC, or stock brakes?

    I just bought the Powerstop Z36 brake/rotor kit for all 4 corners. Hopefully I'll get the install them in the next couple weeks.
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    Need PN for 2006 steering shaft bearing (the GOOD one)

    The Dorman one was horrible. Worst than my old one I took out. The GM I got was good and tight.
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    Need PN for 2006 steering shaft bearing (the GOOD one)

    Don't get the Dorman one. It sucks and is looser than a 10 year old OEM one. I ended up ordering one from gm parts now with a discount. Works great and no noise. 88963617
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    Mike L Transmission

    It's been about a year since I got my cooler from Mike. This is one great trans cooler. In 100f+ temps I used to see 220-225 trans temps. Now I average around 200f. In summer the area I live in averages 100f +-10f. This is one of the best investments I have made for my truck.
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    Brake Flush

    Like Russ, I run speed bleeders and they work great. Been running them for the last 8 years.
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    Mike L Transmission

    Mike's coolers are great. It definitely was a good investment. I had one installed last year and transmission temps average under 200f now. A good 20f/30f lower than before depending on outside temps and how much the transmission is working/shifting. I rarely see over 200f - 220f now. I'm also...
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    Holy harmonic balancer Batman!

    As long as you followed the torquing sequence of 74ft. Lbs and then 105 degrees you will be fine. Next time get a new bolt. Your not supposed to reuse bolts that are torque to yield.
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    Holy harmonic balancer Batman!

    Here this is exactly how it was explained to me. This is a better explanation than my other post. "each point on the bolt is 30* (360* divided by 12 is 30*), the valley of the point is half way between each point (15*). so you mark a bolt point to the washer and balancer, then count 3 points...
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    Holy harmonic balancer Batman!

    It is recommended to use a new bolt when reinstalling the HB. But I have to say on my first wp job I reused the bolt. By the time I got to my 3rd water pump I replaced it. Tightening sequence is tighten to 74 ft. Lbs. 2nd step is 105 degrees. James taught me how to mark and count the points...
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    Holy harmonic balancer Batman!

    Fyi you might have to put the hood in the service position to make it easier and fit a bigger cheater bar.