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t.watts1340 02-28-2018 05:17 PM

2005 2500 puzzle
 
Posted a little info on this in my introduction post, but if ya missed it here it is. Iím putting together a 2005 gmc 2500 dmax. Got two of these trucks that were already taken apart when I picked them up so Iíve got no clue how they go back together. Just gonna try and figure it out, how hard could it be? Hahah

Luckily the service truck I get to drive home everyday is a 2005 Chevy 3500 dmax. Hopefully I can reference this some putting the gmc back together?

Donít know anything about these trucks really so bare with me, Iíll try and search the little things I run into.

Hereís where Iím at now after a week...
so the mechanic that was swapping the lly for an lbz got locked up in the process. So far Iíve pulled the lbz, trans, and transfer case all at once (pretty nerve racking without an extra hand).

So I guess the next step is putting the original lly back into the truck? Is there anything Iíll want to do/replace before I stick it back in?

Any general words of advice are appreciated as well!

Hereís pics of what Iíve got going on


Truck when I first pushed it in the shop
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Pulling out
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Pretty sketchy, but it all went smooth
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Taking up too much room in the shop....
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Iíve got more pics of the engine/trans. Not sure if anyone wants to look at all this stuff though 🤷🏻*♂️

Thanks guys!


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Kriesel 03-05-2018 04:42 PM

I pulled my LBZ drivetrain in once piece as well. The cherry picker is capable of the weight. But it sure is scary! I bought new chains and everything just to make sure.

Why are you putting the lly back in? why not figure out the lbz?

With them out, in my case, I had to replace the oil pan gaskets. So, I would look for leaks, and do things like that with the engine out...

t.watts1340 03-05-2018 06:11 PM

The lbz is actually going in a 89 v3500! Gotta get this truck put back together so I can have something to drive once that project gets rolling!

Definitely gonna have to replace those along with the pan, got a little dented up during the whole shipping procedure. Gonna go ahead and replace the fuel filter, the seal at the end of the transfer case, gotta replace the transmission fluid dipstick tube too. It looks like a press in fit?

Any recommendations on a good quality fuel filter?


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zakkb787 03-05-2018 06:25 PM

Get a lift pump and do your filters in the frame and delete the factory housing.

t.watts1340 03-05-2018 06:36 PM

Iíll have to look into that, changing the filter while itís jammed in there looks like a pain.


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zakkb787 03-05-2018 07:05 PM

Factory heads are known to leak and cause issues. Bypass the FICM and delete the factory filter head. Lift pump like an air dog or fass will give you your priming and filtering.

t.watts1340 03-06-2018 07:14 AM

Did some searching around, is it okay to bypass the FICM on an lly?




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TheBac 03-06-2018 07:23 AM

I think what he means is to not run the fuel thru the FICM. I personally would not do that on a DD truck.

I would use another style filter setup on the swap truck, but not on your DD.
I would use the factory filter head along with a Kennedy lift pump on the DD.
If your filter head is leaking, you can buy a new one for a decent price. That would be the easiest way to go about it.

Kriesel 03-06-2018 01:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by t.watts1340 (Post 1095253)
The lbz is actually going in a 89 v3500! Gotta get this truck put back together so I can have something to drive once that project gets rolling!

Well that's a good reason... haha
Quote:

Originally Posted by t.watts1340 (Post 1095253)
Definitely gonna have to replace those along with the pan, got a little dented up during the whole shipping procedure. Gonna go ahead and replace the fuel filter, the seal at the end of the transfer case, gotta replace the transmission fluid dipstick tube too. It looks like a press in fit?

I had to replace my dipstick also, bought it from the dealer... It is just pushed in there. I broke the original one when trying to remove it, and so had to get a new one. My oil pans were leaking so I re-did the gaskets with rtv. With my engine out, I also tapped the exhaust temp sensor, removed my egr, and changed the downpipe to a better model.
Quote:

Originally Posted by t.watts1340 (Post 1095253)
Any recommendations on a good quality fuel filter?

I just use the stock filter head on my LBZ, and bout a Wix filter for it.

t.watts1340 04-06-2018 12:41 PM

Made a little bit of progress on the truck so far, not much but enough to keep me motivated haha.

Should of took more before pics, but Iíve got the interior of the truck put back together. Luckily he hadnít started tearing into the wiring too much from the swap he was trying.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...1476d7d251.jpg


Put on some new motor mounts and found some frame brackets for the mounts from a local pull apart. Going off of this website for torque specs, hopefully theyíre credible

http://longhornfabshop.com/templates...ue%20Specs.pdf

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Got a transmission mount on the way. Trying to get this thing ready to put back into the frame.

Iím going to replace the output shaft seal before I put it back in.

My biggest question to any of you guys out there, is there anything I want to make sure I do before I put it in? Wiring, brackets, etc? Iím new at this so anything helps haha

Thanks




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t.watts1340 04-06-2018 08:51 PM

Jumped the gun, put in the new seal.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...f8d6625e0d.jpg


Couple beers with the boys and it went in smooth, motor trans and transfer case

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...cd8472addd.jpg



I guess bolt up all the brackets next? Then maybe figure out all the plumbing shit in


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frankenstien 04-06-2018 10:40 PM

Looks like its coming along, any progress is better than no progress.

Merchant auto has an app that has a bunch of torque specs, not sure that it has all of them, but it can be handy, has a ton of other info as well

t.watts1340 04-07-2018 12:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frankenstien (Post 1098383)
Looks like its coming along, any progress is better than no progress.

Merchant auto has an app that has a bunch of torque specs, not sure that it has all of them, but it can be handy, has a ton of other info as well



Awesome, thanks for the info. Iíll check that out!


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t.watts1340 04-08-2018 11:35 AM

Mounted the cross member and transmission mount. Bolted in the motor mounts and torqued to specs. Gonna have to find some hardware to mount up the front diff.

Put on the drivers side front clip, to start messing with the electrical. This isnít gonna screw me down the road is it?


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This tube broke off, I think itís part of the egr? The treads that a stud went into are toast to I guess Iíll either drill and tap it a size up or helicoil it.

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Kriesel 04-08-2018 08:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by t.watts1340 (Post 1098340)
My biggest question to any of you guys out there, is there anything I want to make sure I do before I put it in? Wiring, brackets, etc? Iím new at this so anything helps haha

My big thing was oil leaks. I re-did the gasket on the oil pans while the engine was out, as they were leaking quite a bit.

Cover the leaks while the engine is out would my my suggestion.


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