My new LBZ “build

zakkb787

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Well. On top of the ball joints, tie rods, and possible up pipe/y bridge leak, I now need a water pump apparently. It’s dripping down the front driver side of the block. That’s the only thing I can think
 

clrussell

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Well. On top of the ball joints, tie rods, and possible up pipe/y bridge leak, I now need a water pump apparently. It’s dripping down the front driver side of the block. That’s the only thing I can think
Sounds like you need to come see me and we could be done in time for lunch
 

TheBac

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13 years old....normal wear and tear. 3/4" breaker bar and torque wrench will be your friends.
 

zakkb787

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Well. Have had a pretty bad coolant leak for a while now. No hard hose, just enough coolant visible dripping from the driver rear of the block. Thought it was the oil cooler for sure. Both axle seals are blown, and all my front end bushings are shot. Ordered an oil cooler gasket set, all new front end parts, updated manifold, and stuff for the axle. After taking the oil cooler off today (what a pain) I learned the LLY headgaskets have struck. It’s blowing coolant straight out the side of the mating surface. Of course it’s the driver side. I’d really like to do both gaskets and studs, but I guess I’ll have to settle for just the driver side for now.
 

zakkb787

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Well heads have been off for a week now. Waiting on the machine shop to get them back to me which who knows how long that’s gonna take. Everyone is over 2 weeks out. Got the oil cooler back together and installed yesterday and finished the front end up. New uppers, lowers, tie rods, sway bar bushings, and stock keys. Also took my brakes off to make the job easier and wow I’m glad I did. Both front inner sides of the rotors were worn funky and the driver inside pad was broken in two. New pads and rotors going on all around. BB300D4B-3B64-42CC-A91E-5F3D7001EDE1.jpegBB300D4B-3B64-42CC-A91E-5F3D7001EDE1.jpegA5CD3596-4602-4689-93D1-568248CD9CE5.jpeg37239124-06C1-4EA2-9112-7E0FA87B332C.jpegCE635AB1-D506-4D52-8AD1-342717768B34.jpeg
 

zakkb787

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I thought you had done the Ball joints and Tie rods on this truck like 2 years ago?
The tie rods was the truck that I started this thread with. It was a white ECSB lbz but it got sold. I did do upper ball joints in this truck last year with mevotek TTX and they didn’t fail and still looked good but all my bushings were bad and I had a wicked squeak so I just got all new stuff for it.
 

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