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Forum: General Chat
03-14-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,237
Posted By Hanr3

The simplest way to count flywheel teeth is via...

The simplest way to count flywheel teeth is via the access hole, or remove the starter. Use some fingernial polish, or white out and paint one of the teeth. Use a long handle pry bar and slowely roll...
Forum: Off Roading
03-13-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,825
Posted By Hanr3

Great vid!:icon_bike:

Great vid!:icon_bike:
Forum: Off Roading
03-13-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,102
Posted By Hanr3

Trucks fine. Sounds more like you need better...

Trucks fine. Sounds more like you need better tires.

Drive in a Snow covered field - YouTube
Forum: Off Roading
03-13-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,789
Posted By Hanr3

I prefer the BFG All-Terrains. First time I...

I prefer the BFG All-Terrains.

First time I wheeled my stock Blazer I used the stock tires. Pulled into the park, a guy on a quad asked if I would help pull a heep out. Sure why not. Pulled him...
Forum: General Chat
03-13-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,237
Posted By Hanr3

Flywheel. You sure you have the right flywheel?...

Flywheel. You sure you have the right flywheel? The 4.3 comes in a variety of GM vehicles, full size rigs have a different flywheel than the midsized rigs. If memory serves me right, they also have a...
Forum: General Chat
03-13-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By Hanr3

Cat. Bang on it with a hammer, if it rattles,...

Cat.
Bang on it with a hammer, if it rattles, replace it.
09-21-2012, 08:51 PM
09-18-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,036
Posted By Hanr3

Not sure about the lack of help or where its...

Not sure about the lack of help or where its coming from. That isn't the way this site used to operate. We didnt care how many times the same question was posted, we are here to help. Msot common...
Forum: General Chat
05-05-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 12,825
Views: 865,333
Posted By Hanr3

I bought a nused 04 Trailblazer with only 56,000...

I bought a nused 04 Trailblazer with only 56,000 miles on her.

First repair- new 20 amp mini fuse so the accessory outlets work.
Forum: The Lounge
05-01-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,658
Posted By Hanr3

Living the dream. lol Tough last couple of...

Living the dream. lol
Tough last couple of years here too. FInally found a job that may last or lead to one that will. Time will tell.
Moved on to a boat and fishing, just traded the S-Blazer in...
Forum: The Lounge
05-01-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,658
Posted By Hanr3

Hey Paddle, Long time no see. How you been?...

Hey Paddle,
Long time no see. How you been? Whatcha upto these days?
Forum: The Lounge
04-30-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,953
Posted By Hanr3

Working, working, working! Working at my 7-3:30...

Working, working, working!
Working at my 7-3:30 job, overtime about 8 hours a week.
Working- DJing, remodeling my brothers basement, putting up some fences at the kids houses, and work around my...
Forum: The Lounge
04-30-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By Hanr3

Never use any grease on either. Fuel will eat...

Never use any grease on either.
Fuel will eat through most things unless they are specifically designed for it. If the fuel eats through the grease, you will have a gas leak.

Never put grease...
Forum: The Lounge
04-30-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,658
Posted By Hanr3

BEst thing I found to clean my greasy hands is...

BEst thing I found to clean my greasy hands is Dawn dish soap. Dawn is specifically designed to cut through grease, and it leaves your hands without the dish pan hand feel.

I've tried all the...
04-30-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,054
Posted By Hanr3

Sounds to me likes its 02 related. I agree with...

Sounds to me likes its 02 related. I agree with Burned first post.

Check your 02 sensors, make sure they are all plugged in. I suspect your puter is operating in OPEN mode. In open mode the...
04-30-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 95,116
Posted By Hanr3

Alright, here's the scoop. Flashing CEL means...

Alright, here's the scoop.
Flashing CEL means your catylitic converter is experiencing extreme damage. The damage is being caused by unbured fuel leaving het engine and igniting in your cat.

No...
Forum: General Chat
04-29-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 20,293
Posted By Hanr3

Back in the day, they recommended you change your...

Back in the day, they recommended you change your oil filter every other oil change and the reommended oil change was every 3,000 miles, plus you burned leaded gas.

A lot has changed since then.
Forum: General Chat
04-24-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 516
Posted By Hanr3

Welcome to teh forum. 200k, it'll be hard to say...

Welcome to teh forum. 200k, it'll be hard to say what you need to watch out for at this point. Really need to know the maintenance history to give you a decent answer.

However, there aren't too...
Forum: General Chat
04-24-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,581
Posted By Hanr3

Now I live in the middle of corn fields in...

Now I live in the middle of corn fields in central Illinois.

Modified my last Blazer with a grill guard for all teh dang corn feed deer, road kills are common and a daily news report spring and...
Forum: General Chat
04-24-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 525
Posted By Hanr3

you'll be fine. Same size tires. One word...

you'll be fine. Same size tires.

One word of caution. How old is that spare? Tires are only good for about 5 years. The rubber deteriates over time, watch fro cracking on teh side wall. If you...
Forum: General Chat
04-21-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,989
Posted By Hanr3

Thanks for the reply folks. I traded the 00 in...

Thanks for the reply folks. I traded the 00 in for the TB. Once I get some pics Ill start a new thread and update my signature.:icon_boat:
Forum: General Chat
04-21-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 20,293
Posted By Hanr3

Changing it every 3000 miles is outdated. Read...

Changing it every 3000 miles is outdated. Read your owners manual. The whole reason the 3000 miles came into being is because the oil wasnt near as good as it is today.

Per your owners manual....
Forum: General Chat
04-20-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 20,293
Posted By Hanr3

I have personally used Fram for over 1/2 million...

I have personally used Fram for over 1/2 million miles on two trucks. IF you want to add in teh fleet of vehiles I maintain for my family, we are close to 1 million miles. No problems from any Fram...
Forum: General Chat
04-20-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,989
Posted By Hanr3

Lifting is not in the cards for this truck. I...

Lifting is not in the cards for this truck. I bought a bigger money pit, a boat. So this truck will be regulated to the usual home projects, boat towing duties, and hopefully soon a camper.

I...
Forum: General Chat
04-19-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,989
Posted By Hanr3

Trailblazer I6 4.2L

Alright, Im researching the 2004 Trailblazer with the 4.2 Inline 6 engine. 4x4 LS model. It has 56,000 original miles. Yep, only 56,000 miles.

Time to trade in my 2000 Blazer with 212,000 miles....
04-19-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,115
Posted By Hanr3

Get your IAC tested. Ignition control module....

Get your IAC tested. Ignition control module. Make sure they test it several times in a row so it gets hot. When the IAC fails, it fails whiel hot, once cool it operates like normal.

Also check...
Forum: General Chat
04-19-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 58,203
Posted By Hanr3

212,000 miles on the 2000 4.3V6 Blazer. 286,000...

212,000 miles on the 2000 4.3V6 Blazer.
286,000 miles on my old Astro Van, yep 4.3L V6.

Longevity is all about maintenance.
10-12-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,014
Posted By Hanr3

If you had a third it would be located on the...

If you had a third it would be located on the drivers side y-pipe just below the y-pipe to exhaust manifold connection, somewhere around the frame rail.
Forum: General Chat
10-10-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 20,293
Posted By Hanr3

I have been using Fram filters for over 3...

I have been using Fram filters for over 3 decades, and in that time frame I have never meet anyone who had problems, not even little problems from Fram filters.

So far all I have heard is talk,...
Forum: General Chat
10-09-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 20,293
Posted By Hanr3

So what if you find metal in teh filter, isn't...

So what if you find metal in teh filter, isn't the job of the filter to trap debris? That would imply to me the filter is doing its job! Would also imply to me that your oil isn't doin its job!
Forum: General Chat
10-06-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 20,293
Posted By Hanr3

The flap helps the radiator fan draw air through...

The flap helps the radiator fan draw air through the radiaotr, without it the air swirls up from under the truck and she runs a little hotter. I have run all of my Blazers without the flap for a...
Forum: General Chat
10-05-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 943
Posted By Hanr3

CAll your local salvage yard. More than likely...

CAll your local salvage yard. More than likely they got one.

and yes, its called a transfer case adapter.
Forum: General Chat
10-05-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 20,293
Posted By Hanr3

X2 Thought not as many vehicles. I tend to...

X2

Thought not as many vehicles. I tend to put over a quarter million miles on my vehicles. Never had a problem with Fram, never. I also trade my vehicles in due to body condition, and hte engine...
Forum: General Chat
10-05-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,790
Posted By Hanr3

Heck yea, at that price Im seriously interested....

Heck yea, at that price Im seriously interested. 3-4" suspension lift, 2" body lift and I'll be mounting up 33". Might have to do some fender trimming, which is no big deal. :icon_playing:
10-05-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,014
Posted By Hanr3

I cleaned up your posts. In the future please...

I cleaned up your posts. In the future please offer advice and seek clarification to the problem. Please remember that a fair share of members don't have a clear understanding about auto mechanics....
10-05-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,014
Posted By Hanr3

Need more information about the vehicle. Is this...

Need more information about the vehicle. Is this a TrailBlazer, or Blazer?

2, 4, or full time wheel drive?

A picture would help.

The part that has me stumped is teh part about not...
Forum: Off Roading
08-22-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 20,281
Posted By Hanr3

and that is the stock tire size on ZR2's....

and that is the stock tire size on ZR2's. :icon_bike:
of coarse they will fit on the stock truck. :icon_doh:
Forum: General Chat
06-11-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,696
Posted By Hanr3

Been pretty good, thanks for asking gentlemen....

Been pretty good, thanks for asking gentlemen. Wish I had more time to spend on the site. I do pop in a time or two a week. Can't stay long today, heading out to my youngest sons bachelor party...
Forum: General Chat
06-11-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,696
Posted By Hanr3

200K Dexcool Radiator Pics

Anytime you mention Dexcool you get your horror stories. My truck has just over 200,000 miles on it and my radiator developed a leak at the seal between the end cap and tank. I replaced the radiator...
Forum: General Chat
05-22-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,645
Posted By Hanr3

BFG AT. Best all around tire you can buy. ...

BFG AT. Best all around tire you can buy.
Winner of something like 20 consecutive Baja Races. Yes they are great off-road in everything except deep mud. Great in sand and snow. Plus they handle wet...
Forum: General Chat
05-22-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12,825
Views: 865,333
Posted By Hanr3

Replaced the brakes at all four corners today. ...

Replaced the brakes at all four corners today.
The rears turned out to be a project, 3 of the 4 pins were frozen in place. Had to replace 2 and drill one out. Plus I had to grind the new pads...
Forum: General Chat
05-22-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,781
Posted By Hanr3

Not that it matters, However I would like to add...

Not that it matters, However I would like to add a few things.
'85- the first year of the 4.3 and it was only offered in fullsize pickups, had a two piece rear main seal and corresponding oilpan....
Forum: Off Roading
05-18-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 20,281
Posted By Hanr3

You will have to beat the firewall back to fit...

You will have to beat the firewall back to fit anything bigger than 32" tires. I put on 33" and 3" body lift and had to beat where the firewall meets the floor board back about 1", plus I had to cut...
05-11-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,179
Posted By Hanr3

This wont casue the cat to plug, it actually...

This wont casue the cat to plug, it actually breaks up the honeycomb structure int eh cat casuing what is described as a plugged up cat. result is air wont flow properly.

On my '00 my CEL light...
05-10-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,179
Posted By Hanr3

nah 55/60 is about right for start up. it'll drop...

nah 55/60 is about right for start up. it'll drop about 9psi once running.

Fuel pressure regulator only controls the pressure getting to the injectors. Assuming the regulator is doing its job,...
05-08-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,310
Posted By Hanr3

To keep this simple, yes those type of products...

To keep this simple, yes those type of products do work to a point.
Let me elaborate a little.

Your transmission has seals, when the tranny gets hot those seals get hard and leak. Those type...
05-08-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,366
Posted By Hanr3

There shouldnt be a pan above the muffler or any...

There shouldnt be a pan above the muffler or any of the exhaust pipes.
The cross over pipe (goes from one side of the engine to the other) goes between the oil pan and transmission pan. I'm going to...
05-08-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 540
Posted By Hanr3

Check the DIY section for a thread on "4x4 no...

Check the DIY section for a thread on "4x4 no worky" or something along those lines.
05-08-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,310
Posted By Hanr3

I've used a JY trans in the past. Couple of tips....

I've used a JY trans in the past. Couple of tips.

Get a warrantee. No warenttee no deal.
Make sure the tranny was recently pulled and has fluid in it.
When you swap it in, buy a bottle to...
Forum: Off Roading
05-08-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 20,281
Posted By Hanr3

You dont fit "fine" if your RUBBING.

You dont fit "fine" if your RUBBING.
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