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    LED Brake Light Repair

    I had a carbide one laying in my toolbox and used that one with my Dremel. It is cone shaped. Just take your time and have a firm grip on the tool and light fixture.
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    LED Brake Light Repair

    I was worried about this failing again that’s why I covered the repair with a small piece of electrical tape and globbed Dynaflex sealant over it. Definitely waterproof and able to handle four seasons. Plus I can scrap it off if I run into issues again (like me repairing this repair). Seems like...
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    Service Manual

    Anyone have a better version? I found this one on eBay (I paid for it). Some of these digital eBay versions are better than others. This one doesn't have actual bookmarked links and kind of sucks. **edit** I found out that the bookmarks does work; I just had to click on it on the left side of...
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    LED Brake Light Repair

    I should note that I covered the exposed area with black electrical tape before globbing it with Dynaflex sealant (auto parts store had just closed and I didn’t want to dig out the RTV).
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    LED Brake Light Repair

    Just did this tonight. I pulled the drivers side unit and it appears to have already have had a repair that failed. Seems like you have to either jump it with a wire or use a much more rigid jumper than just soldering the cracks. I suppose globbing the hell out if it with solder would work. I...
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    UPR oil catch can drain mod project

    How much is that one? I didn’t really shop around much. The price delta is insane on these. From $15 to $500.
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    UPR oil catch can drain mod project

    The installation was very easy and comes with OEM style connectors. The can size isn’t large at all though. If you live in an area that doesn’t have many fridges cold days then this might due. But I cannot emphasize enough that if you’re in the cold great white north then get a quality kit with...
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    UPR oil catch can drain mod project

    Yeah the amount of condensation isn’t unique to my vehicle either; I have a ‘09 Tahoe that outputs cups of water on a regular basis during the winter months (separate thread here https://www.tahoeyukonforum.com/threads/catch-can.132368/). IIRC, UPR wants a small fortune to upgrade the cup size...
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    Rear differential fill plug?

    Heat and a stubby impact works great. Or just heat and a breaker bar if you’re not a Milwaukee fanboy…
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    UPR oil catch can drain mod project

    After installing UPR’s $135 catch can kit into my ‘15 XL 5.3, I started to get sick of draining this thing so frequently. In fact, every time I do it I discover that the little cup is nearly full. I live in central WI so it is cold here and I get a ton of condensation. Many threads in this forum...
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    Catch Can ****

    I’m gonna install one of these catch cans on my ‘10 F-150 4.6l to pull out the water in that too. Bought two of these for $5.75/ea on fleabay...
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    Catch Can ****

    I’m assuming it is a real good thing that these cans are extracting the moisture from the crankcase? I know airplane guys run dehumidifiers (basically fish tank pumps that push air thru desiccant) in order to preserve their motors from corroding during non-flying time.
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    Catch Can ****

    I really wonder if I could just drill & tap the bottom of the cup (probably install a quick disconnect nipple) and have that connect with a hose to a bigger simple container that can sit on the battery box. Like a gallon of milk or Amsoil 4qt jug. These catch cans are in vacuum, correct? If so...
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    Catch Can ****

    This is the first time I’ve checked the new catch can in my 2015 Yukon XL 5.3. It’s FULL after about 1000 miles! Lol. I’m going to mod this like the one in my ‘09 to have a dump valve on the bottom. Unscrewing this was a hot mess. It’s easier to just turn a valve and drain into a cup.
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    Catch Can ****

    Here it is separated after sitting since Sunday evening (I just took this photo). Odd layers of oil and two types of emulsion. Looks like chocolate syrup over a latté.
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    GM to offer parts on line

    Ford was running a free overnight shipping promotion last fall. I was blown away how they would spend $15-20 to ship each part (from a multi part order) to me from several dealerships in my state. Oddly the parts were only a few dollars each. Loss leader I suppose.
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    Catch Can ****

    I got home about an hour ago. 550 miles expressway since I drained it a couple days ago. I’m guessing 3oz here?
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    Catch Can ****

    It would be nice if these vendors sold something that has an automatic water-oil separator so the water can leach out leaving the oil behind. Maybe I’m asking too much here.
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    Catch Can ****

    This is a big can; that’s a 16oz coffee cup in the photo. I should have this dump into a 2L bottle. I recently installed a UPR kit in my 15’ Yukon and that comes with a tiny jar. Hopefully the ‘15 vintage 5.3 has the provisions to not allow such a ridiculous build up of moisture and oil.
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    Catch Can ****

    Nope; I believe the production date was about a month before they made the change. Looks like a fun project for the next owner. I’ve just never seen it this bad before. I checked the oil level and it’s at 3/4 off the hatched area. Must just be a shîtload of water. I bet the throttle body has a...
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    Catch Can ****

    Last oil change was about 2k miles ago. Truck gets a lot of remote-start time during the winter but we don’t really drive far with it as this ‘09 Tahoe has been replaced by a newer Yukon XL. I just drove 350 miles to visit family and this is what came out. This is the most I’ve ever seen since...
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    Updated Thermal Control Valve

    If you tow I’d still consider adding an additional cooling element. For my ‘09 Tahoe I added a Tru-Cool Max external element with a cold-weather bypass valve. Obviously you wouldn’t need said valve. This kept temps way down when pulling my 5500lb travel trailer. This kit was $105 shipped so shop...
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    Updated Thermal Control Valve

    I ended up canceling my order for the updated valve as I believe I have the old style connectors. I bought the 1/4 NPT plug and tap to just remove that plug completely after reading that doing the “pull flip” can lead to blocking if it’s not inserted correctly. My trans guy made an excellent...
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    Power steering issues - multiple messages seen on display

    Check those side detection sensor connectors for corrosion. They appear to be notorious for causing random issues. While you’re doing that make sure they are clean, the seals are clean, and I’d add some dielectric grease to that connector.

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