My Z71 LIVES in Project Tahoe Transplant

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  1. 1badc4

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    With help of others I am going to post my project in this section as suggested. here is my work in progress, I was previously daily driving my 2001 Z71 Suburban until It has succumb to a bit more rust than I could repair, I am in Southern NJ. not the best place when it comes to rust. I bought the Z71 with 144k and drove for 4 years and now had 184K, I found this 2001 Tahoe LS with no rust but a bad motor to replace the Suburban, I have pulled the 2 motors and replaced the gaskets, timing chain and oil pump in the Suburban motor and dropped into the Tahoe. the swap turned out great. I am very happy with the Tahoe. will miss the Z71 leather but will deal with it. my plans are the same as the Suburban to just daily to work, will be upgrading the stereo and wheels after I recoup some Money parting out the Suburban which still has many great parts, it has the G80 diff with 3.73 gears, soon as I can get in my 85 post I can post some classified ads. hoping with the help of some Moderators we can pool all my progress threads into this one thread and any future post I will continue to add to this one thread. thanks for suggestions. IMG_20190618_180651668.jpg


    For history up to this point please visit the links below:

    https://www.tahoeyukonforum.com/threads/big-day-tomorrow.112834/

    https://www.tahoeyukonforum.com/threads/1-out-1-to-go.112900/

    https://www.tahoeyukonforum.com/threads/almost-there.113029/

    https://www.tahoeyukonforum.com/threads/last-piy-of-the-puzzle.113045/

    https://www.tahoeyukonforum.com/threads/should-clean-up-well.113057/

    https://www.tahoeyukonforum.com/threads/its-alive.113098/

    https://www.tahoeyukonforum.com/threads/motor-swap-done-now-interior.113111/

    https://www.tahoeyukonforum.com/threads/test-drive-today.113127/

    https://www.tahoeyukonforum.com/threads/a-little-clean-up.113128/

    https://www.tahoeyukonforum.com/threads/shakedown-run-a-success.113271/
     
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    I'm in :popcorn:
     
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    First complication, apparently the radiator in the Tahoe was bad, have a coolant leak appears to be coming from there. Tomorrow swapping in one from Burb IMG_20190720_182157.jpg
     
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    Mine cracked in the same area, right under the neck. Was so small it was hard to notice right away.
     
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    Always nice when you can identify the problem IMG_20190722_113943.jpg
     
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    Yup! Mine EXACTLY! It was hard to see right away.
     
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    Well that's done. If that's my only gremlin, I'll be happy. IMG_20190722_130452.jpg IMG_20190722_130503.jpg IMG_20190722_122609.jpg
     
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    Well I guess I did one thing right IMG_20190723_110137.jpg
     
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    Well now that that mess of swapping the motors out, looks like I am gonna have to swap out the transfer case due to what I am finding out to be the notorious pin hole in case issue. no big deal, I can just swap the one from the suburban, doesn't seem to be that big of a job. most importantly I was able to get my fun car back in the garage where it belongs. the first time it has sat outside other when driving. IMG_20190723_111500.jpg IMG_20190723_130227.jpg IMG_20190723_145339.jpg IMG_20190723_145520.jpg IMG_20190723_145541.jpg
     
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    Nice to see a build thread, too bad it took so long for us to let you know how to do it. Your project will live on forever all over the forum though. I didn’t realize how many threads you started on one truck!
     
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