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    Re: STS now in for...sigh...headgaskets...

    I'll look into it Jim, thanks...

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    Re: STS now in for...sigh...headgaskets...

    FINALLY!

    Got my transmission rebuilt!

    GM certified guy that did it after hours at his shop...still got the 12,000 mile warranty.

    There are about $1000 in parts in this thing...too much crap to update...torque convertor, valve body, solenoids, etc,..found out where my gas mileage was going...2nd and 3rd clutches were burnt, band was starting to let go, torque convertor was going...it would have given up the ghost with the new motor in it for sure...

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    Re: STS now in for...sigh...headgaskets...

    Finally got the engine and trans mated...



    And, as per Sub's direction, I looked into cleaning out the "Y" pipe...that thing is a mess...



    cleans up rather well...it's not perfect...



    and it tears the crap out of carbide bits...


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    It does look slightly better

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    Re: STS now in for...sigh...headgaskets...

    The first Y-pipe picture - you need to WOT the engine to blow out the cobwebs .........

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    Re: STS now in for...sigh...headgaskets...

    Quote Originally Posted by Submariner409 View Post
    The first Y-pipe picture - you need to WOT the engine to blow out the cobwebs .........
    You're not just whistling Dixie there Jim...it's been 5 months since the car's headgaskets crapped the bed...I want to WOT the cobwebs out of something...SOON!, lol

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    Re: STS now in for...sigh...headgaskets...

    Went and sandblasted the valve covers...using self etching primer this time before I paint them...



    Painted and mounted...



    Cleaned the cradle and almost ready for mating with the car...mounted the rebuilt EBCM...just need new water pump pulley, electrical cleaner (for connections), and new soft lines for the brakes...sooo close...
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    Re: STS now in for...sigh...headgaskets...

    Lookin Good! better do something about the rust on that front pully though unless you want to go through a few belts shining it up.
    Dave

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    Re: STS now in for...sigh...headgaskets...

    Finally got the motor on the cradle and starting tying all the lose ends for entry into its final resting place, lol



    And for the guru's who like to keep all such knowledge, the 2000 DTS motor has a different top CKPS than the 2002 STS motor...have no idea why, but the bottom one clicks right in an while the top was an entirely different connector all together...since the two off of the STS were new anyway, I just swapped them out...

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    Re: STS now in for...sigh...headgaskets...

    2000+ should all have the same crank position sensor connectors except for the color. Some still have the safety clips in place, some don't. Any closeup shots of these connectors? Looking good -


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    Re: STS now in for...sigh...headgaskets...

    Somehow the picture makes me want to work on another Northstar. Nice work!
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    Re: STS now in for...sigh...headgaskets...

    Here are the connectors. Both are off of the 2000 motor.

    The blue circle is the same type of connectors on both CKPS's on my 2002 STS motor...the brown is the top one from the 2000 DTS...the blue inner connector is squared off (in red) and won't except the rounded connector like the grey one...


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    Re: STS now in for...sigh...headgaskets...

    2002 STS CKP part numbers. Different connectors, different mechanically.

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    Re: STS now in for...sigh...headgaskets...

    Quote Originally Posted by Submariner409 View Post
    2002 STS CKP part numbers. Different connectors, different mechanically.
    Even both of those show the connector area as rounded...

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    Re: STS now in for...sigh...headgaskets...

    Yeah - but look at the interior "key"............. Connector A will fit ONLY CKP A.

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