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  1. 2wd
    Anyone know a good shop in the Seattle/ NW area that will lift my rwd s10? I get most won’t do it for liability issues but I just like the way lifted trucks look and feel. Any tips on doing it myself? Thanks. 1998 Chevrolet S10 Pickup 4.3L V6 Vortec LS 3 Door Extended Cab
  2. Exhaust
    I’ve been looking at P# 11219 and P# 11226 let me know if anyone has experience with these or any recommendations.
  3. 262ci Forum (4.3)
    I'm at a loss here...97 gmc jimmy 4.3l 4x4. Died while driving. Truck will crank but not start, however it will start on starting fluid (dies once the starting fluid is consumed). New fuel pump (tested 62psi, and holds it), new fuel filter, new spider/injectors. Everything points to a fuel...
  4. Drivetrain How-To
    I have a very mild rod-knock, so I'm going to replace the rod bearings and oil pump in-situ and see how it goes. I'm not sure if this procedure will work on a non-ZR2 as there may be less clearance between the oil pan and the dropped-down front axle. It's pretty tight, but there is JUST enough...
  5. Exhaust
    I currently have a 2002 4.3L V6 LS Ext. Cab that was modded with dual exhaust. I want to move it back to the the original single exhaust as the second pipe is starting to rust through; however, I am not sure of the best place to find the original parts.
  6. 262ci Forum (4.3)
    Anyone have experience with a "plug and play" ECM replacement? If so, do you have any vendor recommendations? Or perhaps any alternative routes to ECM programming? The vehicle: '94, 4.3L, V6, 206k miles The challenge: Crank, but no start. Prior to that - random stalling, intermittent...
  7. ZR2 - BlaZeR2 - Highrider
    Having issues figuring out why my fuel pump wont stop running. (Just replaced). I suspected the relay got a new one still going. Ecm fuse is good. There is a BRAIDED GROUND STRAP near the fuel tank that broke and I cant find where is supposed to connect at. Any help or suggestions that dont...
  8. 262ci Forum (4.3)
    Hey guys so i just put in a new distributor and went through the whole process top dead center everything and it turns over and backfires firing order everything is correct. any ideas
  9. V8 Discussion
    What's up my s10 people, I have a 1992 s10 Tahoe fleetside pickup it currently have a fuel injected 4.3L with a 5 speed 4wd transmission ( I'm not sure of the model transmission). I would like swap a (3970010 stamp) 350 engine into it. My question is can I keep my transmission? I would like to...
  10. 262ci Forum (4.3)
    1995 Chevy S10 4.3L Vortec with A/C. Engine replaced 6000 miles ago with 80k to 120k engine from junkyard. Friday morning at 6:30 engine at temp, 26° F outside. Revved to around 4500 for a couple seconds and released throttle, engine stalled, alright start it again. Horrible squeak when idling...
  11. 262ci Forum (4.3)
    Hello, I’ve exhausted my options and it’s narrowed down to building the 4.3 in my truck. I have a 96 and it looks kinda scary to cam a 4.3 because of the balance shaft and summit saying the cams I looked at are for 85-86 engines, What cams work for my truck?(96 btw) I don’t really want a super...
  12. 4wd IFS
    I would like to avoid getting a kit for lifting my 95 4WD 4DR. I was thinking of getting 14 inch rims to make a set of 30s look bigger, friend of mine had custom tires made 10 inches wide to fit an 8 inch rim for extra protection and I really like the less square look. I am totally new to tires...
  13. 262ci Forum (4.3)
    Howdy, since I just realized a few seconds ago that gm has the ecotec 4.3 with 283HP and I'm looking for a v6 swap into my truck what are the differences between the 4.3 vortec (my whip is a 96 s10 btw) compared to the ecotec 4.3? It sounds like a very good swap instead of a v8 to me (hp is...
  14. Xtreme / ZQ8
    Today I go to pick up my new 2003 Chevy S10 Xtreme with the 4.3. 110,000 on it, some crappy aftermarket "steelies" on the back and no exhaust. It needs paint, badges, a 4th stock Xtreme wheel, a front air dam, and just some touching up. Hoping too have some ideas bounced around. Will post pics...
  15. S10 / Sonoma
    I've got a 2002 Sonoma 4.3 Vortec extended cab 2wd. It's got around 240,XXX miles. I plan on reconditioning this truck considering it was a gift. Truck runs great other than the starter which I'm replacing this weekend. I was wondering, with this many miles what parts should I check and replace...
  16. Articles - Engine, Other
    Weird idea but I want to be different with my ride, I want to swap in a different v6 but I don't really have any ideas what I can do, I was thinking maybe a 3.6 from a camaro (300HP v6 sounds perfect for an s10) Anybody have any suggestions? Don't want to build a 4.3 because it's a money pit of...
  17. 262ci Forum (4.3)
    So I'm planning on putting a 4.3l from a 91 blazer into my 86 s10 and I was wondering the best 5spd manual to go with it. Not too worried about having to cut holes or anything but if i dont have to id rather not. Thanks
  18. Blazer / Jimmy / Bravada
    I see heat building on the outside of the windshield. Very hot on the driver side. I recently replaced intake manifold gasket, distributor, Radiator and both hoses. There is some liquid that seems to be dripping from the rear of the engine but I can’t see where it is coming from. Or really...
  19. 262ci Forum (4.3)
    Looking to put some money into my 1994 s10 4.3L 262. I need to figure out brands and such that have good and reputable parts. Looking for a cam’s and any other power upgrades I can do. I have the T5 manual 5 speed. Thanks.
  20. Steering & General Suspension
    Hey guys, I have a '92 Sonoma 4x4 4.3L truck, and it bounces pretty bad anytime there is a change in the road. Example - driving down the highway at 70mph, if there is a dip in the road it'll bounce two or three times after going through the dip. I've replaced the shocks on all four...
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