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50 thoughts on “Chevy truck engine – remove replace part iii”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dntlss says:

    Man those tranny lines look awesome,I'm doing that to my car soon,I'm pulling the engine out and putting a new bad boy in it and I'm gonna replace my lines while I'm there, my stabilizer arm broke a mount years ago and it started rubbing against one of the lines unbeknownst to me and rubbed a hole in it so i had to splice it with a hose but while the engine is out I'm putting new lines in.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars N8 Tha Gr8 says:

    Honestly, it's too easy to remove the intake at this point, with the injector harness and emissions vent tube threaded out. To me it's actually easier to thread out the vent tube when you remove the intake with the engine still installed. Plus I tend to break the plastic intake boobies too.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars drew3811 says:

    What are the Fly wheel torque specs? And what are the transmission bell housing torque specs, and how would an average Joe find out?

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eric G says:

    She's a good helper

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul DiGiorgio says:

    Last engine I pulled I removed the front grill and radiator pulled Trans with engine it was a lot easier to separate and install on the ground

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J K says:

    WTF – from my wife when she walked in while I was watching this: "Ohhh, nice butt. No wonder he has a young wife"

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars WannaKatana says:

    Would you ever take the front clip off to make it easier? Especially I'm not in a hurry. I want this to be as easy as possible rather than worry about time.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars robert w says:

    So much easier with a load leveler to tilt the motor…

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dependable Auto Truck says:

    if you ever go to the trouble to remove intake and use the holley square bore engine plate bolted to valley make the back of the engine easy to get to like oil sending unit ,see if wires are pinched and top bolts can be installed from the top much easier and don't have to jack up the cherry picker near as high which is safer

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    Lmfao at Sheba chasing her tail 🤣 @SouthMainAutoRepairLLC

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wizard Ace says:

    tape a can on it, can all ways tell when some one has never done something.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Bos says:

    Back in the 60's and 70's we used to pop engines in and out pretty quick. When I watch what you have to do on these late models, it makes me shudder. My hat is off to you sir.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 409novaman says:

    It amazes me that the pickup, a vehicle as big as a bus, appears much more difficult to put the engine in compared to my 73 Nova. Amazing…

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Charlie Lambert says:

    What the… It ain't a fwd impala! 🙂

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Charlie Lambert says:

    Try some vibratite gel in the pump I got sick a lotctite always clogging up

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars joe tiller says:

    Great job Eric glad to see Hannam there she was great help it would been lot harder without her, Hats off to you Hannah.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chad Todd says:

    I bought a gmc 2500 off a friend since he was going to scrap it due to a bad engine. Your videos are my best tool in the engine swap. Got everything disconnected and going to pull it tomorrow. Just commenting to say I appreciate you posting these!

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Mcintosh says:

    Take 10min and pull the intake

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars twwtb says:

    I'd definitely vote for removing the radiator. Once drained and with hoses removed shouldn't be too hard and gives you a lot more room for maneuvering. …and you could probably set a stool in there to set on while disconnecting and connecting wires and stuff. Or stand on the frame, etc.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! John Kashka says:

    You mean you have a real business to run? I am surprised you have the time to make any videos…

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thomas Hill says:

    Love your show

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dick Hickernell says:

    Yes take of intake manifold .use a plate to put it in .so much easier . Everything eiser .u make me nervous lol u did Great . have done dozens.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rob says:

    Whos thumbs dowing this? the guys working his ass off..

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stephen says:

    There was a point there where if one of those bolts holding the chains broke, that little girl is toast.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars warren hymes says:

    Far, far more hassle than replacing the inline Atlas 4.2 in my Trailblazer. No way a truck bay should be that tight. It was so much better back in the 50s-70s when a small block came out & back in so easy you could do it alone.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars AngryDINGUS says:

    Not sure why Im even watching this series. I don't own a chevy, nobody in my immediate family owns a chevy. Yet I can't turn it off. Great stuff as always, super informative with just the right amount of entertainment.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joseph Carson says:

    I dont have as much faith as you. I would've yanked the pan and looked at the rods and mains. Maybe fired it up on the stand. Your call though.👍

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom Sawyer says:

    I might have missed it, but did you do a compression check on the replacement engine before installing it ??

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars the reptile guyz says:

    Don't you love how there is one bolt hole on the bell housing passenger side second one from the top that does not take a bolt I guess it's so that tranny could bolt to the older motors I remember the first time doing one I actually pulled it back apart to find out there was no hole on the engine block pretty annoying

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tanya Anderson says:

    good to see eric is still limber enough to kneel on the radiator support and guide the motor in . my gut gets in the way these days

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tanya Anderson says:

    lol . years ago i did this all by myself . 3 lengths of 4×4 as a tripod . endless chain . lots of blood spilled ! lol. with 3 people not much has changed

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Peter Sallander says:

    Man you do it the hard way

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Meshell says:

    good job and great helper

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars onetotaltoolman says:

    Eric : oh yeah, one more. Type in "rebuilt GM 5.3 engines" in google and 10,000 people surface that say they have great engines. Do yo uhave a fav source for GM rebuilts? Some actually upgrade the oil pump , others cam's etc. I hate buying motors from people i know nothing about.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars onetotaltoolman says:

    Eric: i am just about at a point where my 2011 5.3 silverado will need a rebuilt engine swap. May do this in my shop, but time may prevent it. What should i expect to pay in labor if i can find a compent shop to do the work? I am located in Kansas City. thanks. great vid series BTW!

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JAG JAG says:

    Good videos man

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rory Weber says:

    I would probably take the radiator out to give more room

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars I hate pallet campers says:

    How much would the bill be for a motor replacement on a truck like this mine needs one

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mario Rabago says:

    Other than that good job👍

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mario Rabago says:

    Hey, wish you could taken the old engine apart step by step recording everything bro 😊👍

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Greg EconoMeier says:

    Just watching this older video. I'm wondering if Mr O ever had second thoughts about not removing the radiator. In retrospect it looks like the job is alot easier without the radiator in place.