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Old 12-27-2017, 11:49 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Great job on the conversion! I suggest you keep that rear end from the truck for when you tear up your Quadrasteer rear end like I did....

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Old 12-28-2017, 12:26 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Great READ...incredibly impressive build..!!

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Old 02-09-2018, 02:12 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I've now driven a little over 5k miles since the swap. It's been too cold out to clean up loose ends, but it's generally good to go. Once it gets warmer out I'll continue to work on the checklist items. But, daily driving it as well for now. Running/driving great.

New license plate bracket:
Untitled by Jacob Kriesel, on Flickr

Had to install new idler pulleys and tensioner. They were making all kinds of racket...
Untitled by Jacob Kriesel, on Flickr
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Old 04-03-2018, 12:43 AM   #24 (permalink)
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@Kriesel,
Did anything else have to be done to the body computer modules other than the theft lock relearn on the ECU?
I assume the ECU VIN and BCM VIN are each retaining their respective vehicles VIN's?
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Old 04-03-2018, 09:56 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I didn't do anything to the BCM other than the field relearn. With you being in California, I'm not sure what you would legally need to accomplish. Maybe move out of the state?? haha! I don't have EFI live, and so I can't be sure if the vin numbers are the same or if the ECM and BCM currently have different vins now.

In other news, the truck is currently at about 9000 miles since the swap, going to change oil this week for the first time!
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Just to be clear... The ECM/PCM got the relearn process. Yes the ECM/PCM will have the correct VIN of the Suburban if the VATS (vehicle anti theft system) is operative. The BCM and the ECM/PCM have to verify that the VINs are the same before the engine can run.
The BCM normally remains original as it is the personality of the truck. And cannot be reprogrammed with EFI
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Old 07-03-2018, 06:38 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Figured it's warmed up enough to get my A/C working finally. I've had the system closed up and capped off until now, and left the pump unplugged.

Been ok without it, but this last weekend it was like 100, and in a few days we're taking a family trip, and so I didn't want to drive 6 hours with the wife and kids with all the windows open...

So, I had called around to a few places that do welding. A good friend could do it, but I haven't had time to drive the few hours to his house. A local shop (low and behold with a business name of the metal doctor) declined to weld it for me, and a couple other local shops also declined to attempt to weld it. So, for the meantime I decided to use compression fittings. I saw someone else did it with success. I was concerned over long term corrosion, and so looked into what metal I would need that wouldn't corrode. Aluminum fittings would be nice, but what I found is that they are hard to come by in this large of a compression fitting. I thought stainless steel would be the obvious solution, but found this document showing the corrosion characteristics of various metals:
https://www.fastenal.com/content/fed...0Corrosion.pdf

I found these zinc-plated fitting at McMaster-Carr, ordered them up, and at my door in like a day. I love that place...

Material Zinc-Plated Steel
Maximum Pressure 2,000 psi @ 72 F
Temperature Range -65 to 400 F

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I used one 1/2" fitting, and two 3/4" fittings. I cut the aluminum Y out of the suburban's 3/4" line, and spliced it into the duramax line above the engine. I cut the longer end of the 1/2" aluminum line at the condensor from the duramax and spliced that into the suburban's line that has a Y in it as well. That probably sounds confusing, so here's the pictures I took.

One of the fittings that came in the mail:
Untitled by Jacob Kriesel, on Flickr

Here's me holding the duramax 1/2" line that I cut the end off on the radiator end:
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The line in place with the duramax end coupled to the suburban line. You can see the compression coupler hiding a few inches behind the core support:
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A view of the 1/2" compression fitting just behind the core support:
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The Y spliced into the duramax line. I also used the duramax dryer, with the fitting angled away from the fuel filter:
Untitled by Jacob Kriesel, on Flickr

Untitled by Jacob Kriesel, on Flickr

I charged it up and filled with a little pag oil last night, and seems to be good to go. The compression fittings are more than capable of the pressure, so that wasn't a concern. I just don't want them to corrode long term. We'll see how it goes. In the meantime, I have operational air conditioning, just in time for a family trip.
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Old 08-23-2018, 01:18 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Finally put a duramax logo on the rear tailgate, had some on the side doors, but thought the one on the tailgate was missing:
Untitled by Jacob Kriesel, on Flickr

Had a flat the other day, just a screw in the tire. Fixed that up, but had to mount a snow tire for a day:
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Had a front bumper cover from a 2002 2500HD truck ordered a while back. Just had a local shop paint it white for about $40, and installed it the other day. Looks great! The grille is on order, and I'll install that when it arrives to fill the gap at the bottom.

Also got new license plates in the mail recently. I could only use 7 characters, so I went with LBZBURB instead of DRABURB or DURABRB:
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With some help from 4WS+4WD over on denalitrucks.com (I use that forum for the quadrasteer knowledge available), I recently replaced the bump stops on the front of the suburban. I wasn't aware at how much of an effect they have with the suspension, but holy cow what a difference with them replaced. They were non-existent and with the added weight of the duramax it rode like an old Caddilac with bad shocks... Much better now!

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Just did the same on mine. Even without the Duramax it is a huge difference.

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