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I probably could turn a quick profit on this truck. However, I do need the utility it will provide me so unless marketplace comes through with an even better deal. This will suit my needs perfectly. I was going to look into the engine idle today but it’s beyond boiling outside and the Heineken is running low. So tomorrow it is
 

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I think I would go on a 100 mile test loop to check the mechanicals , before going much further.
I tend to agree with this. Top up all of the fluids, put fresh gas in and just drive. Highway for as long as you can allow it to really get everything good and warmed up. The '01 325Ci I took posession of recently ran like poo and all I did was drive it for a week and most of the bad noises and vibrations went away.
 
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"Driving it, like you Stole it".... either fixes everything, or reveals exactly whats wrong.
Let's just say that sweet straight 6 bounced off redline dozens of times in my "validating" of its condition... (y)(y)(y)
 
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Agreed with you guys. Issue I’m having is since I reset the CEL the cooling fan hasn’t turned on yet so I don’t want the truck to overhear until I figure out the cause. I’m about to make a rock order request so today I need to determine what’s gonna be ordered.
I have taken it for a drive and there’s one glowing issue.
When I went to pick up the car initially it was missing the drivers hub cab. I asked for it and the owners husband said he broke it trying to remove it. Odd.
When I drove it last week. There’s definitely an issue with the hub/ball joint area not quite a grinding but a loose worn feeling in the drivers front corner. Almost like the axle or wheel isn’t tightened and at any moment it could fall off. Also when brakes are applied 5% or 100% the abs is activated and I can feel the quick bursts of the abs pump applying pressure. So something is wrong up front.
The wheel is coming off today. The intake tubing is coming off and the cooling fan is being inspected.
While starting my RockAuto order I remembered the issue with the DIS. I bought the truck and didn’t really car about the mileage as was under the impression the engine was blown. When I got home I added a battery and has no DIS and thus no odometer. Using the ‘SEARCH’ feature I found if you cover the auto headlight sensor before starting the truck. It would display. I did this and it works.
So this morning I had to check which part number I needed for my order here’s what I did

1) remove a pillars. Drivers side pop out SRS labelled cover.
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Reveal 7mm bolt.
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2) remove 7mm screw

3)remove weather stripping
4) pull A pillar towards you
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5) unclip tweeter
move to passenger side
6)Remove upper and lower plugs in “oh sh!t” handles.
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7) these are 8mm screws...thanks gm
8) pull A pillar towards you and unclip tweeter.

9) lift front dash panel working from left to right. These are held it by clips. It’s warm out so no chance of them cracking. I used a pick but wasn’t needed.

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10) with front trim loose the sensor is plugged in. This needs to be Unclipped.
With the dash lose and in the same geometric position . I used my right thumb. Reached around the sensor base (windshield side) insert thumb nail and bottom and push clip towards windshield. Remove plug harness
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On rock auto there are 2 GM part numbers. 3 different prices. Don’t forget I’m cheap and already subconsciously added the cheapest one I could buy. Luck has it my sensor is part number 15837063. So the cheapie is the one for me.
These prices make me glad this isn’t a German vehicle.
 

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Marcus:

See Post #2 here before you order:

 

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Beer time

oil change completed. Hardest thing putting on the oil filter lol. Must’ve taken 20 minutes to thread.
Other things to note. Milkshake in the fill tube. Sludge in the head. Ran some 1/3qt atf inside on a short drive to try and break it up. Not sure if this will change much. May try the new magic ‘liqui moli’ engine flush. Anyhow all went well except the metallics in the oil and the 7.5QT that was removed knowing only 6QT goes in...
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I buy a ton of **** at Rock Auto.... For anyone making a purchase.... enter this discount code at checkout.
Code: 138393994105396012
 

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"knowing only 6QT goes in... "

The official oil capacity was 5-1/2 qts on my 2011. My 2017 takes 6 qts. I don't think 2012 was 6 qts, I think it changed in 2013-2014 (with the 1.5 Gen). Check the owners manual.
 

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Sounds like a fun oil change! I can tell you after 4 oil changes I'm finally getting some muscle memory for the correct angle of the oil filter. It is a strange one and the fact that it's a blind install certainly doesn't help.
 

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"knowing only 6QT goes in... "

The official oil capacity was 5-1/2 qts on my 2011. My 2017 takes 6 qts. I don't think 2012 was 6 qts, I think it changed in 2013-2014 (with the 1.5 Gen). Check the owners manual.
just confirmined that it is indeed 6QT in the user manual.

Sounds like a fun oil change! I can tell you after 4 oil changes I'm finally getting some muscle memory for the correct angle of the oil filter. It is a strange one and the fact that it's a blind install certainly doesn't help.
I was baffled couldn’t figure it out. Was going to return the filter and claim it was defective. Man that was blizzare
 

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just confirmined that it is indeed 6QT in the user manual.


I was baffled couldn’t figure it out. Was going to return the filter and claim it was defective. Man that was blizzare
OK on 6 qts in a 2012. Must have been the final attempt to fix the timing chain issues.

My 2011 was a PITA to get the filter back on, too. Haven't had a big issue with 2017. Don't know what's changed.
 

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2x , a lot more room in a 'verse than a 3.6 Equinox.
 

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2020 filter goes on in 10 seconds...... View attachment 9373
Yes it is easy to get to, however watch out for that Cat Converter right next to it, those things take forever to cool off ! I did my 2nd Trans fluid drain and refill, followed by an oil change yesterday. I like to drain fluids when warm - but that Cat left me with a nice souvenir blister o_O
 

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Yes it is easy to get to, however watch out for that Cat Converter right next to it, those things take forever to cool off ! I did my 2nd Trans fluid drain and refill, followed by an oil change yesterday. I like to drain fluids when warm - but that Cat left me with a nice souvenir blister o_O
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with work gloves that are not nitrile. I usually just grab a zip up sweater because it's easy to put on and take off.

BTW: This thread is like watching a build on a one of the many reality TV car shows.

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I hate the oil filter install, I have big hands and I think it's the worst I've ever done. My wife's Toyota requires a special tool, which is also kind of stupid, but at least it's easily accessible.
 
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