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  1. Engine Swaps
    Hey all; long time forum user, first time poster so please bear with me. I'm sure there's been a few of you out there who have most likely done this, but I thought it'd be fun/informative to post my recent experience with replacing my 3.7L out of my 2011 Z71 with a 2012 3.7L Canyon engine. Now...
  2. Engine Swaps
    Hey guys, so recently i’ve been wanting to swap my 3.5 engine into a 5.3 and I just had some questions. Before I start explaining let me just say that my 3.5 engine has 280k miles and just recently have been having trouble with it and cost wise the 5.3 could be a better option. I can find a 5.3...
  3. Engine Swaps
    08 clorado 179k miles . rwd 3.7l . truck had knock so i take to chevy to wsap motors . they couldnt find any from colorados but they did find a 3.7l from a hummer 07 hummer h3 that they told me was an ezaxt match . was the exact same motor . so we go ahead and get it amd install it nd upon...
  4. Engines/Performance/Tech Questions
    Story time! I bought a 2004 Colorado LS crew cab 4x4. I DID NOT do a good job looking this truck over. (I am kicking myself for sure) The truck had a oil pan leak due to a crack. the crack was caused because the front differential was rubbing on the oil pan. Did they swap a 2wd engine into a...
  5. Engine Swaps
    I’ve been planning to do an LS swap in a regular cab Colorado. My original idea was either a 5.3 or another kind of LS in a manual rear wheel drive lowered regular cab Colorado. Tho I have gotten the idea to do a 4 x 4 regular cab with a 5.3 with five speed manual. I believe I would need to...
  6. Engine Swaps
    I’ve been planning to do an LS swap in a regular cab Colorado. My original idea was either a 5.3 or another kind of LS in a manual rear wheel drive lowered regular cab Colorado. Tho I have gotten the idea to do a 4 x 4 regular cab with a 5.3 with five speed manual. I believe I would need to...
  7. Engine Swaps
    Hello, I am in the middle of putting another factory engine in my Colorado because the current engine has a cyl 5 valve problem. I have everything disconnected and unbolted that I can think of except for the bell housing bolts. There are a few that are easily accessible, but I am wondering how...
  8. Engine Swaps
    Hello Everybody, First off, sorry for the long winded message for a relatively simple question. But I had to ask and explain my reasoning for why I am having a hard time making a decision. So I have a '08 Chevy Colorado Z71 (4x4) with a 3.7l i5. It has 240,000+ miles on it. But the frame and...
  9. Engine Swaps
    I just recently bought a 5.3l v8 and I’m just wondering what to expect to buy for it. Could the current wiring harness on it convert with it? What other parts may I need to swap out with it? Could the current tranny be fine with running with the 5.3l for a few months before I buy a new tranny...
  10. Engine Swaps
    Hey y'all! I'm a new member to the forum and was looking for some help/wisdom. Im swapping a 5.3 into my 2011 colorado (replacing the 3.7). I'm trying to find wiring harnesses/ecm's that will work with the truck. The engine will be mating up to a 4L80e trans. If anyone has any tips or...
  11. Engines/Performance/Tech Questions
    Hey guys new to this forum, I usually don't have to ask questions. but looking for some hints/tips, with this truck. I bought this 2004 Colorado for my son it has the I5 3.5 motor, the old one ran fine, it had 230+k miles on it and was wore out. Thought it would be a good father son project to...
  12. I4/I5 Engine & Drivetrain
    I just swapped in another 3.5L i5 into my 2004 GMC Canyon. I haven’t ever done an engine swap before and a lot of it I just winged it. When I went to turn the key to start up the new engine, the starter will click once and stop, and then all of my electronics will turn off. I’ll include below...
  13. I4/I5 Engine & Drivetrain
    Hey guys I'm new around here. My motor is toast in my 08 4x4 crew cab with 117k miles on it. I'm looking to have a rebuilt Jasper in it. I have pulled the motor and I just need to replace it. I am on a time schedule that wont allow me to do the install myself The quotes I have received are on...
  14. Engine Swaps
    Well I'm slowly gathering info on a gen lll 5.3 swap in my 06 reg cab Colorado, and I just have a question about an ls6 intake swap on a vortec truck style motor.. what would need to be done to do this swap? I have read in ls1 tech and whatever else came up on Google but didn't really know if...
  15. I4/I5 Engine & Drivetrain
    So at 68,000 miles my 2005 Colorado (crew cab 4x4 3.5L Z85) threw me a P0302 code. I've been waiting for it. Idle has been rough for a while, MPG down from 20 hwy to 17 hwy, so yeah, seen it coming. Haven't done a compression or leakdown test yet, but I am planning for the worst anyway. But I'm...
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