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    Default oil presure issue 98 vortec 454?

    Im having an issue with the oil pressure gauge (maybe) At an idle it's where it should be, but when I give it gas (driving normal) it goes up then down and then back up. At a steady speed, any speed, it again is where it should be. Im not sure about the hesitation or whatever you want to call it. Checked oil and its good. Im running sythetic 10w30 in it. Could it be the sending unit or maybe the oil filter may not be flowing enough? Also I've had the truck for about a year and it just started doing this a couple weeks ago. Any input would be a great help!

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    Sounds like the sender is getting tired...Cheap to simply replace it..The gauge is just an electric motor, it gets the signal from the ECU.
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    I heard my old truck had sold again from one flatty-guy to the next. It's not by chance this truck with different wheels, is it?

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    [QUOTE=Beer:30;1638485]I heard my old truck had sold again from one flatty-guy to the next. It's not by chance this truck with different wheels, is it?

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    Hey thanks for the input GT.

    Yes it is. Here's what it looks like now
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    Purchased that truck brand new here in Btown....didn't even pick it up off of the lot until it was dropped 5/7.

    Here it is, circa 2005, was still a Chevy:

    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    EFI is the wave of the future. There can be no denying it. Electronics have been on the leading edge of our entire lives. Not only os the magneto dead, but the standard issue CDI is wavering. Its all about total fuel, air AND spark control. Anybody that thinks its not has their head up their ass.


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    I've seen those pictures before. Do you mean by it was a chevy that the grill was changed to a GMC? I think I've chatted with you before. I still have the window sticker from when you bought it. I love this truck except for the oil sender that I will replace. It's in great hands and great job on the work you had done to it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rude Louie View Post
    I've seen those pictures before. Do you mean by it was a chevy that the grill was changed to a GMC? I think I've chatted with you before. I still have the window sticker from when you bought it. I love this truck except for the oil sender that I will replace. It's in great hands and great job on the work you had done to it!
    Yes, as you can see from the window sticker, it's a Chevy. I always liked the Chev front end, but Travis (SchiadaTime) couldn't stand it and wanted GMC grille and such. I always wanted to do the Escalade front end, but never got around to it.

    Dude....the truck is FOURTEEN YEARS OLD. If ALL you have to replace is the occasional sender or gauge? That truck has been on synthetics since birth. It's got a long way to go. You'll probably start replacing AC stuff soon, though. Those flapper door motors have a finite life.

    Had 80,000 when I sold it to SchiadaTime. Then it went to the guy YOU bought it from. How many miles now?
    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    EFI is the wave of the future. There can be no denying it. Electronics have been on the leading edge of our entire lives. Not only os the magneto dead, but the standard issue CDI is wavering. Its all about total fuel, air AND spark control. Anybody that thinks its not has their head up their ass.


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    Just turned 130k. When I bought it, the A/C didn't work. That's on the list. Over the years it has been well maintained!

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    That was a GREAT truck. Fulfilled my dream of owning a dropped crew cab dually. I bought it from Paul (orig. owner) and did the grille swap, tailgate shave and all the paint and graphic work. I put shorter coils in the front and added the 17-inch Brentz wheels and the Toyo's and the billet steering wheel. I took the system out of my '99 3/4 ton crew cab with the subs and amp rack and put it all in the dually. I also had the Line-X bedliner done and put the Gaylord smoothie lid on it (Is that still around). I drove the truck to and from the river to pull my 22 schiada v-drive and also used to pull an open car trailer with project trucks. This thing went back and forth to Sema a few times and for a while I drove it everyday.

    It would take me a full Saturday to detail that thing but I loved it. Oh I also put the Thorley Headers on it that really kick ass-built lots of low end tQ.

    Congrats on a great truck. My friend Mike shot some pics of it at a hotel parking lot in Bakersfield (NJBA races)-said a jet boat racer bought it from the guy I sold it to who was Matt Woodward-(lived near Sacramento). Are you the jet boat racer?

    Either way you got a great truck.

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    Ya Mike told me he took some at the bullshed. My buddy Ben is the racer, I just towed him down there from Sac. You don't need to tell me how bad ass this truck is! I love this thing! It's my daily driver. There was no half assing anything on this thing when all the work was done, you can tell.

    I hear ya on the whole detailing it. It's a lot of work, but well worth it. Wanna come up and show me how you clean it? LOL

    The cover is still around and for sale. It's a very nice cover, but it just not for me.

    Thanks for taking care of it, oh and like the GMC front end on it better than the chevy.
    If you know anybody who wants the cover, let me know!

    Rude Louie

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    Glad you are enjoying the truck. I put a lot of hard work into that thing. Enjoy! Its def. a head turner.

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    Nice to see something you took pride in and put work into being taken care of by future owner (s).

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    BTW, RudeLouie - RockAuto(.com) is your friend. You can enter the VIN or just look up the truck by year, model, engine, etc....then just go to whatever part you want. Great prices and real easy to look up the PROPER part for the vehicle at hand.

    It's really an honor to see this truck still being cared for after all of these years. It's also very cool to be able to keep track of it. I show extended family pictures of it and they FINALLY get it. They always thought I was a damn-weirdo for waxing door-jambs, detailing a (fairly) stock motor, changing fluids well before their life span, shampoo'ing the carpets ever six months, etc, etc. People also questioned why I would drag the wash-mit down between the bed and the cab every time I washed it. Well, now we know. It allows the next owner and the next owner and the next owner to have a pretty decent truck for YEARS to come.

    Back to the AC. I replaced the compressor and hoses at about the 70,000 mark. I THOUGHT the clutch was rattling, but it ended up being the serpentine tensioner. So, it got a fresh Delco compressor way before the original had worn out. I would get it to a competent AC/Heat shop and have them replace all of the motors and door actuators, valves, etc. If I go in to replace ONE dead part in a system, I replace all of them - they are all just as old and have given a good life. Plus, you pay labor ONCE instead of several times going into the same system. Just a tip, if you didn't already think that way.

    Same with the driver's side window motor. Stopped working one day. So, I got the new motor and a handful of the plastic clips that hold the door panel on (they always break). Also got the door-lock actuator a new OUTSIDE door handle and a new INSIDE door handle. So, basically, the whole door got rebuilt in one shot.

    My only other plans for that truck: I always wished someone would T-bone the truck in an intersection or otherwise crash into me. I wanted an excuse to put on an Escalade front clip AND cut the cab and frame to put an EXTENDED CAB section in. That way you have a crew cab but also the extended area so you can put sliding rear seats in, all the stereo gear, AND still have some interior luggage room for rainy trips.

    Anyway, I have several other stories of the truck- but that's enough reminiscing for now.
    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    EFI is the wave of the future. There can be no denying it. Electronics have been on the leading edge of our entire lives. Not only os the magneto dead, but the standard issue CDI is wavering. Its all about total fuel, air AND spark control. Anybody that thinks its not has their head up their ass.


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    Schiada + Beer, my hats off to you guys..That truck is off the hook..every thing about it is top-notch
    I've rode in it a few times...dosent even feel like a truck! Don't worry, Louie will take Very Good care of it..
    he always was super fussy about his stuff...I hope he will post a pic. of it when he gets his boat behind it
    it's going to look Bitchen!!

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