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Old 05-12-2004, 10:12 PM
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hey whats up yall i just bought a 92 gmc sonoma with a 4.3l v6 and i want to work on it but i have no idea where to start i have a decent amount of funding but nothin to huge any suggestions would be awesome

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Old 05-13-2004, 04:52 AM
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If you plan on keeping that engine, a Chilton or Haynes manual would be of some big help. They should make them for your truck, and most places like O'Reilly's or Auto zone will normally carry them too. Other than that I don't know what to tell you without a specific problem you are having. Let us know how it works out and what your plans are. Don't be afraid to ask if you run into a problem.
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What are you looking to do with it? give it more power? better mileage? if so this is what I`d do For starters, I`d suggest tune it up with the best pieces you can afford. Use spiral core plug wires, not the parts store cheapy solid core wires. take your time and route them correctly. Add a K&N air filter. Replace the rear diff fluid with royal purple lube, this will cut rolling resistance, if the tranny is a 5 speed manual, I`d recommend the same for it. Have a aftermarket muffler installed, such as a flowmaster or etc. Install a high flow 180 degree thermostat. These mods would be a good starting point, you`ll notice a small power gain as well as a mileage gain, Make sure you disconnect the battery while the exhaust mod is being done, this way the computer will notice the change and compensate for it.
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