Dazed and Confused
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Upstate New York
Re: SUPRISE & WHAT SHOULD I REPLACE
Sorry, I've been keeping track, just haven't been on in a few days. The material I believe is meant to be insulation. As I said before, whenever it's open, replace all seals and wear parts. If you can't get to it when it's running, it's worth replacing now. If you disturb bearings (i.e. take them apart) you should replace them as they often will not seat where they originally were and likely to fail early. Clean everything on the way back out and I will buy a generic spray bottle and prelube the moving parts to help avoid metal to metal contact.
Ever notice that there's so many high performance parts available for GM products?
Did you ever think that maybe they NEED them?