1982 GMC s-15 Q's - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
GM Small Trucks & SUV's All discussion of S-Class Trucks and SUV's

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-08-2000, 06:29 PM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
1982 GMC s-15 Q\'s

I just bought a "new" truck to go with my GMC collection. It's an '82 GMC s-15 High Sierrra. I was wondering what I can switch into it for an engine. The 1.9 isn't going to cut it. I was also wondering if were any companies that make a good lift for it.
Thanks in advance,
Rossco

Ross P.
'88 s15 Jimmy
'84 cr250r with a 500 in it---
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-08-2000, 11:13 PM
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Posts: 6,517
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: 1982 GMC s-15 Q\'s

Well, you could do what I'm planning on doing after I can get the cash, and instad of just an engine swap, do an engine/tranny/tcase swap, and perhaps a solid front swap... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img] I was thinking of a 350/th350/np205 and some dana 44's at least... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] But I'd assume that's way too extreme for quite a few people, it'll be so much fun to stomp on the throttle and blow the doors off virtually all cars on the road... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

Tim
"The_Sandman_454"

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] '79 Suburban 4x4 454, 6" lift, 35x12.5s & '85 GMC S15 4x4
The_Sandman_454 is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 02-08-2000, 11:37 PM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 1982 GMC s-15 Q\'s

Mine is a 2by4. Which isn't good but for only $350 I can't complain. Also I now get this wierd over heating problem. It runs good for a while but then it starts to die, even if I clutch it. When I open the hood the over flow tank is gushing. Also I get a Screaming sound from one of my V-belts. I think it's for my steering and not the water pump.
Thanks Tim for the good idea. A little s10/15 can get going with a 350.

Thanks,


Ross P.
'88 s15 Jimmy
'82 s15 GMC pick 'em up
'84 cr250r with a 500 in it---
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-09-2000, 01:01 AM
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Posts: 6,517
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: 1982 GMC s-15 Q\'s

Sounds like time to check the thermostat.. Rather than trying to test it, it's easier to just go to the parts store, give them about $10 or so, get a new one, and toss it in... The steering and water pump are connected by the same belt(at least on my '85), maybe since it's over heating, your water pump is worn out, the impeller in there could be eroded, and it's not flowing enough water.. Maybe your radiator is a bit plugged/scaly? I'd try the thermostat first, then pull the water pump, and check that out, and that should rule out the radiator, just check in there to make sure it doesn't look too scaly or otherwise full of junk...

Tim
"The_Sandman_454"

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] '79 Suburban 4x4 454, 6" lift, 35x12.5s & '85 GMC S15 4x4
The_Sandman_454 is offline  
post #5 of (permalink) Old 02-09-2000, 01:02 PM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 1982 GMC s-15 Q\'s

How long does it take to overheat?
It could be a plethora of things, thermostat, collapsing rad. hose (are they in poor shape?), water pump, plugged rad. Try replacing the thermostat, belts, and hoses first ($35) a $350 car prob. needs them anyhow. If it doesn't help take it to a shop and have them test your rad. it doesn't cost much. s10 rads are very easy to replace.
Mine kept overheating on trips longer then 30 min. or so. The rad. was half blocked up with crud (it's a technical term) and it slowly overheated, I never let it reach the red line on the temp. gage, but after running hot for a while the engine would sputter, miss, and eventually die. I'm suprised I never blew a head gasket, but I did fry 2 spark plugs by overheating it. And yes, the mighty 2.8 got me home (about 10 miles) on 4 cylinders! Terminal velocity was about 40mph though.


post #6 of (permalink) Old 02-09-2000, 03:18 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Posts: 363
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: 1982 GMC s-15 Q\'s

You may also want to check the Radiator cap. I almost had my overflow tank over flow(caught it with 1/4 inch left in the tank). What had happened is that a previous owner had sealed the thermostat housing with silicone. I had a ton of the stuff stuck in the radiator cap which kept the fluid from coming back into the rad when the engine cooled down.

--Drew
83 S10 Ext Cab
[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
drew_kay is offline  
post #7 of (permalink) Old 02-10-2000, 12:53 AM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 1982 GMC s-15 Q\'s

I have a pic of my "new" truck. No rust or bad body parts except driver side bed panel and bumper. Do you think it was worth $350?
Thnx,

Ross P.
'88 s15 Jimmy
'82 s15 GMC pick 'em up
'84 cr250r with a 500 in it---
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 17-1039-S15_GMC_feb9_oo_notopper.jp.jpg (32.4 KB, 9 views)
post #8 of (permalink) Old 02-10-2000, 01:19 PM
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Posts: 6,517
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: 1982 GMC s-15 Q\'s

Definitely worth $350... The body panels themselves like front fenders and doors are worth more than that [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

Tim
"The_Sandman_454"

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] '79 Suburban 4x4 454, 6" lift, 35x12.5s & '85 GMC S15 4x4
The_Sandman_454 is offline  
post #9 of (permalink) Old 02-10-2000, 05:27 PM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 1982 GMC s-15 Q\'s

pretty decent truck, but i hope you plan on obtaining new rims.....the old rims kinda suck



Later,
MeatLoaf

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] http://www.geocities.com/Baja/Desert/8071/ [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
post #10 of (permalink) Old 02-10-2000, 05:43 PM
TEX
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 1982 GMC s-15 Q\'s

<font color=purple>Hey, a buddy of mine started with a 4x2 S-15 that looked just like that. It's now green, has 3/4 ton solid axles 39.5 TSL's front/39.5 Boggers rear - or 38.5X11 Boggers at all four corners for shallow stuff - a 488" roller motor & on & on. Dig back to the July '99 issue of Off-Road for a better look.</font color=purple>

TEX

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] Got Mud?
G.U.M.B.O. Mud Racing

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome