RSDeke's 98 HMCO

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RSDeke's 98 HMCO

Post by rsdeke » Sun 19 Aug , 2012 6:48 am

I got my truck back in March and just got around to posting. I bought it in New Jersey and drove it home to Michigan (barely made it - it had two flat tires within a couple hours of me making it home). Since then I have fixed a ton of stuff and finally had to have the engine replaced. What a mess, but still glad I got it and the worst is now in the past. I want to thank Chuck for this website and all the advice he provided personally.
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Re: My New 98 HMCO

Post by h1sp » Tue 21 Aug , 2012 2:54 pm

Love the color.
Whats the story on the new motor? What happened to the old one?
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Re: My New 98 HMCO

Post by rsdeke » Tue 21 Aug , 2012 5:22 pm

Once I got done fixing everything else that was wrong I got around to the engine because it made alot of black smoke under acceleration. I just thought the turbo might be bad. Turned out it was totally messed up. Someone took the motor out and didn't put it back right. Turbo flex tubes were all bent, bare wires, motor mounts were loose, fuel lines were zip tied, coolant hoses were wrong, etc. I am surprised it ran! I drove it about 5000 miles like that. It was the original motor and the block casting number confirmed it was in the suspect range. The shop I took it to checked with a camera in the manifolds and they were full of oil. So, I decided to to replace the motor with a P400 as opposed to trying to repair the old one. I am still breaking the new motor in, but it seems like it has twice the pickup as before and better fuel economy. Oh, and no black smoke.

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Re: RSDeke's 98 HMCO

Post by chuck » Mon 27 Aug , 2012 6:50 am

Most important it will be a dependable truck!
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Re: RSDeke's 98 HMCO

Post by Brock » Thu 07 Mar , 2013 10:23 am

hmm I see many photos of hummers on this site but your hummer is different from all of them. because it looks great and specially the fabric roof is very ncie and the color is also looking great. Thanks for sharing the photos of your hummer.

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Re: RSDeke's 98 HMCO

Post by rsdeke » Thu 07 Mar , 2013 7:41 pm

Thanks, Brock. The top and slanback cover I bought new. The top and tonneau cover that came with the truck were in bad shape. I really wasn't sure about the color combo when I bought it (not a huge selection of H1's out there) but its really starting to grow on me too. I was thinking of repainting it black or grey then with a black top, but I think I will leave it. Oh, interior is tan vinyl too. I matches nice.

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Re: RSDeke's 98 HMCO

Post by zetasj55 » Sat 19 Oct , 2013 10:44 pm

I am surprised it ran! I drove it about 5000 miles like that. It was the original motor and the block casting number confirmed it was in the suspect range. The shop I took it to checked with a camera in the manifolds and they were full of oil. So, I decided to to replace the motor with a P400 as opposed to trying to repair the old one. I am still breaking the new motor in, but it seems like it has twice the pickup as before and better fuel economy. Oh, and no black smoke.
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