A lot of wisdom there, John.
STxAR, I love reading these. I only understand about 20% of it, but it is fun trying to figure it out.
Thanks, TB. You made me think....
I find myself drawn to things. Mechanical things. Electronic things. I can't really help it. I cannot begin to compile the amount of stuff I worked on over the years. Things I tore into as a kid. Things that I reduced to scrap and was unable to reassemble. Things I fixed for others, or myself. It's called "The Knack".
I was undiagnosed as a kid. But everyone knew I had it. Dad was not impressed. I can't really blame him though. He had to fix what I couldn't or didn't. (We won't talk about the stuff he couldn't fix and how he vented his frustrations. He got some aerobic exercise, and I learned some things shouldn't be fooled with.)
There was an old hardware store in downtown Lubbock. High on a wall was a sign that said "Knowledge can take it apart, Wisdom can put it back together again." Dad pointed at it once, and said, "You are very knowledgeable." That wasn't his only backhanded compliment. But it prompted me to go farther, and get "wisdom".
I have this curiosity that compels me to investigate. The best thing I can do is try and direct it. I haven't been able to stop it. And I don't want to.
99 Suburban update
Did you know that a 5.7 Vortec likes about 60 psi of fuel pressure to start reliably? It'll run on 50, but starting is 60. And that injector I replaced worked great. Until the fuel pump began to really have problems. Also, if you run one dry, it'll kill the pump. One and done. And this one appears to have had that happen some time in the past. I killed a 98 GMC Savanna pump once just like that. I learned to keep it full. But this one went dry once too often some time in the past. Even if it was only once. New parts on the waaaay....