Baby Moons on the S10

After a bit of fiddling about with some duct tape the Baby Moon caps are now tightly in place and hopefully won’t fall off!

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2000 Chevrolet S10 Xtreme Ignition Coil Change Part 3

Last lap for the coil replacement.

Cleaned out the river holes with a drill and bolted the new coil onto the frame using the bolts provided. Once the unit was complete it was bolted back on the truck. After a good road test all seems well, so let’s wait and see 🙂

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Not only a new coil, a good clean followed!

Clean S10 Xtreme

2000 Chevrolet S10 Xtreme Ignition Coil Change Part 2

Due to the horrible weather the coil change is taking longer than I’d like, but it’s getting there!

To fit the aftermarket NAPA coil the factory rivets needed to be ground down to facilitate the removal of the old unit

Once removed I tidied the ground areas up and applied some paint to stop things from rusting and make things look a little better.

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2000 Chevrolet S10 Xtreme Ignition Coil Change Part 1

If you’ve been reading the blog you’ll know that the S10 has been having some breakdown issues which appear to have been corrected by the replacement of the ignition coil. Now the coil I have is an aftermarket unit from NAPA.(kindly bought in the States by a relative :))

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To remove the coil you need to remove the throttle cable bracket and then remove the bracket that contains the coil and the ignition module. As you can see the original coil is riveted to the bracket. The NAPA coil comes with a little fitting kit. To remove the original coil I think the rivets will need to be ground or drilled out.

More next time!

The Chevrolet S10 Xtreme Was Unwell

About two weeks ago the Chevy started to run a little rough and this had become worse ending up in a couple of breakdowns

I scanned the truck using the WiFi OBDII Wireless Dongle, using the Dash Command app on the Apple iPhone 6 Plus

No codes were found and all the diagnostics looked fine, but the truck would still stall out after about 4 miles and refuse to restart until cooled.

Luckily I had asked a friend to bring back some ignition components during a visit to the States after some previous issues, this meant I was able to swap out the coil.

(You may notice that the coil was made in Poland, so it’s had a long round trip back to Europe!!)

I have driven twelve miles in testing so far and all seems OK, I never like to have “cured” a fault without being 100%

Solar Charging for the S10 Xtreme

As I don’t use the S10 an awful lot it used to suffer a lot from the battery running down.

To get around this issue I went with a solar panel solution from Photonic Universe, initially starting with a single solar panel and then adding a second panel.

5A 12V solar charge controller / regulator for vehicles, boats and off-grid solar systems with solar panels up to 60W

5W 12V Photonic Universe solar panel for trickle charging 12V battery in a motorhome, caravan, camper, car, boat or any other off-grid system

 

 

10W Photonic Universe solar panel for motorhome, caravan, boat or any other 12V off-grid system

GM Heritage Center S10 Pickup Restoration Kit Online Documentation

The excellent GM Heritage Center in Sterling Heights Michigan,  (which I have been lucky enough to visit see previous post here), has excellent online documentation to assist with restoration or anything else you’d like to know about your GM product.

Chevy S10 Xtreme

S10 Xtreme

S10 Xtreme New Rims

My Chevy S10

 

Obviously my interest is around the S10 for which the documentation can be found here

GM Vehicle Information Kits

GM Vehicle Information Kits

You can search the whole of the GM vehicle information kit range  here

 

Chevrolet S10 Xtreme Speedo Accuracy, Meet the SCU2000

After fitting the new rims speedo accuracy has proved to be an issue.

When I bought the truck it had the 20’s fitted as opposed to the standard 16’s and I noticed the  Jet SCU2000 fitted to adjust for the rim change effect on the speedo and no doubt remove the top speed limitation.

Jet SCU2000

My Jet SCU2000 Installation

My Jet SCU2000 Installation

My Jet SCU2000 Installation

My Jet SCU2000 Installation

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Constant changes in computer technology of today’s cars and trucks demand that the JET engineering staff be the best. Automotive computer systems progress daily, just like every form of technology. The folks at Jet Performance Products are dedicated to providing you with the latest in performance tuning technology possible. Extensive research and development, dyno testing and constant fine tuning ensures the most power from each part they make.

I’ve now got to RTFM to see how to set things for the new rim configuration, watch this space!

Chevy S10 Xtreme Review From Back in the Day

Being that I own an Xtreme it was interesting to look back at a review around the time of original release.

The road test can be found here on pickuptruck.com

It comes out well, and IMHO is still a really nice vehicle, but then I would say that!

Southern California Cruiser Road Test: 2000 Chevrolet S-10 Xtreme