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Have a 02 Tahoe 233 5.7l with 2 barrel carb. Can I use a auto

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Have a 02 Tahoe 233 5.7l with 2 barrel carb. Can I use a auto head gasket set for a truck? I also need to replace power steering pump and harmonic balancer and lifters can I also use normal auto parts or do they need to be aquatic?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with?
1. If the engine has closed cooling with a heat exchanger and antifreeze, you can use an automotive gasket. If there is full open cooling, you must use marine.
2. The power steering pump must be marine. Automotive pumps run 3000 psi, marine pumps 1000 psi. When an automotive pump is hooked up in a boat it blows the power steering actuator.
3. Lifters are the same as auto.
4. The balancer is the same as auto.
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Jason
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
Good morning, just checking in. Did you have any further questions on this?
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
Hello, just checking in. No rating has been put through yet so I wanted to see if you had any more questions on the issue? -Jason

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