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Old 05-18-2000, 10:33 PM
John DiMartino John DiMartino is offline
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I keep my 89 2500 4x4 mint and its got 140K,but on it,it runs like new,I dont think longevity is the problem with GM's,its keeping the paint on the truck.I have washed/waxed it since new-it looked like a brand new truck until last fall-now it looks like a POS.Im so upset by this,im thinking of buy a anything else-Im a mechanic-Id rather put a motor in it than repaint it.<p>----------<br>John D<br>
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Old 09-07-2000, 04:42 AM
jbrink jbrink is offline
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makes me feel a bit better about buying mine but it is only a supped up V6
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Old 09-07-2000, 06:22 PM
pottstim pottstim is offline
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Yeah the chevy full size and S10's seem, to have great longevity. Here's a few cases: old friend of mine has an '86 S10 Blazer with 2.8 V6...over 250,000 and never been rebuilt. Another friend with an 89 Silverado with 350..170,000..never been rebuilt, just installed a new Auto trans at 150K. Our old mail carrier had an 85 Jimmy with a 2.8, it had over 200K on it when she sold it. The engine never was touched, but it did require a new auto tranny during that time. An acuiantace of mine who used to own an auto parts store had an 85 Astro van with the 4.3V6...they nearly had 300K on it. Jim told me all they did was put a water pump and timing chain on it through all those miles.
Another friend of mine from work has a 92 Silverado with a 305, it has 121,000 and runs like new. His parents have a 90 S10 Blazer with a 4.3, the engine finally died a few months ago with 208,000 on the odometer. My dad has over 90,000 on his 93 S10 with 2.8 V6 and has never had any problems what so ever with it, and it still runs like new. He runs 100% synthetic oil in it, and changes it ever 3,000.

I've got a 2000 Silverado with a 4.3 and a 5 speed. I love this truck, the 4.3 actually feels like a small V8. I also run Pennzoil Synthetic in it, too. Before the new Silverado, I had a 95 S10 that had 50,000 on it when i traded for the Silverado. The S10 never gave me any problems in 4 1/2 years of ownership.

Long Live Chevy Trucks!

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Old 09-08-2000, 01:41 AM
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THats great but.... i really think your get nowhere near that kind a service out of anything you buy to replace today.your truck must have been bult on tuesday i heared there were some that did'nt blow up.....LIKE A ROCK..
my 67 c10step side still works on line..
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Old 09-08-2000, 08:29 PM
cat320 cat320 is offline
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I agree with the rust my '97 has mega rust starting on the frame.I baby my truck and have had alot of problems minor ones put still a pain.
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Old 09-14-2000, 10:37 PM
yardsmith yardsmith is offline
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I have mixed feelings about my TBI.
Had top end rebuilt this march on my 87 Silverado with 305 TBI. Runs ok, but figured it'd have more oomph; put a 268 cam in it too. Think I need a cam for more low end next time.
Anyways, just bought an 84 1/2 ton at auction 2 weeks ago. 305 with Quadrajunk 4 Bbl. & 146,000 & it runs better than my 87 with a rebuilt motor! It'd definitely woop it in a race.
Making money off of Mother Nature
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