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4.2 V-6

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by bonerigo.1, Jan 10, 2004.

  1. bonerigo.1

    bonerigo.1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 119

    I am about to buy a Chevy 1500 with the flatbed on it, the person who drove it never used the truck hard at all. I have heard that the 4.2 leater V-6 is a crapy motor in the chevy. Is this true? What could go wrong at 136k? Should i run far and fast from this deal?
  2. bigshoe

    bigshoe LawnSite Member
    Posts: 148

    Do you mean 4.3(262) If you do I had one in my 89 GMC jimmy and it was A very good motor we also had one in our 2000 blazer also no problems except we had to replace the alternator at 30K miles .But personally I have never been fond of V6 in full-size trucks I definitely prefer the 5.7(350) in those trucks especially if your are going to tow. But from what I have hear and learned the 4.3(262) is basically A 5.7 (350) with two cylinders lopped off of it. I hope this helps
  3. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,213

    I have a 1989 K2500, 4.3 ,auto, 8' Fisher, 220,000 miles. I have worked it hard, swapped engins at 190,000,rebuilt the tranny last year at 210,000 miles,runs fine but looks like a beater


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