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Stupid Chevy trucks (read)

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by steve, Apr 2, 2000.

  1. steve

    steve LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98

    My '88 Chevy 3/4 ton 4-speed p/u with 190,000 miles!!! Now it needs a set of plug wires (they're Original)!!! And a set of front brake pads (they're original too)!!!<p>That truck should go 250,000 miles easily.<p><p>(just kidding)
  2. MTCK

    MTCK LawnSite Senior Member
    from Idaho
    Posts: 254

  3. yortengel

    yortengel LawnSite Member
    Posts: 216

    Don't forget the Cap,rotor & Fuel filter.<br>My Chevy's also run forever.<br>Now if I could just stop the Rust.
  4. frahmie

    frahmie LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    my buddy has an 88 1/2ton 2wheel drive chevy. its had a few tune ups, but no major problems. even been threw an acident............230,000 miles and it hasn`t lost any power. but gained tons of charactor. frahmie
  5. steve

    steve LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98

    I've changed the cap & rotor thing I would not have to change the wires.<br>The wires are not that bad just sometimes it'll skip and pop.
  6. grasskutter

    grasskutter LawnSite Member
    from mass.
    Posts: 38

    you guys with the 88s must have the 350 for an engine. my 88 with the 305 didnt last past 100,000 miles had to replace it with a goodwrench 350, it now has 130,00 miles(just broke in), will probably run for another 250,000 miles. <p>----------<br>grasskutter@cs.com<br>
  7. smoothie

    smoothie LawnSite Member
    from Calgary
    Posts: 4

    My 87 short box has 293,000km's on its 305 tbi ,whats that in miles ? Any way compression is still up and even accross the motor. <p>
  8. Cobra

    Cobra LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    I have a 88 K5 with 130+ miles, 350 TBI. Bought it less than 2 months ago. A freind ask &quot;Why did you buy a truck with so many miles on it?&quot; My reply was. They are only starting to get broke in at 100 thou. The Chevy 350 TBI is the best &quot;Diehard&quot; engine I have ever had the pleasure of working on since I have been wrenching for the past 20 odd years. Mom didn't give me a rattle. I wanted dads Snap On wrench. :) <p>----------<br>Cobra<br>Built Chevy Tough!<br>
  9. yortengel

    yortengel LawnSite Member
    Posts: 216

    When Your Right - Your Right<br>Wish I had A TBI.
  10. chevy4ever

    chevy4ever LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    Hell, My 89 350 has 191,000 miles and I expect at least that much again. But I must admit, I've put on new plug wires.<p>----------<br>A Cut Above<br>

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