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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bigblue, Jun 28, 2001.

  1. bigblue

    bigblue 1/2 ton status

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    I have 175000 miles on my 87. It's been taken very good care of since i got her at 100000. How much longer should I expect this engine to last ?
     
  2. newyorkin

    newyorkin 1 ton status

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    It all depends on how good you treat her.
    With consistent and regular oil changes, and not a lot of beating:
    I drove a 2.8 V6 to 300,000+, then sold it.
    Chevy 350 to 200,000+, sold it
    Olds 307 to 200,000+, blew it up (really beat on that one though)
    Chevy 2.8 V6 (current motor in my Heep) with 179,000+, still going (but hurting, PO beat it and never changed oil).
    The rest are still too young to tell (130k, 114k).

    Treat her right and she'll love you forever!

    Ratch
    **<A target="_blank" HREF=http://k5.8m.com>http://k5.8m.com</A> What more is there to life?**
     
  3. txbartman

    txbartman 1/2 ton status

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    I have 238,000 on my 85. The ONLY thing that has been replaced (besides tires) is the suspension when I lifted it. In addition, the tranny has been rebuilt ONCE. And it still has as much power as the 305 ever really did.

    85 GMC Jimmy, 305 w/TH700-NP208, 4" lift, 32X11.5 BFG ATs, 15x10 Eagles, Smittybuilt tube nerf bars and bumbers
     
  4. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    A buddy of mine had to put a new 350 in his '91 Suburban at 276,000. [​IMG]

    <font color=black>HarryH3 - '75 K5</font color=black>
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    It's a great day to be alive...
     
  5. 83ZZ502_Jimmy

    83ZZ502_Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    285,000 on my 1989 4.3L S-10
    234,000 on my buddy's 350
    210,000 on my 1992 S-10 4.3LVortec

    Take care of them and they'll last

    '83 GMC Jimmy 4x4 ZZ4 Crate Motor
    '83 Chevy P/U 4x4 Sand Drag Racer, 578 RWHP
    '94 Impala SS
    '01 Chevy 2500HD w/8.1L & Allison Auto
     
  6. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    I have a friend with an '86 suburban, 350, 250,000 on it, nothing rebuilt, and he beats the crap out of it, and it asks for more.

    90K5

    See my truck at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://albums.photopoint.com/j/Albumindex?u=1329584&a=9886502>http://albums.photopoint.com/j/Albumindex?u=1329584&a=9886502</A>
     
  7. 84_Chevy_K10

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    My friend has a '91 C1500, 294,000 miles, just kicked out a head gasket. It's had one timing set that it didn't even need. Never had the valve covers off even.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     

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