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Checking out the motor

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by SummitXMK, Jun 18, 2001.

  1. SummitXMK

    SummitXMK 1/2 ton status

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    I am in the process of figuring out where to spend my money on this truck since it has become my dailey driver. I want to check out the motor to see if it will last till next summer or not. What can I do besides a compression test on the cylinders to get an Idea of the shape that it is in. I need it this winter to pull my two sleds and a trailer about (1700 lbs). I would rather put my money into tires and tranny work but It needs to run. Its a 78 K5 with a 400 th350 and 203.

    Any Ideas would be great!!

    SummitXMK

    78K5 Cheyenne
     
  2. 2Dogs

    2Dogs 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Replace ALL fluids for the engine and service the tranny - you should shake out or notice any bugs by doing these things. And do a tune up.
    Also check drivetrain for the usual maintenance things.

    Dave

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