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Damn Chevy's!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Ben B., Aug 16, 2006.

  1. Ben B.

    Ben B. 1/2 ton status

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    So I drove my dad's K5 to town today, I get pulled over for not having brake lights...wtf? They were working when I left.

    He tells me to get them fixed, let's me go.

    I'm drivin' drivin' and guess what? My turn signals aren't flashing..just staying in the on position. GREAT...there i am, downtown, no brake lights, no turn signals...This is going well. I get out on an open stretch of highway that takes you to another part of town. I'm doing about 65...go to slow down.

    BRAKE PEDAL STRAIGHT TO THE FLOOR. NO BRAKES. nada.

    So i start downshifting the automatic...when i approached a redlight I quickly put it in neutral and put it in 4 LO so i could come to a quick stop. Dayum...this is hard work guys!

    I pull in to the store to get brake fluid...get some.
    So I'm standing there with my goods...go inside to pop the hood. NOTHING

    Now i'm runnin around...popping my release, run to the hood...Hit the sucker...run back, pop it, hit it for about 10 MINUTES. No Bull!

    People lookin' at me like a man possessed I'll tell ya. Finally it popped. Fill my booster up..somehow it all leaked?!

    Made it home in one piece though. That's my story. haha

    Typical chevy problems = crappy electronics and **** hoods.:haha:
     
  2. big dan

    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    hey now, I think you picked the wrong place to be talkin bad about chevys. but I feel your pain, Ive had problems with my brake lights and brakes ever since I bought the truck. replaced nearly everything and they still keep goin out. maybe its just my driving.:eek1:
     
  3. Ben B.

    Ben B. 1/2 ton status

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    Oh it's all in a joking matter man..I own 3 of them now and I wouldn't have it any other way!
     
  4. big dan

    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I figured you were. why else would you be on this site if you didnt love em.
     
  5. 82K5_6.5L

    82K5_6.5L 1/2 ton status

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    it seems its always the little things about the chevys that can really irritate the piss outta u. but i love em,(chevys that is) my old mans got an 81 3/4 ton, i have my 82 k5, and he has an 83 1/2 ton.. gotta love it!
     
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    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Now that's a good day.:D Where in central Pa are you? I'm in South Central Pa in Hanover.
     
  7. Ben B.

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    In around the Clearfield-Altoona area..familiar?
     
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    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    I have been through that area.
     
  9. Ben B.

    Ben B. 1/2 ton status

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    How far are you?

    Got pics of the K5 of 37's btw?
     
  10. 1985_K5_Silverado

    1985_K5_Silverado 1/2 ton status

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    My biggest "pet peeve" is the rear-mounted distributor. It's great when you go through some heavy water (and the distro stays dry way back there), but it's hard to get to for maintenance (as compared to a small-block Ford or a big-block Mopar, for just two examples). We hated for tune-ups that back in the points-and-condensor days. But you have to love the fact that there is no cheaper engine to beef than the SBC, and no big block that's cheaper to rod than the BBC.
     
  11. wayne

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  12. Ben B.

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    Very clean rig.
     
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    thats why owning a chevy is better than any other car...every trip is always exciting :)
     
  14. OffRoad

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    truth. but if you want real adventure, buy a samurai!:haha:
     

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