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SOOOOOOOOOOO depressed!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 1990K5, Aug 26, 2001.

  1. 1990K5

    1990K5 1/2 ton status

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    the old beast turned over 100k on the way home from work today. this sucks, maybe id feel better if i installed a new vortech 454 and some beadlocks.
     
  2. 91SLE

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    Don't sweat that, I got 146k on my 91 Jimmy and she runs A-1, still looks good too!!! Take care of them and they last forever. 1991GMC Jimmy, 350tbi, K+N, 33's, Warn hubs
     
  3. bigblue

    bigblue 1/2 ton status

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    Are you kidding me! That is a great moment in the life of your beast. Mine is at 178,000 peace

    Surfing is Life...
     
  4. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    thats nothing...I got 144K on my beast. Take care of it, it'll last a while. I have a frined with an 86 Sub, 250K, all original, still running strong.

    90K5
     
  5. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    hey, I'm sure there is plenty of life left in the old girl!

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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  6. BowtieBlazer

    BowtieBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    350? No Sweat then.... I had three trucks just sold one...all have/had 350's

    82 had 270+ on it and just sold it only 160 on the 350 originally had a 305 that the privious owner had the thermostat freeze up on and blew it....when i sold it a week ago it still ran strong and burned very little oil

    my current 84 has a newer 350 in it with 8,00o on the engine and 145,000 on the truck...no sweat still runs great just rebuilt the transfer case....it originally had a 305 also that the previous owner said a friend blew riding the engine

    my 85 has 223,000 on it 25,000 on the 350

    If you think about it...as long as you take care of oil changes and stuff a 305 even will make it 150+ no problem

    I had a friend whose uncle is the original owner of a 82 k20 with 275,000 on it just swapped in a new engine at around 250,000

    1985 GMC C-10 Shortbed
    1984 Chevy K-5 Blazer
    1982 Chevy C-10 Longbed
     
  7. 91SLE

    91SLE Registered Member

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    Ive got an 80 GMC1/2 ton P.U. with 197k with a 305. Still runs good looks like sh#$, it's my chore truck. Can't beat GMC!!!!!!
     
  8. Blazer79

    Blazer79 1/2 ton status

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    Why depressed? I bet if you run a compression test you'll end up very happy with the results.

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  9. 1990K5

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    ya its just a stock tbi 350, ive changed the oil every 3k with syntyhetic oil, its just the idea that kills me. the only untouched part of the drive driveline is the motor
     
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    My 89 has over 150k on it. Blows a cloud when I start it cold but still runs decent. I put almost 3000 miles on it on a 5 day trip a few months ago.

    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
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  11. DesertDueler

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    Replace your valve seals. That will get rid of that cloud of smoke.

    86 Jimmy 4"lift 35"MTRs locked front.Other cars 69 Firebird w/525 hp,and 70 GTO <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>MY vehicles</a>
     
  12. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Man, you got it good!!!! My crappy ol' 305 has 145k and needs valve seals. I haven't had the balls to do my compression because I'm afraid of the results[​IMG]. One of these days she'll blow up and I'll have an excuse to install a 350. Until then I'll have to make do........

    I do know where you're coming from however. My 83 6.2 pickup had only 92k when I bought it. The day It turned over 100k I was sad.......



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  13. Gandolf

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    My '89 just turned 158,000 miles and it still runs great. I change the oil every 3000 miles, and I never need to add oil between changes. Like others have said, take good care of it, and it will take good care of you.

    '89 K5 Silverado..."You can’t have a real adventure, unless the outcome is truly uncertain".
     
  14. Seventy4Blazer

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    the body of my blazer has 300k on it. the engine has 180k on it and it was replaced in 93. the trans has 10k on it and the t-case has ? miles on it.
    no rebuild for me.
    Grant


    1974 Chevy Blazer Cheyanne. but it is on 33's now, with saggy old springs. i am in Yuma Arizona if ya got any parts for me.
     
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    100k....just getting broken in! Heck the Lady's 79 is over 300K and just got engine number 3. (number 2 was a crappy rebuild that was in it when we got it and only made 70k.
    My 75 I figure has about the same. My 70 Pontiac has 200k on the original engine and my 89 Supra has about 190k on it.
    Have no idea what's on the 70 Burb.

    It's not my damn planet monkey boy!
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  16. 90idahoblazer

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    my 90 has 120K and it dont burn a lick of oil or leak....oops !!!! I just jinxed myself....dont worry, I just took the family on a yellowstone trip in the rig and didnt think twice about and wont.....As a matter of fact I m taking it to Michigian and back to Idho for the holidays...
     
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    sounds like a lot of miles, the figure your trucks are all 10+ years old, hubbys 99 Z-71 just turned over to 70,000 yes that is a 7 with 0 zeros, and the truck was built in June of 99, (guess he likes his truck) the 89 350 we have, has almost 300k with 2 tranny swaps! it does blow some smoke when you start it but thats it!

    1986 K5 4" skyjacker suspension 3 " body, 14 bolt rear, dana 44 front, TIRED ol 305
     
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    sounds like a lot of miles, the figure your trucks are all 10+ years old, hubbys 99 Z-71 just turned over to 70,000 yes that is a 7 with 5- 0 zeros, and the truck was built in June of 99, (guess he likes his truck) the 89 350 we have, has almost 300k with 2 tranny swaps! it does blow some smoke when you start it but thats it!

    1986 K5 4" skyjacker suspension 3 " body, 14 bolt rear, dana 44 front, TIRED ol 305
     
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    sounds like a lot of miles, the figure your trucks are all 10+ years old, hubbys 99 Z-71 just turned over to 70,000 yes that is a 7 with 4- 0 zeros, and the truck was built in June of 99, (guess he likes his truck) the 89 350 we have, has almost 300k with 2 tranny swaps! it does blow some smoke when you start it but thats it!

    1986 K5 4" skyjacker suspension 3 " body, 14 bolt rear, dana 44 front, TIRED ol 305
     
  20. My Burb is sitting at 99,600 miles or close to that and she still runs great !!

    [​IMG]<font color=red>BigBurb[​IMG]
    <font color=purple>I Like my Burb'n on the ROCKS !!
    <font color=black>Imported to Kentucky through military channels !!
     

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