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MY S=10 BLEW UP

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by trapshootin hippie, Apr 5, 2009.

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  1. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    My ole S-10 finally gave up the ghost. With only 248,000 miles on it, I feel it went before it's time. Was using factory gas in it, not high octane racing fuel, or even drip gas from the refinery. What gives? Think maybe sending it back to the factory for an autopsy woule be a good idea?
     
  2. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    I am sure it is the result of using discount retailer gas rather than appproved major manufacturer product.

    Undoubtedly there was tampering with the ECM, I would wager an aftermarket chip was the culprit here also. You can go ahead and sue, but your chances are slim.

    HM
     
  3. BILL GRILL

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    IMAGINE THAT someone who bought a GM product and got 248,000 miles on it! Boy do they build junk! LOL Bill
     
  4. H82MIS

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    regular or ethyl????
     
  5. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    "regular or ethyl", ya don't hear that anymore!!!
     
  6. over the hill

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    Must be the 4.3. I cant see the 2.8 or whatever it is going that far.

    My wife had a 85 Caprice with the 4.3 FI motor. It was a goodie.



    Regards....Gerald
     
  7. Loyac

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    Best GM engine is/was the 3.8 Series II V6. Bulletproof. John
     
  8. Lead Man

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    Don't you know by now not to use Winchester AA's in your truck. The basewad gets stuck in the exhaust and causes undue pressure. Have you no concern for the people who drive beside you. I mean really.
     
  9. SF SGM

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    sorry for your loss, when my '92 S15 reached 250,000, I sold it to a waitress and sadly, it is still running fine. 2.8 V6 and still ticking with 275,000 or so on it!
     
  10. stokinpls

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    Sounds like you hadn't been doing the required maintenance on the muffler bearings. Claim denied!
     
  11. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    That kind of milage you need to send it to the Smithsonian, you have the exception not the rule.
     
  12. skeetjunkie

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    If you got 248,000 on a 2.8 liter, my hat's off to you. I don't think I've ever heard of one going that far. Ours had to be rebuilt at 98,000. It went another 95,000 and cracked the block. The crack showed up in the middle of the summer so it wasn't a freeze-up. So, you can see we got less than 200,000 total miles out of it.
     
  13. 22hornet

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    Drip gas...you in the oil biz, Hippie? I ran a lot of drip in my 75 Chevy pick-up. Here is a true story...a guy that I worked with ran nothing but 15# gasoline in his Jeep(we worked in a gas plant that produced propane and butane). He went out of town on a deer hunting trip and had to buy some real gas at a station. The Jeep wouldn't run. It seems that the fuel pump was bad, and who knows for how long. The 15# gas didn't need a fuel pump!
     
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