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major milestone in the life of my chevy


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I don't know why Chevy gets dogged on so bad. Not necessarly here but in the media. I have two tahoes that are starting to get up there in years and they take quite a bit of abuse and are doing very well. I guess if it is not a toyota, it is not trendy enough.

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maybe its the ball joints, idler arms, pitman arms, intake leaks, and fuel pumps that are on time clocks that are guaranteed to fail :rotf: chevy's help keep me busy :yes:

 

but honestly next to jeep they are good vehicles for the most part, i hate working on ford.

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my 93 z71 has 228,000 on it now and still sports the factory riveted in ball joints. The only parts ive replaced were 1 front wheel bearing and 1 pitman arm. Ive owned the truck 10 years and shes been a good one. Its going under the knife this winter for a little cosmetic surgery. Hopefully ....lol

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I was a Chevy man well into my 30's (closet Jeep lover). Always had a CJ but drove Chevys daily. The best thing I ever did was sell all of them. Now ALL my rigs are Jeep. (not Chryslers with a Jeep name plate).

They do make a good product, I just got tired of the salesmen .... the parts guys who couldnt identify a part even when it was sitting in front of them. The last straw was when I was looking for a Borg/Warner (3 finger) clutch & the guy ..... kid..... behind the counter looked at me as if I were from mars...... telling me it didnt exist..... how many years did they use that clutch???.... 20...... maybe 30 years?

 

I sold my Z71 & started driving my J20. A couple years later I gave away my Camaro.

 

ALL Jeeps in my garage now.

 

In all honesty though, I dread going after parts for my 20 at the dealer cause most those kids don't even know what a J20 is......

 

(I showed them didnt I.... :shake:

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In all honesty though, I dread going after parts for my 20 at the dealer cause most those kids don't even know what a J20 is......

 

 

Do they even know what a Comanche is? :rotf:

 

Most kids, well I am 23, so most YOUNGER kids who come over to my place looking at jeeps or stuff for sale always have to ask about the MJ sitting in the driveway.

 

Rob L.

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A lot of my friends didn't believe me when I told them that Jeep made a truck or a Comanche for that matter, they thought I had fabbed my MJ up out of a cherokee and a Dakota, and that I must be an amazing fabricator. :rotf:

 

The first day I drove mine to work, my boss practically ran to my cube, and starting going on and on about it. I didn't think he'd never seen one, but I never dreamed he would remember them so vividly and know so much about them. It's nice to work around people that dig cars and other cool vehicles. 8)

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maybe its the ball joints, idler arms, pitman arms, intake leaks, and fuel pumps that are on time clocks that are guaranteed to fail :rotf: chevy's help keep me busy :yes:

 

but honestly next to jeep they are good vehicles for the most part, i hate working on ford.

:clapping: :clapping:

 

i did an S10 4.3 intake last week and a z71 5.7 intake this week,

 

i'll add onto your list some 5.3 common failures.

the a/c drive-belt that everyone misses when they do a serp.belt? :nuts:

and waterpumps.

oh! and how about monte-carlo and malibu gauge clusters.

 

AND don't forget anything that sports the word cadillac.

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maybe its the ball joints, idler arms, pitman arms, intake leaks, and fuel pumps that are on time clocks that are guaranteed to fail :rotf: chevy's help keep me busy :yes:

 

but honestly next to jeep they are good vehicles for the most part, i hate working on ford.

:clapping: :clapping:

 

i did an S10 4.3 intake last week and a z71 5.7 intake this week,

 

i'll add onto your list some 5.3 common failures.

the a/c drive-belt that everyone misses when they do a serp.belt? :nuts:

and waterpumps.

oh! and how about monte-carlo and malibu gauge clusters.

 

AND don't forget anything that sports the word cadillac.

 

ya: "my belt squeaks but it just got replaced" :dunno:

 

don't even start on malibuboos.

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