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went and picked up the the replacement engin fer the manch on saturday mornin (2.8 s10 blazer rolin chasie) then in the afternoon went to look at the motor and trans that i was getn from a buddy (s10 pickup) and the @#$%ing motor threw a rod on the way their. was a dern shame though /100 miles on the new 700r and the engine pristene , no leaks nothin even wit close to 300,000. but better now than after i put it in the jeep . STUPID 2.8L

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He means 3.4. The 4.3 is a cut down SBC and does not share the same bellhousing pattern, or really anything in common with the 2.8 or 3.4.

 

 

The 2.8 and 3.4 are very similar. Unfortunatly the 3.4 is rather hard to find, seeing as they seemed to only come in camaros and firechickens. But yeah, it is a better engine.

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no they still havent gotten it right. Well at least as far as I am concerned. My wifes alero (FWD car) has had the eninge gone through twice under warranty for some of the same problems that plaqued the early 2.8's. Mainly the manifold gasket leaking, thus causing it to run hot, then causing problems with the head. When will GM learn that cast iron and aluminum don't mix, unless you can isolate the metals better. BTW this is also a problem on the 4.3's

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I have found this out cause I looked at a bunch of 4.3's before I bought the one I have now, and it seems like it is a problem across GM's line of v-6's. You still can't beat the bang for the buck... Once you change to a quality aftermarket set of gaskets no issues.... Go figure

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yes anything would be better than the 2.8 but i can't afford much els. besides i Love the 2.8 ,i didnt change the oil in it fer just over 4.5 years .just added erl when needed for the first year (then i fixed the leak), Iv run it 4 quarts low several times/over heated it a dozen times and kept on goin / hit 6400 rpm probably another dozen times floatn valves and blown smoke and on top of that it lives at 4500 rpm or more on the highway. No B/S

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