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Posted: 4/8/2002 11:31:22 AM EDT
Update on my truck problem. First of all, thanks for the help that I got on my previous post. The collective knowledge about most anything here is really amazing. I changed out the module in the distributor and spark/fuel returned. However, I suspect that when it died originally (it stayed idling until I got into a parking lot) I washed out the rings, because once I got it running, I took it into town and back (ran good), then the next day I hooked up a 5X8 enclosed trailer, loaded it up with gear, then 5 miles up the road under heavy load I developed a dead cylinder. It is number 1 cylinder. I replaced the spark plug (it was glazed) and cap and rotor which was showing a little carbon tracking and some corrosion on the terminals, and have good spark, but it's dead. I have not checked it with a compression tester, but I have a good idea what I am going to find. Rings or valve, I don't really care. Fuggit, I am going to look for a new vehicle and maybe go with equipment that is more appropriate. I was thinking along the lines of: 1. A 94 Toyota Celica for an everyday driver, they can be had for around $5000 in the 80-100,000 mile range in my area. Are these good cars? I would try to get one with the 2.2L. For hauling my heavy stuff, I am looking at an '82 Chevy ex-navy box van with a 4 bolt 350 and 18,000 miles that I found pretty cheap ($500) and runs very well. My other alternative is 2. Get another Chevy truck, but I would go with the 2500 with 5.7 and automatic, and let me wife drive it to work (local) while I drive her car to work (50 miles one way). Obviously 92 was a good year for Chevy trucks. What years should I stay away from, especially in a K2500 ex cab? I hate to see my truck go though. 227,000 miles, and it's finally dead. I decided I really don't have the time to screw around doing a motor swap on it. Goodbye old paint! I am obviously still considering options, and will decide by the end of the week.
Link Posted: 4/8/2002 12:54:12 PM EDT
ONLY 227,000 MILES? my 93 chevy g30 diesel might just be broken in by then.[;D]
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