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Old 12-16-2013, 12:09 PM   #1
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When I had the S10 modified, I never thought to make sure it would run well in the end. My bad for assuming. After I paid for them to replace the starter a couple weeks ago, I was driving home and it ran like it was out gas. Turned around and had Mike look at it. He adjusted the timing, no change, then he said it was just bad gas. After a tank and a half with some serious jet cleaner, no change.

Since I picked it up in 2010, it's never ran right and I'm not a mechanic. I spend more time on the S10 than I do the '72, and it makes no sense.

Anyway, I sold it as well as the '00 Jimmy my brother gave me, and bought an '05 Trail Blazer. Now, Allisa has something safe and hopefully dependable to drive, and it will serve as my rig until the '72 is on the road.
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:37 PM   #2
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Good for you. Life is short, be happy!
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:47 PM   #3
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Enjoy it..........what engine does it have?
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The 4.2 L I6 Atlas LL8. I did not know there was a 5.3 L option until a couple days ago! However, this engine appeared on the Ward's 10 Best Engines list from 2002–2005, so I'm happy about that. The 275 hp and 275 lb ft torque is fun!
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Old 12-17-2013, 10:50 PM   #5
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and a bowtie even though that could bring up some interesting conversations
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Old 12-18-2013, 06:19 AM   #6
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I have the cousin to that in the GMC Envoy... bought it new in '03, GM replaced the engine at about 70K due to a mysterious use of coolant they couldn't ever figure out.

Now has 180K on it with no serious issues... a few annoying items but nothing major.
First was the gauges... the stepper motors went out and the gauges started freaking. Said it was at redline while idling at a stoplight.
Then getting the correct thermostat so that it would run at a high enough temperature so as to not turn on the check engine light took a few times to get correct.
Replaced an idler pulley and have done routine maintenance.

I also replaced the speakers as it got down to only one working (I don't drive it so I didn't really care; the stereo in my car works great! LOL).

I have serviced the differentials, transfer case & transmission once (due for another one) and replaced all the stabilizer bar end links.

Great in the snow with a proper tire on it.

The factory front pads lasted to 118K and it still has the OEM rears in it.

Overall I have been very happy with it.
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