I pulled the engine & trans to rebuild the tranny on my 96 SE (3.8/4T60-E). I just finished the tranny, but the engine has 208K on it so common sense says just rebuild it while its out, but I'm low on $$ right now so I'm cheaping out on it. It ran fine, used no oil & no smoke. I tested compression & got 165-175 on all cylinders. I am looking at selling it next year to get a SSEI, but dont want any surprises before then
I'm thinking of just tossing in a new timing chain, water pump,thermostat, valve stem seals & a new starter in & calling it good. Is there anything else I should worry about since its all easy to reach now? Possibly upper intake gaskets? It doesnt leak, but now would be the time to hit it.