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Old 07-23-2004, 02:00 AM   #21
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He had one part fail. That caused a snowball effect, but that'* it! I'm sure there were plenty of tell tale signs going on as well, that were either ignored, or never seen because he'* probably just some average guy.
werd... most people with minivans are more worried about getting to soccer practice on time and not weather the proper psi for the upper intake is 18 lbs...
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He had one part fail. That caused a snowball effect, but that'* it! I'm sure there were plenty of tell tale signs going on as well, that were either ignored, or never seen because he'* probably just some average guy.
when i check the oil (about every two weeks), I check the coolant too. Its not that hard.
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Other than that I have seen too many 3100'* and 3400'* live a long life... Some longer than a 3800, some less than a 3800... A lot depends on the owner I guess...
I agree with that 100%. It'* all in how you take care of them.
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Other than that I have seen too many 3100'* and 3400'* live a long life... Some longer than a 3800, some less than a 3800... A lot depends on the owner I guess...
I agree with that 100%. It'* all in how you take care of them.
Funny story here... My friend the car guy thought his trans was starting to go out... after 219,000 miles on a THM125(3T40) attached to a 3.0 Buick V6... It would take its time getting into gear, we both thought the pump was going bad.... Neither one of us checked the fluid... Well finally he checked the fluid, and it was lowwwww... LMAO... Poured in a quart and bam back to normal... Still shifts perfect, smooth as could be, goes right into gear, and shifts on time and seemlessly... 219,000 miles, this tranny has towed over 3000 lbs, had been put through hell... And it still functions perfectly... Its also had its fluid changes... I'll bet if he never changed the fluid, that tranny would have never seen 100,000 miles...
LOL. Exactly. Unfortunately people aren't as regular about the maintenance as we are here and then you end up with websites such as the GM V6 Lemon site. People trying to create a bad-rap for their own negligence.
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