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Old 07-23-2006, 05:12 PM   #21
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how much do you want for the car the way it sits?
Make me a reasonable offer and it'* yours -- there'* more pics here:

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...863&highlight=

And I know it'* not hydrolocked, there'* bearing material in the oil.
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Old 07-23-2006, 05:25 PM   #22
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In that case it spun a Rod bearing... Or 2... Thats a long lived motor

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Old 07-23-2006, 05:32 PM   #23
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I love the relability of the 3.8s -- if only the transmissions had the same durability. Heck, the only thing I did to the motor from the time I bought it two years ago until now has been routine maintenance, and LIM gaskets. I could have left the LIM gaskets alone and things would have been fine; they were in good shape at 255K.
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don't feel bad, that is a ton of mileage. my '98 SSE threw a rod bearing and cracked the block at 82,000 mi!!!!!!! :( put in a new motor and drove her until I came across the goat
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I know that it doesn't feel good right now, but that car has given you a lot! Mine currently has 165K miles on it and I'm targeting 200K at this time. If I make it, then I'll go for 225K etc., lol.

It was interesting to hear that the LIM gasket wasn't really bad after 255K miles.
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I was just really hoping to get 300K out of the original motor, just as a personal goal if anything. I'm not complaing at all, 261K out of it, with as strong as it was running, still makes me proud.
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