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Old 12-26-2006, 03:22 PM   #21
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You bet...it'll be a drop the cradle for the swap.
Yeah, that'* going to be a bizitch to do I would think..... like crzydmnd72 I wouldnt want to do anything that extreme unless I absolutely had to.

Wife to me- "Well, if it were YOUR Bonneville, you'd fix IT! But since it'* the mini-van, you just say "Heck with it!"!!!"

I'd respond- "Yeah, and your point is?"
Bonneville engine, relatively simple compared to a Transport. I'm gonna wait until I cement my opinion until Boosty posts back with how good/bad it actually was, since I have never seen one done

Who knows, he might say it was easier than it looked and I will rush out to get the "mechanics special" LOL
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LMAO!!! Yeah, I would think that a lift would help just a little.....
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Bonneville engine, relatively simple compared to a Transport. I'm gonna wait until I cement my opinion until Boosty posts back with how good/bad it actually was, since I have never seen one done

Who knows, he might say it was easier than it looked and I will rush out to get the "mechanics special" LOL
Bonnies are a snap compared to most things. BTW..I posted right before ya
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Bonneville engine, relatively simple compared to a Transport. I'm gonna wait until I cement my opinion until Boosty posts back with how good/bad it actually was, since I have never seen one done

Who knows, he might say it was easier than it looked and I will rush out to get the "mechanics special" LOL
It'* going to be a race to the junkyard to grab that $600 TS that you mentioned..... a dozen psycho crazed BC members trying to score a cheap ride after Bill says the swap was a breeze!
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It'* not that bad... Long as you can disconnect the electrical easily.. the rest unbolts and stays on the floor. change motor.. poof.. back in it goes.
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Bonneville engine, relatively simple compared to a Transport. I'm gonna wait until I cement my opinion until Boosty posts back with how good/bad it actually was, since I have never seen one done

Who knows, he might say it was easier than it looked and I will rush out to get the "mechanics special" LOL
It'* going to be a race to the junkyard to grab that $600 TS that you mentioned..... a dozen psycho crazed BC members trying to score a cheap ride after Bill says the swap was a breeze!
never mind LOL, he has a lift and I don't. Anyone thats seriously interested and is close to OKLA can PM me for the info though, people who own it arent into mechanical stuff and they simply replaced the van.
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They were intelligent...

Me.. I'm in need of money and have enough blood to donate for an engine swap in this van.
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Me.. I'm in need of money and have enough blood to donate for an engine swap in this van.
Hey, I too resemble that remark!
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Me.. I'm in need of money and have enough blood to donate for an engine swap in this van.
Hey, I too resemble that remark!
Pat lives close by.. you give blood that way...lool
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FWIW:
The GM3400 engine in the Transport is a piece of doggie do do. Our motor went south after 130K. The LIM was replaced twice up to the 130K. From all of the research I did the engine lasting 130K is normal. I was very disappointed in the engine and my local Pontiac dealership; I will never go back to them for anything.

Sorry to be so negative but I had a really bad experience with the engine.

Overall we have a 98 Transport Montana and the ride is super nice, van is well built, transmission is still running strong but the engine leaves a lot to be desired.
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