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Jul 07, 2002 (3:20 am)
The dealer wants $50, but I would probably do it myself. Why are you changing at 32K? What does your manual recommend?
#620 of 648 Diff fluid change.........
Jul 15, 2002 (7:15 am)
I was cautioned by a Quaker State tech rep to stay with "dino" gear oil if you're near or above 50,000 miles.
It has something to do with the additives being compatible with the seals and so forth, over a period of time and miles. Just a word of caution to you all.......
#621 of 648 Cajun: Just a precaution, and to get a slight mileage boost
Jul 16, 2002 (2:49 pm)
Converting from regular to synthetic oil from the engine to the rear end should give about one more MPG. As for the wear factor, the synthetic has clearly been shown to be superior.
I've talked to shop owners that replaced valve cover gaskets or timing chains on 200K miles engines run on synthetic from new, and they all had NO sludge, and were still running strong.
By the way, if you have been reading some of the other forums, the S-10 is looking more and more like the 'little engine that could.' The 'new' engines in some Silverados and Yukons have problems, and now there is a forum saying the 4L60E transmissions are not holding up well. Yet, when you go over to the 'Older S-10" forum, there are a lot of these trucks easily running well past 150K miles or more.
Jul 20, 2002 (2:41 am)
I've seen lots of full size Chevys with well over 250,000 on em and never had the valve covers off. That engine in a S10 geez almost as good as a I6!
Aug 02, 2002 (8:31 am)
Well you can buy a base 03 chevy Cavalier with the 140 hp ECO-TEC 2.2 but the 03 S-10 still has the 120 hp 2.2.I think the S-10 needs the extra HP more than the Cavy.Sometimes I can't figure out GM.
Sep 04, 2002 (2:18 pm)
ok, I put my other message in the wrong spot. Does anyone have any experience with pulling an RV Trailer with an s10. I have a 1995 s10, 3.08, 47,000 kms and I'm wondering what if anything I can pull. Friends are telling me the truck is too small.
Sep 05, 2002 (8:16 am)
To ask for towing data you should state type cab & bed size 2 or 4X4 WD,engine and transmission.
2 WD,Std cab,short box,4.3L, 3:08, manual trans is rated 4000 lbs max.
I will not tow more than the payload on my Sonoma that is 1000 lbs and its tow rating is 3200 lbs.
Sep 07, 2002 (9:21 am)
My S10 is 2WD, Auto Trans, short box, 4.3L engine, 3.08. I believe the truck is rated to tow 5400 lbs. I was hoping that I could handle one of these hybrid RV trailers rated at 2500 lbs and I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this.
Sep 10, 2002 (9:21 am)
I think you need a 3.42 ratio for 5400 lbs,3.08 is kind of tall.
#628 of 648 2.2 vs. 4.3 engine
Sep 14, 2002 (1:08 pm)
I am shopping for another S-10 used. My last had a 2.8 engine V-6 - EXTREMELY reliable. Almost 200,000 with NO engine repairs. That's no longer available. I'm having a hard time finding a 4.3; almost all seem to have the 2.2 4 cyl. Any experiences with these engines? I have heard the 2.2 is underpowered. Is it durable?