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Chevrolet S-10, GMC S-15, Truck
#18 of 122 Question about my S-10 pickup
May 09, 2005 (10:46 pm)
I have a 1996 chevy S-10 2WD extended cab with 68,592 miles. It has a 2.2L 4 cylinder with Manual tranny. And from what I understand chevy's 2.2 gas millage sucks for a 4 cylinder. But the 4.3 V6 has the same gas millage and much more power. My first question is; am I right in the statement about the 2.2 vs. the 4.3. and if I am would it be worth it to replace the engine with only 68,592 miles on the clock. Or just buy a new one when this one kicks the bucket. Because I was planning on giving the truck a 3'' lift and putting larger tires on it, to give it a bigger truck look, and make it alittle easier for myself a 6' 0'' 230 lbs person to get in and out of. But with a 4cylinder, and the lack of 4WD I might not do it unless I swap the engine. Because even with the lack of 4WD the truck is very light, and do the that fact the lack of 4WD is not that detrimental. I am only in the truck $1,200 and am the owner of it. So any opinions or statements on the matter would be greatly aprisiated. Also if you could point me in the direction of a website with some stats on the 4cylinder, the v6's and the v8's for the S-10 that would be great.
#19 of 122 Re: 20's on an Extreme [raymondw]
Jun 05, 2005 (11:21 am)
i have a 2001 extreme that has 20's with a 255/35/20 and they fit fine. My truck is even lower than normal
#20 of 122 Re: 20's on an Extreme [ridt00]
Jun 05, 2005 (11:23 am)
yes i have 20's with a 255/35/20 tire on a 2001 extreme
#21 of 122 advice needed on swapping engines
Jun 17, 2005 (9:31 am)
I have an '85 S10 with a 2.8 V6 engine. Due to a oil change screw-up my engine is now dead (oil filter was not fastened properly and blew off, causing the diagnosis of "rods knocking"). Anyway, I am looking into replacement engines, and I found that for $200 more, I can get a 4.3 liter instead of the 2.8.
Now, my question is: what difference is it going to make to my truck if I opt for the 4.3 instead of the 2.8? I have heard that the carbeurator *may* need to be replaced with a more apporopriate one for that stronger engine, that the only change will be better torque and less fuel economy, I have also heard that the 2.8 liter engines with more mileage do not hold up so well with repairs.
Does anyone have an educated answer for this quandry?
#22 of 122 Changing A FLAT!!!!
Jun 28, 2005 (9:09 am)
I have been trying for two days to get the flat tire off my truck....I used a 2x4 and bashed away...it wont budge. It looks like there something under the plastic cap that should come off first...This should be easy...please help. Its a 2002 s-10....factory tires and rims. Thanks!!!!
#23 of 122 Stereo Suggestion
Jul 16, 2005 (9:51 am)
I have a 1998 S-10 pickup and the CD player doesn't work. I was just wondering if anyone can suggest a replacement system that fits in nicely and works well?
Thanks for any help suggested,
#24 of 122 Re: advice needed on swapping engines [redturtle]
Jul 19, 2005 (8:09 pm)
Get the 4.3L. It is a better engine. I was told by an ASE certified mechanic to avoid 2.8L engines. Others may have different views on this.
#25 of 122 Re: Stereo Suggestion [cgm707]
Jul 19, 2005 (8:18 pm)
I would look at the CD players that are a direct fit for GM dashs. Pioneer has two newer models that I know of and some old ones. Alpine made one also. Not sure what year though. You might be able to find an older model pretty cheap.
#26 of 122 Re: 20's on an Extreme [ridt00]
Jul 22, 2005 (1:30 pm)
I broke my cell phone which had your number in it...Call me if you want to go to the beach on Sunday 07/24/05 at my same number.
#27 of 122 traction question
Jul 31, 2005 (12:27 pm)
Hi there: found myself in a hole (right front) and couldn't get out... in 4x4, but right front was spining and left rear also.... the oposite wheels (where I wanted traction) were doing nothing.... what do I need to modify so that when in 4x4 mode I get traction on all 4 when I need it???