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#39 of 65 1987 s10 2.5L 4CYL
Feb 12, 2008 (3:42 pm)
i bought truck used with 2 hundred k on it for 300 dollars was worth it drove it for 5 k miles total of 2 hundred and 5 k and it blew up rod went threw engine block i bought another cheap 2.5 L droped that engine in it was a very cheap engine 100 dollars lol from junk yard i can see it was never taken care of sparkplugs was very hard to get out they was completly destroyed. put a tune up on it. put a new oil pressure switch in it this motor has given me 6 k as of now it is a 1992 2.5 a decent motor lack of power tho i dont really care tho point A to B is fine with me. about the 87 body i live in michgian very rusty 87 but i replaced lots of body parts had to .the fuel pump went out suprising to you .lmao not to me chevy loves to drop fuel pumps .fuel millage is 20 mpg not bad but not great . runs crapy cold
engine runs on 2 cyl when i first start it untill it is warm then it hit 4 cyl weired .lol but over all great truck awsome love my s10,s oh yeah and i beat the hell out of my tranny lol i pulled over 6000 pounds behind my truck bumper was readys to fall off i bent it down wored bad it,s bent badly lol owell i pulled alot with it i keep dumping used motor oil in it black black stuff i just change the oil filter once in a while i run 15 pounds oil pressure warm 40 cold . chevy like a rock i agree.
#40 of 65 '94 Sonoma
Feb 22, 2008 (9:51 am)
I bought my sonoma when I was 16 for 3k. It is a 94 Sonoma and I put most of the miles on it
Right now it has 245K I hope to have a party when it reaches 250K
Mar 06, 2008 (7:29 pm)
I have a 94' Sonoma, 4.3l v-6 'z' motor (non-vortec), extended cab short bed 2 wheel drive. 280,600 miles from the 200 when I bought it brand new. Paid cash back then and wont get rid of it any time soon. I have another cab from a 95 that only has one quarter panel rust hole, that I plan on swapping in. I think I'll keep the 94 dash though and the 94' column. I don't want the airbags. I removed the a/c finally this year but cannot find a non-A/C blower motor box. I plan on visiting some junkyards this summer and try my luck. I know theres not to many non-a/c sonoma out there. I'll just look for an s10 that was a work or delivery truck. I also have 2 new fenders, and I would like to convert the front end over to a 98' and up envoy headlights and grille. I need to get a new 98' core support first.
I do plan on rebuilding the engine and trans soon. I'd rather sink about 5-8 grand in this truck and do the work myself, than buy a new 30 grand truck with a payment.
I'm glad to see there are alot of us sonoma fans out there.
#42 of 65 Re: How many miles have you logged on your S10? [tsjay]
Apr 24, 2008 (10:51 pm)
I have a 95 s-10 bought brand new. It currently has over 168,000 miles on it. I recently took the value cover off to replace the gasket, and my friend was amazed that it was so clean and no slug at all. I change oil every 3500 miles and now I use nothing else but WIX oil filters (fuel and oil). I also use Havoline 5W 30 oil. The engine itself has not gave me trouble. Just everything else. been through 3 trannys. 2nd and 3rd one came from a junk yard. Put a different rear-end. Now it is sitting at my work with a wheel bearing scorched. Just replaced it 2 week ago. Yes it has been lowered 3 in front and 3 in rear. Why is the wheel bearing keep failing me?
#43 of 65 Re: 53 K [gonogo]
May 17, 2008 (4:10 pm)
I have an 03 crew cab 4wd, bought new, and now have 197,400 miles on the odometer.
I do soil erosion and building code inspections in Michigan so I have BFG TA's on it and average 19-20 MPG on the highway, 16-17 around town. Have used Royal Purple motor oil and Amsoil tranny fluid since new. Still running like it was when new.
#44 of 65 Didn't know where ...
May 28, 2008 (7:32 am)
to post this question, but thought this forum might work. I'm wanting to buy a used truck and see an abundance of S10/S15's for sale with pretty good prices. Can anyone out there tell me if they are reliable? I've heard that Chevy's interiors are prone to cheap parts, but as long as I can open/close, lock/unlock the doors, I can live with cheap materials. Any advice if to buy the 4 or 6 cyl.? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
#45 of 65 Re: Didn't know where ... [kreuzer]
May 28, 2008 (9:00 am)
We have a 2000 S-10 4x4 with the 6 cylinder engine and we love it. Bought it new in 2000. It has under 100,000 miles on it and we have had very little problem with it but we keep it well maintained. As far as cheap parts inside, we did have one of the sliders on the seat base go out while it was still under warranty and right now, the 3rd door handle doesn't work. The sending unit to the gas gauge went out years back but it's $600 to fix it so right now, we just use the trip meter to determine when to fill up. Other than that, nothing big. A few years ago, we stepped up from the 15" wheels to 16" wheels with larger tires so it sits a little higher off the ground. It does awesome in the snow and tows our 16' boat with no problem.
#46 of 65 Re: Didn't know where ... [littleosco]
May 28, 2008 (12:20 pm)
Thanks for your time and info. Man, that's expensive for the gas gauge sending unit!
I've heard good things about the 4.3 V6, but not so good about the 4cyl.
Can anyone else chime in about the dependability/reliability of these trucks?
Thanks to all!
#47 of 65 Where is the best place to find window cranks?
May 29, 2008 (11:00 am)
I have a 2001 S-10 and am currently looking to find new window cranks, but I can't seem to find them anywhere. I was just wondering if anybody has purchased new cranks and where they found them. Thanks!