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post #1 of 19 Old 06-18-2008, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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4th gen hmmm

I was considering a 4th gen or maybe even a 3rd gen model. Just wondering why people rebuild their engines so often... Also, will a newly rebuilt LS1 (or similar small block) engine last say 200k with daily driving and occasionaly spirited driving?
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post #2 of 19 Old 06-18-2008, 05:19 PM
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You never know with engines, what will last and what won't. I just rebuilt the LT1 in my Corvette. It would have lasted a lot longer, with more oil in it.

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Yea, but some engines average over 100,000 miles... are these LS/LT rebuilds some of them...
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Mine did, too. 115k I killed it. Notice I didn't say it gave out.

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You killed your engine too? (I did... sorta)
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I had an 86 IROC with 136K on the clock. It's the transmissions you have to worry about. 700R4 (and 4L60s) fail like clockwork at 200K.
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Ok, what trannys should I watch out for and which trannys are good?
Anything else to look for?
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4th Gens have iffy rear ends.
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my engine was fine when I put her away..the A4's are the problem and the rearends are also..if treated right they should last..and my Camaro has like over 103K on it..so take it for what its worth..

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4th Gens have iffy rear ends.
Only if you pound the poo out of it. My busted because I ran drag radials every day and could dump the clutch at 4000rpm. I doubt many people who are concerned with getting 200k miles out of an engine are going to be driving their cars like that.

FWIW, if you buy a 3rd gen, it's going to more than likely be ready for a refreshening (ie: high miles). So, get yourself a LS1 car and enjoy it for a long time.

Besides the drive train, ANY car that you plan on keeping for a long time will need things (suspension parts, brakes, etc). Good luck.

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