Bring back the "slant six".
You saved these people a lot of money and aggravation. Geez. I think that would be the last Chevy I would purchase if it was me. .Chevys were good too. That Chevette was among the last good Chevys. Engine reliability started to decline in the 80s, death trap ignition switch went from early 90s until a few years ago, production of small engines was moved out of the US to Korea in the early 2000s, and a lot more reasons why not to buy a modern Chevy. For a reliable Chevy, make sure it came from the factory with a carb.
GM took Chrysler's 90s reputation and said "hold my beer". Now they make pretty cars that barely last the warranty, if that. Remember the 57 mile Corvette anyone? Got a customer at 600 miles until the end of her warranty that needed nearly $1,000 in work. Thankfully I got her into the dealer before she ran over the miles so it didn't cost her anything. Another Camaro owner doesn't want to sweat this year because his heat is stuck on full blast. We have to remove the windshield and dash to open the air box to replace a $20 air door that broke. His bill, if he chooses to go ahead with it will be around $1,500. He's 1 year out of warranty. I could go on for days on why modern Chevys are crap.
Heavy-duty slant six engines used in industrial and some truck/bus (perhaps fleet as well) applications used a double-row roller timing chain, chrome-plated upper piston rings, and other features depending on service duty (polyacrylic valve stem seals, positive valve rotators, stellite-faced exhaust valves, and/or a high-volume oil pump).
Technically, it should last longer due to fewer moving parts.Some Manufacturers, Mazda and Mercedes. are going the inline six route for certain vehicles. They need tp put a slant on it.
Chrysler had the slant 6 in their trucks until 1987, their cars until 1983.
04 Grand Caravan 3.3 288500just curious: I was wondering how many miles has anybody put on these vans.
how many does it have now?, how many did it have when it retired?
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