I want a caprice but i just need to make sure the LT1 can hold up to being driven daily/ hours long trips.
If anyone can give me some info on what i'd be dealing with i'd appreciate it.
Been daily-driving the car in my sig since 2002. 3 previous Caprices 9C1-LT1 & a Fleetwood since 1998.
1st: without the ImpalaSS Forum, the Caprice is not a good daily driver, at least for me it wouldn't be. Knowledge I've learned here has regularly corrected GM dealers, AllData, and other 'trusted' info sources.
Those three Caprices 9C1-LT1 & the Fleetwood didn't last long without the forum to help me out.
2nd: even with a bone stock vehicle, having your PCM reprogrammed
a. keeps things cooler under the bonnet, which means plastic and rubber that GM has stopped replacing, will last longer before you have to replace it
b. will help your transmission last longer between rebuilds
c. makes it more enjoyable to drive
3rd: If you need to replace the Opti-Spark, don't forget to replace the Opti-Snorkel aka the Vent & Vacuum Harness, or at least take it apart and clean out those blue things so that you can blow air thru in at least one direction.
4th: An electric waterpump costs more up front, but pays for itself by removing unreliable waterpump housing quality control and waterpump drive gear wear from the equation.
5th: check for leaks, check for leaks, check for leaks …