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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 03:37 AM Thread Starter
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Smile Idler Pulley = Belt Tensioner

Sorry, I've always called the Belt Tensioner an Idler Pulley - as you can see I've replaced a bunch of them.

The EGR thu a code, Don't remember which one. Replacement cleared code and no further problems.

1st Base "Sewer Pipe" Mod
and Home Base Delete
"X" Pipe
Sequential Tail Lights
PMT Extended Upper and Lower Rear Control Arms

Stealth Brake and Metering Bolt Mod
Complete LED Interior, Including Radio
VATS Bypass

Camero 6 Speed EGR Valve
Moser Engineering Axles
Complete Front End replacement with MOOG parts
355,000 Miles and Counting
New Engine and Trans @ 304,550
Bilstein Shocks
Vogtland Springs
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 03:56 AM
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I've been through 4 water pumps at 100,000 miles. all AC-delco, and this one is leaking.
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 11:23 AM
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338K with my 87 caprice (see sig for details)

unfortunately i had no idea my SS was overheating so my original engine only had 224 on it. but with this new engine it better last at least as long as the caprice!

2014 Impala LTZ; Sold and miss my 95 DCM 262K thanks to all who helped me over the years!; 87 caprice became my snow car in 2000 and it was laid to "rust" in 10/07 with 338K. Rebuilt trans at 308,000 (lasted pretty long I think); new radiator 330,000 (they said it literally disintegrated when they took it off)
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 01:02 PM
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246,000 96 Impala..
Trans replace at about 60,000 due to broken sun gear (NOT from abuse),
on 3rd water pump, 2nd radiator, replaced plugs twice, wires twice, 100,000 on cap/rotor (still orig opti, but I have 2 spares..lol!), front end rebuilt around 100k, exhaust replaced once about 100k ago, rear axle bearings replace around 150k..
Original: Fuel pump, opti, p/s pump, compressor, starter...

My Father was orig owner until just over a year ago when he gifted it to me, so I feel a responsibility to him to baby it!!
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 03:24 AM
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1996 Impala SS DCM 229000 Miles
1996 Impala SS BBB 100000 Miles, both have GM reman 4L60E's.

1995 Buick RMS 170375 LT1 and 4L60E never opened up.

1988 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 302 5.0 V8 273500 miles, original drivetrain never opened up. Engine recieved 3 new fuel injectors, tune up parts and 1 water pump.

I had a 1994 T-Bird Supercoupe w/ 340,000 miles on the original AOD automatic trans and 8.8 Ford rear end.

God Bless America!

1996 Impala SS DCM

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1979 \"Bandit\" TransAm 403/at
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post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-25-2013, 12:59 PM
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Just rolled 130k is now my daily driver after sitting for 8 years...
All original motor with exception of water pump 2, both fan motors, radiator, pypes cat back, belt tension, time for front and rear suspension and posi replacement....or a new one!!! Hope it doesn't cost toooooo much
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