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Old 11-29-2009, 11:14 AM
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Default what is the life expectancy of a gmc 1500 sierra truck?

I do all the maintenance at the right time and was wondering how many more miles i have left on the truck. Current millage is around 150,000. thanks for the help
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Old 11-29-2009, 11:18 AM
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With engine and transmission transplants it should run around 500,000 before needing frame reinforcing.
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:06 AM
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I have 370,000 km on my 95 Just put a fresh engine in it everything else is original.
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Old 12-29-2009, 06:07 PM
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It may out live you.....lol....unless your real young!
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:03 PM
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Have 1996 gmc jimmy 4.3 V6, 4L60E. Has over 500,000 KM. Regular maintenance and replace worn parts. Engine, transmission and drive-train original, did have to replace the fuel line this year and on my 2nd fuel pump. The fuel pump has a life of around 240,00 KM (150,000 miles) Other then that, just oil and filter change. The secret on the 4L60E is to replace the boost valve every 60,000 miles, it;s only a $45.00 part and take less then 5 min to replace when servicing the transmission and also adding a external transmission oil filter. (average cost $85.00 or just do what i did and add an inline filter to your transmission line to the radiator.)
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:04 PM
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Have 1996 gmc jimmy 4.3 V6, 4L60E. Has over 500,000 KM. Regular maintenance and replace worn parts. Engine, transmission and drive-train original, did have to replace the fuel line this year and on my 2nd fuel pump. The fuel pump has a life of around 240,00 KM (150,000 miles) Other then that, just oil and filter change. The secret on the 4L60E is to replace the boost valve every 60,000 miles, it;s only a $45.00 part and take less then 5 min to replace when servicing the transmission and also adding a external transmission oil filter. (average cost $85.00 or just do what i did and add an inline filter to your transmission line to the radiator.)
What type of external filter? Any picts? Sounds like it might be a good way to get some extra miles from the transmission. Thanks.
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:06 AM
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98 with 336000+ Kms still runs excellent keep up on maintenance use full synthetic oils, undercoat yearly this vehicle will out live me Im thinking.
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:43 AM
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B&M has a universal external Transmission Filter kit, I believe i got mine for around $35.00 at a Transmission shop. You can do a internet search on line for the filter kit. B&M 80277 Universal Remote Transmission Filter Kit
Here you go Big Ed and Happy New years
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:01 AM
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Great idea on the external filter Molson I will also do that
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