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Old 07-02-2012, 11:40 PM   #1
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Default How many miles has your LS1 gone without having to overhaul it?

A little over a year ago I got my 2002 B4C with roughly 210,000 on it, and about a week before I picked it up, I posted a thread asking about using seafoam on an engine with 200,000+ miles on it. I got some helpful insight and ended up seafoaming my engine and had great results! The engine idled smoother, and sounded better. I was just re-reading my post and found an interesting question (especially since my car will turn over 250,000 by the end of this week), and after reading the "Official odometer/mileage thread" it made me wonder even more.

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But with 200k+ already on the car....I don't know how much of its "high performance" will last. That raises another interesting question. How many miles has your LS1 or LT1 gone without having to overhaul it? Mine popped a little over 100k. I wasn't the owner then bought it after they completely overhauled it.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:42 PM   #2
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mine has 220k and no overhaul

i am wanting to get one though with new cam and heads at the same time just not ready to pull the motor out.... never rebuilt a motor before so i want to study before i do
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I'm the 2nd owner of my SS and the original motor lasted until 91k with 84k being the mileage I bought it with.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:58 PM   #4
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i am wanting to get one though with new cam and heads at the same time just not ready to pull the motor out.... never rebuilt a motor before so i want to study before i do
I know what you mean, at 250k a rebuild is in my future as well, and since the motor will be out and about, may as well add a few extra "goodies" to it
But when the time comes I am also considering swapping in an LS3 or GMPP LS376/480 just depends on $$$ when the time comes
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:15 AM   #5
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yeah ive looked into the ls3 swap as well but ill prob just go with motor rebuild cam and heads. i enjoy driving my car i really dont care about the hp tourque for the track. yeah dont get me wrong having more than whats out there is nice but man you cant beat just driving around with t top off on a nice day. i really just want it louder and a good lope
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My LT1 has 174,000 on it right now. Still pulls well and runs great.

The secret is to drive it like you stole it.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:16 AM   #7
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I know a guy with a lt1 impala, 95 I think...with over 220K on it. Still runs hard with just boltons. And its been ragged HARD most of those miles.
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My LT1 has 174,000 on it right now. Still pulls well and runs great.

The secret is to drive it like you stole it.
That is so so true about lt1's. I'd treat mine good and the **** would break. I have 111k and still going strong!
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:07 PM   #9
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Same with ls1 looks like i get on it every chance i got and stop lights are like trees lol
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I recently pulled the stock ls1 outta my car with nearly 226k and swapped another one in.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:50 PM   #11
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I have an 02' SS with 137k that still runs like new. No leaks and I hope to get to at least 200k before a rebuild. I put @ 30k miles a year on her a year so I a hoping for the best.
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202xxx and still running strong
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241k on the motor and trans. It goes to the track weekly!
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You guys that have 150k+ are your cars modded? What mods? How long with mods?
I have 108k on mine and im doing heads cam and intake.
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Stall about 20k ago and gears a couple of weeks ago. No other mods.
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You guys that have 150k+ are your cars modded? What mods? How long with mods?
I have 108k on mine and im doing heads cam and intake.
all i had was lid/catback and was close to putting a 100 shot on it but decided against it before i did my swap. with 108k youll be good for a while Joe lol.
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241k on the motor and trans. It goes to the track weekly!
thats impressive! im sure the tranny has been rebuilt atleast once in that time.
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not mine.. and i don't want to turn this into a "my friends dads wifes cousins brothers kids dad's wife had" but......

my co worker has a 99 silverado with a 4.8 with 260K+ stock engine. he commutes from OHIO to GA for work weekly/bi weekly.
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all i had was lid/catback and was close to putting a 100 shot on it but decided against it before i did my swap. with 108k youll be good for a while Joe lol.
I think so to Mark. Im always up on the oil changes although I just recently switched to synthetic.
Its actually my 10bolt and trans ill be worried about when the work is done
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210k+ and still going strong. All stock. Always wanted an Ls1 Trans Am.... Haven't driven my Charger since I got the T/A.... I'm hooked
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