New LS1 Owners - Newbie Tech - to many miles?
05-19-2006, 10:18 PM
hey i was lookin at a black z28 camaro with T-TOps for 8695 dollars...is that 2 many miles to have on an LS1 to buy will hte engine need any high dollar work done to it soon?
05-19-2006, 10:26 PM
You didn't list milage....
05-19-2006, 10:51 PM
lets take bets....i put a peice of bubble gum, some lent and a nickel on ....somewhere around 110k.....
05-20-2006, 01:07 AM
A black Z for about 8.7k.. You're probably looking at a '98, and chances are it's been ragged on a bit. LS1s are pretty stout engines IMO; I'd be more worried about everything else, such as the tranny, power window motors, body condition, leakages, etc. Nothing that can't be fixed. Find out how it was driven, how its Carfax reads, its mods, why it's being sold, and other variables that might raise a red flag.
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05-20-2006, 10:58 PM
hahaha whops sorry guys the milage is 99,124
05-21-2006, 12:02 AM
Get em' to 8 or less and if the car is in good condition, your in good shape :)
05-21-2006, 12:41 AM
i saw one running like a champ today with 196k on it. no rebuild on either the auto tranny or motor.
05-21-2006, 12:46 AM
The engine should still be fine, but if its auto thats what I would think would need looking into.
05-21-2006, 02:39 PM
I paid $6500 for my Formula with 128K on it and it runs awesome. email@example.com with just a lid and catback, with a wore out posi on street tires.
05-22-2006, 11:51 AM
Miles aren't the issue that they were 20 years ago.............. improved technology and the very repeatable machine proceedures used now are lightyears ahead of old. Twenty years ago, manufacturers didn't even put the 6th digit on the odometers because they didn't expect the life expectancy to reach 100k miles............ now they do.
I have a 148k mile '00 B4C Camaro, and it runs like a new one........ how they are driven play a big role too...... 150k miles of city driving like a taxi would be rough, but 150k miles of mostly highway driving is a completely different story.
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