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Old 12-18-2012, 04:28 PM
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Very possible not rebuilt ,I just pulled 5.7 out of my 88 silverado 4x4 with 338771 miles Never rebuilt ,purchaced new ,pulled becacse of flat lobe on cam ,i replaced valve seals at 229000 because smoke at startup ,cured problem shows little wear in cyl & bearings look good purchaced ,NEW LONG BLOCK from GM for 1775.00 with 5 yr 100,000 warranty ,could not rebuild mine for that price after machine work & parts

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Glad to see I'm not the only one with good service out of a SBC.

As to startup, I just fire it up and go. I don't believe in letting it sit and "warm up". I think that does more harm than good, and it will warm up quicker while working, than Idleing.
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Yea ive had goog luck with all my sbc engines ,the truck i am speaking has had lots of idle time ,running power converter ,slow speed thru wood hunting cutting firewood , working in rock quarry pullong air compressor boat trailor .30 ft camper you could say it has ben abused since new still with yery good service ,i am building big block chevy now for 53 chevy p/u hope to get as goog service from it

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