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Old 07-14-2019, 05:36 AM
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I inherited a 90's Chevy Lumina..... from Florida so it was not a rust bucket, but knew about the myriad of problems with the 3.1 engine gaskets so I researched it and talked to several mechanics I trust.... All of them said the exact same thing.... the gaskets will fail.... it's a matter of time... but the cost to change the gaskets was more than the car was worth, so "drive it until it fails." Ahhhh I don't do that... so I sold it. In the old days, I might have attempted to change the gaskets myself as the new/recommended gaskets were relatively cheap.... as always, it was the labor cost that kills the deal.... PS.... the car had other problems as well.... a radio that never worked right, an electrical short draw down (again, probably the GM radio), the AC failed, and the the injectors needed to be replaced at 50,000 miles....
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