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Old 08-07-2004, 09:27 PM
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Looking at mid to late 90's Chevy trucks. Does anyone know what year Chevy starting using the Vortec SEFI 454 big block.
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1996 What size truck are you looking for?
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i have 98 1500 with a 350 voretc. it puked tranny around 95k miles. Since then i put like 30k on the new tranny and seem sok. I know the 350 vortec had aprpblem withte intake gaskets they are WAY to thin and fail prematurely. MIne went and i had to pull the intake manifold and install new ones. I'mnot sur ei the 454 vortec had teh same problem or not.
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Yep, 1996 is correct. Highly recommend that year or later.
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R Addiction,
I'm looking at dually's. Kind of scared of the 6.5 diesel. Probably only use it 5000 miles or so a year anyway. It sure would be nice to go new, but I would rather dump the extra coin into the boat.
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I put 100K on my 96 Chevy Dooley 454 auto. Towed more miles than empty. Never had tranny problems. C1500 had a 4L60 trans, C3500 has a 4L80, different transmission. Never had intake gasket problems either.
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Almost 95000 on my 97 dually. 454 auto....knock on wood, no major problems
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I hear ya on the 6.5.....What are you looking to spend?
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I'd say 10 to 15,000. I'd like to find something like DanB's truck shown above. Would like to find something with 75K miles or less.
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Just picked up a 97 dually with 71 k for a customer 4x4 ext cab 12.000 97 454 is a good year!
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