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Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by EBK142, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. EBK142

    EBK142 New Member

    heres my situation. A lady i know is selling a 95 silverado z71. $500. blown head gasket. mint body shape. 124k. grey interior white exterior. its a nice all around truck. my question is, how hard/ how much money is this job gonna cost me to have the truck good to go. also is it worth it? let me know.
  2. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    lots of variables. What's the body style? Regular cab, extended cab, long bed, short bed? What was the maintence record of it, how many owners, etc. You know that only the head gasket is faulty, other issues, at 125k there can be a lot wrong.

    Also, do you know how to fix it yourself, or were you going to have it done? You can call a local garage to see what they will quote you for the job, that's the high figure.

    When you're done, you probably have a decent truck that if you take care of and plan to put some money in it will treat you right. If it were a 4x4 Z71 it's got a longer vehicle life and it may fetch $3500-4000 in "fair" condition around here.
  3. EBK142

    EBK142 New Member

    Sorry my fault for not listing the specifics. extended cab, short bed. i was TOLD that only the headgasket is blown, it was driven by a female who does not know very much about vehicles so im assuming that the coolant and engine oil mixed and therefore has/will be blowing the engine. i have a mechanic who does all of my work at a very cheap rate, im just wondering how much the engine itself would be to get a new/used one. or would it just be better off to part it out.
  4. EBK142

    EBK142 New Member

    and i believe it is 4x4
  5. Springthing

    Springthing Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    It sounds to me as if the truck itself is worth fixing up. I'd visit a local salvage yard and see what they have for lower mile engines if they have any. If it were me I'd grab the ol' phone book and make 2 or 3 phone calls to see what kind of price quotes I'd get in the area.

    If you have the cash...I say get it fixed/replaced. Price-wise...I dunno.. from $1000 - $3000? Depending on where you go/what you get? Just a guess on my part, I'm sure others will have better words of advice.

    Good luck!
  6. EBK142

    EBK142 New Member

    another question i have... i also drive a 95 accord, and i know if i blow that engine there are a few different year engines i can use. like i can use a 94. is there any other engine i can use or do i need a 95?
  7. 04sierracrewcab

    04sierracrewcab Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the site!
  8. dwill3015

    dwill3015 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    The long block (If the L05 350) was used from 1987-1996.
  9. EBK142

    EBK142 New Member

    alright this is what ive been told. correct me if im wrong, im pretty new to this whole chevy thing. Its a 95 silverado z71 1500 small block. 4x4. 305.350? im not sure. i should have the rest of the info by tonight. what year or what specific engine(s) would work on this truck.
  10. werty

    werty Rockstar 100 Posts


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