If someone here has one laying around they would sell me, let's talk! Of course he purchased it from a local family that owns an auto repair shop. Had I ended up with that, I know for a fact I would have been hooked. This was a cautionary tale; learn from my mistakes and advance up the automotive food chain! It was a really stout car that had been neglected and run hard. And then it was time to put it in. On the topic of the torque converter: I've read that the torque converter is different between a diesel truck and a gas truck. Also available for all models was a diesel V-8 with cast iron block displacing 379 cubic inches or 6.
Wiper motor, heater,fan motor aftermarket radio, and so much more. I know they improved the Panther platform over the years, but the trauma of that car has made it almost impossible for me to even consider another Panther. Eventually it was replaced by a 1991 2wd 454V8 model which stayed in the family for many, many years. It was already 10 years old but still in excellent condition and had had one repaint over original steel. At work I get a new truck every 18-24 months I'm currently in a 2011 F350 6.
I needed to figure out quickly what to do next. That was once and the best I ever got. Gasoline engines are pretty inefficient, 25-30% of the energy does work, the rest is lost as heat and noise. Or maybe if I get some more cash I'll sell the Amigo and get a better vehicle that gets worse mileage. No, I think the Subaru loves it. It was up to the task.
Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. When it ran it was excellent and I thought Saturn really had their act together. All kinds of recent updates including fresh full service, newer tires, new batteries, Newer headliner. They pulled the valve cover to reveal burnt valves and scored cams. Brown and tan inside and out, and she was awesome! The brakes never worked well and one memorable trip that took us through Queenstown Tas down Gormanstown hill with its 110 hairpin bends without brakes was quite hairaising. Was a very dependable vehicle, which he replaced last year with a 2006 Chevy 3500 crewcab with the Duramax diesel. A knowledgeable friend unaware of what I had done diagnosed serious mechanical woes, so I flogged it cheap to a friend.
Or maybe it was duplicolor. It had never ending issues, engine problems, electrical issues, tie rod ends, oil leaks, etc. And just how can I fix that? I asked fidelity101 how he handled this and was relieved when he told me you just bolt the diesel engine's steering pump onto the small block's bracket. Perhaps jamming all that luxury equipment under such a small hood had rendered it inevitably trouble prone. A m1009 or a civvy version of the same thing would probably be close to your current amount of money in that amigo and might be able to pull 20mpg to boot. Some I've discovered and some that I probably will eventually. Might as well just get a cherokee or a chevy that already has a solid axle for no effort and less money.
I had to sell it after 6 months because my money was gone. I was just curious if it was actually possible to get 16 mpg out of a 350, because if it was, it might be worth swapping vehicles. The thing is you need to snap them up when you have the chance. However, when I put the rocker box back on, I tightened the bolts far enough for the rockers to hit the cover. You can do it but you have to do it in a minimalist type way. If swapping transmission from gas to diesel, it is best to acquire the torque converter specific to your application. If I can come up with one of these, I should be able to use the exhaust that's in the truck.
One thing I need that I have not yet been able to come up with is a driver side exhaust manifold. The main external difference is that the hydroboost-specific pumps have an extra return line built into the reservoir. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and an Android compatible smartphone running Android 5. If the other parts of it were in good shape, it might be worth fixing. They didn't finish the job and that's how the previous owner got it. It's that simple a full size truck at highway speeds will get 12-15 average when driven like 99.
Traded the Omini for a used 81 Corolla wagon about 1985. Its three cylinder engine produced what must only be described as a horsepower. For the 1983 model year, Chevrolet changed little in the 4x4 pickups. I'm not really sure what I want lol Click to expand. Automatic locking hubs were used on K10 and K20 trucks.
Your actual range may vary based on several factors including temperature, terrain, and conditions. That engine is sitting in the black Malibu you may see in the background of photos of this and other projects. Ours averages 14 mpg with the use we give it. Au contraire, most of my beaters endured horrific abuse…honorably and reliably. Computers, clutch, transmission, and finally a broken timing chain took it out. Blazing Saddles, my Texas Pinto, went only for lack of space — a new job led to a better car, and I dispatched Old Paint on to less-conscientious owners. We had it for 10 months and 10,000 miles, and during that period just about every sensor and relay lined up and took turns dying, each within a week of the previous one.
It was 2005 and I had recently returned from Asia with wife, two little kids and little in the way of money. Even if the vehicle has low mileage and the part has yet to fail. K10 buyers could order a four-barrel V-8 displacing 305 cubic inches, or 5 liters, which produced 165 horsepower and 240 foot-pounds of torque. One that looks more or less like this: The most critical feature is the outlet location. It is almost always loaded fully in the rear compartment with 5-7 people when in use.