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Urgent Question about a Chevy!!!

After weeks of searching I think I finally found my van that is going to be my track day hauler. Its a 94 Chevy G20 Conversion van with just 66,000 miles on it. It has the 5.7V8 350 engine in it The carfax is clean.
Hopefully someone with knowledge on chevys can enlighten me on whether there are any major things I need to look out for.
The body has some rust nothing more than any other 14 year old vehicle. The right side front window motor is burnt out. The ABS light is on and the brakes felt a little spongy but still work good. The transmission seems to be shifting smoothly.
I am supposed to pick it up tomorrow evening so I need as much info as i can get before that.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-14-2008, 08:22 PM
 
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They are good vans. Your just going to deal with the typical parts that fail with a 14 yr old vehicle. alternators, waterpumps, tune ups suspension etc..
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first things first.. if your gonna work on it.. you need one of these

I thought that was a "Must-Have" for ANY car!

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What brand of conversion?
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Check the intake manifold, they all leak. That's your main concern. Check the oil cooler lines they also like to leak. I have a S-10 with a V6 Vortec that has 256K on it and I would drive it to California and back rite now. The V6 vortec is the same as the 350 but with 2 cylinders cut off. Check to make sure the rear main gasket isn't leaking and make sure there isn't too much play in the u-joints on the drive shaft. If it has 66k on it expect to put a fuel pump in the cock sucker as well. Between 50 and 100k they all need one. It sucks because the float assembly and fuel pump is all one peice. 5 to 700 dollar part. All this is maintenance crap. If you don't want to deal with it find a Toyota.

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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-15-2008, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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Check the intake manifold, they all leak. That's your main concern. Check the oil cooler lines they also like to leak. I have a S-10 with a V6 Vortec that has 256K on it and I would drive it to California and back rite now. The V6 vortec is the same as the 350 but with 2 cylinders cut off. Check to make sure the rear main gasket isn't leaking and make sure there isn't too much play in the u-joints on the drive shaft. If it has 66k on it expect to put a fuel pump in the cock sucker as well. Between 50 and 100k they all need one. It sucks because the float assembly and fuel pump is all one peice. 5 to 700 dollar part. All this is maintenance crap. If you don't want to deal with it find a Toyota.
Thanks Very Helpful If Toyota made a full size van I would have one on my driveway I have only worked on bikes my whole life but I think I am gonna have to pop my cherry as far as working on autos with this van. Hopefully it is easy to works on.
Not sure what kind of conversion it is
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Hopefully it is easy to works on.
Not sure what kind of conversion it is
Get ready for a reality check. Full size vans suck working on. Gotta do engine work from not only under the hood, but also from inside the van through the engine cover on the inside.

As for brand, they say it on either the side rear and/or the rear doors.Got a pic? Just want to see if it was one I built.
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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-15-2008, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
i need a new bike, this one is trashed
 
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Get ready for a reality check. Full size vans suck working on. Gotta do engine work from not only under the hood, but also from inside the van through the engine cover on the inside.
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Man you are so pessimistic

I'm picking it up in an hour so I'll post pictures tonight.
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Sweet!!! Now I get to borrow your van haha!
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Man you are so pessimistic

I'm picking it up in an hour so I'll post pictures tonight.
Just make sure you paint "Free Candy" on both sides.
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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-16-2008, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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I picked it up yesterday .....I'm real happy with the deal I got....now all i need is a sport chock and to figure out my tie down spots inside.



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They are good vans. Your just going to deal with the typical parts that fail with a 14 yr old vehicle. alternators, waterpumps, tune ups suspension etc..
RED DOTS!!!
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Sweet dude! Here's a picture of my big, dumb, ugly van. I live in it and I can fit 2 motorcycles and all my gear and tools in there and still have room for free candy.


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post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-16-2008, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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Sweet van Hoppa
i'm contemplating a "Mystery Machine" sticker for mine
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