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Old 01-12-2018, 09:31 AM
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Been in here for awhile now just reading, reading, and reading some more, haha.

Picked up a 2000 Blazer Auto 4x4 LT in early fall. Got it for cheap, $1K, and it has new tires, breaks, bearings, rear shackles. Great shape for 155K miles. Runs like a top. Just a bunch of "little" stuff to fix. It's going to be my son's vehicle when he turns 16 in a few months as long as I can figure out the no cold start issue. I'm in MN, so cold start means -20 to 0 F. Needs to be reliable. Anyway, looking forward to learning more about everything on it and what I need to do to get everything fixed up.

The short list:
-Upper and lower intake cleaning and gaskets
-New Spider injector and Fuel Regulator
-Distributor Cap or Rotor
-Spark Plugs/wires
-A/C repair (Shrader valve is shot on accumulator, not sure what else yet without repair and vac test)
-Pitman arm
-Replace leaking oil lines to and from filter
-Rear wiper motor

Shocks suck, but that can be part of his responsibility as well as any interior upgrades he wants to do like radio, seat covers, etc. Hoping that he gets some interest in basic mechanic skills. Sure saves a ton of money in the long run doing it yourself, as long as you do it right.
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Old 01-12-2018, 02:23 PM
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Welcome. Sounds like a you got a good deal.

You might already know but it bears repeating that for the LIM gaskets, use the upgraded ones from Felpro.

Also, have you checked the idler arm? These tend to wear out too.
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:11 PM
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Thank you, yes I have already priced out the Felpro upgrade gasket set for all of the intake. Wondering if the spider upgrade to the MPI would be worth it ($50 more @$218 vs $179) when I do that, or if the regular poppit style is good enough. It's just for my kid, lol.

I haven't really looked into the pitman arm or idler arm yet, I just know the steering is a bit loose. Not terrible like my first car (53' Chev), but enough to be annoying. First I need to solve this cold start issue. I posted, but apparently is waiting admin approval before it shows up...
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