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Old 10-03-2005, 05:32 AM
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This is probobly a stupid question but.........................i will ask anyway.
How many miles on average will a 95-96 lt1 last before you have major issues as far as engine and trans......if the cars have been very well kept, maintained and very very rarley pushed hard.....
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Sorry for the long delay on this reply but from what I have seen they can last quite awhile. I have seen some with the LT1 motors with over 140,000 miles and still running strong.
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I don't race my car often, and my 1st transmission lasted about 130,000 miles.

I've since had the transmission rebuilt THREE times within about 37,000 miles. The first rebuild was crap, then the 2nd one had a sprag gear blow up, which blew all the clutches, and now I'm on my third.

I have 167,500 miles on the motor. No ticks, no tocks, no smoke on start-up, etc. LT1s last a very long time when properly maintained. I honestly have never seen an LT1 burning oil. I wouldn't give my LT1 up for anything. It's a great motor. I know people that have 300,000+ miles on their LT1s, and still no issues with it.
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My daily driver, 94Z, has 170K and still runs pretty good. Took it to a strip last summer, for laughs, still able to pull 13.9 ET. Working on third transmission, and had to replace the camshaft becasuse a lifter roller seized up, and wiped out a lobe. Optispark & water pump replaced at 80K, starter replaced at 100K. Burns 1 Qt every 2000 miles. So if not seriously abused, the LT1 is a pretty durable engine.
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My daily driver, 94Z, has 170K and still runs pretty good. Took it to a strip last summer, for laughs, still able to pull 13.9 ET. Working on third transmission, and had to replace the camshaft becasuse a lifter roller seized up, and wiped out a lobe. Optispark & water pump replaced at 80K, starter replaced at 100K. Burns 1 Qt every 2000 miles. So if not seriously abused, the LT1 is a pretty durable engine.
Not bad! I have around 167,500 on mine, and it's held up really well. I bought an LT4 Hot Cam setup a few years ago, thinking that the engine would die soon, but I'm glad I was wrong. I don't plan on doing a rebuild until the stocker dies, or starts burning oil or something. Honestly, my car doesn't feel any less powerful today with high mileage than it did when I bought it with 28,600 on it.

I can't see myself owning an F-Body other than an LT1 anytime soon. If it isn't the LT1, I don't want it (unless it's a classic 327ci, 350ci, 396ci, etc.).
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I know a friend that has a firebird with an LT1 and the car has 230K on it!!! I havn't ridden in it, but it sounds good! However I do think that the trans was changed from a 6-spd to a Auto! He is getting the car painted now and for what he has in it, it should be a nice ride!

Also I do know that this has not been the most "Loved" car in the world! I have personally witnessed several rubber roast! I am personally expecting a rod to land in his lap any time now!!! LOL
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I know a friend that has a firebird with an LT1 and the car has 230K on it!!! I havn't ridden in it, but it sounds good! However I do think that the trans was changed from a 6-spd to a Auto! He is getting the car painted now and for what he has in it, it should be a nice ride!

Also I do know that this has not been the most "Loved" car in the world! I have personally witnessed several rubber roast! I am personally expecting a rod to land in his lap any time now!!! LOL
I wouldn't count on it.

I know a few people that have nearly 350k on their LT1s, and still run them weekly at the track, and they're still running strong.
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I have a 1994 LT1 Camaro z28 and it has just made 140000 mi on it and still has the ***** almost more than it did when we first got it.
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I've-got-a-93-Z/28-with-over-200.000-miles-on-it-still-drag-race-it,and-enter-burnout-contests!
few-mods-chip,exhaust,cold-air-intake-hit-it-with-a-little-spray,nothin-bigger-than-a-75hp-shot.
No-smoke-no-oil-use-no-noises,check-it-at-the-end-of-every-season,leakdown-test.
Nothin-bothers-it!
I-do-run-nothing-but-royal-purple-synthetic-oil-in-it,that-may-have-something-to-partly-do-with-it's-longevity.

Now-the-trans-however...Suck!
I'm-on-my-3rd,hard-to-find-someone-to-build-e'm-right.
700r-horrible!
The-last-2-kept-blowing-3rd&4th-out-of-them.
Ok-now-I-am-very-hard-on-stuff-and-the-John-Force-burnouts-don't-help.
But-other-than-that,I-love-My-Z![sm=guilty.gif][sm=burnout.gif][sm=gears.gif][sm=nxsmile.gif]
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My 94 Z28 has 160,000 well kept miles and it still runs like a champ. No knocking, no burning oil, no leaks. I'm very impressed with how great it runs.
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