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    Default '94 K2500 Save or Sell?

    In January 2020 my '94 K2500 with 324,178 miles blew a head gasket. I posted here 'Save or Sell?' Several of you encouraged me to 'Save' the beast. I did. The initial quarantine in 2020 enabled me to wrench the Burb back to health. On November 30, 2021 she rolled 10,000 miles since the 'save'. 334,178 miles and counting. No regrets. Thanks for the encouragement!
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    That's awesome!

    My 1995 Tahoe blew a head gasket at 376K miles this past July. I just finished a complete rebuild on a newer engine and got it back on the road last week. I hope to get another 376K miles out of the ol' girl!

    Casey
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    Impressive! I wish I still had my '95, (pic above) but it's now long gone. Salt on the roads really limits how long we can reasonably keep things on the road here.
    The Constitution needs to be re-read, not re-written!

    If you can't handle Dr. Seuss, how will you handle real life?

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    Gone but not forgotten: '87 F350 7.3, '93 C2500 6.5, '95 K2500 6.5, '06 K2500HD 6.6, '90 MB 350SDL, Kubota 7510

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    Great to hear both of you got them going again!
    '94 GMC 6.5TD K1500 4L80E 2-Door Yukon SLE 221K
    '93 Chevrolet 6.5TD K2500HD NV4500 Std. Cab Longbed 187K
    '85 Toyota 22R RN60 4x4 Std. Cab Shortbed 178K (Currently retired for rebuild)
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Munz View Post
    In January 2020 my '94 K2500 with 324,178 miles blew a head gasket. I posted here 'Save or Sell?' Several of you encouraged me to 'Save' the beast. I did. The initial quarantine in 2020 enabled me to wrench the Burb back to health. On November 30, 2021 she rolled 10,000 miles since the 'save'. 334,178 miles and counting. No regrets. Thanks for the encouragement!
    Good for you! My daughter often reminds me how saving a vehicle is a "green" investment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by More Power View Post
    My daughter often reminds me how saving a vehicle is a "green" investment.
    Sorta shines a different light on "Cash for Clunkers"...
    The Constitution needs to be re-read, not re-written!

    If you can't handle Dr. Seuss, how will you handle real life?

    Current oil burners: MB GLK250 BlueTEC
    New ride: MB GLS450 - most stately
    Gone but not forgotten: '87 F350 7.3, '93 C2500 6.5, '95 K2500 6.5, '06 K2500HD 6.6, '90 MB 350SDL, Kubota 7510

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnC View Post
    Sorta shines a different light on "Cash for Clunkers"...
    Indeed... The carbon cost to produce the vehicle was significant. It's hard to make that up if it's recycled and replaced with another new vehicle, even one that gets 2x the fuel economy.

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