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ziptie12, 4.0L V6 SOHC, Bunker Hill, WV, September 03, 2013, 12:29
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Seems like , from the you-tube videos I've found , it's more like an engine over-haul job when you do it......Pushrod , what would that run in your neck of the woods? Thanks for any input, just got it (for free) 220K, 1 year old jasper trans,engine nice and quiet and strong body very clean, 1 owner (Friends of ours).... sorry globalhelper , your about 3000 miles to far (I'm afraid the tow truck wouldn't make it!

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    pushrod September 03, 2013, 15:00
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    What's going on zip, One thing is for sure, you got some room for a few dollars @ that price! I will have to work up a $ amount, dont have the info. here. It is a right smart of a job! Does it need the chains, or you just seeing how much it WILL be?

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    ziptie12, September 03, 2013, 19:52
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    Just curious, didn't know about that chain set-up til a guy at my job told me you had to pull the engine.Right now it's nice and quiet on start-up and we've known the previous owners a long time, she's always kept up the maint. on it. Years ago I had my hands on it a few times for minor drivability problems , but that was before I went to Honda. Thanks for any input you have on this thing , Also just thought...All-wheel-drive on those ........were they fairly tough?.....Thanks, B.!

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    pushrod, September 03, 2013, 20:34
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    Yep, pretty good vehicle! I would just ride the hell out of it, keep it serviced. Those chains are the same setup as the 4.6 V/8 and i've seen them go 300k no problem! The fact you know about the engine being serviced is worth a BUNCH. Hey, it aint going to be as trouble free as that Camry but few others are! One more thing, i dont know exactly which year but some have a problem with the balancer outter ring slipping back and chewing on the crank sensor, i have fixed a couple but C.R.S. gets the better of me as far as the year model. That ride is going to come in handy in the winter, if you never 'owned' a 4x4 like this, you are in for a treat. You will never be without one again, i'll bet on it! Oh yeah, the wife owns it when the snow is on the road, just like mine ownes the Blazer we/she has when it's slick outside, or needs to haul something!!

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    ziptie12, September 04, 2013, 12:56
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    Thanks a bunch for the input! The Camry just passed 307K , and it's 'mine' now. .........nevermind.:)

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