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Likely normal for racers to use synthetics, in any case...

My '96 Silverado 4x4 K2500 350 engine, I figured had all the bugs out, however, it ate the tranny at 35k, another about 68k, the same year the engine flunked with a big end rod bearing failure, one of the rear cylinders. Other troubles were the 4x4 engagement setup was screwed up, I had it converted to a vacuum actuator, at least that din't fail again, but in that process found the dealer had bent a pin the last tranny they swapped. It was a nice Garnet red, roof & hood the clear coat failed, peeled away..

Overall, to me it was a lemon. I had always had 1.2T, 3/4T Fords, wanted an extended cab shortbed for towing, Ford didn't make one at the time.

No more Chevys.
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