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I have a 2003 Chevy blazer with a 4.3 vortec motor it has a small leaking head gasket how long can I drive it until I have the money to fix it.

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Troubleshooting a Blown Head Gasket (GM 4.3L, 5.0L, 5.7L)

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Mar 28, 2011 - There are so many ways to test for a blown head gasket on your 4.3L, 5.0L, 5.7L GM van (or mini-van, pick up, SUV) that it can get confusing.

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I have localized a coolant leak on my 2003 Chevy Blazer to thegasket of the intake ... Turns out that this is common among this particular engine both in the v6 & v8 sizes. ... The guy has been generous to detail his projects. ... 98 S10 Vortec V6 4.3 IntakeGasket Replacement Part 1 of 5 - Duration: 18:17. by ...

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This darn little engine just keeps going. ... I have a 2003 chevy blazer and the oil cooler line from the oil filter to ... I have a 95 Chevy s10 v6 vortec 2wd that is slightly dripping oil out of agasket ... I'm having same problem 2001 Chevy Blazer 4x4 (not xtreme) not sure if those same bolts are missing on mine.

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SOURCE: 1988 chevrolet s10 blazer 2.8l 4 wheel drive

Well you can buy a new & cheaper car or either you can try to replace the head gasket.

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SOURCE: Engine replacement 1996 Chevy Blazer

I just replaced my engine in my 1996 blazer myself. Body need not come off, but what an ordeal if its a 4 X 4.

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SOURCE: I need the torque specs and sequence on a 1998 chevy 350 vortec

Vortecs are a little different that old school small blocks, grab a Haynes or Chiltons, the cross patterns and specs are simply diagramed. Vortec, as any really, start with 25# then 45# and then final torque which I believe is around 70-75# but to be sure verify with the manual. AutoZones, Murry's, Adavance auto all carry the books, Cheap insurance.
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SOURCE: firing order for 4.3 liter chevy blazer

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