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Re: 300,000 mile club
« Reply #25 on: 05/18/13 04:49 AM »

Everyone with over 300k miles - if it is a 2002 is it an early production model with a real throttle cable or a later 2002 with the electronic throttle?
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Re: 300,000 mile club
« Reply #26 on: 05/28/13 12:59 PM »

I have a question for the high mile club . What about changing the tranny filter and oil ? I have 146k on my 05, bought it with 60k and I haven't done it yet.
Just saw your post. I've been changing my tranny fluid and filter every spring or early summer (seven times so far).  With the weak tranny in the 1500 trucks, I figure it is cheap insurance. So far, I've had no issues.
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Re: 300,000 mile club
« Reply #27 on: 06/09/13 05:55 PM »

So if I have a 160,000 and I got her for $5k I am really ahead! Still half it's life left for 10% of the new price. I just put $7k into her prettiness and now I feel better knowing she will last another 10 years.
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Re: 300,000 mile club
« Reply #28 on: 06/21/13 07:13 PM »

What motor is it? I have the 8.1 in my 05 2500 with a little over 90,000. I guess I have a long way to go.
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Re: 300,000 mile club
« Reply #29 on: 11/22/13 11:22 AM »

Hi all,

I'm new to this club, and I bought my 1500 when it was a year old and had 13,000 miles on it.  I have just passed 313,000 miles and I was wondering how many of us are out there.  Original tranny and engine, and no issues to speak of.  It has spent the last 10 winters without a garage in Minnesota.  This truck is amazing and I wanted to share.
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Re: 300,000 mile club
« Reply #30 on: 11/22/13 11:24 AM »

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Re: 300,000 mile club
« Reply #31 on: 12/22/13 01:21 PM »

I have about 312K on mine. Really I have had to do little outside of routine mtce. Last week i pulled my 10,000# tractor and tri-axle trailer about 20 miles over hill and valley to do some work for a friend. She never let out a whimper, just trudged along. I suppose everyone with great automotive success will attribute it to something or other. Regardless of what may have worked for one, i swear by Mobil 1 and care. If you take her to the mud hole, be sure to treat her right when you get home. Works well for trucks too.....  :4:

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Now 327000 miles. Transmission just lost 3rd gear. Pulled it and rebuilt using improved Alto parts. Back to like new condition. Wish it would have lasted longer. From what I hear though, the 4L60Es have lots of problems with the 3-4 packs.
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Re: 300,000 mile club
« Reply #32 on: 12/23/13 05:55 AM »

***UPDATE***
Now 327000 miles. Transmission just lost 3rd gear. Pulled it and rebuilt using improved Alto parts. Back to like new condition. Wish it would have lasted longer. From what I hear though, the 4L60Es have lots of problems with the 3-4 packs.

I had that happen on a 2nd hand tranny that I put in while I was rebuilding the original.  I've also had the band start getting soft on the 1-2 shift as well.  I also use the Alto 3-4 clutch packs when rebuilding.  All in all though you did well to get that many miles on a 4L60E.
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Re: 300,000 mile club
« Reply #33 on: 12/25/13 09:52 PM »

I had that happen on a 2nd hand tranny that I put in while I was rebuilding the original.  I've also had the band start getting soft on the 1-2 shift as well.  I also use the Alto 3-4 clutch packs when rebuilding.  All in all though you did well to get that many miles on a 4L60E.
I'm adding all new electronics and new corvette servo this weekend. I still have a weak 2-3 upshift. Hope I can get this cleaned up.
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Re: 300,000 mile club
« Reply #34 on: 06/25/14 11:31 AM »

Logged 300,000 last month on May 22nd. I had a Jasper re-manufactured 5.3L installed at 267,000 miles but probably could have gotten over 300,000 out of the original engine. It was starting to tick more frequently and oil pressure was erratic. However, I think the oil pressure gauge problem is simply just a stepper motor. Still have that problem.

I use it for work traveling to NC, SC and VA. and didn't want to worry about breaking down on my way to a business meeting. It's been all over pulling my 25ft camper, FL, The Lowcountry of SC, DC, Mt. Rushmore, Rocky Mtns, Yellowstone, Gulf Coast, etc..

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Re: 300,000 mile club
« Reply #35 on: 08/04/14 06:54 AM »

I've reached 350k on Thursday 7/31/14.  Fuel pump went out Friday morning.  Getting that fixed right now, than back on the road.
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Re: 300,000 mile club
« Reply #36 on: 08/04/14 06:56 AM »

I've reached 350k on Thursday 7/31/14.  Fuel pump went out Friday morning.  Getting that fixed right now, than back on the road.
Is this the only repairs that has been required?
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Re: 300,000 mile club
« Reply #37 on: 08/04/14 11:30 AM »

Mike what year is your av?
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Re: 300,000 mile club
« Reply #38 on: 08/04/14 11:59 AM »

Is this the only repairs that has been required?

This is my 3rd fuel pump
3 - altenators
I also did a tranny rebuild somewhere into 310 - 320k mark.
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Re: 300,000 mile club
« Reply #39 on: 08/04/14 12:02 PM »

Mike what year is your av?

2002


this is way off topic but last week I rented a 2015 Tahoe.  That truck is really nice.  Makes me think about what could have been for the a 2015 Av model.
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Re: 300,000 mile club
« Reply #40 on: 08/04/14 12:14 PM »

Yeah, we test drove a 2015 Suburban on Saturday.  Quite nice.  Not crazy about the external styling but the interior and how it drove were excellent.
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Re: 300,000 mile club
« Reply #41 on: 08/04/14 12:20 PM »

nice, this past weekend i had 2014 Durango.  It's was ok..but that Tahoe has me.  When I returned it the guy ahead of me had the Suburban.  Still not sure if i'm a fine of the headlight design.
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Re: 300,000 mile club
« Reply #42 on: 08/11/14 06:50 PM »

Hey guys,

I've got 311,371 on the '02 Avalanche, its been driven well and served some good purposes. It just had the transmission go out on the highway this weekend. Asking the group for some feedback to repair the tranny or just look to the next car. We've had some bad luck with the motor (replaced at 172K) transmission rebuilt at 190. Hoping to get to 500K with it. 

Thoughts?  :help:
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Re: 300,000 mile club
« Reply #43 on: 08/12/14 04:00 AM »

Hey guys,

I've got 311,371 on the '02 Avalanche, its been driven well and served some good purposes. It just had the transmission go out on the highway this weekend. Asking the group for some feedback to repair the tranny or just look to the next car. We've had some bad luck with the motor (replaced at 172K) transmission rebuilt at 190. Hoping to get to 500K with it. 

Thoughts?  :help:

Things are going to wear out.

If you are happy with the truck, spend some money and get it fixed.

Repairs are a heck of a lot cheaper than a new car, in most cases.

I say drive it until you are tired of it.

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Re: 300,000 mile club
« Reply #44 on: 08/12/14 04:51 AM »

Things are going to wear out.

If you are happy with the truck, spend some money and get it fixed.

Repairs are a heck of a lot cheaper than a new car, in most cases.

I say drive it until you are tired of it.

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x2. As long as you are happy with it in general, it's cheaper to fix it than buy a new one.  I had an economics professor in college in the mid 80's who drove a 1960's era VW Bug.  The dude was loaded and could drive whatever he wanted.  He often used his car as an economic example of how it's more effective nomical to maintain and fix what you have than to buy new.  The guy was a hoot.  He actually used dredge from the primer used to paint a local bridge to paint his car and would give us impromptu lessons on auto repairs.
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Re: 300,000 mile club
« Reply #45 on: 07/29/15 01:04 PM »

02 original owner 327,059 2 fuel pumps many sets of tires but absolutely still love it. The cladding very faded but thanks to PlastiDip looks great again. Having issue now with many misfires so thinking engine is finally going. Any recommendations on engine appreciated, was looking at the jasper. Thoughts?
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« Reply #46 on: 07/29/15 04:55 PM »

02 original owner 327,059 2 fuel pumps many sets of tires but absolutely still love it. The cladding very faded but thanks to PlastiDip looks great again. Having issue now with many misfires so thinking engine is finally going. Any recommendations on engine appreciated, was looking at the jasper. Thoughts?
Not that any two issues are alike, as experience tells me, I had multiple misfires not too long ago. Turned out to be an O2 sensor giving bad info leading to rich mixture. No idea if same issue as you but for what it's worth.....
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Re: 300,000 mile club
« Reply #47 on: 09/13/15 03:34 PM »

Only 70k to go to reach this mark.  I put 35k on the clock in a year.
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Re: 300,000 mile club
« Reply #48 on: 10/05/15 02:13 PM »




All Original Drivetrain, transmission rebuilt at 250K. Upgraded the stock wheels to new 2015 18" takeoffs last month, replaced the Shocks at the same time. 5W30 regular Penzoil & a WIX Filter every 3K. 17MPG. Ultra reliable, totally comfortable, and extremely versatile daily driver.  
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« Reply #49 on: 10/05/15 03:15 PM »

Not bad Dragracer and it still looks very good.
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