how many miles before re build eng

Asked by Jul 06, 2013 at 08:55 PM about the 1991 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

4 Answers

how many miles before rebuilding a eng.

A lot depends on whether or not it has it's scheduled oil and filter changes, and if the timing chain tensioner/timing chain was ever replaced~...there are a few environmental variables like contaminated gasoline...living in a dusty environment...whether or not it had seen any PIzza Delivery service...etc...environmental variables~

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
66,305

With proper maintenance, as The Judge said, you can expect 200,000+ miles. Regular oil changes are extremely important. Each 3 months or 3,000 miles if the vehicle is driven regularly. Always use a good quality oil filter and the proper, manufacturer recommended, type and weight of oil. Change your PCV valve and, if equipped, crankcase ventilation filter, each 12 months or 12,000 miles too. Always use a name brand, proper octane, fuel. This is important for keeping fuel system components operating well. This will also keep combustion chambers and spark plugs clean and free of deposits. Lastly, don't beat the tar out of it either. Drive normally not like you're at the Indy 500!! A good run at expressway speeds from time to time is good for an engine. Just don't over do it. HTH. - Jim

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

what is the beauty in "doin' donuts"...it is a scourge for your car AND your fellow motorists...so, you've got a tremendous power/weight ratio...I've got one too with my little 1.6 liter MINI....depends on what you are happy with...makin' a big show of things....I do believe that we've reached a level of maturity that we have no need for this burning-of- the-tires in a cul-de-sac...late at night...no way...not gonna do it~

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Corvette

Looking for a Used Corvette in your area?

CarGurus has 20,753 nationwide Corvette listings starting at $3,000.

ZIP:
Get More Money for Your Car
Be seen by 20 million shoppers. Create Your Free Listing

Search Chevrolet Corvette Questions

Chevrolet Corvette Experts

#1 John Carson
John Carson
Reputation 2,300
#2 Vincent Parker
Vincent Parker
Reputation 1,410
#3 carGrrl
carGrrl
Reputation 1,380
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
225 Great Deals out of 30,943 listings starting at $1,217
Used Ford Mustang
476 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Porsche 911
94 Great Deals out of 4,510 listings starting at $9,995
Used Dodge Viper
4 Great Deals out of 296 listings starting at $22,750
Used BMW M3
45 Great Deals out of 1,517 listings starting at $5,800
Used Ford F-150
2,194 Great Deals out of 206,316 listings starting at $1,499
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
42 Great Deals out of 2,825 listings starting at $3,500
Used BMW 3 Series
974 Great Deals out of 31,729 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 10,513 listings starting at $46,241
2016 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 1,452 listings starting at $44,775
2015 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 683 listings starting at $40,999
2014 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 810 listings starting at $39,990
2013 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 389 listings starting at $24,975

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.