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    Mrplow350
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    Default What kind of motor and transmission do I have in my vehicle?

    He guys,

    I have a Chevy k5 Blazer with a plow that I bought from someone who
    redid it. He was able to register it as a 1977 because it has this
    year for a chassis but really mostly has 1986 body parts and motor. I
    want to tune it up myself and I know he rebuilt the motor and
    transmission but how do I know it is not something that was not
    original. My goal is change the Oil, coolant, plugs, and transmission
    fluid.

    Problem is how do I buy the gasket for the transmission pan if it is
    not the transmission from a 1986 (ie how do verify that the V8 motor
    is the 350 it is supposed to have and the correct transmission)? How
    can you tell what gasket and filter to get if no determination can be
    made? Should I just get the standard one and line it up? Also some
    tips on changing transmission fluid would be helpful.




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    HLS
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    Default Re: What kind of motor and transmission do I have in my vehicle?


    "Mrplow350" <RobertSalmani@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:3bf8f66f-ba75-4c87-9667-af6de5972d5b@a1g2000hsb.googlegroups.com...
    > He guys,
    >
    > I have a Chevy k5 Blazer with a plow that I bought from someone who
    > redid it. He was able to register it as a 1977 because it has this
    > year for a chassis but really mostly has 1986 body parts and motor. I
    > want to tune it up myself and I know he rebuilt the motor and
    > transmission but how do I know it is not something that was not
    > original. My goal is change the Oil, coolant, plugs, and transmission
    > fluid.
    >
    > Problem is how do I buy the gasket for the transmission pan if it is
    > not the transmission from a 1986 (ie how do verify that the V8 motor
    > is the 350 it is supposed to have and the correct transmission)? How
    > can you tell what gasket and filter to get if no determination can be
    > made? Should I just get the standard one and line it up? Also some
    > tips on changing transmission fluid would be helpful.


    You crawl under the vehicle and look for a tag or stamp which should
    identify the tranny.
    This should help to tell you what you have.

    In many cases, the pan gaskets for the tranny are the same over a long
    period
    of time. You can also cross out the gasket by its shape, from various
    reference
    books or at the auto parts house. Filter will work the same way.

    Spark plugs, either use the same type as you take out, or look for a 350
    engine
    in this year range. Again, same plug may be used over a wide range of 350
    engines.

    Same for oil filter. You can, again, go through the catalogues for a 350
    engine of about
    that year and you will find a lot of repetion of the same type of filter.
    Or just take the old one
    off and take it to the parts store with you.

    Then write all this stuff down in a book. It is easy to forget between jobs.


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