1992 Chevrolet Blazer S-10 Tahoe LT 4.3 non Vortec from North America
A great engine if you stay away from Vortec
Brake pads & rotors.
Seat bracket broke.
Passenger seat belt got stuck in.
The 4.3 engine without Vortec has been known to go 1 million km without being rebuilt.
The Vortec version is more problematic and uses a lot more fuel. If you can find one without Vortec, you need to grab it ASAP.
The Vortec is prone to air leaks and fuel leaks, both of which cause it to drink fuel 3 times more than the non Vortec. If you own a shop and you can afford $50 a day in gas, then you don't need to worry.
If you live on a budget and can't fix your own car, then I suggest not to buy a Vortec. I have owned both 4.3 engines, and the simplicity of the TBI 4.3 is what I prefer. If you want power, then do yourself a favor and just buy a V8 truck instead. Stay away from Vortec systems. I've owned Blazers, Suburbans, Safaris, Jimmys, Yukons, and my 97 Vortec had power. My 73 Suburban 4x4 was better on gas than my 97 Vortec.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th October, 2014