1992 Chevrolet Lumina Z34 3.4 DOHC from North America
This car was the absolute worst purchase I have ever made
Everything. I replaced everything. This is the worst motor that was ever created.
- Intake manifold gasket
- Timing chain
- Rear plugs filled with water and fouled out
- Gas lines
- Gas tank brackets
- Fuel pump
- Some O ring on the back of the motor leaked
- MAF sensor
Bad buy. Skip the "performance" model and get the 3.1 in the regular Lumina. I had to borrow my dad's Cutlass with the 3.1 while this thing was worked on multiple times, and I didn't lose that much power.
I was stalled and left for dead everywhere I went. I never drove it out of a 30 minute range of my house, and never felt like it would start again. I put more money into fixing it then I did to buy it.
Got a great "deal" from the dealership that my dad worked at. It looked great (he was a body-man not mechanic, dang it!) and was quick for it's size. It had very aggressive and intimidating styling, but it was a heavy vehicle and very unreliable.
The motor had to be loosened off of the motor mounts and rocked forward just to change the spark plugs. Not cheap. Like I said, save it and get the more reliable 3.1 motor instead.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd July, 2008