12th May 2003, 01:39

I have a 63 Chevy II and me and my old man are dropping a 4.3 into her and everyone says its gonna be a quick unit, sounds like fun to me.

5th Sep 2004, 22:23

I owned a '92 Chevy W/T 1500 with the 4.3 V-6 and automatic for a couple of years and it was a very good runner. Sure, it didn't have the hard punch of the 350 V-8, but it cruised 70-75 no problem, ran every bit as well as a 305 V-8 and was very reliable and economical. The only thing I had to replace was the alternator, and for some reason, the motor mount rubber was breaking loose. I sold it for an '01 F-150 Super Cab with the 4.8 V-8 because I needed more room for my family. It didn't take long to regret it. The Ford gets lousy fuel mileage, much worse than the Chevy 5.7 V-8. I'm getting ready to sell it and find another clean '92-'96 W/T 1500, one of the best trucks I've ever owned.

22nd Sep 2004, 22:10

Hey folks, I'm from Petawawa Ontario Canada. Two days ago I purchased my first truck, a 97, Chevy Cheyenne, 4x4, 4.3L V6, extended cab and 5 speed manual trans with 270,000 kilometer (no idea how many miles that it is). I paid $7600 taxes included. I really enjoy the vehicel. What sort of life span is generally expected of a well maintained engine? and are there any maintenace tips I should consider? Finally are there any good web sites to visit to review maintenace tips regarding this vehicel. Thanks.


4th Nov 2005, 18:56

I purchased a 1992 Chevrolet 1500 W/T with the V6 and a manual transmission from the wife of the original owner. It only has 25,000 miles on it and I love it. It is like riding on a sofa. My only concern is that there seems to be a lot of "slop" in the running gear noticeable when I shift. The transmission also kind of growls when it is working hard. Is this normal?

Thanks John

22nd Oct 2007, 12:26

To the guy with a '90 4.3l ford truck, Ford never made a 4.3. It made a 4.0. And has a 4.2.