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Old 09-07-2010, 03:02 PM   #211
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Re: How Many Miles on Your Lumina

'96 Lumina, 3.1 liter now has 260,000 miles.

I bought it in 1997 as a young family man with young kids. Gave it to my son in 2006 for high school and now my daughter (begrudgingly) is using it as a junior in high school. I have one more daughter now in 6th grade who is praying that the car won't last until she's driving, but I wouldn't bet on that. LOL
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:56 AM   #212
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Lord, my Lumina is a Baby with its 170.000 miles on it compare to some other here. It looks really that this is a great car.
I replaced just regular maintanance parts like manifolt, pads, pcv, aso, but I need a new A/C compressor. Any not so expensive recommendations?
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Old 10-03-2010, 01:10 PM   #213
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1998 Base Lumina 3.1L w/ 224,000 miles - Original Engine & Transmission
I've done the following work to it over the past year or so:

-Repainted (Had the problematic factory white paint that peeled)
-Added Spoiler from a Monte Caro and the Trunk Bezel from an LTZ
-Replaced Water pump, Radiator, Hoses, Coolant Expansion Tank
-New PCV valve and tubing
-Replaced faded wiper arms with new ones from GM dealership
-Replaced all engine mounts, body mounts, sway bar bushings on rear & front, and new trailing arms
-Replaced interior carpet, dashboard parts, door panels, speedometer w/ tach, and seats w/ ones form an LS/LTZ
-New catalytic converter, O2 sensors, resonator assembly, muffler
-New alternator, belt tensioner, battery, spark plugs, rebuilt fuel injectors, replaced engine heat shield
-New engine gaskets (Head gaskets, intakes, valve covers, exhaust gaskets, oil pump drive)
-New wheel bearings for front (rears next month)
-New brake booster and master cylinder
-Rebuilt front and rear brakes with new components
-New turn signal switch, level, brake light switch
-Replaced both ball joints, both control arms, and inner & outer tie rods
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Old 01-20-2011, 02:08 AM   #214
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Re: How Many Miles on Your Lumina

96 Lumina with 340000KM Runs Great!! Did the following work myself:

Fuel Tank (NEW)
Brake Pads and rotors (NEW)
brake shoes and drums (NEW)
Fixed leaking a/c (Live in FL, that was one of the first things!)
A/C Condenser (USED)
Alternator NEW
Battery cables (What a pain, diagnosing that!)
got to get Paint job, its BAAADDDD!!!
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:54 AM   #215
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1998 Lumina, have had for 2 years.

Turn signal switch
Fuel Pump
Driver side Rear Trailer arm


Added Modification:

Made access panel for fuel pump


So far...lolz!
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Old 07-13-2011, 02:51 PM   #216
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I was given a '97 Lumina LS for ten hours of lawncare work. It has 250,000 miles on it but not in a mechanical sense considering i got it from an older couple who didn't beat the tar out of it. I have to finish replacing the intake gasket on it and give it a tune-up but other than that i should be good. i am stuck on the push rods right now because i don't have the book and i can't remember if you have to remove/replace them in a certain order or not and what the torque specs are for each bolt. If anyone has that information and would be willing to pass it along that would be great.

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Old 02-10-2014, 02:10 PM   #217
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Re: How Many Miles on Your Lumina

1998, 209,000 now.=
looks and runs great.
replaced alternator = 75k
i m gasket =?k
all ignition wires,etc. =?k
both tie rods =?k
new a/c comp = ?k
radiator = ?k
water pump =?k
harmonic balancer = ?k
wiper switch and turn signal switch several times. finally bought delco and both ok now.
several serp belts, and brake parts,etc.,etc.
still running on original struts.
monte carlo leather steering wheel from salvage yard.= ?k
new chinese head light lenses =?k

old chevy caprice type (?) nice hub caps from salvage yard.
tinted windows lightly all around.

recently moved front passenger seat to drivers side and bought a salvage yard seat for $25. for passenger side.
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:21 PM   #218
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Re: How Many Miles on Your Lumina

Bought 1997 Lumina with 20K miles. Now has 156K. Replaced water pump, A/C pump, rear struts, lower intake manifold gaskets, fuel pump, coolant temp sensor. Was looking almost like new until the wife slid into somebody. Enough damage to total the car. I bought the salvage. She has returned.
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Old 02-11-2014, 05:16 PM   #219
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96 with 164k on it. Replaced water pump 2x fuel pump at 150k AC compresser at 140k Other than that just regular oil changes
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Old 02-15-2014, 04:24 PM   #220
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My 87 Lumina left me in the winter of 2013
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:54 PM   #221
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1995 3.1L w/ 182K
Mostly city miles of short, 5mi trips to work and back.
Acquired ~5 years back when it had 145K and was not in running condition.
Car is originally from up North...severely rusted underneath.
Trans was just rebuilt before it broke down, so that is why I took the gamble.

During the first couple of years I replaced....
Intake manifold gasket (for the oil in the coolant of course)
Entire A/C overhaul (except for evaporator core)
Alternator
Water pump
Fuel pump
Gas tank
Signal turn multi-switch
Belt and all hoses (upper heater hose twice)
Headlight lenses
All the usual maintenance stuff...plugs, wires, battery, tires, etc.

Other than that, just oil changes and a few minor quirks not worth worrying about. Seem to be getting pressure build up in the fuel tank recently for some reason and have a post going on that. All the small stuff still works...power windows, locks, dash lights, etc.

In short, definitely was (and still is) worth the gamble and better than "renting to own" a car from the bank for $500/month. Although if anything else major goes at this point, then that will probably mark the end.
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:43 PM   #222
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Closely examine your brake lines. With that much rust, you are sure to have nasty looking ones, unless, of course, they've been replaced.
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:03 PM   #223
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As well as fuel lines, cradle/cradle bolts, trailing arms, etc.....
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:15 AM   #224
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Re: How Many Miles on Your Lumina

my 1998 now has about 210,000.
only major was img and also had tranny rebuilt around 170,000.
engine has a slight miss in it now . plugs and ignition wires replaced around 80,000 miles.
I,ll probly replace them now and see what happens.

gotta leather monte carlo steering wheel from salvage yard and it feels great.
threw away original drivers 60% seat. moved front passenger seat to drivers side. bought a seat at salvage yard for passenger side.
it feels great.
found out that delco parts are much better than any made in china e-bay parts.
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:33 AM   #225
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1998, 209,000 now.=
looks and runs great.
replaced alternator = 75k
i m gasket =?k
all ignition wires,etc. =?k
both tie rods =?k
new a/c comp = ?k
radiator = ?k
water pump =?k
harmonic balancer = ?k
wiper switch and turn signal switch several times. finally bought delco and both ok now.
several serp belts, and brake parts,etc.,etc.
still running on original struts.
monte carlo leather steering wheel from salvage yard.= ?k
new chinese head light lenses =?k

old chevy caprice type (?) nice hub caps from salvage yard.
tinted windows lightly all around.

recently moved front passenger seat to drivers side and bought a salvage yard seat for $25. for passenger side.
08/08/2018 now about 275,000 miles.
still running smooth. but vacuum lines are causing a/c to occasionally default to windshield.= work in progress.
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