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 Post subject: Hello from Wisconsin
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:22 pm 
I am merely driving my van
I am merely driving my van

Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:28 pm
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Hello all,

I am a new member but have been reading this site for a long time. We have a 1999 Safari bought in 2003 with 92,000 miles. It now has 216,000 miles. It is my wife's van, but I drive it when I can. She loves not being in a "normal" minivan and with 4 children everyone is comfortable especially with a 6' 15 year old sitting in the back. I have done the usual maintenance and some of the normal break/fix issues on the van. Having this site as a resource has helped GREATLY. It has a new transmission at about 140,000 miles (no reverse) but still on the original engine. Hoping to go 300k with it. I have a problem to post but I will do that in the appropriate place on the forum.

Some background, I live in southeastern Wisconsin. I have 3 vehicles and all have over 200k miles on them. When it comes to working on vehicles not much scares me, finding the time for big jobs is usually the only obstacle.

Thanks for everyone's help in advance!

1999 Safari SLE AWD, 216,000+

 Post subject: Re: Hello from Wisconsin
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:47 pm 
I get chills without my van.
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Joined: Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:42 am
Posts: 91
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Welcome from South Florida!

We visited your state for a National Truck back in the 90's... in Beaver Dam.
I used to spend a lot of time in Green Lake, Wi many years ago too.

My 92 made it to 282K on original stock engine... it now lives on with a replacement V8.
My 2000 AWD is pushing almost 200K... everything STILL original, including trans and rear.
(I've got another V8 sitting on a stand patiently waiting... lol)

300K is not unusual for the amazing little 4.3!
Avoid overheating (blows head gaskets).. and maintain oil... and you should be good!

GREAT vans... you should enjoy a long life out of it!

2000 Chevy Astro LS AWD | 31" LT265/70R17 Tires | 8" LIFT | 10" TOTAL
92 Chevy Astro Shorty | V8-350

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