Wiith great care, oil changes, etc that engine could last 250K miles or more
It's hard to say. That's like asking how long will my heart keep beating and working?
It depends on how you take care of it, how many chesseburgers you eat, hyow much you work out, etc.
For a basic rebuild on that engine, parts and machine work around $600 and labor around $800-1400 depending on where you live and what shop you go to
That labor price is to remove, rebuilt and re install
Why does my 1976 Monte Carlo shoot out a small flame from the carburetor when I try starting it?
it might be out of time. put number 1 piston all the way up and check the rotor under the cap. if it did,nt jump then the rotor should be pointing to number 1 plug wire on the cap. it might be the float sticking in the carburetor too. did you try tapping on the carburetor?
possibly the fuel pump. GM pumps go out slowly and will sputter out and kick on. The fuel pump in my grand am just went out and I could still hear it humming but was very weak. Check your fuel pressure. It should be 45-55psi.
Are they going to discontinue the Monte Carlo soon?
well i havent heard anything about monte carlo being discontinued, but it could be a possibility since nascar is going to impala ss next year, cuz theyre goin to the COT(Car of Tomorrow) all next year. i happen to own a 99 monte carlo, it runs like crap right now but thats mostly my fault, need to fix the suspension and get new brake pads, id rather drive my camaro if it ran than my monte, mainly cuz rear wheel drive vehicles are so much funner to drive, but i will admit that my monte does drive good, if my grandmother could drive my car id give it to her, but shes too short. so yea, ill second that petition
2003 03 Monte Carlo SS What kind of miles should i expect to get from this car before it nickles and dimes me?
I have a 2000 Grand Prix GT and they are basically the same car. If you have the 3800 engine then that should last you to 150K miles easily. The only real weakness is the transmission. Is yours supercharged? I know some of the NASCAR LEs are Supercharged(Dale Jr for example), but I'm not sure about the Jeff Gordon one.
Why is my '97 Monte Carlo hard to start sometimes and dies while idling sometimes?
Check the following may help
(1)Fuel not reaching the fuel injectors.Check the fuel filter and lines
(2)Defective spark plugs
(3)Intake manifold vacuum leaks.Make sure all mounting bolts/nuts are tight and all vacuum hoses connected to the manifold are attached properly and in good condition.
(4)Faulty idle control system.
(5)Faulty emissions or engine control systems.