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Old 08-06-2015, 12:48 AM   #1
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Reliable Miles

I have a 2010 2LT/RS and I am about to turn 40,000 miles. I have had no problems with it what so ever. The car is still in excellent shape and I still like driving it. I might be tempted by a 2015 Mustang or the new Gen 6 Camaro, but I think my Gen 5 looks just as good or better than both. My question is how many more trouble free miles can I expect before any issues arise that I have to start putting substantial money into the car to keep it reliable. What kind of miles do you have on your cars? Any major issues with the LLT?
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Old 08-06-2015, 04:35 AM   #2
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Closing in on 80K myself, no problems to date that cost me money. (knock on wood)..........and I have a laundry list of mods, been down the 1/4 track over 170 passes, multiple laps on spirited parade laps at the local road course, and a number of long weekend trips with the Camaro club. So far so good. I too take great care of my Camaro...Keep an eye on the oil, change it regularly (me less than 5K with Mobil 1). ...All should be good.
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Old 08-06-2015, 10:07 AM   #3
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Best advice I can think of is to check the oil often, and maybe for the next 3 to four thousand miles, check it at every 1,000 mile interval and determine how much, if any, oil it is using.

Change the oil every 4 to 5K miles using high quality FULL synthetic blend.

Consider adding a high quality catch can to the car, and possibly an oil separator to the clean side PCV line as well.

That's the best you can do for this LLT motor. Bad part is you got it used, so you may not know how the previous owner took care of it.
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Old 08-06-2015, 02:53 PM   #4
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I think he's the orig. owner, correct?
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Old 08-06-2015, 04:34 PM   #5
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Over 124k miles, no problems with the motor. Stay up to date on maintainance and you should be golden.
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Old 08-06-2015, 04:37 PM   #6
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Major issues would be the timing chain, but like others say, make sure the oil is changed in 5k miles and it should last. Mine is 51k miles with 20k on a supercharger with very hard runs.
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Old 08-06-2015, 08:01 PM   #7
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I do have an RX catch can installed. I did buy the car used with 29,000 miles on it. My car has been using oil but I keep a good check on it and add oil as necessary. My biggest worry is the serpentine belt, I inspected it a few weeks back, looked good with no cracks. How long is a serpentine belt supposed to last? I don't remember reading anything about a recommended replacement interval in the owners manual. I only put about 5,000 miles a year on the car so I figure when I get to 60,000 in about 4 years I will be ready for something new. That is my plan anyway. It is good to hear that the LLT is a reliable engine, even under boost and used as a drag racer. Mine is strictly for driving on the street. Thanks for the info.
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Old 08-06-2015, 08:04 PM   #8
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Over 124k miles, no problems with the motor. Stay up to date on maintainance and you should be golden.

124K with no problems, sounds good. The only worry I have is with the oil usage that I have been having.
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Old 08-06-2015, 10:39 PM   #9
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93k here zero issues installed the catch can at 25k. Think oil maintenance is your big one honestly.
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Old 08-07-2015, 10:00 AM   #10
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I backed my oil changes down to 4k with synthetic Dexos blend. (Current GM recommendation)
35k and no problems to date. Must be a free wheeling motor as I get 33-34 Hwy MPG.
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Old 08-10-2015, 12:11 PM   #11
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Checked my oil this weekend, it just barley touched the end of the dipstick with the engine cold. FYI you are only 1 quart low at that point. Oil pressure was good the last time I drove it. It has been about 2 months since I checked the oil, so a rough guestimate is I am using about 1/2 quart per month. I am going to start watching it closer though.
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