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Bought a 2004 Chevy Venture
#709991 June 13th 2016 6:21 pm
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So, I recently bought a 2004 Venture. It's an El Dorado disability conversion and is fairly plain jane with the basic options such as A/C (front and rear), power windows / locks and cruise control. It's only got 53,400 miles (bought in October with 51,800 on it). It has the 3.4 litre with the THM 4T65E Transmission.

I've done a few things to such as front brakes, replaced the lines to the rear air ride, replaced the transmission / engine mounts and flushed the old coolant out and refilled with new Dex Cool.

It runs great so far, I will say I love the mixed (mountain and some highway) fuel economy of 17 MPG.

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burr_78g10 #710037 June 14th 2016 10:43 pm
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We have an '04 Venture. She's rusty and worn out now, but has been a great and faithful family servant. Several long road trips...Disney, Route 66, etc. I know FWDs are popular with lots of folks, but I just love the van.

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Here on Route 66 near Odell, IL in 2010.

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The much anticipated pics -

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Very cool. cheers


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Serenity:1985 Chevy G-20
The Outcast:1983 Ford club wagon
Luna 1974 VW bay window transporter
Freedom:1990 Ford E-150(parts van)
Outcast Vanners van club
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burr_78g10 #715114 October 05th 2016 7:50 pm
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Nice. They are great little vans.

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burr_78g10 #792339 June 21st 2022 1:52 am
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Around here these have already mostly rusted to junk. I thought about buying one from a state surplus auction but for that.


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2002 Express, sitting dead
1988 G20 conversion, stored
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I have had 2 of them. Nice driving little vans. just keep an eye on that temp gauge as the 3.4 is notorious for blown head gaskets (Warped head?) and the system needing to be 'bled'. I did a head gasket job on one of mine and it sucked.


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