I'm new to the group and have a question about my 1995 Z28. First here
are the specs.
350 engine w/aluminum heads (also called an LT-1 engine)?
auto transmission w/overdrive
factory rear end (IOW not the performance rear end)
AFAIK every available option for this year I have. (with the exception of
the performance rear end & heavy duty engine oiler cooler)
I am the original owner and have faithfully followed the maintence
Here's the problem I'm experiencing,
After the car is warm I hear a weak clickity click sound coming from the
engine. The sound remains at the same volume regardless of the time the
engine has been running. Altho the sound does speed up as the speed of
the car increases.
I've brought this car to 2 mechanics. One a chevy dealer and the other
one a local garage. Both mechanics told me one or more of the pistons is
starting to rot and break down. They also said that pistons can not be
replaced or repaired. According to them, my only option is to replace the
The price for a replacement engine from chevy with labor is about $5500.
The price from the local garage was a little lower which also included
With what I described above is this a fair diagnosis? Its also worthy to
note that the head gasket on this car blew about 4 months ago and was
replaced at that time by a chevy dealer. The local garage mechanic said
that this was a MAJOR factor in the piston wear.
If I didn't replace the engine could I continue driving this car around?
It doesn't seem to affect speed or acceleration at all.
As a side note, a buddy of mine had an old 1980 T/A with a similar
problem and he drove it for years without any problems.
Thanx for any replies,