"New" 2002 Blazer

Discussion in 'Older Blazer Models' started by BirchyBoy, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. BirchyBoy

    BirchyBoy Full Access Member

    Age:
    47
    Posts:
    543
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2013
    Name:
    Alan
    My sister-in-law passed away recently and her daughters have decided to sell me her 2002 Blazer. It's a 2 door, RWD LS model with power windows, etc. and 83k miles. They initially thought it had been well cared for and offered it to me for a great price of $1,500. I had a pre-purchase inspection done because I've been caught in a "well cared for" trap before, my current Yukon. That's another story. Anyway, the Blazer needs an oil pan gasket, rear main seal, motor mounts and other basic maintenance stuff. After reviewing the report with them, they essentially gave it to me for $500. Here are some pics:

    99FE472D-43EA-41D3-A2FB-C9AB84777CCD_zpsakxlgopp.jpg

    DF5F6C42-43F9-4792-9F0E-EA7AC5AA3D7D_zps2jgnielj.jpg

    A0B18B34-AC41-4A4F-A966-4538435509B2_zpsjtkko15c.jpg

    I have all of the service records from day one and it is super clean inside and outside. My initial plan was going to be to drop it 2" front and rear, do a BB tune, and maybe a few other cosmetic things. That changed with the repair bill, though. First thing will be to get the oil leaks and motor mounts fixed, then start tackling the other stuff.

    The bill for the oil leaks and mounts will be about $1,500. This got me thinking about an engine swap. I'm going to spend some time looking into what it would take to put something else in there. The norm seems to be either a 5.7 or 5.3 swap. I know that both have their advantages, but in the end it will be whichever I can do the most cost effectively. Of course, it all depends on the what the wife has to say, too.
     
    Miami-Dade likes this.
  2. Monkeyman

    Monkeyman Member

    Posts:
    37
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2014
    Name:
    Chris
    With all that stuff wrong with it, it HASN'T been "well taken care of". I'm on my 2nd S 10 based SUV ('96 2 door Jimmy and my current '04 4 door Blazer). I traded off my Jimmy with 171k miles and the only thing it needed was a speed sensor. My Blazer has a few misc issues but nothing as major as a rear main seal. Still, $1500 is a good price, especially since it's 2 wheel drive. Looks nice.
     
    Miami-Dade likes this.
  3. BirchyBoy

    BirchyBoy Full Access Member

    Age:
    47
    Posts:
    543
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2013
    Name:
    Alan
    Right. Her daughters thought it had been. When I showed them the report, they dropped the price down to $500.
     
  4. 07Burb

    07Burb GM fan for life Staff Member Supporting Member

    Posts:
    40,109
    Likes Received:
    3,466
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Name:
    Jacob
    Sorry about the loss of a loved one but I like the s-10 blazer :)
     
  5. chevync

    chevync Senior Member Supporting Member

    Age:
    44
    Posts:
    602
    Likes Received:
    91
    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2014
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Name:
    John
    Makes me miss my blazer, mine was a 99 w/5 speed.

    [​IMG][/URL][/IMG]
     
  6. BirchyBoy

    BirchyBoy Full Access Member

    Age:
    47
    Posts:
    543
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2013
    Name:
    Alan
    Thanks. She was a good lady. She had a few Vettes and Malibus in her younger days. Maybe that can help me convince the wife that the Blazer needs a transplant :)

    ---------- Post added at 10:59 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:58 PM ----------

    Good looking truck chevync!
     
  7. 07Burb

    07Burb GM fan for life Staff Member Supporting Member

    Posts:
    40,109
    Likes Received:
    3,466
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Name:
    Jacob
    I bought a brand new 03 blazer Xtreme back in the day. That was a fun little blazer.
     
  8. Gzes

    Gzes the drifting 2dr

    Posts:
    5,434
    Likes Received:
    35
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2011
    Location:
    Wichita tx
    Name:
    Jesus
    Nice blazer I also picked up a blazer last week. 2000 4drs ls 4x4 with a sunroof. Same thing have oil leaks I've gotta fix and a motor mount is shot. These are a huge huge pita to do motor mounts. Spark plugs are a joke.. I did them yesterday and drivers side took the longest 20150124_110641_zpsg2nt3q3q.jpg
     
    Miami-Dade likes this.
  9. 4WDTRK

    4WDTRK sleeps in garage

    Posts:
    360
    Likes Received:
    57
    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2015
    Location:
    Socal dreaming of Norcal
    Name:
    Roland
    Cool Blazer. I have a 97 4X4. Been through all kinds of repairs over the years - still ticking though! It's my "grocery getter".
     

Share This Page