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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old Sep 26th, 07, 9:26 PM
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Re: 502 BB Chevy Oil Use

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do the new ZZ's with alumninum heads have the same problems as the HO's? I really want to put a ZZ in my 67, but no way am I going to pay the big bucks for an engine that burns oil.....very shameful! guess I will have to go with another engine choice....anybody hear anything about the new Edelbrock 502?

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I can only say that the zz502 crate motor with what looks to be Eddy performer rpm rovals is no oil burner.Maybe we got lucky.It uses 1 qaurt of oil between 5k mile changes.Aside from the weeny HR and the economy 850 VS..we are ok with it.A quick carb swap to a 850 DP and 6 degrees added to the initial timing helped it.It is a tire fryer for sure..and no valve float at 5800 rpm shifts out of the crate.So far so good.

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lets see, many of you bought the motor from GM with a warranty, but don't use it? Not a wise move if I may say so myself.... if I buy something, ANYthing, with a warranty, I'll by God use it

Independent shops can do warranty work on GMPP motors. since 3-1-07 they come with a 2 year 50,000 mile warranty.

any concerns should be taken to a local dealer or independent shop. No luck with one dealer, go to another.

Just my take on things though

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lets see, many of you bought the motor from GM with a warranty, but don't use it? Not a wise move if I may say so myself.... if I buy something, ANYthing, with a warranty, I'll by God use it
I bought my engine long before I started it, let alone put any miles on it.
Bought it in March of 2005, was not even set between the rails for six months---I finally registered the car in June of 06 with only 5 miles on the odometer-----By this time the warranty was long gone.

Do not even think for a minute that I did not argue with GM performance parts AND GM warranty people----They pretty much told me "tough chit"
I bought it thru Summit Racing and installed it myself so the warranty was not worth the paper it was written on (as I gathered from what they told me)

When I finally pulled the engine and got it repaired-----I called them to let them know what the builder found-----They pretty much said, "We don't believe you as a GM technician did not have the opportunity to look at it".

Also having braking issues with a new Ford Ranger and dealing with their warranty people (3 times for brake repairs in 90 days), you can bet I was not very polite to these twits.

Building the 59---I bought parts as I could afford them and in a logical order---when doing the frame and powertrain--the engine to be used is kind of necessary.

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