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Wed Jun 26, 2019, 04:46 PM

18. Vegas! Let me tell you.....

that in the day at Brigance Chevrolet in Oak Park, IL I ran across in the back of the maintenance shop blown-up Vega engines by the score! Chuck White, the parts man and the best in the business told me that dozens and dozens of Vegas came in with head gasket failures due to the rapid heat expansion/contraction of the head and block in regular use. Some cars had come in for even, get this, a 2nd engine months later! Chevy corporate paid for tons of new replacement engines, all under factory warranty, and paid the dealers a flat rate for the swaps. White said the mechanics got so good at it that they even beat the allocated # of hours the factory allowed, meaning the dealer did make a few $. We counted over 30 engines laid over on wooden pallets awaiting truck shipping back to some place near Detroit.

Ultimately, GM told the dealers in secret to offer buybacks and real steals on other Chevy cars to get the Vegas off the street.

I swear! Read this and see the truth! Hah!

https://www.autonews.com/article/20111031/CHEVY100/310319922/the-vega-an-unmitigated-disaster

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