Re: 2.8 vs. 4.3
The 2.8 makes a good boat anchor, does that count? It isn't worth its weight in scrap.
I'd rather have a 2.5L four cylinder than a 2.8V6.
My Mom's 4.3L S10 Blazer with 190,000 miles gets around 16mpg city. The mains are probably so sloppy that no more bearing material even exists. Oil pressure is a solid 20psi but when it's cold outside it takes a couple minutes for a lifter to pump up. Buick's 3.8 and Chevy's 4.3 are the best V6s ever made.