I am replacing the timing chain and gears on my 96 GMC 1500 5.0L. 305 if I want to change the cam should I do all of it a the same time. I am also going to replace some of the gaskets to hopefully get a few more miles out of of the motor that has 400000 miles. Can you suggest anything else to help me to get a few more miles without doing a rebuild.

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Asked by Nov 15, 2018 at 04:42 PM about the 1996 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 SL Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I am replacing the timing chain and gears on my 96 GMC 1500 5.0L. 305 if I
want to change the cam should I do all of it a the same time. I am also going to
replace some of the gaskets to hopefully get a few more miles out of  of the
motor that has 400000 miles.  Can you suggest anything else to help me to get
a few more miles without doing a rebuild.

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At 400,000 miles I would leave the cam alone unless it needs replacing.

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