Any 2005 Trailblazer owners out there? What should I look for?

Having driven my beater Ford Ranger for over a year (and admittedly loving it), I am finding myself in a corner where its not capable of doing some of the things that I need a truck or utility vehicle to do (Towing a boat, for example).

Im looking to find a sub $3000 Tow vehicle that is going to be fairly reliable (I can wrench, I don’t mind a couple of heres and theres, after all im already driving a 25 year old truck as it is), but I want a bit more comfort on a longer drive as well.

I just found a 2005 Trailblazer 4.2L LT with automatic 4 wheel drive for sale for $2800 with 140K miles on it, towing capacity is ~5500 pounds (I should be maxing out at 4000). What I do know about it is that the 4.2L inline 6 is legendarily reliable, as is the 4L60 automatic gearbox, and from what I read the only common faults are the fuel pump and sending unit, otherwise they seem to be fairly good trucks.

Anybody have any experience want to chime in? It would be appreciated, I might be going to look at it Sunday.

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Dual oil cap on old DOHC race engines

I have been looking on different forums for some inspiration to repaint my bigport 4age, and some oldschool race engines have 1 oil cap for each camshaft. Is there any reason to have 2 separate oil caps? Maybe to lubricate the cams better? Picture for reference: http://imgur.com/gallery/FbxOdxb

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I took my car in for an oil change at the dealer and was told they saw a seam on the transmission. Is this cause for concern?

I have a 2008 Lexus ES 350 and I brought it to a Toyota dealer for an oil change. When I was paying, the service technician said they noticed a seam on the transmission that could turn into a leak. Is this something to worry about?

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