I've got a 1993 suburban with 289,000 miles original engine. The only things
I have doe are:
rplace a battery (2x)
replace entire rearend (ruined a right rear seal & axle housing)
replace A/C compressor (twice)
the thing runs pretty well and uses no oil. It has developed a slight
Any ideas on what part is the next to go?
I've heard timing chain and distributer.
I'm aspiring to 250k - having 130k on it now.
I'm getting about 3,000 miles per quart of oil when running
Mobil-1 and can make it between 3k oil changes without adding
any when running dino.
You seem tb doing a lot better than I have with my '98 1500:
00000: Hood spacers rusting badly & sloppy seat install
05000: STRANDED Rear brake froze
07000: Steering noise
13000: Bad tire
20000: Trans shifting problem
27000: Front rotors warped
29000: Burning Oil
30000: Violent shifts 1st-2nd
34690: STRANDED Alternator
35940: Xmission Valve Body...
36240: Serpentine belt replacement
37000 "Clunking" noise when starting from full or near stop
39000: Steering became hard momentarily
39800: Rear clunk starting to return in rear (re/37000)
61060: New sus parts
67120: Trans shift prob (like 30000/35940)
68260: Pads+turn rotors+
75040: STANDED Crank sensor failed
75350: "Check engine..." lite
75837: Valve Body (trans) required rebuild
77100: Water pump
77439: Intake manifold gasket
85000: (approx) Wiper board
89000: Wiper board
98000: (approx) Serpentine Belt - preemptive replacement
98340: Alternator Failed
120000: Trip Speedo Failed
I have 180K on my 89 and replace very little on it. Still has same
starter and altenator minus a new rear bearing in alt about 5 years
ago. Water pump if you have not yet (mine went out around 140 K). You
can check timing chain slop by trying to rotate dampner pully back and
forth. If there is about 10 degrees or more sloop, timing chanin is
getting loose and at about 15 degrees you are on borrowed time. Tranny
maybe too unless you have serviced it regularly with fluid and filter
changes. Yes on more thing, the gasket seal between the TBI unit and
intake manifold is known to fail with age (mine did about 5 years ago)
GM had train loads of stuck ring problems with 10w40 oil in 80's and
not longer approves its use and has not for some time either.The high
VI content can cook out and stick rings. You have been lucky.
As usual always a wise a$$. What ever flips your skirt.
The VI problem with GM engines and 10w40 was real (and likley before
your time) and the reason you will not find 10w40 listed as aprroved
in any GM owners manual for over the last 15 to 20 years. Some brands
of 10w40 were worse than others.
On Sun, 22 Oct 2006 21:11:42 GMT, aarcuda69062
aarcuda69062 is such a inmature child that he is not even worthy of
wasting any more time with in this thread. Knock yourself out as you
are a legend in your own mind.
Making such statements is nothing but a convenient cop out to
avoid having to substantiate the erroneous information that you
Quit the cop out.
Answer the questions posed earlier.
Prove that what you claim is correct.
My dad bought an 83 5.0L new. He used 10w40 as well. Also, everyone in the
family used the "havoline supreme" oils of the past. Hopefully, today's
Havoline oil is a good as before even though they can't use the "supreme"
word anymore. I've always liked that it was honey-colored in the can...not
like that brown Pennsylvanian stuff (that of course...isn't from
Anyway, he put over 300K miles on that thing and finally gave it to the
salvation army when he bought one of the first 97 Fords....too many strikes
at the GM shop. Which might explain Pete's trouble with his 98....I was
thinking 97/98 were strike years....but don't hammer me if I'm wrong.
Back to the 83, they didn't tow it...he dropped it off for them. The rest of
the truck was falling apart...the only thing that had any life left was the
engine....it didn't smoke, knock, or leak. To bad is was a 305, not a 350.
I guess he was just lucky.
289,000... This is nothing
I have and use a 94 Burb everyday that has 417,000 + on it. No rust and
I have run Mobil One 5W-30 in it since 44K and it doesn't burn any oil. I
have replaced almost everything on the truck with the
exception of the engine. 5.7 that has never been opened and still runs like
Replaced it with a 04 Avalanche last week and I am in the process of selling
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