Looking to buy Suburban

     Looking for 1999 or older Chevy-Suburban. What are the major problems that I should look for. This one has the towing package (1999).
Thanks.
Warren
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"wyoung" <wyoungATintrexDOTnet> wrote in message

gas mileage... it sux
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wrote:

so good that it's too tempting for some to resist
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What do they get for gas milage (2 wheel drive). I'm thinking that clocking is turning milage back. Is it possible to turn back the digital milage.
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My 97 K1500 - 4 wheel drive gets 15-18 mpg, mostly in the 15-16 mpg range, I wouldn't think you would improve on that much with two wheel drive. It would be worth having the computer codes read, looking for the obnoxious and common p1870. This indicates that the computer has detected some slipping amongst the transmission components, which can be fixed by some shops for as little as $200 or so (if you can find someone to install the sonnax valve in the valve body), if the truck has over 100000 miles, it would be worth it to get a reman'd transmission with a warranty. They are great trucks, and there are lots of them around here that get bought with over 150,000 on the clock, and last well past 200,000 without major repairs. tad
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On Thu, 23 Sep 2004 20:02:44 -0700, wyoung <wyoungATintrexDOTnet> wrote:

If you need to ask about fuel economy when buying a Suburban......
And yes it is possible (easy with the right tools) to turn back digital mileage. Easier than analog.
If you're worried. 2 things can help a bit with your worries.
1) Complete service history (best method for any vehicle).
2) Buy a diesel (on the fuel economy question). With a little tweaking they'll run used french fry oil, home heating oil (in the summer and pretty much any other light oil (there's links on the web if you're interested). Keep in mind that you can only legally use non taxed fuel's "off-road" ;-)
They're really such good trucks with resale & durability that unless you're doing a lot of mileage the fuel economy becomes a non-issue when you calculate it all out.
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