Just bought this 97 tahoe vortec 350 my brother has a 98. compared to his
mine seems to be lacking a little bit of power. Before i got it someone put
a set of standard champions in it. it comes from the factory with ac
platinums just wanting to know if anyone knows anything about this. i was
going to put the factory plugs back in it but i wanted to get another
opinion before i paid $6/plug
The main idea behind the platinum plug is that they'll last a lot longer
than standard plugs. I don't think that you should really feel all that much
difference horse power wise. Are there other differences in the vehicles,
like gearing, miles on the motor etc?
Mileage is about the same on the 2 both are at about 90k
i think i have a little bit of valve noise also but not sure
do you know if that was a problem with the vortec motors? i am gonna have
that checked out at chevrolet my truck came with a 3yr 36k mile warranty
There are some guys on here that can answer the reliability question better
than I as they work on these for a living. I have a 5.7 liter vortec with
57,000 miles and it runs great. It's quite and uses no oil.
I'm surprised at the valve noise though. Chevy motors generally have very
reliable valve trains.
But if you have 90k on the truck how will the 3yr 36k mile warranty help? Or
are you just commenting on what it had when purchased new?
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