K1500 is a 1/2 ton 4x4 PU
Silverado is the TRIM LEVEL. There where the W/T Work truck, Cheyenne, the
Scotsdale and Silverado
in that order from Utility to more luxury trim.
5.7L TBI has 200 hp and is adequate to tow a 24' pontoon boat at 70 mph or a
Haynes is the best of the manuals other than GM service manuals.
I'm at 155,000 miles on my 90 C-1500 and I still have all the original
gaskets in there original location.
The engine has used 1 quart of oil in 3,000 miles ever since new and
continues the same today,
The automatic (700r4) is still untouched too.
: I just bought a 1990 Chevy k1500 Silverado, 5.7L TBI. I bought it as a
: beater, trips to Home Depot, the dump, stuff like that when the trunk of
: car just ain't quite big enough. What I'm looking for is a website with
: just general information on it. It came with the manuals but they really
: didn't go into some of the specifics (like horsepower, towing capacity,
: stuff like that). Also, I bought the Haynes manual (is there a better one
: out there?) for any DIY stuff that comes along, but a website that has a
: more extensive repair section would be great.
: Next, a stupid question. Is saying "K1500 Silverado" redundant? I know
: K1500 describes several models, but is the Silverado only available as a
: Finally (for now at least), I'm looking for a few success/horror/opinion
: type stories. The truck has 186,000 miles on it. I bought it as a
: expecting to put a couple thousand miles a year on it. The more I thought
: about it though, the more it occured to me that I could use it as a daily
: driver, while restoring my car (91 Audi 200TQ, 149,000 miles). The last
: thing I would want though, is to own 2 vehicles, and have neither work if
: the truck goes down. I know that none of you know the condition of the
: truck, but, at 186,000 miles, am I allready on borrowed time with it?
: Should I just be happy when it makes it to Home Depot and back (around 4
: mile round trip)?
: TIA for your advice and help