Mine had 265,000 miles on it when it was badly damaged in an accident
and retired. No engine work but did rebuild trans. All else was
routine maintenance: water pump. power steering, A/C compressor, ball
joints, tie rods. Stuff to be expected after 150,000 miles.
So, what ( I know this can vary widely) should/could I expect as an
average yearly milage breakdown?
The reason I ask, is I am looking at one with 124,000 miles, but in
7 years? Of course, that probably means someone had the money for
travel and such..I don't doubt it pulled a trailer though, but
hopfully there's paperwork history with this vehicle.
Google this group for a thread named:
"Vortec 5.7: Premptive replacements?"
Here's the history on mine:
> - Valve body: re-sleeved @75k)
> - Crank sensor @75k
> - Water pump: pre-emptive replacement @77k
> - Intake manifold @77k
> - Wiper board: complete replacement @89k
> - Serpentine belt: pre-emptive replacement @98k
> - Several alternators: last one @98k. Next one @150?
"Robert Ball" wrote:
> Mine had 265,000 miles on it when it was badly damaged in an
> and retired. No engine work but did rebuild trans. All else
> routine maintenance: water pump. power steering, A/C
> compressor, ball
> joints, tie rods. Stuff to be expected after 150,000 miles.
> Gene wrote:
> > OK, I cannot afford a new Suburban...But the older ones are
> >price range, but I see them at 80K-150K and wonder "Will they
> >longer and how much longer and are they worth that?"
> > Owners, let me know. I'm really curious as to what to look
> for to
> >know the difference form a pos to a gem.
I would get a used on from the 92 to 99 body style as they seem to be
sturdier and proven too. As far as durabilty. There is no schedule on
when things were out as it can vary with maintaince. My 89 4x4 burb
with 172 k on it has been pretty good. I replace the water pump around
130K and rear alt bearing around 120K and the compressor was replaced
at 35K because of a factory defect and noting else under hood has been
replaced and nothing in suspesion or steering either and it is still
tight. Look for a used burb that has been well maintianed and that has
never had big rubber on it (which can be tuff on front end parts and
trannies) and that they never did any serious towing with. If it meet
s the above guide lines it should make 200K or more with little effort
with go maintaince.
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Sorry no...and I can't deliver. frankly I'm suprised it's not sold yet. It's
really a wonderful truck. I love driving it but it's WAY more truck than I
need, and barely fits in the garage which of course makes even mino maint.
like an oil change a PIA. If it was a Tahoe it's be a harder choice
especially if it had 3 seats like a 'burb.
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