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    Default Looking at high mileage Suburban

    New to the forum here and need some input. Looking for a cheap spare truck. I'm looking at a 500k mile 94 suburban, New motor at 250k and new tranny at 325k. The owner wants 1k for it and it's actually in very good shape for the mostly highway miles. Runs and drives good also.
    Are there things i can do to help boost the life of the engine and tranny?
    I need somthing i can put about 12 thousand miles a year on the the next couple years.

    Thanks
    Al

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    Welcome Al, i think for 1 K u can't go wrong......i would not really tow heavy trailers and change oil and filters every 4 K miles , keep good and clean fuel in and u should be fine !!!!!!

    1996 Suburban K3500 SLT DUALLY
    1988 Camaro RS 383 stroker LT1
    1992 32' Aero-tek Race Boat, 600 CI BBC
    WE CAN STICK A DIESEL IN ANYTHING
    SPECIALIZED IN CUSTOM CONVERSIONS OF ANY KIND
    Scott:glasses:

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    I would do a detailed tune up..... Change all of the fluids, check the wires, etc...

    As stated before, $1000 is a good price for anything that runs.

    Paul - Southern Illinois, USA
    1994 K2500 Suburban
    454, 4L80, 4:10 LSD, Tow package
    2003 Pontiac Fiero tube chassis race car
    1987 Pontiac Fiero GT (Daily Driver)
    1996 Pontiac Trans Am WS6
    2008 Chevy Aveo

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    250k on a new motor and 175k on a new tranny is still quite a bit, but if it runs and drives real nice and is in good shape, for 1,000 bucks I would say take it! Just give it a good tune-up as others have said.
    Current truck: 1996 Ford 250, 7.3 Powerstroke diesel. Dana 60 SAS, stage 1 160cc injectors, T500 High Pressure Oil Pump, TS 6-position chip, full 4" exhaust, intake, 285 Falken Rocky Mountain AT's, boost/EGT/trans temp pillar gauges, etc...



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