GM Truck Club
THE PREMIER CHEVY TRUCK & SUV FORUM
Founded in 2004 ~ We're the #1 Chevy Truck & SUV Forum.
Silverado & Sierra | Tahoe & Yukon | Suburban & Yukon XL | SUV & CROSSOVER
Page 1 of 3 123 Last Post byLast Post by
Results 1 to 10 of 23
  1. #1

    Default what would you guys start with ~ 2000 Silverado Maintenance

    i got a 2000 silverado 1500 4.8 auto 4wd from my best friend with 8400 miles on it.its oil has been changed a few times.also had three batteries.it was for free so far its cost me only a few hundred foer light upgrades trailer hitch and step also new stereo.what kind of maintenance would you guys be looking to do on it.Click image for larger version. 

Name:	0319111033_0001_0001[1] - Copy.jpg 
Views:	224 
Size:	64.8 KB 
ID:	26827

  2. #2
    Legend
    murdog94's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Cloquet, Minnesota, United States
    Posts
    8,198
    Blog Entries
    12

    Default

    8400 miles? or 84,000 MIles???
    Mike

    Currently

    1997 Chevy S-10 Blazer 4X4 with 330K miles and counting (Hunting rig).

    2009 Saturn Aura XE (wifes car)

    2011 F-150 Crew 4X4

    "Hold it to the floor till you see God.... Then Brake!!!!"

  3. #3

    Default

    no bud you saw it right 8400! miles .my friend bought it new in pa. the dealer put on commercial plates .when he came back to the bronx where we live he could not be botherd to put reg plates on it.so in the bronx commercial plates are a pain in the butt. restrictions every where. he drove it to go hunting and a few times to home depot.thats it it just sat there.then his wife got real sick long bout with cancer. and he had a bad accident constuction lost half his foot.so for the past four years it just sat.in his yard. his settlement just came .he bought a 2011 1500 crew cab .i gat a call around thankgiving he asked if i wanted it i said if its for free its for me.so here it is.

  4. #4

    Default

    I would engage the 4wd to make sure that it is working properly.

    -JJ
    04 Silverado Ext-Cab 2wd LS w/ 5.3L
    Spectre Performance CAI
    FLOPRO Dual Exhaust
    Bakflip HD Bedcover
    2005 Z71 17in wheels on Duellar A/Ts
    DDM Tuning 6k HID Low Beams
    Sony Headunit w/ iPod
    Blacked out Bowtie and Windows
    Matched Paint for bumpers and grill

  5. #5

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by bronx boy View Post
    i got a 2000 silverado 1500 4.8 auto 4wd from my best friend with 8400 miles on it.its oil has been changed a few times.also had three batteries.it was for free so far its cost me only a few hundred foer light upgrades trailer hitch and step also new stereo.what kind of maintenance would you guys be looking to do on it.Click image for larger version. 

Name:	0319111033_0001_0001[1] - Copy.jpg 
Views:	224 
Size:	64.8 KB 
ID:	26827
    Being that the Truck is....11 yrs Old.....I would look at doing the Following, if it has not been done already,
    .....Flush All Fluids.....Oil...Trans....Coolant....Brake...Rear Diff....Steering,
    .....New Filter's......Air....Fuel...Oil...Trans
    .....Check All Belts and Hoses and.....Replace if needed.

    Also if the Tires are the original ones that came with truck when New.....Again being....11 yrs old.....check for cracking on the sidewalls and in between the tread....even if they don't show any signs cracking.....I would still look at Getting New Tires.
    Last edited by 99'HEARTBEAT; 04-22-2011 at 02:25 PM. Reason: Added Infor.

    MIKE


    99"SILVERADO
    5.3 l 3.73 l G80
    BLACK BEAR CUSTOM TUNE
    SNUGTOP l COLORMATCH l KATZKIN










  6. #6

    Default

    X2 what Mike said. Even though its only got 8,400 miles it has time, eleven years. Parts deteriate. I would change all the hose's, belts, tires. I would use a protectant on all the rubber around the windows and doors, I'm sure there dry. Don't forget the transfer case fluid.

  7. #7

    Default

    How does it run?? Cap rotor plugs???
    1998 K1500 Ext. Cab 4.3 5spd
    Amsoil, CIA

    2007 Harley Davidson Vrod
    Amsoil, Vance & Hines 2into1, K&N Topless,
    Screamin Eagle Racetuner, StageII cams,
    Carbon fiber front fender, and a few more lil goodies:wink:

  8. #8

    Default

    x2.....on what Blacksheep has mentioned about the Plugs, As the Truck has a.....4.8 Liter V-8 it has no Distributor,instead individual Coils one per Spark Plug,

    the Plugs to go with are the.....A/C Delco Iridium Tip Plugs......as the Vortec Engines Run & Perform Better went A/C Delco plugs are installed.......if you do go with the A/C Plugs, they are gaped right out of the Box.....check the gap to be Sure, But Do Not attempt to Re-gap them as the Iridium tip can Be Easily Damaged.....
    and for plug wires again A/C Delco will do the job.
    Last edited by 99'HEARTBEAT; 04-22-2011 at 05:16 PM. Reason: Added Infor.

  9. #9

    Default

    I forgot, grease all the suspension fittings.

  10. #10

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by silveradotrailblazer View Post
    I forgot, grease all the suspension fittings.
    Del....we just keep adding items, but I think will finally have almost everything Covered.........But someone will most likely have something else to add to the list....

Page 1 of 3 123 Last Post byLast Post by

Similar Threads

  1. 2000 Silverado 5.3 Won't Start..
    By Velocity1 in forum Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)
    Replies: 13
    Last: 01-04-2014, 12:08 AM
  2. 2000 Silverado Cranks but wont start
    By Bilmart in forum General Chevy & GM Tech Questions
    Replies: 3
    Last: 11-17-2010, 06:37 AM
  3. 2000 Silverado Crank 3 times to start
    By PumpGuns in forum Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)
    Replies: 3
    Last: 08-30-2010, 02:19 PM
  4. Preventative maintenance 2000 Suburban
    By BurtsBurb in forum GM Powertrain
    Replies: 7
    Last: 11-12-2008, 11:22 PM
  5. hard to start 2000 silverado
    By jasonsz71 in forum General Chevy & GM Tech Questions
    Replies: 3
    Last: 07-15-2008, 05:48 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •