GM Truck Club
Founded in 2004 ~ We're the #1 Chevy Truck & SUV Forum.
Silverado & Sierra | Tahoe & Yukon | Suburban & Yukon XL | SUV & CROSSOVER
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1

    Default new guy: looking for info on buying diesel Suburban

    Hi all, fng here. I'm looking for some guidance on buying a diesel Suburban. I know how to inspect a used car, including 4x4's, but I know *nothing* about diesel engines. I'm basically looking at an older truck, something in the $7k and under range. I'm guessing that puts me in either a pre-91, or possibly something from the 92-99 generation.

    I get that the later models had the 6.5 turbo, is there anything bad I should know about either engine setup with the Suburban?

    Thanks for helping a new guy!

  2. #2


    Only thing I would do different than a gasser looking at one, is make sure they haven't started it before you got there so you can see how it starts cold. After it's running pull the oil fill cap off and see if there's any smoke coming out. A little is OK but if it looks like a locomotive it's bad.

    Airforce Veteran (7 years)

    NRA Life Member

Similar Threads

  1. thinking about buying a diesel.....
    By Sierraowner5.3 in forum GM Diesel & DuraMax
    Replies: 5
    Last: 05-19-2011, 07:18 PM
  2. Looking at buying an 04-06 2500HD diesel.. any tips?
    By 1320ms in forum Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)
    Replies: 5
    Last: 11-24-2010, 05:26 AM
  3. info on gas to diesel motor swap
    By bigchevy2500 in forum Chevy Suburban Forum (GMC Yukon XL)
    Replies: 3
    Last: 01-20-2010, 06:43 PM
  4. Need help buying Suburban
    By aarona3184 in forum The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last: 07-07-2008, 08:18 PM
  5. Help Buying A Suburban
    By willowtreexx in forum Chevy Suburban Forum (GMC Yukon XL)
    Replies: 9
    Last: 10-15-2007, 11:44 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