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Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by BeerTech, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. BeerTech

    BeerTech New Member

    Hello Everyone,

    (I first posted this in the Suburban sub-forum, sorry for the re-post)

    As a new member I just wanted to say hello and ask a couple of questions. I'm new to Suburbans,l but I am in the market for a 99 or 2000 model. Those look to be about my price range and mileage requirements (somewhere around 130K). I need this for towing a [COLOR=blue ! important][COLOR=blue ! important]car[/COLOR][/COLOR] and open trailer, around 4,000 lbs. total. I have towed this combo for years with a 1500 [COLOR=blue ! important][COLOR=blue ! important]truck[/COLOR][/COLOR] with no issues. I would like to have the 5.7L [COLOR=blue ! important][COLOR=blue ! important]gas [COLOR=blue ! important]engine[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] preferably.

    My question is what to look for and what to avoid? Do these years have any significant problems?

    Thanks in advance for any help!

    Brian
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  3. retired2001

    retired2001 New Member 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the site!
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    canislupis69 New Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the site!
  5. Eddie Z71

    Eddie Z71 Active Member 1000 Posts

    Hi, and welcome to the site!:glasses: Glad to have you here!
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    BLK-Z71 New Member

    Welcome to the club!!
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    Shorty 71 New Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the forum!!
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    Chevyboy96 New Member ROTM Winner

    Welcome to the Club, Hope to see you around:glasses:
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    s5belford New Member 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the club!
  10. vncj96

    vncj96 New Member 1000 Posts

    if you are getting a 5.7 vortec just make sure you are checking the gaskets especially the intake gasket. From the factory the lifeline was 75-100k miles so if they havent been changed they WILL need to be changed. Other then that they are pretty durable. i have a 99 and only have 126000 on it and i roplaced the intake gasket at 80,000 and had to had some head work done but that was on the account of a crappy oil change.

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